Thursday, September 30, 2010

What's up there?

Last Friday night, we finally broke out our telescope (that we got for Christmas in 2007).  I read on facebook, from one of my friends from elementary school, that if you look up in the sky you can see Jupiter right next to the moon .  So, I went outside and looked up and there it was.  So the next night, Friday, I got the telescope out and the kids and I had fun looking through it and seeing Jupiter and the moon.  Here are a couple of pictures of the kids looking through the telescope.  Maybe next time we look through it, I'll figure out how to take pictures of what we see and post those, but for now here is Calvin and Abby having fun.   (Sorry I didn't get any of Dallin and Elsa, I don't know why.)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Just havin' fun with Picnik

Just in case any of you haven't heard about  It is an awesome website to go to for photo editing.  It's totally user friendly and so much fun.  This is what I did just for fun and some laughs.  HaHaHa!

Aren't they adorable?
Then I did this for Abby's birthday invitations

Then she decided she wanted a candy party.
What do you think?

Sunday, September 05, 2010


I just wanted to document some of Abby's cute words and sayings before she grows out of them.  She is in Kindergarten and will soon talk more "grown up".  So I just want to remember them.

*  When she gets frustrated with me, she says,
    "I'm getting so mad at you...uuuh!"
*  She says stuff like, "Brush mine hair",
    or "I need mine shoes",  etc.
    I try to correct her, but she still insisted on "mine".
*  One night her and I were looking at
    photos on the computer and she was
    playing a silly little game and was saying who
   were girls and who were boys and
   we came to a photo of Grandma
   and I asked her if she was a girl.
   She said, "She's not a girl, she's a grandma." 
* "Run for your life"
* "Yeah, yeah whatever" 
* When someone passes gas or someone doesn't and she thinks they do, she says,
   "What is that smell?"and "GET OUT!"   O.k. so maybe that one is funnier to us.
* She insists that Calvin is her big brother and Dallin is Elsa's.  Whenever she is being
difficult, such as standing in the way of the t.v. or something, Calvin says, "Abby, if you love me then get out of the way."  She will quickly get out of the way.  She'll do anything for Calvin.  Even I take advantage of that one.
* I also love the way she eats.  She will try anything and after having 2 VERY picky eaters, she is very appreciated.
* Also everything is "ducky".  Not in a good way either.  You and I think that ducky means just fine, right?
not to Abby.  To her "ducky" means...well, yucky.  So her shoes are ducky, her underwear is ducky, hair bows or clips are ducky, yeah a lot of things are "ducky".  That's one that is more frustrating than funny at times, but something that's worth remembering. 

She is quite the little character and we're so glad she came to our home.  We are so lucky to have her!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

First day of school

This is a video of the kids after their first days of school.  The girls LOVED school!  The boys on the other hand.....well.....let's just say their summer vacation wasn't long enough...or maybe their just getting older so school isn't as exciting.  Notice that the music changes during the boys interviews.  Oh yeah, by the way, Calvin's teacher, Mrs. Barker is on maternity leave until the end of Sept, beginning of October.  So that's why we talk about a substitute.  (Ms. Moore)   Enjoy the video!