Monday, June 30, 2008

Rockets Over Rhema

We experienced Rockets Over Rhema for the 2nd year in a row. Several of us from church got together to enjoy the festivities. Last year, the fireworks were phenomenal and we were impressed once again last night. The girls absolutely LOVE fireworks! Hopefully we will get to see some more next weekend when we're visiting in MO. We of course need another reason to sport our coordinating red,white and blue!

My Sister, My Best Friend

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008


We spent yesterday morning with my friend Kendra and her niece Haven. We played around at the park, had lunch and went swimming for a little bit. She was such a cutie, and the girls loved playing with her. Last night, we babysat for my friend Becky's adorable baby Kendrick. I think the girls may have overwhelmed him a little. They just couldn't keep their hands off of him, especially Londyn. She is obsessed with babies, so she was telling us how we needed to feed him and one time he started crying when I was holding him she said "Mama, I think he wants me." She was quite the helper. Anyway, I guess they got in a little practice before their new cousins arrive, one of which should be here any day.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Serious About Swimming

Thankfully, we have had great weather for our morning swimming lessons. So far, Skylar LOVES them, and Londyn, not so much. She enjoys the water, but doesn't really see the need to actually swim. She says she's too little, maybe when she's 4 she'll learn to swim. Anyway, Skylar is extremely serious as she is with most things. She "needed" goggles, so I got her some and she put them on as soon as she woke up and didn't take them off for most of the day. When I take her to the pool in the afternoon she tries to practice everything she learned in her lesson that day. I guess there's no more laid back splashing around at the pool for a while.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Safari's Sanctuary

Today we visited Safari's Sanctuary. This is a really neat little place that I didn't know about until a group from our church planned it as a summer play date. They rescue animals and all of their employees are volunteers. They give tours and have a mobile petting zoo. They had everything from tigers to chickens. We got to see most of the animals up close and personal. You will notice that Skylar is not in any of the pictures because she stayed pretty far away from the animals. She loved going and she recited the information the tour guide gave about each of the animals, but she had no interest in going near or touching them. Londyn was a little timid, but she at least tried.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Weekend with the Grandparents

I've posted a few pictures of their weekend away. They had a great time, and are already missing their grandparents. They got to soak their feet on Grandma Del's porch, go to Purina Farms, visit their Aunt Erin in St. Louis, go fishing, and give the dog a bath among some other things. It's always hard for them to break away when it's time to come home. Pedicures on Grandma Del's front porch.
Popsicle break
Giving the dog a bath.
Attempting to touch a fish.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Date Night

Ok, the kids are gone for the weekend, so we got to have a couple of nights to ourselves which is a rare occurance. We enjoyed a movie last night for the first time in a long time, and we spent today cleaning out the garage and playroom. (romantic, I know.) We did have dinner at the Melting Pot which was also quite a treat. Anyway, thanks mom and dad for keeping the girls. It sounds like the girls are having a great time. I can't wait to post their pics from the weekend with the grandparents. Girls, we love and miss you and we'll see you soon!

Friday, June 20, 2008

To Grandmother's House We Go!

Well, there won't be much to post for a couple of days because the girls have gone to spend the weekend with Grammy Tammy and Papa. They absolutely love to spend time in Missouri with their grandparents, and they are adamant that we don't come. I'm sure they'll also be spoiled a little by my grandmothers and siblings while they're there. Girls enjoy, because this will be your last trip as the only grandchildren. In about a week or so, you'll have to share the spotlight, so take it all in while you can! Of course, there's more than enough love to go around! We love and miss you, have a great time! A quick pic with Grammy Tammy and Papa at our favorite meeting place.
Saying good bye, and loading the car.

Swimming Lessons-FINALLY!

The weather was finally nice enough with a little sunshine, and no rain, so the girls were able to have their first real swimming lesson. I tried to get them really pumped about taking lessons, and then it rained everyday. Every morning they would be so disappointed. When they were finally able to get in, they loved it. They were very excited to tell me what all they had learned.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

In Case You Were Wondering....

In case you were wondering, I do take pictures of EVERYTHING! I have always taken a lot of pictures, but since I got my new camera it's been ridiculous! I can shoot several frames per second, so we do one thing, and I have taken 100 pictures. I do usually have better things to do than blog, however, I love putting up new pics of the girls for our family to see. I know my grandma is waiting on them:) Anyway, I am just really trying to treasure my summer with them before school starts again in the fall. I love watching them having fun, and I want to remember and I want them to remember how much fun we have doing all the simple things in life. I also don't scrapbook, and I don't have a baby book for either of them, so this is my way of journaling for them I guess. So, I'm enjoying it while it lasts. Once August 1st rolls around, I'm sure my blogging and photo taking will come to a hault.

First Dentist Visit

Today was the first dentist visit for both girls. It was pretty uneventful for the most part, which is good when seeing the dentist. Both girls were very excited to go, and sat perfectly still as the hygienist cleaned their teeth. The dentist said their teeth looked great, no plaque or anything. That made me very happy! Each girl left with a toy and new toothbrush which made their day, so all is good!

The Race Is On!

