Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Caitlin said a proper "L" tonight for the first time. Yeah!
Now her name can be "Cait-lin" instead of "Cait-win" :)

We have been practising letter sounds a lot lately, and it is paying off.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Recent happenings

Friday Caitlin and a friend went with me to the matinee of "The Music Man". We lasted until part-way through the second act, which isn't too bad.

Saturday was ward temple day at Vernal. It was great to be able to go to the temple, and afterward we had a picnic at the park. The park had some fun toys, and a twirly slide that Ashlee liked.

Everyone lounging in our bed Sunday morning.

Twirling and twirling in their church dresses.

After they were though Caitlin said, "The spinning made me busy"

And when we drove to church she saw the flag billowing in the wind outside the building. She said, "Look, I see the flag for the Merica Steaks" (we had been reading a book about the flag the day before).

Finally, wagon rides! Yesterday after Dad got home from work and even this morning before he went. Ashlee loves her bike helmet, which is a good thing because she has been know to fall out of the wagon on her head. Plus, that girl has so many bruises she doesn't need anymore.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tea Party

Caitlin got the most darling picnic basket and tea set for her birthday last summer. It is all so fragile (one plate got chipped on her birthday) that I keep it on the high shelf in their room. Since it is up so high I forget about it and Caitlin occasionally remembers.

Well, yesterday evening she wanted to have a "picnic" so bad, but we were out of time. So we had one today. The table cloth is a wrinkled mess, but it didn't matter to us. It was a fun little

The set even comes with tiny cutlery- really, so cute.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Last Weekend

Last weekend we had visitors. We love visitors!

My twin sister, Annie, came Friday and Chris's parents came on Saturday.

Although we welcome visits for no reason, this visit was for all involved to see the Music Man at Western. This was the spring musical that Chris directed. It was great, in my opinion. And while some may think that my affiliation with the director would give me a biased opinion, I am actually a tough critic when it comes to all shows.

(If anyone is passing through Rock Springs on I-80 this weekend or the next, then we can put you up and get you tickets for the show.)

We had a fun weekend with our family, but I didn't take a single picture.

However we did get a pretty bouquet of flowers from Chris's parents, so I will leave you with that to look at.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

not long,

not long at all (of us waiting, that is).
It may not look that much like spring, but today sure felt like spring.
We had a picnic at the park with friends for lunch.
Played outside all afternoon (after naps).
And had a picnic in the backyard for dinner.
There is nothing like a day spent outside to boost everyones' spirits.
I wore flip-flops and my feet were so dirty from working in the yard that I had to clean them in the tub when I came in. It took me back to the days of walking the streets of NY in the summer.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


We are waiting ever so patiently for you, but our patience is growing thin.

Today we enjoyed some snow while the sun shone so brightly. Although we can't really complain because it only lasted about a minute.
The streaky white things are the snow
And the sun shining strong during the snow.
My patience would be better if the grass was at least green, or almost green.

While we are waiting we have been doing some spring cleaning.
The girls playing nicely and reading books on the cushionless couch while I cleaned them. They were being more help then they could possibly know :)
Washing toy totes from their bedroom, which happens to be the only room which has had its full spring cleaning done.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

snow, wind and drifts

We are having a full out blizzard today

so we are finding things to play with inside.

As for Easter

we dyed eggs

and got sandbox toys from Grandma and Grandpa Bishop.
We enjoyed a nice relaxing weekend watching conference with an occasional trek across town to some friend's house for parties and dinner. (happy birthday Anna)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Just Kiddin'

Not about being sick, we really are sick.
But about the end being in sight.
I decided this morning that we wouldn't be sick anymore. We cleaned, played, washed bedding.....but as the day progressed Ashlee seemed to be getting more sick, and after nap time it was apparent that we would need to make a trip to the doctor's office.
Turns out that she has a REALLY BAD ear infection; but she is now on ear drops and antibiotics, so maybe now the end of all this sickness really can be near, at least we sure hope so.

Day 9

Today is the 9th straight day of sickness in our house, and we are ready for it to END!

It started with Ashlee and a terrible cold.
She passed it on to Caitlin who got a cold with a terrible cough (which always accompanies her colds).
And I think they both passed it to me, which is a bummer because I usually can take Vit. C and drink lots of water and flush a cold out before it starts, but not this time.

We are hoping Chris doesn't get it since he is busy with his show right now. But luckily, since he does have rehearsal, he isn't home very much so maybe he can escape.

Needless to say we haven't gotten a lot accomplished this past week or so and we have spent a lot of time at home, alone. But I think the end is in sight!