Jan 27
2012

Well Stripe was only with us for a month. Thankfully Eric found him and not one of the girls. So Eric ran to PetSmart that night to get another one just like him. The girls didn't seem to notice or care that Stripe II was a little bit darker, browner and was missing his tail. Anyhow..here he is..

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Nov 01
2011

This year for Halloween, Ivy was a ladybug and Ada was a bumblebee. We had gorgeous weather too, so we didn't even have to cover up their adorable costumes with coats! They both really enjoyed it this year and weren't shy about saying "trick or treat" at the door and were good about saying thanks for the candy. Ivy also loved to hand candy out to the kids that were still coming around after we got back home.

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Oct 23
2011

We had a Tangled themed party at our house for the girls' birthdays this year. Craig was even able to come from California, which was a great surprise. We ate roast beef sandwiches and some other goodies and had a cake with Rapunzel on it, which was delicious. The girls opened a TON of gifts, which included some new Barbies, clothes and some cool accessories to go with their new dollhouse that they got from mom and dad this year. The weather was absolutely gorgeous so we got to hang outside too!

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Sep 25
2011

We signed Ivy up for a little soccer clinic through the YMCA this fall. It was so fun to see all of the kids trying to figure out what to do with the ball. Ivy did really well and seemed to enjoy herself. Here are a couple pics..

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Sep 24
2011

We took the kids to Antelope park again this year to take some family pictures. My sister and her family helped us by taking our full family pic, and I took theirs. I think they turned out great and didn't cost a lot, so that was awesome. Here are a few..

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Aug 01
2011

I keep meaning to blog about this because we hear it almost every morning and don't want to forget it. Ada is still in her crib, we tried changing it into a toddler bed, but she didn't seem to sleep as well, so we changed it back. When she wakes up, she'll yell at us to get her out of bed. She practically screams "I LAKE UP!". Apparently the W is hard to get out early in the morning. So we'll go in and get her out of bed and the next thing she says...all in one breath.."can-i-have-a-somepin-ta-eat?". It's so adorable that we've all started using the phrase in our daily conversations.

Jul 26
2011

So lately my girls have been obsessed with the Little Mermaid movie and they love the songs from it so we sing a few of them most nights before bed. I'm amazed that both girls can pretty much sing along with this one called Part of Your World (which the girls have coined Ariel Song). Last night I caught Ada singing with my phone and thought I'd share it. I couldn't figure out how to just record her voice, so it's a black video…but you get the gist. She kinda trails off at the end but I thought she did very well for a 2 year old. Also, the lyrics are below the video if you want to follow along, I just assume that everyone already knows every word to this song.

Look at this stuff
Isn't it neat?
Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?
Wouldn't you think I'm the girl
The girl who has everything?
Look at this trove
Treasures untold
How many wonders can one cavern hold?
Looking around here you think
Sure, she's got everything
I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty
I've got whozits and whatzits galore
You want thingamabobs?
I've got twenty!
But who cares?
No big deal
I want more
I wanna be where the people are
I wanna see, wanna see them dancin'
Walking around on those - what do you call 'em?
Oh - feet!
Flippin' your fins, you don't get too far
Legs are required for jumping, dancing
Strolling along down a - what's that word again?
Street
Up where they walk, up where they run
Up where they stay all day in the sun
Wanderin' free - wish I could be
Part of that world
What would I give if I could live out of these waters?
What would I pay to spend a day warm on the sand?
Bet'cha on land they understand
That they don't reprimand their daughters
Proper women sick of swimmin'
Ready to stand
And ready to know what the people know
Ask 'em my questions and get some answers
What's a fire and why does it - what's the word?
Burn?
When's it my turn?
Wouldn't I love, love to explore that world up above?
Out of the sea
Wish I could be
Part of that world

Jul 26
2011

Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I put something up on this blog! I'm going to go back the last few months and think about things that I should've posted. So you might see 'new' blogs that have old dates. It's been super crazy at work and I haven't had a lot of spare time between work, kids and website design.