Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Break, Part 1

My kids are home this week for Spring Break (though you'd never know it since we've had rain, hail & snow today!)...so they've been doing some fun things to fill their time.

Today...it was the "Pass the Cup" game. I know this must be a Girl's Camp favorite, and last year, I was introduced to how fun it is when I attended Young Women's Camp with our ward. I came home & taught Abbie & Annie...and they love it too! Here they are in action...

If you want to see another family (not ours...on YouTube), you can click here to see a bigger group play. I really gotta remember to teach mine & Matt's family how to play this...I'm sure there would be tons of giggles once we got started.... :) Oh, the fun things that entertain us!!...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Abbie's Favorite Books

So, I've mentioned this before, but for those of you who don't know Abbie, she is a VERY avid reader. In an average week, she reads anywhere between 10-15 hours. Earlier in the school year, Abbie came across a series of books by Erin Hunter called "Warriors". Abbie has LOVED these books...and there are a TON of them. So far, Abbie has read about 25 of the books that Erin Hunter has written (there are several different series...the "Warriors" books are about different cat clans -- ThunderClan, WindClan, RiverClan, ShadowClan, and StarClan -- then there are the "Seekers" about bears).

One day in church, Abbie decided to draw pictures of the cats from different clans. Each clan has a leader, deputy, medicine cat, warriors, apprentices, kits & queens. Here are some of her pictures....

Princess is a "kittypet" (owned by humans) & Tigerclaw was ThunderClans deputy.
Fireheart (was a kittypet now a ThunderClan warrior) & Graystripe was in ThunderClan but switched to RiverClan & back to ThunderClan).

BlueStar (ThunderClan's leader) and YellowFang (ThunderClan's Medicine Cat).
Anyway...if you have a 10 year old, chances are they will love these books too! :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Go Duke!

ACC Regular Season Champions

ACC Tournament Champions

NCAA #1 Seed for the 2010 play-offs!

Bring on March Madness....this house is full of Duke fans!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Trying to capture the smile of a newborn on camera is just about impossible...lucky for me, I was finally able to get a few shots the other day....it's amazing how a little smile melts my heart, completely!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

2 months old

On Sunday, Allie turned 2 months old. So, yesterday we had her 2 month check-up. She has reach all the appropriate milestones & is growing perfectly...she weighed in at 10 lbs. 8 oz & 22 inches long. She's handled the immunizations really well, even. She is such a sweet & easy going baby who loves to snuggle with me! She loves her nighttime bath, followed by pajamas, a bottle & bedtime. She's even slept through the night on a few occasions! :) Annie has a special touch for calming Allie down (especially when I'm trying to get dinner ready, or whatever) and helping her enough to relax & fall asleep. Parker & Connor love to give her tons of kisses everyday. Allie is a perfect addition to our family!
Here are a few snapshots that I took of her...(sorry for the shadows)...

And, here you can tell that she'd finally had enough...LOL!...