Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Caitlin and Ashlee's very favorite thing to do is play dress-up. They can be found wearing dress-ups nearly every moment of everyday: Besides the shoes, this is a dress-up belt that Ashlee has on

Caitlin sporting the "Ariel" dress and Ashlee wearing her FAVORITE orange shirt.

Yesterday Caitlin did my hair, and I had to laugh when I saw Ashlee was in the picture wearing the "Mary Poppins" dress and her "goggles"

Wearing dress-ups while playing with other toys

Playing capture with dad, see Caitlin's shoes? They can't wait until they see Aunt Katie next week because she is bringing them another pair of high heal shoes. (sorry Katie, I'm sure they are excited to see you also)

Moving on to the actual point of my story; Caitlin has been dying to spend some of her allowance. Yesterday she took some money when we went to the store and she was determined to find something to buy. (She even planned to buy something for Ashlee, who does not receive allowance yet, what a nice sister) They had a hard time deciding between some jewelry and dress-up gloves, but they went with the jewelry in the end- the clip on earrings were the winning factor. The best part was they were able to pick jewelry that perfectly accessorized their princess dresses!

Even as I type Ashlee has put on her "Mary Poppin's" dress and hat.

I can't really blame them, I LOVED dress-ups when I was little also.

(the pictures weren't planned, they were just the pictures that were on my camera when I uploaded them)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Loving the Madness!

We love March Madness. Our lives have gotten pretty busy over the years, so we actually don't find much time to watch basketball during the season, but when March rolls around it gets our full attention.

Our TV has been tuned to basketball almost all the time since Thursday. We love it. We each have our bracket sitting within arms reach during each game because you never know when you might need to consult your bracket again (you usually look at it about every 10 min, as if something might change?)

It is even great if the 2 teams you picked to play for the championship both got out in the second round, which may or may not have happened to one of us.

We LOVE March Madness!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Chris sprained his ankle pretty bad playing basketball Thursday night. I did a little assessment and determined it most likely wasn't broken so he just elevated and iced for a few days.
By today he is barely limping anymore. The only evidence now is that he looks like he is wearing a purple sock.

Friday, March 18, 2011

the cabin

This week is Spring Break, as I previously mentioned. We went to the cabin Sunday after church and returned home Wednesday afternoon.
For the most part, it was just our little family and we had a lot of fun.
We did get to see Grandma and Grandpa on Sunday night.
(and we saw Uncle Nate, Aunt Amy, and Gavin on Monday night)

It was fun to have no schedule, no commitments, no pressures, just fun!

We had some nice weather so we could go on a few walks and play outside a little.

Poor Ash, I snapped this picture right as she slipped and fell.

Painting a few Easter crafts.

Ashlee wanted no part of roasting s'mores. She was really afraid of the fire (yeah!) and sat as far away as she could while still sitting by Dad.

Caitlin enjoyed her sticky mess; but Ashlee, again, didn't really want any part of it. She took this 1 bite and that was it.

Sadly, this is our last spring break get away for a while. Caitlin starts Kindergarten next year, and the public schools don't have spring break at the same time as the college- major bummer.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Movie friends

Today Caitlin and Ashlee watched Toy Story 3, and were joined by Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, and Lotso (that's what they call the white bear).


We have puzzle mania at our house (not quite as much as my friend, Jen, but almost as much).

I got a new puzzle at the dollar store, and Caitlin felt up to the challenge.

Ta da:
She can do a 60 piece puzzle, maybe next we should try 100 pieces?

Caitlin took this picture with her camera

Friday, March 11, 2011

More playing

We are already 1/3 of the way through March, and our life must be really boring because I have nothing to post about. Therefore, I will post about the girls playing......again.

They can be found wearing dress-ups nearly all of the day, everyday.
Here Ashlee is Mary Poppins and Caitlin is Jane.

I think they dumped out the dress-up barrel in a perfect straight line.
And all the animals were set up to keep me company on the computer desk.

They played puppet show and Toy Story.
And they loaded as much as they could in their stroller to buy it at the store.

And if that wasn't boring enough........here is what else we have been doing:
  • Caitlin finished her session of swimming last night. She passed all the skills except 4, which is awesome for her. She starts with her next session next week.
  • I have been administering chemotherapy at work most Wednesday afternoons, and will continue through most of March. My boss is having a family medical emergency, so she needs a little help with the chemo.
  • Chris is busy at work and with rehearsal.

Next week is spring break, hooray for a change in our routine!