Monday, July 28, 2008
What's pictured here just amazed us last night. Kylie was playing very quietly alone for some time. When she called us over to see what she had been so busy doing, it almost brought tears to my eyes. She had grouped the animals into each type on a tray in the family room and had also put all of the "mommies" with their "babies". She had worked so hard doing that too - I just had to take a picture of course :)!
This reminded me again of what a special little girl she is- pays attention to the smallest details which she usually uses to later bring a smile to someone's face, sweet and caring. We're very anxious to see her continue to develop these wonderful traits and they make us so proud of what she already is.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Kylie loves to find ways to make Peyton laugh and tonight during her bath she discovered another! I think she's saying "Peyton has her leggies and says OH!" To explain, I think she was referring to when we hold Peyton she typically has at least one leg kicking around and is making some sort of sound. Regardless, Peyton found Kylie's Saturday night performance quite funny! She'll be here all week if anyone's interested in checking out the 7pm show :)!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Peyton was beginning to sleep ALMOST all thu the night, ALMOST on a schedule... then tooth #2 hit. She is very CRANKY this week and won't sleep for any amount of time unless she is held. Poor thing- it seems like she feels so yucky :(...
But we'll survive- how can you get frustrated with this little face :)?!?!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
As you can see they kept each other entertained AND on their toes :)!
Enjoying some Cocoa Puffs to start the day
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The little ones are already having a blast together and after finally collapsing at almost midnight last night they are back at it for another day of fun together!
Check back this weekend for some pictures of our adventures "down south"!
Hi Peyton & Daddy- we miss you and hope you are having a good week!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Dreaming of the next day of fun in the sun!
Little Peyton followed suit as she seems to actually be on a bit of a schedule now so after her bath and dinner it didn't take her too too long to fall fast asleep as well. It's a very eerie thing when both girls are asleep by 7:30 at night b/c that RARELY happens. I took advantage of the time though and grilled some bbq ribs and headed to our bedroom to catch up on some of my DVR which is at almost 100% capacity these days!
Ahhh, a few minutes to myself on a Sunday evening and bring on the week ahead!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
THAT SCARE ME: Financial dependency, my kids future, US economy.
I LOVE: My girls (Lisa, Kylie, Peyton), playing sports (physically and virtually), xbox
I HATE: Hate is a strong word and against my convictions. THINGS I REALLY REALLY DON'T LIKE: Gluttony, selfishness, dishonesty.
I'M DOING RIGHT NOW: Government reporting, this blog, thinking about finishing my entertainment center shelf.
I CAN DO: Home improvement, computers, numbers ($)
I CAN'T DO: Move up in the world, just let it go, compromise to the extent of benefit. (Are all 3 the same?)
THAT ARE MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE FOODS: Pizza, Ranch Doritos, anything that Lisa makes. (especially her sandwiches and paninis)
SHOWS I WATCHED WHEN I WAS A KID: Kid is a huge time frame, but the shows I was really disappointed about missing if I did was: Dukes of Hazard, Ripley's Believe It Or Not, A-Team.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
A meme (pronounced /miːm/) consists of any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Examples include thoughts, ideas, theories, practices, habits, songs, dances and moods. Memes propagate themselves and can move through a "culture" in a manner similar to the behavior of a virus. As a unit of cultural evolution, a meme in some ways resembles a gene.
So here goes:
THAT SCARE ME: bugs that bite or sting, bad storms with high winds, criminal people
I LOVE: my family, the 4 seasons, taking pictures
I HATE: inconsistency, that there is world hunger, seafood
I'M DOING RIGHT NOW: relaxing for 5 minutes before I go pick up the little ones from school, catching up on the news of the day, pushing the dog with his wet paws off the leather couch I cleaned & treated yesterday
I CAN DO: pay attention to detail, remember ALMOST anything, organize (when I have the time!)
I CAN'T DO: return phone calls promptly, keep up with mail/paperwork, keep plants alive
THAT ARE MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE FOODS: any carbs I shouldn't have, Starbucks (is that a food?), Spanish tapas
SHOWS I WATCHED WHEN I WAS A KID: Different Strokes, Three's Company, Little House on the Prairie
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I'm taking advantage of being able to spend some extra quality time with Kylie the next few weeks and have signed up to chaperone several of her upcoming field trips. Today was my first trip and we had a great time together. Enchanted Castle is a bit like Chuckie Cheese but without the mouse and more of a medieval times theme. Each little one got tokens to play games and a ticket to go on 4 of the rides. The morning ended with cashing in their tickets for "valuable prizes", cheese pizza and lemonade for all and a bus ride back to school for much needed naps after such a fun filled morning!
An alpine racer in training?
This video will give you a REAL feel of how much fun the rides were!
Monday, July 7, 2008
It was a great time had by all! We as well as Uncle Mark and Connor were at Grandma and Papa B.'s house for the 3 days and visited with Oma, John, Eric and Alex too!
We'll be back to do some more swimming and playing soon...and for more Landsharks, apple pie and American Idol rematches :)!
A very patriotic Peyton
A happy little Peyton waiting for the fireworks show to begin too. At least she didn't protest putting her jacket on. It was a COLD night on the golf course but you would never guess it looking at Connor and Kylie out there!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
DeAnna is someone that started out as a work acquaintance about 5 years ago but we soon became great friends and helped each other survive day to day "corporate" life and supported each other through life's ups and downs. Unfortunately she was affected by BP's recent reorganization and I have really missed her smiling face and daily chats over coffee ever since!
These pictures are from DeAnna's daughter Ava's first birthday party we attended about a month ago. The kids had a great time and 1st birthdays are always so special!
Keep in touch my friend!