Wednesday, August 29, 2012


We had such a blast this summer swinging at Pop's house with our cousins!! 

Here's My oldest, age 5
 My twin sis' oldest, age 7
 My twin's little boy, age 6
Twin's little boy, age 3
 My little guy, age 2
 My wonderful uncle from Colorado
 Pop is the MASTER swinger
 And my twin sis

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


I had lots of fun taking these pictures! Thanks Sarah and Dustin for letting me capture your adorable kids.

Mommy School {Week 1}

Before Five in a Row: Blueberries for Sal

This week the book we focused on was "Blueberries for Sal." One of my very favorites from when I was a little girl. 

What we did:

Used puppets to reinact the book (Sal was a barbie, and the bear puppet was little bear).

As we read the book we did just what little Sal did: picked berries (pretended), plopped them in our tin bucket (we used marbles), listened closely to the sounds, and then we pretended to eat the berries. Sal started with 2 and added 4=6. Then she ate 4 blueberries. 6-4=2. So we counted every time we added or subtracted berries.  

We talked about little Sal and little bear getting lost from their mommys. Why did this happen? What could she have done to not get lost? 

We talked about how bears hibernate for the winter and eat lots of food before they do.

We drew pictures of blueberry bushes. 

We colored Mommy and Baby bear (found a bear coloring page printable online)

We made a berry smoothie for snack

We ate berries from a tin can (like Sal's)

p.s. these are all pics I took quickly with my phone while doing mommy school. Didn't bother trying to edit them...they are that bad. But it shows some of the fun we had.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


My first is bound for school tomorrow. Can't believe it, really can't!  
 She's got her uniforms ready, her new spiderman backpack all packed, and she's ready to take on Kindergarten. A day she's been talking about for a long long time.  
 A day she's been dreaming about!  
Me, on the other hand...I always ask if you can please stop growing up?!?! Please. And you smile and laugh at me and sometimes even flex your muscles and tell me how you have to keep growing. I know little girl, I know. But it sure is hard to let go of my sweet baby girl. The first little one in my belly (something you reiterate to your siblings on a daily basis). All of these "first" moments are hardest with you because these moments are new to me too. 
But I have a feeling that you'll do great and learn so many wonderful things at your new school!  We love you  our sweet brave knight! I hope I can be as brave as you are tomorrow :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Lazy Summer Days

 You are such a fun loving boy.
I sure love your laughter.