Friday, October 30, 2009

Beards all around

J's sister, Auntie Nettie, sent us (Amber, Elle, me) some fun beards to surprise J with. We thought that today would be a good day because it is the day before Halloween. We got a warm welcome of laughs and chuckles on our way into J's office. Here you go Nettie—the bearded family.
Amber, Elle, and me after we put our beards on in the bathroom (I had to get a picture just in case the girls wouldn't keep them on).
All of us together.
I think we pull it off rather well, don't you think!?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A little of this, a little of that

This month, like this entire year, has flown by. Here are a couple of pictures showing some of our activities.

Amber showing off her ER bracelet after falling and hitting her head (on a hard tile floor at a friends) and passing out for a few seconds. After being looked over and warranting no test she was happy to be home.
This is how Amber had dressed herself while I was in the shower. Nice look don't you think?
Elle decided that drawing on paper with the marker was too boring so she started drawing on her face. Maybe she thought it would be a good chapstick substitute.
Amber with her classmates wearing hats and helmets on H day.
Elle and Amber in their paint shirts getting ready to get to work.
Thanks Costco for the boxes that proved to be hours of entertainment for the girls (sitting on, climbing in, painting, stacking...).

Elle after a few minutes of painting - she seems to like to get stuff on her face.
She also really like to stick her tongue out lately (there are at least 5 other pictures of her while she was painting that her tongue was out).
Amber focusing on her painting job.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Upcoming trouble

I will let the pictures speak for themselves about what upcoming trouble I see in our future.

Amber getting a picture with Fireman Jordan
Amber's joy school class
(Emilee, Taylee, Isaac, Kylie, Amber, Sam, and Jordan)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

What a spectacle!

They sure look cuter on Elle than they do on J. :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy Birthday

Today is J's birthday. Happy Birthday honey, I only wish we could get you what Amber wanted to.

Conversation with Amber a couple of weeks ago:
Me: Amber, Papa's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks. What do you think we should get him?

Amber: Uh, I think we should get him a new car. His is getting a little beat up and it is kinda small.

Me: Well, I am sure he would love a new car, but I don't think we can get him that for his birthday this year.

Amber: Maybe when baby brother comes he can get a new car for his birthday

Happy Birthday Honey honey. I love you and I hope you have a great day.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Use the music from this:

When looking at this:

…and you'll get a pretty good idea about what I see in my head.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Mad Princess!

Amber wanted to get dressed up like a princess this morning. And just what does Princess Amber look like?

There's a certain practicality about her princess-ness that I appreciate. Shortly thereafter, she had morphed into Mad Scientist Amber.

I think I prefer the latter.