Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Signing Time

We have not watched Signing Time much lately, because Cece has been uninterested in TV.  But today, she was fascinated, and kept on asking for "more more more."  I let her watch three episodes throughout the day, and she copied most of the signs.  She is signing Dad in this picture.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Goodbye, Pyper

Ellie's BFF from school is moving to Texas in two days.  We had one last play date, meeting at the Aquarium.  They had so much fun running around for a couple of hours.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Happiness Meme

Love this meme that my friend Talei posted on Facebook.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Thanksgiving Point Farm Country

We spent a couple of hours at the Farm today, and we were lucky enough to have Uncle Daniel and Kylene come with us.

Friday, March 27, 2015


Absolutely gorgeous weather today, and we played in the front yard for a couple of hours.  The big girls rode bikes and scooters while Cece and I hung out on the grass.  Ellie got hot, and she disappeared inside.  I thought she was done playing, until she came back out, lugging an umbrella, drinks, and snacks.  We had an awesome impromptu picnic, made even better when Cece stole Lynnie's lemonade.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Art by Ellie

I was very impressed by these pictures that Ellie brought home from school.  She is a very good artist!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


I just don't think it gets any cuter than this!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hide & Seek

Cece saw Ellie and Lynnie playing hide and seek in Daddy's suits once, and has loved crawling in their herself ever since.  Cece was even more excited today that Lynnie squeezed past her and sat in the back.

Monday, March 23, 2015


Pyper and her family are moving to Texas, and she is only going to be in school until Friday.  Ellie is heartbroken that her BFF is moving away!  We are really hoping they can be pen pals.  Pyper has been a wonderful friend.  I will miss seeing her give Ellie a hug good-bye every day when I pick her up from school.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dress Made by Grandma Great

When Mom and Bobi were cleaning out her basement, they found this awesome dress that Grandma Great made for Amy.  Now all of my girls have worn it.  So cute!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Playing Outside

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous this week and we have spent a lot of time riding bikes and scooters outside.  Hope let Ellie try out her skateboard today.  And my mom put this clip in Cece's hair and it was cracking me up.

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Today, we finished a project that we started on Monday.  Ellie and Lynnie were big helpers as we worked on it a little each day.  We got all of the clothes switched out for bigger sizes, and -- the big deal -- sorted the closet in the basement.  I went through each bin and reorganized everything.   Greg is happy about it because now the utility panels are accessible, instead of buried behind mounds of clothes.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Jump Rope

I was so impressed with all of the girls.  Ellie had Cece hold one end of the jump rope, and Cece and Lynnie swung it for Ellie to jump.  They did great!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St Patrick's Day

Ellie was very excited to build a leprechaun trap with gold candies as bait.

Monday, March 16, 2015


Ellie and Lynnie made these signs and taped them to their bedroom door.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Matching Dresses

Our nice neighbor Traci gave us these darling pillowcase dresses for the girls.  They looked so cute!

Lynnie is out of her routine and really struggled today in Primary.  She finally went to her class, but Sharing Time was a disaster.  

That little lady sure is stubborn sometimes.  She forgot to bring Puppy to church (she is in charge of remembering it if she wants it) and she never got over it.  We had it worked out that she was going to sit with Ellie during Sharing Time and then go to her class, but Lynnie was crying before we got in the Primary room.  Then a nice leader tried to help and take Lynnie to her class to sit with Sister Meiners, and Lynnie reacted by screaming even louder.  So I took her with me to our hiding place in the Stake Wing and we had a time out and some serious discussion about how to act appropriately.  When Lynnie was calm, we tried Sharing Time again, also with disastrous results.  Back to the Stake Wing we went.  Greg was able to come out between appointments and talk with us for a minute, and Lynnie excitedly had him take her to her class.

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Cece is always happiest when she is carrying around one of her muslin blankies.  She has started chewing and sucking on the corners.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Tea Party

We had plans to meet Albert and Kanisha at Discovery Park, but Lynnie is fighting a cold.  So instead, Albert & Kanisha came and hung out with us at our house for the afternoon.  Lynnie wanted to have a tea party.  I love that Albert put out his pinky with her.  That is true love!

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Cece is a smart baby and has learned quickly not to play with the toilet paper.  When I got out of the shower today, I thought she had forgotten, but quickly realized that she did not play with the toilet paper on the roll, but had pulled toilet paper out of a package that I left open in the bathroom.  Totally my fault.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Best. Primary. Teacher!

Sister Meiners brought Lynnie a plate of cookies today, to say she was missed in Primary.  Between Adam's homecoming, Stake Conference, and missing two weeks due to sickness, we are almost inactive.  Sister Meiners is the best teacher ever to come and visit Lynnie and encourage her to come to Primary.  

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Sometimes Lynnie wants to go with Ellie to Alanna's house, and sometimes Lynnie just wants to stay home with me.  I love this picture of Lynnie watching Ellie cross the street, to make sure she stays safe.  
Lynnie is clutching the Anna and Elsa dolls.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Museum of Natural Curiosity

We met Tayler and her children at the Museum of Natural Curiosity and had a great time playing together.  It is always fun to spend time with them.

Hudson is hiding in his stroller, but everyone else is in the picture.  Can you spot Cece, Piper, Tayler, Lynnie, and Ellie?

Sunday, March 8, 2015

At Home Primary

We kept Cece's germs at home today and so we had Primary at home.  Ellie set up the "stand" complete with a microphone.  We sang I Love to See the Temple at least 6 times, because Lynnie wanted to.  Ellie was in charge of everything else.  We would have played longer, but Cece was all of a sudden desperate for a nap.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Hotel Pool

The absolutely best part of going with Daddy to his basketball tournament?  Swimming in the hotel pool, of course!

Friday, March 6, 2015

1A Boys Basketball State Tournament

We tagged along with Greg on a road trip to Richfield, to watch him referee in the 1A boys tournament.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Getting Dressed

The morning had been busy and I didn't take the time to get Cece dressed.  After we picked up Ellie from school, I was making lunch and Ellie took matters into her own hands.  She picked out an outfit and got Cece completely dressed.  It was pretty awesome!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Feeding Station

Lynnie, Cece and I headed to the audiologist today for another Sound Booth test.  The audiologist was very excited that Cece's results were consistent with her last test two weeks ago.  Cece was hearing at the lower frequencies at 20 decibels, at the middle frequencies at 30 decibels, and at the higher frequencies at 40 decibels.  Janeal made a few programming tweaks to the hearing aids.

Before we left, Lynnie needed to go potty.  The school has a bathroom with a little potty, and Lu likes to take her time.  She was taking long enough that Cece was tired of waiting for her milk, and so I set up a temporary feeding station.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Snow Day

It's the first big snowfall since Christmas Day, and we had to play in it!

First time for Cece bundled up in the snow.
First time for Ellie wearing her new snow pants.
First time for Lynnie using her snow art kit, which was a present from Grandma Camp.
First time Cece stood by the van and screamed because she was mad that I was trying to shovel.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Play Room

We love playing in the play room in the basement.  Cece was having a good time pulling puzzles apart, especially the puzzle she got for her birthday from her Auntie B, with it's awesome zebra.  Lynnie discovered how to hang on the railing, and then of course Ellie had to give it a try.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Fun Day

Ellie has a nasty cold and missed school on Friday (and Monday and Tuesday).  Instead of bringing her germs to church, we had Primary at home.  The girls really know the order of Opening Exercises.  I was impressed.  We spent some time playing in the basement, and Lynnie was Princes Aurora with a Mother Gothel cape.  After dinner, while I was putting Cece to bed, Ellie and Lynnie set up a movie spot in the Ducky Potty.