Friday, December 17, 2010

A Christmas Disaster

So.... I was making a present for Brook that I was really excited about and it was going AWESOME. Then I put on the finishing touches, and.... it's total crap. I'm depressed.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Fret Not

I have found my Thanksgiving pictures... on Ben's computer! I hate it when that happens! I will post them as soon as I get them back!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Snow Day

Much to our overwhelming joy, we awoke this morning to 8 inches of snow while it continued to come down! Sure enough, dad got his first university snow day! So out we went to enjoy the wonderful chilly morning! It snowed two more inches while we were out there and it is still coming down! After naptime, we're headed back out!
Ellie's just a little too lazy to ride in this sled by herself...
It is so deep!
Our Snow Angels:
She was such a trooper in the cold!
The Girls
Looks like a winter wonderland
Sledding together
Ellie finally had to go back inside, but she doesn't seem to torn up over it
Brook's first snowman:
Dad helped roll him into a ball and Brook made the face.

Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm Scared

I put my camera memory stick into the compy this morning. Oddly, it was already out of the camera in the adapter. The import button came up. "File is Empty"....


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy 90th Birthday Grandma Harward!

We spent the weekend with Ben's family celebrating his mom's mom's birthday! She is such a wonderful lady- we love her!
Dad, Mendy (cousin), and Sam
Aunts Kay & LuJean, Uncle Blaine, Diane (cousin), Grandma, Alice & Daughter (Grandma's brother's daughter & granddaughter)
Jason (cousin), Yours Truly, Ellie Shquinkle, and Shelby (1st cousin once removed)
Grandma and her cousin- aren't they so sweet!?! Grandma is about 5'2" just for reference
Ben (1st cousin once removed) and Ben

Monday, November 8, 2010

It's Finally Fall!

But not everybody's happy about it....

Ellie's Birthday Party

The first ever pigtails!!!
Our little butterfly
Pretty cute!
A hug from Aunt Emma
She's lovin it!
Ellie & Grandma
Ellie & Grammy
I love the icing drool....
How'd I do Mom?
I can't believe my baby is one

The Cake

So I have a tradition that for my babies first birthdays, I make them an extravagant cake to demolish. Brook's was so... amazing. A mini three-tiered cake. I just about cry when I think that the pictures and video we got of it were lost forever on a crashing hard drive. There may be some hope, but it is slim. Anywho- Ellie's turned out pretty good as well. Not as fun, but still fun.
And most definitely fun to make!

For the butterflies, I followed this tutorial

Discovery Center of Idaho

Ellie with her Aunt Jen-she ADORES Aunt Jen- Mom is pretty much dog food in comparison. Brook feels the same.
Give us the location of Dad's student ID you took from his wallet!!
This torture doesn't seem to be effective...
Dang right we built it!
Look Mom! He can spell my name!
Peering through filters at a squirrel picture which became a bird/mountain/forest glen picture through different filters
Shopping at cousin Jetta's store-
Sheesh, these prices are steep! How about a friends and family discount??
Thanks Cousins! We had so much fun!
Shameless plug: If you live in the Boise area, I've been informed by a very reliable source that their annual membership fee, which is $50, will be $15 off starting December 1st. That's $35 for an ANNUAL membership- which means free admission ANY TIME for your entire immediate family for a year, including a fun activity time for 3-5 year olds (or round about there) and 15% off in their fun store, plus other benefits I'm sure. Check it out (after December 1st of course)!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Ellie!

Brook's Last Tap Class

Brook has been in a community tap class for the last 2 months. We have all really enjoyed it! Monday was her last day, so the parents got to come in and watch them dance!

You did so great Brook! We are proud of you!