Sunday, May 22, 2011

night of fire and thunder!

I LOVE free activities :) So, when Alex's school did a reading race for free tickets to Bandimere speedway, we got on board. Unfortunately, it started during spring break. And we did absolutely NO WORK during that vacation.... so, we read for an hour every night for the next three weeks. I'm happy to say that it was worth it!
We had to wear earplugs, and Lydia liked to suck on hers (they went in smoother, ugh!)
Here was our favorite, these cars have jet engines on the back! They would blow out fire, but I could never take the picture fast enough. This red one here went 274 miles per hour! So fun!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Four years old!!!

She'll actually be 4 tomorrow... but wow! She's so big!
Most of the party goers :)
We had a yummy ice cream cake that I bought at a young women's auction
Lydia is wonderful. I can't believe she's so big, and I can't believe that she's my baby :)

Happy birthday Lydia... we love you!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

happy mothers day :)

I used to want to be pampered and just lay around on mother's day... but I was always disappointed. A mother's work is NEVER done :) So, now I just play and enjoy my job.
Alex had field day, they all had to run with a swimming noodle, adding a person each lap. It was funny
Three legged race, they won :)
Some bean bag thing...
Finally, Alex's class published a book. We didn't buy it... oops. But, I did take a picture of Alex's page :)
I love being a mom and I love my mom. What a great day.

Monday, May 02, 2011


Lydia is growing up fast, and you can tell by this picture that she loves candy (I think her teeth might be blue!) I wanted to write a couple things she's been doing lately that we can't help but laugh at...

*My favorite part in the movie 'Tangled' is when Rapunzel and Flynn are in the bar with all the ruffians. They walk in and her hair trails behind and one of the brutes says "wow, that's a lot of hair" and Flynn says "She's growing it out". I don't know WHY this is SO funny to me, but I'm laughing right now as I type it :) So, Lydia told me that she was going to grow her hair out and then scrunched her face up and closed her eyes and tried to "push" out her hair... it was hilarious :)

*She's been really into rhymes lately, but she's not so good at them. I keep telling her that it's the ENDING that sounds the same. So, she was rhyming with ACID today (Alex's new toy shoots acid.. not real of course). She said 'acid rhymes with gas', and I told her they didn't so she said, "I know! Gas rhymes with A--!". Good job Lydia, good job :)

*She's never gotten past sucking on a straw with her tongue out of her mouth. So, now Dave is trying to catch her tongue when he sees it out while she's drinking. Now she'll say "Dad, guess where my tongue is" and then drink. When he asks where, she proudly says "in my mouth!" Tricky girl

*The last thing, that we hope is a phase, is she's a big liar. I have to ask her if she's "pretending" like 20 times a day. I'm always really surprised when she's not. This is confusing since we're starting to talk about abuse and things like that with her... I hope she understands it all.

Lydia's birthday is just a few weeks away, and she's already betrothed to 3 boys (we're keeping our options open :). We love this little pistol!