Wednesday, July 31, 2013


The girls love to climb behind our bed.  Lynlee, especially, loves to hide back there.  She will giggle and yell, "where's Lynlee?  PEEK-A-BOO!"

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Ellie took this fabulous picture of Cinderella today.  They were watching it during Quiet Time.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Nicest Neighbor. Ever!

As she was playing today, Ellie told Hope that I was sick.  (I just have a little cold.)

And nice neighbor and friend Traci brought us dinner.  Complete with fresh donuts for dessert!

How kind was that?

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Family Day

I love that the highlight of the week was today, when we spent the whole day together as a family.  We got up and exercised, and Ellie did the whole dvd with us, while Lynnie entertained us by playing on her drums and talking to her babies.

Then we went to Costco, and then worked in the yard for a while.  We found a dead bird with bugs crawling all over it, and the girls were fascinated.

Next up was a movie.  We bought Dumbo at Costco and headed downstairs to watch it on the big screen.  It was so fun!

Last up, dinner (including zucchini and green beans from the garden), baths, snuggles, and bed.  A great day!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Breakfast of Champions

What do you want for breakfast today?

How about chicken nuggets and a creamie?

Sounds great!


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Playing in the Tent

We had a lot of fun building and playing in a tent today.  Hours of entertainment!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Naughty, Naughty!

We spent a few hours with Aunt Amy and Grandma today (who is home from work because she had eye surgery last Friday and took a week of sick days).  Ellie and Amy built a rocketship for almost 2 hours.  Lynlee and I helped a little, but it was really Ellie and Amy's project.

The most shocking part of the day was when Amy wrote on the floor.  With washable markers.  That she immediately cleaned up.

The girls were very concerned.

We have had many talks about where markers and paint go (ON PAPER), especially since Tangled paints on the walls.

Monday, July 22, 2013


Lynnie's birth mom gave her this dolphin (when she announced to us), and it is currently Lynnie's favorite toy.  She calls it Baby Dolphin and we take it everywhere.  It has kind of replaced Puppy, in many ways.

And it has been missing since Friday night.

We have looked all weekend for it.  And many tears have been shed.

But this morning I found it!  It was in the girls' laundry hamper.  Apparently as we picked up for our party Friday night, Baby Dolphin got "put away" in the hamper.  

This girl is happy again!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

You Know You're Tired When... fall asleep sitting up in the shopping cart.  While it is moving.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Kitchen Sink

Our old faucet broke when I was at Women's Conference in May.  We had 3 holes in the counter, for the the faucet, handle, and sprayer.  The replacement faucet we picked out only had 2 holes, so we ordered a soap dispenser to fill that last hole.  The soap dispenser didn't make it the day the rest of the faucet was installed.

But we have it now.  It's kind of flimsy, but it looks pretty and it works great if you are careful to push in the middle, and not on the long nose part.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Chocolate Milk

Ellie loves to make chocolate milk.  She doesn't drink much of it after she makes it, but she loves to measure and stir.  She had a little spill this morning, and Lynnie capitalized on it.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Decorating Daddy's Cake

We love Texas Sheet Cakes around here.  The girls get to measure and dump and stir, and no electric mixer is needed.  We made a vanilla sheet cake for Greg's birthday, and decorating with sprinkles is the best part!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Birthday Snuggles

We celebrated Greg's birthday a night early, and the girls were so excited to give him birthday snuggles.  They pretended to sleep but could hardly contain the giggles!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Lynnie's "Crib"

Ellie created this awesome crib for Lynnie today.  They love to play pretend, pretending to be a baby or the sister or the mommy.  Ellie was the mommy and Lynnie was the baby during these few minutes.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Favorite Grandma

It was our monthly family dinner at Grandma Camp's house, and Grandma Great was there.  Ellie ran over to the family room, saw her, and ran right back to me to excitedly say, "look, Mom, it's my favorite grandma!"  Then Ellie and Lulu talked with her and sat down to play by her.  Super sweet.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

We Love Hailey!

Greg and I had a big day planned for our anniversary, and knew it was possible to do it with Hailey in charge of the girls.  We were gone 10 hours, and I didn't worry for a single second.

I also loved this darling photo collage Hailey posted on Instagram.

And especially proud that Hailey used the correct form of "they're" in her sentence!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Naps = Good Things

The girls got up too early today, and Ellie had a rough morning.  Greg had a good idea and we all snuggled up in bed together.  Greg said Ellie just needed to rest for 5 minutes and she could get up again.  After a few minutes, Lynlee had fallen back asleep, but Ellie stayed awake.

Lynnie slept until 11:30.  It made for a great day to have her so well rested!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Seatbelts, So We Can Be Safe!

Ellie was very concerned that her babies be safe in the car, so we buckled them up.  All is safe now!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Haircut Day

and a little post-haircut ice cream

Monday, July 8, 2013

Home Again

Greg picked our first zucchinis!  There was a lot of rain here while we were gone, and our garden finally really popped.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Dirty Diet Coke

My new favorite drink:  a Dirty Diet Coke.

Tiff introduced me at Book Club last month, and then I found a variation on Pinterest, and then we made our own version.

Seriously yummy.  Seriously addictive.

I had 3.  And made myself stop.

1 can Diet Coke
1/2 a fresh lime
1/3 capful of coconut extract

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Rocking It Out

Such a fun find!  The girls were entertained for hours pretending to play the drums and the guitar.

Friday, July 5, 2013


Ellie was so proud of herself, figuring out how to climb on Uncle Kyle's trampoline without a ladder.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Late night + up early from excitement = 


Wednesday, July 3, 2013


We are headed to visit Kyle & Jonette today, but had to wait until Greg was done with a meeting at the stake center they are building for our stake.  The girls and I got all of the final packing done and then had to entertain ourselves while we waited.

That was hard work--we were excited to go!  How about a cookie for breakfast?  Ellie had picked out these orange cookies to bring with us to give to Tammy.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Lynnie was playing with the nightstand in her room and got her thumb stuck in the door.  She was so sad, and just kept on crying, "I want Daddy!  I want Daddy to kiss it!"

I had to take this picture and send it to Daddy so he could see just how sad his baby was.  Poor girl!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Playing With Aunt Amy

Amy stopped by for a while this morning, and it was a treat to catch up and see her again!  She is in Utah for a couple of months.  She just finished up her job in Shanghai and will be moving to Oman in August.