Sunday, April 27, 2008


Ayla was pretending to be glamorous tonight. She pulled out the jewels and shades to put on a bit of a show. She's following in big sis's footsteps with all of the femininity.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Birthday Recap

Decorations handmade by little sis, dinner with family, presents, "Happy Birthday" sung by great friends over the phone, and cake! What better way for a 9-year-old to spend a Tuesday evening. Ay's wish for tomorrow is to load his iPod Shuffle with tunes. That's a wish that will likely come true.

Monday, April 14, 2008

100th post on a beautiful day!

Finally we're heading into good Spring weather. I am soooo ready for it! It was a busy day with work, Ayla's 18-month check-up (with shots), and some playtime at the park. I did get the chance to work on photos tonight, too!

You can tell who took up the lens again today.

Oh my...look at the time! Happy Birthday, Ayden!!! I'm up way too late, so it looks like I encroached upon your birthday!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

My birthday boy and his sisters...

Ayden's birthday is Tuesday. Although he has made no official plans for a party with friends (we're working on it), he's excited about receiving gifts from us. Ayv bought a gift for him tonight with her own money. She was so proud and so was I, so I gave her extra points for being so thoughtful and not selfish enough to spend it on herself. I hope that continues and that Ayden chooses to do the same this fall for his sister.

Since I don't have pictures from that act of kindness, I'll share some I snapped this weekend.
Some of Ayden's random artwork. I love this piece made from glue and beans.Ayla last week after a day of the stomach flu...

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A new week.

It has been a nice week. I am enjoying working 4 hours a day (well, really 3 hours, 50 minutes). Today I got to do more hands-on of what I will ultimately be doing daily. The kids have started at their new school and really like it. Ayden has made some instant friends from the sound of it, which I predicted he would. Ayvarie loves preschool and Ayla is starting to warm up to those in the daycare. We've been able to run some errands in the afternoons and today the girls and I went for a walk to my sister's house. They thought it was fun and it's just great to be so close again! Depending on the weather tomorrow, we might try the park for a bit when we get home. Here is a pic of Ayv helping Aaron while he assembles his new shed.

Here are the first flowers in my parents' yard this Spring.I don't know how many of you have tried this, but I had fun with it. Didn't realize I could type so fast. I remember years ago thinking that 40 wpm was amazing! Here's what my score was...

Speed test