Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fun in the Sun

This weekend the weather was beautiful and we enjoyed lounging in the sun as much as we could. Amelia went "swimming" for the first time and it was really cute to see her splashing around. She didn't seem to care that the water was cold or her crazy sister playing too. Thank you Jesus for the sun!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

For Memorial Day...

Dear Grandpa Bob,
I've been thinking about you a lot lately. I miss you. I'm glad that I know where you are and who you are with, and that I will see you again.
Love, Addie
Philippians 1:21 "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Caley + accessible nail polish + a preoccupied mom putting baby sister to bed =

Bonus video for our loyal readers!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tea Party Fun

Last Friday we had the first of many (I'm sure) tea parties with the girls. It was a beautiful day and the sun came out and warmed us while we ate little sandwiches, cookies, fruit and tea. The kids had pink hot chocolate and it was especially fun for Caley to practice pouring from her teapot and adding sugar and cream, not that her hot chocolate needed any! I love having friends with kids that hopefully Caley and Amelia can grow up with. It reminded me of my Girl Scout days, except now I'm the "leader" like my mom was.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Thoughts on Mother's Day

I got to write a blog this year for Mother's Day at our church website. Read it here.

Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Pinkalicious Cupcakes!

For her birthday Caley got this cute book called "Pinkalicious." It's about a little girl who eats lots of pink cupcakes and turns pink and the only way to get back to normal is to eat green veggies. So we read that book yesterday and afterward made some cupcakes. Caley helped a lot, counted the eggs, added the water and oil, and frosted them when they were done. I was actually surprised at how well she did, and she followed directions about not licking the spoon while frosting for the most part. It was perfect timing, because today we got to share the cupcakes with bible study kids (and moms).

Monday, May 05, 2008


I'd like to think that if we didn't have kids, our house would be sparkling. But the truth is, I do a pretty good job of contributing to the mess around here.

Example 1:

It was also all over me and I keep finding green splatters in the most random of places. Yay.

Sunday, May 04, 2008


Here's a little update on some cool stuff the kids are doing.
Caley's drawing ability is improving! Here's her latest creation while playing with the white board yesterday.

This one is called "Lines."

And Amelia is crawling! Sort of. She gets on her knees and rocks back and forth, and usually crawls backward, but she's getting the hang of going forward. Yesterday she showed us she can go from her tummy to her bottom (sitting). Yay Amelia!

And here's some progress in the garden with our rhubarb plant that we haven't done anything to for a year. I thought it was dead. The first picture was from about a month ago, the second is from this afternoon.