The rain around here is getting quite depressing, but we were finally able to play outside a little yesterday afternoon. So, we tried to get in some excercise by racing around the block.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Another Stormy Day

Princess down! So, if you know Londyn, this picture is typical. She can't sit still for a second.

Seriously, I am so sick of thunderstorms! The girls were supposed to start swimming lessons this morning, but they were stormed out, so we decided to dress up and have a party instead. Londyn was Sleeping Beauty and Skylar was Fancy Nancy. We then decided to set up our own photo booth and take pictures of ourselves to practice using the automatic setting on our camera. It was great fun!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

We Love Our Daddy!

I don't have much to say, I just thought I'd post a couple pictures. The girls loving on their daddy for Father's Day and cheesing it up for the camera. The pictures are probably all starting to look the same to you, are you sick of them yet? I just couldn't resist!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

I'm blessed to have two of the best father's in the world in my life in one way or another. One of the most important things to me when deciding who I would marry was finding someone who would be a great dad. I have always thought that my dad was one of the best, and I really wanted my children to have that same experience. Kevin definitely meets and exceeds my expectations when it comes to being a good dad. My girls are definitely daddy's girls, and I wouldn't want it any other way. On occasion, it does hurt my feelings a little, but I know how important that relationship is to their development. I'm very thankful to have a father who leads by example, and is always there for us. If I have a question about anything, especially about something spiritual, I still value his opinion more than any other. I know my girls will feel the same way about their dad, and that elates me. So, thank you Dad, and thank you Kevin for being daily examples of what it truly means to walk in the Light. Your children see that in your every action and decision, and there is nothing that has, can and will make a bigger impact on their lives. Happy Father's Day! I love you!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Funny Faces

Most people tend to think that the girls are shy and extremely quiet, and I suppose in public they are for the most part. Although, without a doubt, when they get home their true colors shine through. They are as goofy as all get out. I can keep them pretty much under control during the day, but as soon as their daddy walks through the door, they go berserk. The excitement, screaming, yelling, and silliness begins. So, from dinner to bedtime it gets pretty wild. Our evening entertainment includes funny faces, silly sounds, baby talk, and often times dancing. They both love being funny. They are constantly trying to make us laugh at them by doing anything they can think of. Obviously, the funniest things are the things they do without even realizing it, but if we laugh, they keep doing it over and over. They are also in a bit of competition with each other. If one of them says something and we laugh, the other one says it too, waiting for us to respond.

Nothing New

Skylar giving me her best smile.
Just having fun being sisters.

Skylar posing once again. I think she's starting to like this mommy has a new camera thing. She's actually been giving me suggestions about different poses we should try.
Almost a smile.
I liked the way this photo turned out, but this is pretty much the attitude Londyn was giving me today. She wasn't in the mood to be a model.

I was doing so well at keeping up with my blog, and seemed to have come to a bit of a hault for more reasons than one. As I stated in my very first post, my life just really isn't that exciting. Don't get me wrong, it's great, I really love my life, however, there's just not that interesting to write about. I've also been busy getting my house back into a liveable condition, which I am proud to say, I have accomplished. I hosted Bible study at my house Tuesday, and Kevin is hosting men's game night tonight. That is the main reason I'm blogging right now, I'm hiding in our upstairs room as not to disturb the gaming. I've also been slightly discouraged about losing my previous background and such, but I'm sure I'll recover soon. Also, as with everything, the newness wears off, and it's just not quite as exciting as it once was. Anyway, as I said, there's not much new going on around here. We have been swimming a little this week, and making visits to the library. I signed the girls up for the summer reading program, which they are enjoying. If we read 8 books they receive a medal, and if we read 20 books they recieve a stuffed ladybug. It sounds simple I know, but to these 3 and 4 year old girls you'd think it was they greatest gift they could receive. That is definately one thing I love about my girls right now is that they are just so happy about everything. I sort of thought that after we went to Disneyland their expectations of fun things to do may raise a little, but they are just as happy feeding the ducks as they are hugging Cinderella. Staying at home and playing house is also at the top of the "fun things to do" list. Anyway, I took them to the park today to try to get a few pics. It was not quite as successful as I had hoped, but I still posted a few for your viewing pleasure.

Monday, June 9, 2008

I Can Do It Myself!!

As most children do, the girls are becoming increasingly independent. They are always wanting to do things themselves. It is difficult to decide what to do in these situations. You want them to be self-sufficient, but it's so much easier just to do things for them than it is to teach them how sometimes. (That sounds bad I know, but you know what I mean.) In the summers, I'm usually a little more relaxed about this sort of thing, so the other day when Londyn woke up and begged to make her own breakfast, I gave in. Helping out in the kitchen is one of their favorite activities around the house, and I really had no good reason to say no. So, here are a few shots of the kiddos giving it their best shot to make toast with peanut butter and jelly. They actually did quite well, but after all the effort it took, they must have been too tired to eat it:) I think they each took about two bites. By the time breakfast was over, Londyn had jelly from head to toe, and all over everything in the kitchen. From start to finish breakfast took about an hour that day, but I'm sure it was a valuable learning experience. (That's what I have to keep telling myself anyway.) They were both quited proud of their PB&J creations.