Thursday, July 31, 2008

Pop Goes the Kylee!

The past few days have been rough in the area of napping. I mean, seriously rough. One day this week, it took two hours to get the girls to be still and stop getting out of bed! It hasn't been much better when bed time rolls around.
Last night, I was sitting in bed (reading blogs) and heard a small little sound at my doorway. I looked up and saw this....

She's hiding in a tunnel from her playhouse tent. She smiled that, "I'm too cute to get in trouble" smile, turned around and bounced away (still inside the tunnel). The smile worked--I made her come back long enough to take the picture.
I wonder what in the world went through her mind when she decided to get out of bed, find her tunnel, and then sneak around the dark house!?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Another kind of rolling...

This time it's me rolling on the floor. My kids are 'at that age' when everything they say is amusing. I can hardly stand it sometimes.

The other day, Kylee was singing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" but was adding her own little flair (read this as "in the totally wrong tune"). Brooklynn stopped her and with her best 'big sister' tone corrected her by singing it:

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the strings!
Mary, mary, mary, mary
Like it but its dreams!

Hello! How adorable is that!

On a side note:
Brooklynn is starting to read! We have magnetic letters on the fridge, and she's starting to sound out little words. It's crazy to think about having a child who's old enough to be starting to read--it makes me feel old actually. But, I'm super proud of her! It's inspiring to watch her get so excited about learning something new. We had to call everyone she knew to tell them what she'd done! Priceless!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Happy Wedding Birthday!

This weekend was our fifth anniversary! I can't believe it's been that long already!

We had a great weekend! It started off when Lolly and Saucy came into town. They kept the kids so Nathan and I could have a date night. I had arranged everything without Nathan knowing a thing! I picked him up from work on Friday afternoon--Les dropped me off. Needless to say, when Nathan saw my sister in the car, he knew something was up. It was great! I was so excited that I'd been able to surprise him!

So, we finally got some time as a couple and went to . When we got back, my mom helped the girls bake a cake, and we had a party (complete with presents and balloons)! The girls sang Happy Wedding Birthday to Mom and Dad--it was priceless!

We are so blessed to have such an amazing family and thankful for an amazing five years together!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Rollin' ....Rollin'...... Rollin'

Today, Caleb hit a fun milestone! He has started rolling over! So far, it's been from his tummy onto his back. It happened so fast, I almost missed it! So fun!

We are still getting over the bug that swept through our house Sunday morning. I think we will survive, but having Mommy and Daddy both sick at the same time is definitely NOT a good thing with two little girls running the show! There was not an inch of floor space left in the living room--and I am now officially out of Kleenex (I just bought a new pack of three on Monday!)!!!

Needless to say, I'm glad it was only a 24 hour bug!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Schools Days....

We went to visit Brooklynn's new school last night. It's still under construction, so it wasn't a 'grand tour' at all, but it was nice to see where things will be. Everyone was so nice--one guy was literally crawling around the office playing hide and seek with the girls! They LOVE kids at this place! We are super excited about finding this school, after lots of prayer and frustration.

We had all but given up on finding the perfect fit. One afternoon, I happened on an ad for this new school and checked it out online. They are part of a church not far from the house so visited the church the following Sunday. It was great! The school is a ministry of the church--not just a day care. I can't wait to see the wonderful things Brooklynn learns!

One funny little story about our visit last night:

We got to the church to meet the director and as we were walking in, Brooklynn got flustered and said, "MOMMY! I FORGOT MY PACK-PACK!!!" It was so cute! She was ready to go to school right then and there. She even cried when we had to leave. Let me remind you that the school is SERIOUSLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Like--no flooring, no toys, no tables, nothing of the sort. Besides the sweet hearts of the director and her husband (the one crawling around the floor) there was nothing to draw Brooklynn in like that. It melted my heart!

Stay tuned for pics from Brooklynn's first day of school!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Is this thing on?

So, I decided to try setting up a blog for our newly expanded family. I have exactly zero experience with these things, so it might be slow going for awhile. Eventually, though, you will know the chaotic, wonderful life in our home!

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