Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday Drive

This past Saturday we took a drive out to Snoqualime Falls. It was a really clear day and the trees were just amazing. I soooo wish I could take good photographes but for now this is all you get...

The girls went crazy running in the leaves. I think this might be the only time they have every seen a pile so big. It was so fun to watch them enjoy it.

Daddy had to get as close as possible to the waterfall. Him and Audrey left the "designated" boardwalk and hiked down a way for this shot. (I couldn't watch ~ and judging from this shot, I am glad I didn't!) Where was I? A little ways down planning on any moment diving in and saving her as she rushed passed me...

Is a waterfall ever ugly?

I know my daughter isn't :)

All our love~

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Day of Mentionables

What a perfect day today. The weather was gorgeous (always have to mention that because everyone keeps referring to the awful grayness ahead - yikes!). At dance today Audrey was asked to move up to the 5&6 year-old tap/ballet class. I was spying on her through the window today and she was concentrating so hard! I am so proud of her.

She also went to her first party without me. It was a Halloween party put on by one of her friends from school - she is getting so big. She was Rapunzel and of course loves the "long" hair I made her out of yarn.
Carissa also went pee-pee on the potty!! I am attempting the casual potty-training technique with her since I think I overwhelmed Audrey for about a year. Maybe I will get lucky and this will stick (Yeah right!) Here is a picture of the little ham...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

5 is Fabulously Funny

For those of you who don't have the utmost privilege of currently living with a 5-year old, let me just say, it is Fabulously Funny. Everything is hilarious to them. From brushing teeth and making the bubbles drool down your chin to finding a chicken nugget shaped like a ghost. It is the constant comedy channel around here. And watch out, heaven forbid the comedian toots or burps when laughing, the whole day is thrown into complete nonstop hilarity.

(Only contagious, by the way, if you are male or under the age of 3.)

All our love~

Friday, October 17, 2008

Week of Vistors

TGIF! We are experiencing some randomly warm weather today - feels like 68. The sun is shining and the leaves are changing. Very nice way to start the weekend. Hopefully it will stay this way because I bought 55 tulip bulbs to plant. You know me and my green thumb... ha!

The girls Grandparents were here this past week and we stayed super busy. Here are some pictures from our trip to Remlinger Farms.

Carissa riding "Peaches". Close to the cutest thing I have ever seen!!

Posing with the Grandparents

Canoe ride (super cute ride!)

They had a huge hay area with a spring under it were the kids could just jump around. Great for the allergies ;)

The great Pumpkin...ride.

Sisters in a cage will do funny things. Mom watching from the ground will go nuts.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Background

I am having so much fun with this blog.

Okay I just wasted about 30 minutes trying to get this Halloween background to show. It was really easy once I figured it out. Thank you to AshScraps for your template.

Who says stay at home mom's aren't busy???

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Goodnight Moon

After reading "Goodnight Moon" by Charolette Wise Brown for the 100th time to Carissa and Audrey tonight I noticed something only a tired mom would. At the beginning of the book the clocks start out at 7:00pm and as the Bunny progresses in telling everything in the room goodnight the time moves. At the end of the book the "quite old lady wispering hush" finally exits the room at 8:10, a full hour and 10 minutes later! How wise Ms. Brown was even back in 1947. To bad she never did a sequel showing the "quite old lady" returning to the room twenty more times (one more hug, a drink of water, it is too dark, I have to go pee, I can't sleep, can you close my closet door...)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thanks to my Mommy friends!

"But he said to me, "My grace is sufficent for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." 2 Corinthians 12:9
I am so sure that is why I love talking to my mommy friends!! We can readily admit that we lost it in the parking lot leaving the dance studio or we went and hid from the kids just for two minutes of peace. Because it is in admitting that we are not that "perfect mom" that Christ can show his grace.
Thank you to all my friends who let me tell all :)