Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Early Thanksgiving

The girls both had Thanksgiving celebrations in class. We didn't make it to Reilly's - but she had a great time and talked all about the different foods they tried. We were also greeted by this Thanksgiving greeting from her - what could be better???

We did make it to Brooke's class. They played games and feasted on turkey, corn muffins, sweet potatoes, green beans and applesauce. The teachers put on a great party, it was a lot of fun. And watching the kids at this age, in their element is a lot of fun. They know how to sit with their friends and eat like big kids. Super cute! We also caught a little video of Brooke taking a few steps!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Random Updates

It has been a whirlwind lately - sooo busy! I have had a bunch of stories I have wanted to blog about with accompanying pictures. But now that we are moving into the holidays, I figured it was time for one big post just to catch up. We had a fun weekend full of lots of family time. Brooke is coming into her own and is developing such a great personality. Tonight I was trying to pull something out of her mouth and she bit down HARD on my finger (boy...her teeth are SHARP!!), as I screamed she laughed so hard!! And all while she was laughing, she kept chomping down. She laughed so hard that despite the pain, I couldn't help laughing. And while my finger was in there I discovered two new teeth and what feels like a third coming in!

As I said in my last post, I love the age of three. I feel like I can communicate and joke with Reilly and a whole new level. Tonight she reminded me of my childhood a couple times. She built a fort this weekend for her and Brooke to play in, and we talked about how cool it would be to sleep in there. I remember my sister, Wendy, and I doing that.

Then just now as I was starting this blog post, she kept coming out of her bed to "tell me something." I went back in with her one time and in her bed was Ariel, flounder, a picture of her and cousin Ben and her pink sheep lovey. She told me she was pretending the picture was the ocean and flounder had to stay on the picture because he lives in the ocean...and so does Ariel, but she is too big to stay on the picture. hahah! So, then we decided the carpet would make a better ocean so they should all sleep down there. And since Sebastian was missing, her lovey was pretending to be him. As I was leaving her room, she made me swim out!

I know this sounds like a ramble, but I think parents will appreciate the joy this night brought me :-) And Wendy will know why I thought it was fun that Reilly made the carpet the ocean. Because when we were kids...our carpet was blue and we used to jump from bed to bed pretending they were boats and the carpet was the ocean.

Without further rambling, here is a collection of random photos from the last two months. They don't go together, they are all just special events and moments that I wanted to capture on the blog.

Daddy showing Reilly how to cut a balloon out of the fan -- oops!

Reilly riding a pony

Reilly and her class as "Shabbat Stars"

Reilly's soccer coach trying to convince her to kick the ball

Reilly and Grandpa spending quality time at the gazebo

Reilly and Cousin Holden at the park

Diva in Training

I LOVEEEEEE 3 years old! Reilly is a little person who notices everything and wants to do and try new things. Lately she has been very excited about "mommy things" like painting your nails. So, I decided to take her with me...and despite the fact that I was only able to get a pedicure because she ran out of patience...we had a great time! I will give up my manicure anytime for that precious time together doing "mommy things!"

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Walk, Baby, Walk

When Mike picked Brooke up from school tonight she took 4 steps to him!!! Unfortunately we weren't able to recreate it, but that is a start!!

Yes, I still owe several updates to the blog - but we are getting through a week of Reilly having confirmed Swine Flu, Mike having unconfirmed Swine Flu, and me having the seasonal flu (what a bunch we are!), so hopefully I will get a moment soon to make lots and lots of updates!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Brooke and Daddy

Brooke has really loved playing with all her new birthday gifts. This ball toy is a fun one for the whole family ;-)

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Yes, we are a little behind on the blog. Life has been very busy lately. In fact, the video I am about to introduce was edited on a flight to Phoenix for work a few days ago. I am just now getting a moment to post it. ANYWAYS...

Halloween was a lot of fun this year! We had a little Halloween party at our house the week before for the girls and their friends. We played fun games and then joined the neighborhood party where there was a bounce house and outdoor movie. For actual Halloween we had a nice pre-party at our friends house and then trick-or-treated with some of our neighbor friends. The following video includes all of that. Enjoy!!