Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fancy Norah

We picked up a second-hand set up china for Norah, for all her fancy tea-party needs. She was very excited because I let her have breakfast using it this morning. :-) Milk mustache from her tea cup! She is looking forward to a tea party with her BFF tomorrow.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mom's Night In

Many thanks to Lynn for hosting us - what a fun get together!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Cousin playdate

Sunny days with N&E's cousins

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Our 3rd home

Zoo trip with Tenievial and fam - we lost Wendy and her girls, they were wandering the zoo without us...
Wyatt, Norah, Emerson and Cordelia...this is before N&E went in to cranky pants mode!
Duck watching

I s hould compile all of the pics we've taken on this tractor!

Emerson watched how Wyatt played with the gears, then he had to have a turn by "self" (we hear that word so many times a day) to practice.

Cordelia, watching a giant crocodile

The grumpy walk back to the car - both N&E were not happy to leave. I couldn't wait to get out of there, with how grumpy they were. :-)

Norah's little friend.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Our 2nd home

Emerson and Grammie's tradition purple chair at the library photo.

After the library we scooted over to Fred Meyer where the MOST WONDERFUL thing in the world occured. Emerson and Norah were both old enough to play in the kids area, while I gorcery shopped without them. Aaaaaah!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Lewisville Park

Our first visit of the year to Lewisville Park - it was a cool but sunny day. We hiked around the park and brought a picnic lunch. Grammie even made a fire.Josie and Emerson, although surrounded by grass and trees, were obsessed with playing in gravel.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

We'll miss you!

Grandpa and Gramma are turning into Snowbirds - we are going to miss them while they are gone! We had a goodbye breakfast this morning with Ryan's sister and fam as well. Today Ryan's dad asked me if I ever had enough photos...hahahahahahahahahahaha...NEVER!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day!!
After opening Valentines baskets from Dad, we had a yummy breakfast of homemade cinnamond rolls!

This was my first time with the bread recipe my mom gave me. The rolls were yummy, but the loaf of bread was strange...I need to keep practicing.

Friday, February 13, 2009

OMSI with Gramma and Grandpa

Norah had a special afternoon with Grandpa and Gramma at OMSI. There is a new Da Vinci exhibit to enjoy - Norah did great in all the adult areas - in fact she really enjoyed the paintings and inventions. Her fave - a 360 degree mirrored room where she could watch herself dance from all angles.

Important experiments

Building a bridge

Norah Lisa

Joyca Lisa

Heathera Lisa

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Mom taught me how to bake homemade bread this afternoon. What I made under her supervision was really good...but I am sure its going to take lots of practice to get it right by myself!

N&E, watching Grammie with the mixer

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Scooter crazy

Danelle and I took the kids to church to play inside today - we brought our scooters and N&E scootered around and around and around and around... Blessed relief!

This cute little boy is in Norah's preschool class -she REALLY likes him. He gave her rides on the back of his big wheel. I hope this doesn't translate to an adult love of motorcycle rides. ;-)

Emerson was way too short for this, but he sure tried hard to make it go!

Josie is a total collector - she loves to gather things and carry them around. It was really funny to watch her try and gather up all the big toys and haul them around with her.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentines Play Date

Our new friend, Eileen, invited us over for a fun Valentines play date. She has a great layout for the kids and Norah and Emerson were in playtime heaven! They couldn't barely handle their sadness when we had to leave. :-) Eileen even planned a cute Valentines craft for us to take home. Thank you!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Books and Gramps

We broke Gramps out of his house this morning and took him to Borders! N&E love him so much - he is very patient with them and they seem equally delighted with each other.

Reading a book about trains!

And on to the princess books. Can you guess who picked which book? :-)

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Friday, February 06, 2009


After a lifetime of maintaining a blonde head of one shade or another...I've gone brunette! Wow, how liberating. I am sure the blonde will someday return, but for now I am enjoying this new experience!