It was time. She wanted long, flowing princess hair, but was blessed with wispy angel hair instead. It only took a little incentive. "Emma, either you have to have your hair in pigtails/ pony tails every day, or you have to cut your hair." She's free at heart and couldn't stand the thought of elastics in her hair everyday. Worked like a charm.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
We try and have fun on our Fridays and last Friday the kids requested a movie, popcorn, and sleeping bags. I did my motherly duty by forgoing my comfy bed and actually joined them. So I don't know how to wrestle at all. Shan made it look so easy. I get on the floor, but just don't know quite what to do. I figure the least I can do is sleep with them.
Madeline was absolutely ecstatic to sleep with Ryan and Emma. And in her very own sleeping bag. She was thrilled. She snuggled right down and went to sleep when it was time.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Ryan's big day. He is thrilled with his Spiderman lunchbox and new shoes. He kept rubbing his hair down so it would lie perfectly in a row. We walked together to his class and he said, "Mom, I'm scared and nervous and excited all at the same time."
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
We made a fun fort under a great tree in the corner of the backyard. We built a little table and a shelf and hauled in some logs for seats.Emma never stops surprising me. She paired a red dress with a pink stretchy skirt over the top. Then added the beads, head dress, and shoes. Topped it off with a squirt gun.
Ryan was terrified to actually go in her mouth. I could only take this picture after multiple bribes and he finally inched towards it. You can see he's still not quite sure if she will close her mouth on him or not.
Jason was the hero as he accompanied all three of us sisters and our children on our camping adventure. He set up and took down tents in record time.
We were camping with Amanda's family and Jennifer's family and ended up at a smashing concert/fireworks celebration in Blanding, Utah. I'll take a small town celebration over the Stadium of Fire any day.
We were able to spend a day out at our friend's farm. The kids got to ride the tractor and it was HUGE!