Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
What exactly do I like about staying at home? Reading stories, singing songs, seeing their faces when they wake up from a nap, quiet time during naps, getting them dressed, doing Caitlin's hair, teaching, laughing, going on walks, eating lunch with Caitlin, feeding Ashlee and not pumping, seeing Caitlin's enthusiasim for learning something new and her excitement in helping me do anything, playing with Ashlee and seeing her smile at me, teaching the gospel, helping Caitlin learn right and wrong, hearing her polite manners, cooking, seeing 2 beautiful faces each and every day, playing, running, chasing and being chased, being home when Chris gets home, hearing "I love you Mommy" many times everyday.
I love you Caitlin and Ashlee
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Have you ever seen these wind turbines? Well, if not then come to Wyoming, they are all over the place here. And for good reason, it is soooooooooooo windy here. It is windy all over Wyoming, but I have always thought that Rock Springs (and Rawlins) are exceptionally windy. The wind has been blowing unbelievably strong since last night. It is suppose to be 20-30mph with 50mph gusts today and I would say it is at least that. We went to a play group this morning and Caitlin just about got knocked over by the wind twice. I just hope our fence is strong.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Caitlin slept in her bed for the first time last night. She was so excited she wanted to go to bed at 6pm. When she did go to bed she stayed all night and called to us in the morning to come and get her. She also went right to her bed at nap time because she was so excited to take a nap in her "big bed".
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I pointed out to her that there was a spider on the top of the hat, which she thought was pretty neat. But then she thought she saw spiders all over the floor and started hitting them with the broom. She cried and wanted me to get one of them, which was just a piece of string. Caitlin has a fear of bugs in the house ever since she saw a huge cockroach in our NY apartment days before we mover, who can blame her really.
A couple pictures of Ashlee. The right picture is my attempt to capture her excitement when she wakes up in the morning and I go in and get her out of bed. Not that great of an attempt but she sure is always so happy and excited to see her Mom in the morning.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Chris is teaching musical theater at Western Wyoming Community College. He loves everything about it, especially being able to direct. He has so many ideas and theories about acting and putting a show together that he can finally put to use. About 6 or 7 weeks ago (I can't remember for sure, it just seems like a really long time ago) he started his rehearsals for the first show he gets to direct as an actual college teacher- Into the Woods. This is a musical about many fairy tales that all come together and meet in the woods. After all those weeks of hard work it is opening tonight! Congratulations Chris! We love you and are proud of you.
(diclaimer: that is not actually the Into the Woods picture they are using, I just found this one online because the WWCC picture wasn't available)
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Her favorite place in Rock Springs is the Library. We go once a week to toddler story time and we check out books. However, if on any given day Chris asks her what we did she we undoubtedly say "we went to the library."
One of her favorite books is Brown Bear Brown Bear. She is often heard, while reading a book to herself, saying "Yellow duck, yellow duck what do you hear? I see a brown bear looking at me." Close enough. I decided today that we would make a brown bear book that she could read. And, of course, I was able to find black and white pages of the book on the Internet (what did we ever do without the Internet). I had fun helping her make her book.
Caitlin colored each picture and I helped her apply the fun color texture.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
We blessed Ashlee many weeks ago, I am just slow at blogging about it. We blessed her on October 12th. She looked like a little doll in her beautiful white dress.
Yes, that is a smile. She smiles so much now, and it is about the cutest baby smile ever, with her cubby cheeks. She seems to like to smile most for Mom, and she even had her first laughs last Saturday. I couldn't help but laugh also. Baby's smiles and laughs are just so contagious.