Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Lydia turned 2 recently and I've decided I need to write some of the crazy, interesting facts about her.  And of course, show her yearly progress :)

  She acts very old for her age, already talking in sentences and moving almost as fast as the big kids :)  I've never cut her hair, not even a snip.  As you see she was born with pretty much none, and it's grown in very evenly.  There hasn't been a really awkward stage yet in hair growth, which I'm happy about because I don't want to cut her hair...it scares me :)
   Her jumping off stairs, climbing tall ladders, sliding down slides, and walking through waterfalls show us that she has no fear.  Alex is her favorite person, and Al seems to like her a lot too.  I love all the stages my kids are in for various reasons, but I really love when they start to talk.  Lydia is already attempting knock knock jokes, although she says "ding dong" instead.  And she likes to tell long drawn out stories and sing songs, mostly "popcorn popping".  We love her in our family and she makes us laugh every day!

Monday, May 18, 2009


  Lydia turned 2 on Friday, so we gave her a "big girl bed".  (our presents are always lame like that :)  Her and Alex played pretend go to sleep all day, Al here is reading her the books... so sweet.
  We did have a party, with the amount of family that lives so close it was pretty large, but very very fun.

Some of Lydia's presents.  The hat and sunglasses were from Dave and I (told you they were all lame).  And the baby elmo actually asks for his bottle and goes to sleep and all that stuff, it's great.
  Another quick funny story... We were in the car listening to a church CD that Jaynie bought for me for mother's day.  Alex asked me to play the song about Christ, to which I replied "which one?"  Alex quickly said "oh mom, you know, the one in heaven!".....  Ah, that Christ, thanks Al :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Day camp

Happy mother's day!!!  
 On friday we went up the mountains a ways and roasted some hotdogs and marshmallows with our colorado cousins.
                       Throwing rocks in the stream
                   Practicing with papa's axe (Elijah seriously almost lopped off a leg in this picture)
We came home sufficiently tired and dirty, it was wonderful.