Thursday, January 29, 2009

Snow days!

The past few days we've had a winter weather advisory. There has been snow and ice for two days. It took Ryan an hour and a half to get home the other day (but he did make it safe in one piece :). Eva has had a cold (yet another one), so I didn't want to take her out in it, but Aubrey kept begging. It just so happened that yesterday was gorgeous. The sun was out and the wind was NOT blowing, so while Eva slept, Aubrey and I braved the outdoors. Clarification: I braved the outdoors (I dont' do well in the cold), and Aubrey LOVED the snow. I couldn't find one of her mittens so we improvised and put on one of daddy's gloves -- which she also loved! She just about walked the entire perimeter of the yard and even played on our little climber/slide. She kept falling down in the snow like that kid from The Christmas Story, and had the hardest time getting back up! Anyway, we had a lot of fun, and the only thing that got her inside was the promise of hot chocolate -- which she loved just as much as the snow :). Anyway, we had a blast and figure if it's going to be cold it might as well be beautiful too! And it was. The only thing missing was daddy!

Monday, January 26, 2009

From this...

to this, in just 6 months!

Eva started crawling a week before she turned 6 months. Too soon. Way too soon. But it's cute, and she wants nothing more than to keep up with her big sis. Let's just keep our fingers crossed that she waits a little longer to try out those feet! At 6 months, our little smiley baby is 16 lb 15 oz and 25 inches long. She's growing so fast...I already miss my little baby girl! Eva, we love you and are so blessed that you have joined our family!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Who knew...

McDonalds was such a supporter FHE. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with FHE, our church recommends setting aside each monday night for a "Family Home Evening" (aka FHE) where the whole family gets together for a lesson and usually an activity. Basically, it's a time each week for the whole family to just be together...and I love it. We're terrible at being consistent with two little kids who won't sit still for longer than 5.2 seconds --on a good day-- but we try. Ryan had the day off on monday for MLK day so we decided to do something fun (and cheap). It had been way too long since I had taken the girls to the library, so off we went. We had a great time, but realized Aubrey had too much energy to burn so off we went to McDonalds. The one closest to our home has a fantastic playplace that Aubrey loves to play in. We got there only to discover that monday nights are Family Night at our local McD's. What does this mean you might ask? It means $1 off happy meals, free ice cream cones for the whole family (mom and dad included :), and a balloon artist who visits every table and makes the most amazing balloon figurines I've ever seen (have you ever seen a spiderman or Little Mermaid made out of balloons?). I won't tell you what he made the girls because I want to see if you can guess...but I have no doubts you'll find it as obvious as I think you will. Needless to say, we had a GREAT time together, and now I'm more motivated to actually try a little harder for FHE come monday nights -- wish me luck!

In honor of the Olympcs, and in preparation for sept. 25...we bring you Dwight Shrute!