Monday, August 29, 2011

1st day of preschool

Today was Emmie's first day of preschool.  She was really excited to go.  I think it will be really good for her since she is so social.  She came out holding hands with her new friend Kate. 

We both chose her shirt, she HAD to wear a skirt (or girt as she calls it) and they have to wear sneakers.  So this is how she turned out. 

She came home with only positive things to say and peanut butter on her face.  It must have been a good first day. 

In other news:  I finally got a picture of Pete standing.  This is about all he is doing right now.  He doesn't seem interested in walking.

And this is how Pete likes to spend his time- removing all the cans from the cupboard.  

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pete's Doppelganger

Pete's hair is growing faster than Emmie's did at this age.  But, it is much longer on top.  He has a pretty good tuft of reddish hair right along the top-middle.  This makes him look a lot like Bertram from Family Guy.  You know - Stewie's arch-nemesis half-brother that appears every once in a while.  You know - the guy voiced by Prince Bride famed Wallace Shawn.  I hope Pete's voice doesn't turn out like that.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pete vs. Emmie

I was looking at Pete the other day wondering how much he looks like Emmie at the same age. I don't think they look too much like each other. Do you? Some other comparisons are, I always thought Emmie was such a strong baby but now that I have Pete, she seems like a pansy.  This kid is pure muscle. 

Jeff- do you notice that I dressed Pete like you?  Bow-tie and boat shoes!

Friday, August 19, 2011

new house pics

I thought I would post some pics of our new place.  There is some pretty crazy decor in this house.  Some of my favorite things would be:

-  The borders, in every room of the house. 
-  The wall behind the fireplace painted the same color as the carpet which happens to be my favorite color, mauve (not really)
-  The carpeted wall on either side of the stairs going into the family room.  

  Any ideas on how to decorate this place?   With the decor aside, this place is pretty great and fits our needs. You should come on over for a visit! 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Emmie's new hair accessory

Our good friends Brad and Emily had a baby on Brenden's birthday.  Although we were SO excited that Madison finally arrived, we were a little disappointed that they didn't name her Brenda in honor of Brenden. 

Since Brenden was going to be out of town for a few days, I packed up the kids are drove them to Lincoln to visit the new baby.  I have to admit, I did get a little teary driving by our old house.  We had a great time and I am sure the kids and I were a huge help to a new mom and her newborn.  She is the cutest baby ever. Here is proof.  She has more hair than both of my kids combined.

Emmie loves her friend Mya and they are really good at wresting.  Maybe the next time we drive over we can get them some spandex and luchador masks and really make it an event.  This is the reason for the post.  Emmie and Mya were wrestling and Emmie fell backwards where 2 walls meet (the corner) and really bonked her head.  She cried but then was fine after a few minutes.  We took a bath, got pj's on, brushed hair and I noticed I had blood on my shirt.  We checked Emmie's head and there was a pretty good gash so we hopped in the car and drove to urgent care. 

This was the result...

She now has 3 new staples and gets to wear them for 5 days.  She was such a trooper and didn't even cry when the stapled her head.  Emmie has a high tolerance for pain... I am sure this comes from me.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Jenna and Cora

We needed to take an updated picture while the cousins were together.  We have plenty of pictures with the girls but none with Little Pete.  So we took a deep breath and headed outside in the 100 degree heat.  I think the heat gave their skin a nice rosey hue.  

There was a lot of this...

 and this...

and this... (notice Cora's face)

 But we managed to get this.   It only took 150 shots.

I do have one question for Lorinda.  Can I put my kids in your photography training class?

Linda- pictures being sent soon!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pictures of cousins (from my phone)

Enjoying the heat

We have been having fun the last few weeks sweating it out in Arizona.  Emmie is in heaven with her cousins.  We have been taking it easy especially because it is SO hot but we have managed to get out and have a little fun. 

My sister-in-law Rachael had a private screening of Harry Potter the night we got in.  I heard there was a costume contest so I threw together a Professor Umbridge costume.   I don't know how but we also found half an eye ball in the costume closet so my dad went as Mad Eye Moody (and I guess Micky Mouse too). 

 One of the best things about visiting my grandparents is the soft serve ice cream machine.  I have for years been perfecting the tallest ice cream cone possible.  I could work at Dairy Queen.  Pete got a little taste for the first time.  Lets just say he really liked it. 

 Even though it was 150 degrees outside Emmie wanted to teeter-totter.  I watched from the window.

How do you survive the summer heat? Splash pad. 

 Or if you are too lazy to drive to the splash pad, have grandma spray you with the hose in the yard.

 Pete took up reading and needed some reading glasses.  He borrowed them from Mr. Potato head.

 Pete LOVES his cousin Jenna but I think that Jenna LOVES Pete more.  It is amazing how responsible she is at 7.75 years of age.  I would totally let her babysit (OK maybe not yet he did fall off the chair today).

 Snoopy and Woodstock?  I think Emmie was a little embarrassed.  It is way cooler to be a dog.

 Pool time!  I love zero entry pools and could easily spend my day lounged about in 6 inches of water.  The funny part about this picture is seconds after this was taken Pete decided to loose his lunch (which was a mixture of spinach and such) all over Jenna.  It went in her mouth.  Yes, she did gag but was such a trooper!

 As I was going through these pictures I realize that anytime we go outside we are wet.  I guess this is the only way to beat the heat.  I love the fact you can just run around in your swimming suit all summer. I am so glad we have had the opportunity to spend so much time with family.  They are the greatest. 

Send a message to Brenden.  He didn't get to come with us.  We miss him.