Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Alexandra's and Grace's first days of school (Oh my gosh, Alexa's in 1st grade!): Lorianne and I FINALLY graduated from school and soon I'll officially be a Licensed Massage Therapist. Hooray!!!!!!!!!! And we planted a maple tree in the front yard to celebrate.Grace is learning how to use "cwuntches" (crutches)
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Alexa-ism: Alexa came home from school with a child I.D. kit (I just hate the thought of ever needing to use one) so I swabbed the inside of her cheeks with cotton-tipped applicators to save as a DNA sample. I tried to explain to her what they were for but apparently I didn't do a very good job. Later that afternoon I overheard her tell Grace, "Mommy put computers in my cheeks so that if I ever get lost or stolen then people will know who I am."
Alexa-ism: "Mommy! I just saw a deer sleeping in the grass by the road!" I don't think that deer was sleeping!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Alexa with her little blue bag. Thank goodness for little blue bags filled with fluid-absorbing gel. Adelle slept through the entire hike down while Grace reached her breaking point. I think the quote of the day was when we were about halfway back down the trail and Grace whines to Phillip, "Daddy, I'm tired of you walking!" Wow.Well, it took a few minutes for me to decide if the trip was worth it and if we were the funnest parents ever, and I answered, "yes!" This will definitely be an outing to remember, and one that we will probably laugh about for years, but I loved being with my girls and being in the mountains!
PS. One high note: Grace stood completely independent for the first time EVER!!! This is an image that brought tears to my eyes and made me cheer loud enough to attract way too much attention!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I think Grace just looks so darn cute!!! I don't know how long this video will be on KUTV's website, hopefully for awhile.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Last night we were reading a book to Adelle which had pictures of different animals and living things in it. She would copy us when we'd tell her what sound each animal or creature made and it was so cute! Each time we got to the ladybug page she would lay her head on the book like she was giving the ladybug a love and she'd say "buh lay-lay". I just love this age and the fun new things she is doing and saying. She will look me in the eye and have a nice long conversation with me, deliberately choosing her words, even though I have no idea what she is talking about! (And sometimes she will look me in the eye and yell at me, deliberately choosing her words, even though I have no idea what she is angry about!) She is a fiery little girl who knows what she wants and will settle for nothing less. Her body language is so funny and so expressive. For example, when she is given something she doesn't want she will hit her head with both her hands or cover her mouth as if it is the end of the world. If offered something she does want she nods her head with all her might, shaking her whole body in the process.
I just love these three little girls and am so excited to experience their childhood with them!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
P.S. Adelle FINALLY took her first two steps today! Hooray!!
Alexa made this heart for me: