Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Stage

As you have either already read, or will soon read about Nate's latest project of building a coffee table, I would like to show you that it has been reclaimed already and is being used instead as a stage. The girls promptly take the magazines off (we haven't been brave enough to have anything else on it) and then climb up and dance.

The man builds a sturdy table if anyone is interested.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


This is Josie's favorite book and Ella has memorized it and loves reading it to her. Usually she does a better job at showing Josie the pictures.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fancy Juice

The girls have been having fun making fancy juice with daddy.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Lydia Visits

Our friend Lydia (and her mommy) came to visit last week, and the kids all had fun making a huge mess with Play-Doh.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Can we park in the barn?

People often ask if we can park in the barn. Yes we can. We have a number of vehicles parked there as you can see.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

20 Weeks

In case you haven't seen me lately, yes I'm looking pretty pregnant these days!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Patch Wars

Why is Josie eating 2 huge popsicles in the middle of winter? Because it keeps both her hands full and she doesn't take her eye patch off. Whatever it takes. Things have not been going well on the patch front. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Snowman building.

Papa and Daddy let Ella help them build a snowman.

Ella insisted that he needed a bum.

Now that the snowman is completely melted, I'm not sure whose responsibility it is to pick up all his accessories in the yard.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Snow Painting

The snow painting was not a big hit in single digit temperatures, but the next day was a balmy 20 degrees outside and Ella was eager to go play and try the snow paint. The bottles I had on hand were a little hard for her to squeeze, especially in the cold, but i think I'd try it again.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

very excited

Ella is so excited about the new baby that she has turned her laptop into a portable ultrasound machine.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

More sickness

I picked Ella up early from school Wednesday because she wasn't feeling well. (Actually I dropped her off, drove to my office and then essentially turned around to get her.) Her ear hurt and she was sobbing in the office and the whole way home. Of course she felt fine after Motrin and was chipper as could be at the doctors office who said, just a cold. She has fluid in her ear but its not infected so keep up the Motrin and Benedryl to dry her out. She was pretty fine all afternoon but fell asleep watching tv with me and then woke up with a fever. SHe is seemingly a little better today (Thursday), and of course now Josie has a fever. Is it almost spring?!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Always Dancing

 These girls just love to dance and I just think they are so funny and cute! They really do this everynight.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I have a diagnosis

Josie appears to suffer from a rare toddler disease called "If she has it, then I want it Syndrome."

Monday, January 6, 2014

Snowy Day Unfun

Josie did not appreciate being used as a ruler to measure how much snow we got. My kids are very wimpy when it comes to being cold and wet.... We were outside probably for all of 5 minutes.

Little did she know that the sled ride was one way only to pick up wood at the shed.

The barn was so pretty and I wish I could have gotten a picture without the cars in front, but by this point I was holding Josie, taking pictures with one hand, and Ella was crying about how freezing she was.

I made snow paint (food coloring and water in squirty bottles) but I was the only one who thought it was any fun. Everyone else was too cold.

Easy to please with hot chocolate.

Nope, she cannot actually drink out of this cup. She spilled it all over herself.

We are more of a relax by the fire snowy day kind of girls.

Cashed in all those birthday/ christmas Home Depot gift cards just in time!