Thursday, August 28, 2008

No Baby, No Girl Is Quite Ready To Go........

....Unless She is Wearing Her Santa Barbara Bow! For Alexandra, that means bedtime too. She REFUSES to go to sleep without one of her headbands from Aunt Katie. What can I say, Katie? You've spoiled us rotten with your amazing bows, but really, now, WHEN are you coming out with a special line of bows for bedtime?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Who Knew?

Who knew that a fish could be so much fun? Richard and the kids caught a bluegill in a pond and put it in the fishtank. We soon found out that this fish would eat ANYTHING. Not only would it eat anything but it would leap straight out of the fish tank and grab it from your hand. The fun, however, was in the hunt. Each night Richard and the kids would get their flashlights and hunts for bugs, then hurry in to watch Buster do his thing. Last night Buster leaped out of his tank, and I, even I, (the anti-pet mom) am sad. RIP, Buster!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Stagemother For a Day!

My girls have never been in dance or performed in a recital. So, when the opportunity presented itself in the form of our ward's road show I couldn't resist. My girls (esp. the twins) have no fear on stage and a fun time was had by all. I couldn't help being that proud stagemother for once.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fun, girlie ideas

Summer is almost over, but here is something that kept my girls busy! Put some sand in a shallow storage container, fill it with accesories from the fish tank aisle, get your girl's favorite princess toys and tell them that their dolls are taking a vacation to the beach!

I got my twins a jewelry box full of jewels ( for their birthday. They seem to incorporate it in all their make-believe play. It is now my new favorite thing to give their friends for their birthdays!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A few favorite family pics to start our new blog!

First Day of School...

This is a real FIRST for me. I thought surely that Richard would be peeling me off the ground! My youngest girls have started kindergarten and now all of my kids are in school. I have lost endless hours of sleep just thinking about this day. Luckily, it's only 3 hours (not much different than preschool, I keep telling myself). So far so good. I took them to their class then off to Pinkberry I went to drown my sorrows!