Tuesday, April 26, 2011


A low key Easter this year at home with just us (and friends over for Sunday dinner).
The best thing with Easter being so late this year was that Chris actually got a full 4 day weekend for once. He didn't have to have rehearsal some of the days, pure bliss. It makes us excited for summer when he will be home all the time!

Of course we decorated. Eggs; and the girls made hats last week at the WWCC care center while I was working.

The favorite item in this years basket was the Tangled movie. Is there even a person alive that doesn't LOVE this movie?
Caitlin and Ashlee play "Rapunzel" everyday. Caitlin, with the yellow towel on her head, is Rapunzel. Ashlee, with her brown satchel with the crown of the lost princess in it, is Eugene. They are obsessed.

They picked out dresses several months ago at Costco, and have been patiently waiting until Easter to wear them- so pretty.

Happy Easter, and maybe spring can be on its way now?.....as it is currently snowing :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Because they are small enough

the girls got the job of cleaning behind the washer and dryer.
They thought it was the best job ever!
They can have it.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Backtracking a little less

Besides going to Laramie to see Chris dress like a girl, the girls and I also went to Colorado last weekend.
I stayed Thursday night and 1/2 of Friday and then took off for Laramie. Caitlin and Ashlee stayed there until Saturday when Chris' parents brought them up to Laramie. They were so lucky to get to have an overnight party by themselves with Grandma and Grandpa!

The train set was a big hit.

As were these wooden blocks.

They got new hats from Grandma, which kept their heads warmer when they insisted on playing outside in the freezing weather.

Once in Laramie we stayed at a hotel and spent alot of time at the swimming pool. The favorite game was stand on the side and jump in.

Friday, April 22, 2011

backtracking a bit

A couple weekends ago Chris was in Laramie, so the girls and I headed to Utah for the weekend to hang out with my sister, Katie, who was flying up for a wedding.
We managed to pick her up from the airport on time Thursday night, despite driving through crazy blinding snow.

One of our Aunt and Uncles were kind enough to let us stay with them all weekend. The girls loved every second. They followed Aunt Angie around everywhere, and then would follow Uncle Dean when he got home from work. Angie let Caitlin mop the floor, and she was so excited! She mopped and mopped for nearly an hour.

Angie let them try on old prom dresses

and painted their toenails and fingernails.

With Dean just before church wearing new dresses that Grandma Berta made for them.

Saturday Grandma Berta flew up, and my sister-in-law, Julie, was in Utah visiting her parents so we had a mini family reunion! Julie's parents let us all come to their beautiful house to hang out for a few hours.

Julie and I

We met cousin Maddie for the first time! She has beautiful RED hair.

And the girls got to play with their other cousin, Bailey.

The house has a really fun play room with a tower in it. Caitlin called it the Rapunzel tower.

There is even this cute round door to get into the play room.

One of Bailey's favorite past times while in Utah: getting out all the cups and lining them up on the counter :) Too funny!

All the Bishop cousins (with a little boy to be added in about a month!)

Katie and Maddie and Katie's friend, Tish.
And since Katie is holding Maddie you can't tell that she is 8 months pregnant.

All the Bishop girls except Annie, we missed her! Just do a quick double take of me and it would almost be like she was there.

Sunday we drove up to Logan to visit my Grandparents and drop my Mom off. We also always get to see my Uncle Greg and Aunt Shirley, who live upstairs from my Grandma and Grandpa.

It was a very quick trip in Logan, but fun as always- just no pictures.

Our whole weekend was so fun, we saw lots of family and did sooooo much driving. We loved every second, but were completely exhausted by the time we got home Sunday evening.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Is It Dad?!

Chris has been out of town for the past 2 weeks performing in the show "Chicago" at the University of Wyoming.

I got to see the show last night because Chris' parents were so kind and watched the girls overnight for us- thanks! Chris did great and looked a little different.

He played Mary Sunshine and dressed in drag! And he sang sooooo high- much higher than I can sing. It was fun/funny/entertaining to watch him. The audience loved him and how high he could sing.

Tonight I took the girls into a back door of the theater building so they could see Chris in costume, and then we went back to the hotel to bed. I told them that daddy would look different because he would be wearing a costume. He was walking up and down the hallway where we walked in and they walked right by him. They did not recognize him at all! Then he said, "Hi girls." Caitlin covered her hand over her mouth and took a few steps back and Ashlee just starred. They couldn't believe that was him. Then they thought it was so funny that he was dressed up in a girl costume. Ashlee loved that he was wearing high heels. But they were quick to point out that he would just look like daddy again when he came back to the hotel.

They did a great job on his make-up, but I think he makes a much better looking man than woman :)


Some of our good friends moved to Las Vegas, and we are so sad to see them go.

Caitlin and their son, Kayden, have been best of friends since we moved here. He got to come over and play the day before they left, and Caitlin was soooo excited.

Kayden is telling Caitlin something and she is listening so intently to him.

Trying to get a picture of these 2 friends:

They can get crazy:

But finally at least they are both looking forward, and Ashlee sitting nicely throughout.

In our 2 1/2 living here, Cait and Kayden have played together a ton. I looked back at past blogs and there are so many posts of them together.

http://chrisbethwill.blogspot.com/2008/12/little-toe-heads.html http://chrisbethwill.blogspot.com/2009/02/warmth-and-beauty.html http://chrisbethwill.blogspot.com/2009/04/new-park.html http://chrisbethwill.blogspot.com/2009/08/colorado-trip-continued.html http://chrisbethwill.blogspot.com/2010/02/everyone-needs-some-exercise.html http://chrisbethwill.blogspot.com/2010/08/on-hot-days.html

It's always sad to say goodbye to good friends, and this is no exception. But Vegas is a perfect stopping ground for us when we travel to Arizona in the winter, so I'm sure we will be seeing them sooner than later!

We miss you guys!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Un-Birthday

Since Caitlin has a summer birthday she is 1 of those kids who will never be in school for her birthday (just like if your birthday is on New Year's Eve). So today was her un-birthday at pre-school.

We made yummy ice cream sandwiches with sprinkles.

We dropped them off at the designated time and Ashlee was so excited. She loved singing a song with Caitlin and her class, and sitting at the table with them to have the treat. She thought she was so old!

Happy un-birthday Cait!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

house building

Chris went out of town Sunday and will be gone for 2 full weeks- that's a long time!
We are trying to stay very busy so the girls don't get bored and grumpy and hard to deal with and I can remain a happy mommy.
Last night after swimming lessons I needed to make dinner and I sent them upstairs to play so they could remain distracted until dinner was ready.
They played beautifully for the entire 40minutes I was making dinner because they were making a house for Woody and Jessie (looks more like a bed)

At 1 point they did come down really stumped because they had run out of blocks to finish the last wall. I gave them a few suggestions and they went back upstairs. When I later came up to look at their masterpiece I realized why they had run out of blocks. They had to make a floor!

Friday, April 1, 2011


Today the weather was lovely, and that's no fool! (although maybe a little windy)

We headed to the park, but were literally there for only about 3 minutes when Ashlee said to me in a quiet voice, "Mom, I have poops in my panties."

We packed right up and headed back home.

But we enjoyed plenty of outside play at home this afternoon, so all was not lost.