Friday, November 08, 2013

The Yucky Stuff

Madison is the pickiest eater I've ever known!  So our mealtimes often include conversations about why it's important to eat good healthy food. 

A couple days ago Madi said something that brought some much needed levity and humor...

"Mom, I always love the yucky stuff you make!"

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween '13

1 Sleeping Beauty + 1 Rock Star = Really Cute Trick-or-Treaters!

I am tired.  I used to sprint from house to house as a kid filling up as many buckets with candy as humanly possible showing no signs of fatigue.  Tonight I think I need to ice my back after walking (not running) through our neighborhood with the girls.  But boy did they have fun... literally jumping out of their skin excited.  After every house they would turn around and scream out whatever kind of candy they got. And we did it with good friends which is also a blast... and total chaos.
Kathy and I were totally rocking our costumes!!!  FYI... that is not my real hair.

Our friends had the best Mario costumes... and she made them herself.  So fun!

Sheer JOY!

Our "Trick or Treat" pumpkin

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Candy corn pumpkins

The girls had a lot of fun decorating these little jars and filling them with candy corns. The only problem now is trying to get them to not eat all of the candy corns!

What you need:
2 empty clean glass jars with lids
Black electrical tape
Small squares of green fabric ( I used scraps)
Two small branch clippings
Two fake green leaves
Hot glue
2 bags candy corns

Cut the electrical tape to make the faces. Then you will hot glue the fabric onto the lid around the edges. Hot glue the branch to the top of the lid along with the leaf.  Fill the jars up with Candy corns and you're all set!

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Wordless Wednesday

How would you caption this pic???
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Little Ballerinas

The girls both asked to try ballet this Fall and they were so precious!  To watch them prance out onto the dance floor was the cutest thing I've ever seen.  It was as though they were real ballerinas walking onto a big stage, they were in HEAVEN! 
Here's Madi's little class...

And here is Avery's... she really was so cute!  The video was during the modern dance part of the class where the teacher asked them to make up a dance that expressed their gratitude for the pianist who played for them.  I think it is pretty awesome!

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Pumpkin Patch Here We Come!

On the way to the pumpkin patch this year Avery lost a tooth!  It was pretty awesome to see her "hole-y" smile hop out of the car and scream "I LOST MY TOOTH!  IT JUST SHOT RIGHT OUT!"  So, after all that excitement, we ventured out into the patch to find the perfect pumpkins.  If it had been up to Avery and Madi, we would have walked away with about 20 of them... we only kept 5.

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Future Rock Star

Per request... here is a short clip from Avery's birthday party.  She knew every word and was totally rocking out!  She will be signing autographs for a small fee... I'm sure they will be worth something someday.  All I know is that she had fun and that is all I can ask for!!!

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First Camping Trip

Andrea and I took our girls camping last weekend!  I think Avery is going to be a camper... slept like a log!  That is a good sign.  We had a campfire and smores (Avery's favorite part of course!), the girls caught 8 fish in a matter of a couple of hours, we went exploring, and we got to cook outside on my NEW campstove.  I was in heaven!  And Avery had a so much fun on her VERY FIRST CAMPING TRIP.  Enjoy the pics from our little adventure...

My favorite place to be

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Friday, August 09, 2013

Pretty Ladies

Took the girls today to take some pics of them turning 3 & 6... I think they turned out pretty awesome!  I'm so thankful for these two precious girls!!!

And don't worry Grandmas & Grandpas... yours are coming in the mail!  :)

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Avery's 6th Rockstar Party!

Avery has been talking about her Rockstar birthday for a year! Today was finally the day! And it was maybe the most fun party I've been a part of maybe ever.  With awesome costumes, even better music, and a microphone, the kids had so much fun singing and dancing... and let's just be honest, Brian and I had fun too.

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Sunday, May 05, 2013

Snow Day #2

April 17th.
It's STILL springtime.
18 inches of snow.
I love Colorado.
The whole time I was outside building a snowman (before I demolished it in frustration) was, "why am I doing this?  I want to be working in my garden, not playing in the snow!"

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Easter '13

10 kids.
300 easter eggs.
Lots of chocolate.
Good friends.
That's a good time.

Easter this year was such a blessing! Family and good friends made it a sweet day. Our good friends Alex & Christie brought their kiddos over which was such a gift.  So thankful for how God has blessed us with sweet community.
Pre-egg hunt warmup

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