Friday, December 28, 2012

Monsters inc.

We took the girls to the movies yesterday. We saw Monsters, Inc. it was Betsy's first movie theater experience. Se did great in spite of the fact that the glasses were too big and the chair nearly swallowed her whole.  Andy ended up holding her and holding the glasses on her head.  We had a grand time. I love making memories with this little family of mine. Blessings.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Hope you have a Merry Christmas, time with your family and friends while celebrating the birth of our savior. Blessings.

Friday, December 21, 2012

1st day of winter

It is snowing here.  I love welcoming winter this way.  So much fun.  The girls played on the deck, because the driveway was too icy, but they had a blast.  Too bad it is not a good packing snow, the girls kept asking for snow balls and snowmen which we couldn't make, but we were able to accomplish snow angels and tossing snow up for snow showers.  They were happy with that.  Blessings.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


I've had some nasal congestion and a few other cold symptoms the past few days. NyQuil has been very helpful at night as well as sudafed pe. Last night, Andy picked up the non- drowsy sudafed at the pharmacy. I took it at 9 p.m. My nose is clear, but I didn't get much sleep. At. All. Thanks sudafed, i think. This day could be interesting-even more than usual. Blessings.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

bad mom - Cinderella

We are pretending this morning. Mollie informs me that I am supposed to be the bad mom and she and Betsy are slave sisters.  Sort of like Cinderella I guess.  I tell her to go mop the floor, she erupts in gales of laughter.  Blessings.

Monday, December 17, 2012

stole the show

Mollie stole the show.  On Friday night, she marched around the stage on her tip toes, paused at the front of the stage and gave a glowing smile.  She won the crowd over with that pass.  I heard them from the side of the stage.  I couldn't see her and didn't know it was her until after the performance.  We were talking at home, Oma said that she'd heard that she stole the show.  Mollie looked worried and said that she did not steal the show.  We took a few minutes to explain the saying to her, but I think she understood.  Saturday's performance went without a hitch.  I was sitting in the audience, watching for her.  She did another great job.  Her class even remembered to "fly, fly, scoop, spin." She and her classmates forgot that part on Friday.  Oh well, no one knew or noticed, we were all happy to see our little girls on stage. Blessings.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

ballet party scene

Last night, at the technical rehearsal for the Toy Maker's Son, Mollie was insistent that there would be food at the party.  Well, she is only in the party scene, and I guess she figured that if there is a party there should be food.  It took some explaining to do on my part that the party was just pretend and there would not really be food there.  Blessings.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

mud daubers

Last night, we had no heat on the second floor of our house, so we all slept bundled in extra blankets..  Andy was checking things out last night and found a mud dauber's nest blocking some of the piping and fan housing.  He didn't get it working last night, but the heat is on this morning. After an early trip to the attic, he found and cleared some mud from another hose in the furnace that he didn't check last night. Thankful for a warm house this morning. Blessings.
Mud dauber

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

preschool oldies

Last night, I gathered with some friends that I worked with 10+ years ago for a Christmas dinner.  It was nice being with my old friends and reconnecting with them.  These ladies helped me so much when I first started working in the school system. I know I am a better person for knowing them.  Blessings.

Monday, December 10, 2012

birthday fun

We had another party on Sat. celebrating Mollie's birthday with my family. Everyone had a wonderful time.  I know one 4 year old that is very pleased with all of her gifts and thankful for her family and friends that could attend her parties.  Blessings.
Here she is pushing her babies in her new stroller.  Having a great time. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

20 Questions - Mollie

1. How old are you? 4
2. Who is your best friend? Aubrey H.
3. What is your favorite thing to do? Play dolls
4. What is your favorite color? Purple and pink
5. What is your favorite food and drink? Orange drink and vegetables
6. What do you like to do with your family? Go out to Gattitown
7. What is your favorite toy? Aurora horse
8. What do you want to do when you grow up? Gymnast
9. What makes you happy? Big great smiles
10. What makes you sad? A scrape
11. What is your favorite show to watch? The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe
12. What is your favorite book? Tickety Tock
13. What do you love to learn about? Shapes
14. What was the best part of your birthday? Getting the pink flowers
15. Where do you like to go? Gattitown
16. What are you really good at? Jumping
17. What is your favorite treat? Hershey kisses
18. What do you think about before going to sleep? Narnia
19. What is your favorite animal? Butterfly
20. What is your favorite song? This Little Light Of Mine

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mollie is 4

We have had such a busy day of celebrating our sweet girl.  Andy wanted Mollie to open her cupcake Lego set before he left for work, so I got the girls up while he went out to get doughnuts.  Play date and lunch with some friends, nap, ballet (in her new leotard), dinner at Burger King (her choice), a tour of the Chinoe House and then on to watch the Christmas parade.  We came home and did Advent while drinking hot chocolate.  It was a nice end to the day.  Right now, Andy is reading The Horse and His Boy to the girls.
Mollie had lots of phone calls and a couple of cards in the mail.  She said she had a great day. I think that we all did. Hope to get some pics up tomorrow.  Blessings.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

ballet party

Mollie wants a ballet party this year.  We are going to try to meet her expectations.  We'll see how this goes.  I was able to find some sweet plates and party supplies.(Here is the link to those party supplies.)  I have some crepe paper to hang, I've printed off some ballerina coloring pages and we will do a craft.  (Making bead "candy canes" to go on the Christmas tree.)  I had a hard time finding stickers of ballerinas, so I got Tinkerbell fairy stickers instead to remind us of the ballet we attended this summer.(pictures below)  Tonight, I need to do some party prep, but I think everything will work out well.  Blessings.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

jinger bells

Betsy is really trying hard to say and sing "jingle bells," but it keeps coming out as jinger bells.  It is very cute.  These girls are just too much fun.  Blessings.
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