Wednesday, September 24, 2008


So I needed to update. We are doing well. Peter had this afternoon off so we went to Manitou Springs and walked around (a little family celebration we pretended was for Madison's birthday which is today. We just needed a little family time away from home). The girls thought it was great. It is a tourist trap full of trinkety stores and the girls had a great time seeing different sales on the sidewalks. I failed to take the camera so no pictures (sorry grandma! You'll get your fill of us next week.) We felt like we went on a trip, even though we were only gone for about 2 1/2 hours and were less than 30 minutes from home. We topped it off with some icecream from Sam's club. It has to be the coldest icecream I have ever eaten. I gave Madison a taste and she got the worst look on her face and almost started to cry. She never cries when we feed her ice cream. I'll try and post a picture of her tomorrow. She is tons of fun. She loves being outside. She can walk, not really great and she doesn't prefer that mode of transportation right now. Crawling is just too fast. She is really speedy. She throws fits when she doesn't get what she wants. She likes to hit your face when you hold her. She gives kisses, claps, and likes to imitate her sisters when they scream.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Activity Day

I'm help with the activity days for the 10-11 year old girls at church. Today we talked about modesty and made modest dresses out of newspaper and duct tape. The girls came along with me and we made a dress for Hannah. She wore it home and sat so still and quiet for about 15 minutes so she wouldn't rip the dress. Maybe we should do this more often!

Monday, September 8, 2008

A good Start

Hannah started preschool last week. Today she told me, "You picked a great preschool mom". She loves every minute there and only wishes that she could stay all day. It usually takes an hour from the time she gets home to realize that there is only mom and Katie to play with.

Katie also has had a great start to potty training. I can't believe how lucky I am. We started potty training on Friday and she hasn't had any accidents for the past 2 days. She won't go to the bathroom on a big toilet, but luckily our church and YMCA have small toilets for kids. I think I need to install one in my house.

The girls having a great time together.