Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
After very quickly browsing the lot, Katie took charge and picked out a good one.
McKenna helped her hawl it to the car.
Notice the steam coming from their little bodies.
It was so cold!
Dave loaded it on the car while we all warmed up in the heated car.
We then had a great night decorating the tree.
That's a lot of lights for that little guy.
It might be a little tree, but we love it!
Sunday, December 06, 2009
hilarious, light-hearted, creative, playful, caring,
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
And we LOVE Katie's preschool teacher.
Today she sent home Thanksgiving Recipes that the kids made up.
She writes down what the kids say, word for word, and doesn't persuade them to say certain things.
Here is Katie's:
At what store would your Mom buy a turkey?
Katie: She would just make her own turkey
How much would it cost?
Katie: Miss Cathy, she made it, so she doesn't have to buy it!
What would your recipe be for fixing a Thanksgiving turkey?
Katie: One cup salt, and one cup pepper. One pan of chicken gravy, of course. And then you could try to make it look like a real turkey, but it's cooked. Put real feathers in it, and of course take them out before you eat it. Put some gravy inside the turkey too.
How hot is the oven to bake the turkey?
Katie: You cook it on the stove.
How long do you cook it?
Katie: For 20 minutes, and then put it on the table and say it's ready! And don't forget the prayer!
What's the best thing your mommy cookes you?
Katie: It depends
What's the best thing your daddy cooks for you?
Saturday, November 21, 2009
They turned out great!
I don't have digital copies of them to share, but this way you can visualize them hanging on the walls in our kitchen. That is, if you've ever been in our kitchen. If you haven't, you should come visit us. We would love it.
Friday, November 13, 2009
I lay down beside you
for your afternoon nap.
It's the only way you will stay
in your bed.
It's a bad habit I want to keep
because soon you'll grow up
and sleep on your own.
I tuck you in.
First, your little blankie
Then your big blankie.
You ask for your "M"
and giggle when I find it.
I lay down beside you.
I watch you drink your milk
and fight your tired eyes
that roll back behind
your extra long blinks.
I scratch your tummy
like I always have
and then your back.
It's time to sleep now
so I roll away.
"You want some
of my big blankie?" you ask,
as you cover my shoulder
with a corner.
Your tiny body snuggles in my back.
"Mom, can you cuddle?"
Ecah time I smile
and I always say, "Yes."
Soon I hear your long, deep,
Revised version here
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
She definitley has the concept down.
It was this conversation though that made tonight memorable:
McKenna: Dad, what are you doing?
Dave: I'm carving your pumpkin. I'm carving all of your drawings
And he did:
Thank you Scott & Nancy for raising such a wonderful Dad that takes the time to carve all the drawings.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
We were in Cabo, San Lucas!
for how huge the waves were, and how drunk the man was who took this picture, I think it turned out pretty good!
We spent the day cruising around the town on scooters, had amazing tacos (our one goal for our trip), and took a glass-bottom boat tour out to the "world famous" arch and Lovers' Beach.
The first thing we saw in Ensenada was this GINORMOUS flag.
It was quite impressive and quite gorgeous.
by the end of the day I was feeling very patriotic. Viva Mexico!
These palm trees looked like huge pineapples.
This shot was for the girls.
HUGE shipping yard. We waited all afternoon to watch these babies in action, but had no luck. A ship pulled in right after we pulled out. Bummer.
Dave got to watch the crew test the lifeboats, which made him very happy.
view of Ensenada from the boat. Foggy shipping town.
this sea lion was very close to our ship. Dave & I sat and watching this guy for about an hour. We tried to get off the boat and get close to him, but we got busted by security.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Katie is starting to take music lessons.
We trade off between piano and violin.
She chose to perform a piano song for her first workshop.
She did great!
Not only did she practice hard and perform well, she gave the other students very thoughtful, positive comments after their performances as well.
We are so proud of her!
Here is her performance of "Ebeneezer Sneezer":