Easter dinner at Grandma's was delicious and fun! Grandma had the little girls do a craft and it was a hit.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
We had the craziest wind storm last night. Lots of neighbors lost fences, and windows & windshields were blowing out in cars. The Jensens gate blew off its hinges and smashed their truck window; the Monsons basketball hoop blew down and shattered their windshield. We felt extremely lucky and blessed that the only damage at our house was our mailbox blowing off and landing in the front yard. It still had the mail from the previous day inside.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
These giant Minnie and Mickey dolls were an impulse buy by Greg one year at Christmas. We had taken the girls on the train downtown, and he managed to buy them at the Disney Store and lug them all the way home -- unnoticed. Ellie has been making this face lately in lots of pictures. Super funny!
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Sometimes you work really hard at practicing violin and you earn a new mini-American Girl doll named Lea Clark. And sometimes you are so excited about your new doll that you bring her everywhere, including violin lessons. And sometimes you are so excited to play with your baby cousin that you put your doll down on the couch and forget about it.
And sometimes your daddy is so nice that he drives you all the way back to grandma's house the next day to pick up your doll.
Friday, April 7, 2017
In speech therapy, Cece first worked on vowels. Then the Ling sounds (ah, ee, oooh, mmm, ssss, sh). Then combining vowels with opening consonants (bah, mah, lah, whee). We were driving along in the truck, and Cece started saying, very clearly, DA-DE -- two consonants in a row! She has never repeated it, going back to saying DA-EE, but it was definitely a breakthrough moment.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
When Greg first told me that the Stake Presidency was going to take turns attending General Conference sessions at the church, I will admit that I dreaded taking the girls to the church. But I have come to enjoy getting everyone dressed up and sitting in the darkened chapel.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
For Travis' second crocheted item, he requested Chewbacca. This is the 3rd one I've made, and it worked up very quickly. When I first started these amigurumi kits, I thought it took a long time to finish (and it did, then). Now these little figures are super quick and easy, especially in comparison to some of the harder things I've worked on. This is the first time I've used an "animal nose safety eye" and I really like how it looks.
pattern from a Star Wars crochet kit I bought at Costco a while ago; also available on Amazon