Saturday, September 27, 2008


Abbie loves to push around her stroller. She will put any and everything in it. She has pushed around all of her jewelry, all 8 of her Barbies piled up, random baby toys and has even pushed Molly or Graham, but I have to say this is the funniest one yet.

This is Graham's Road Ripper Truck. I guess it was her baby for a while. She was even talking to it and treating it like one of her dolls:)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Before kids

Before kids I never put things on my fridge. I believe I said I never would. Well, even after kids this was all we had:
Graham lining up all his magnets.

But slowly in the last year or so my fridge has had more and more kids drawings on it. I have tried to fight it. I have spread the papers around so there were only a few on each of the 3 sides. But last week this is what I came down to:

Graham had pulled up a chair to the fridge and in his own words "made it look like an art gallery." (he was standing on the chair that's why they are only on the top) I have to admit, I kind of like it.  Yes, I love things simple. I would love a clean fridge with absolutely nothing on it, but I love that it is a constant reminder of my sweet kids and their creativity. There is actually a painting done by my husband - also a sweet reminder that he still enjoys acting like a kid. So I am learning to get joy from the mess and the toys because I have such a short time with them here on earth. I am learning to enjoy all that parenting brings because God blessed me and allowed me to have 3 amazing, healthy kids:)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Many faces of Molly Bly

Molly makes some of the funniest faces when I try to take her picture. Some of it is her saying "cheese" and some of it is just that she is 20 months old. Here are some of the best - I could have posted many, many more. 
Surprise! This is one of her favorite reactions to just about anything. Last night she kept doing this every time she turned the page in her book.  And of course she loves making this face during hide and seek. 
Trying to smile, but somehow it is a frown. 
I love this picture really. Her tongue is sticking out and her static hair is hilarious.
I love that Graham is smiling nicely and Molly is doing her "cheese" face. The other picture I have is reversed, Molly is smiling and Graham looks bad. Thankfully Marty knows how to use Photoshop.
"Oh, you caught me."

Again with the "cheese" face. I have tried to figure out another word for them to say so it doesn't make such a weird face, but haven't really figured it out - any ideas?

Friday, September 5, 2008

Abbie's First Day

Since I blogged a while ago about Graham's first day of Kindergarten, I thought I would blog about Abbie's first day in her 3 year old co-op class. She went last year and was very excited and ready to go back this year. Abbie's good friend Anna is in her class and she absolutely loves her. I didn't take very many pictures, but here are a few:
Abbie's first day (in the parking lot)
walking in (with her princess backpack)
her class (yes there is a boy under the table) Molly is at the other table also.
Mrs. Storms and Abbie at Open House
Abbie was so excited for Molly to dress like her.

Overall Abbie has loved going to "school" again.  The biggest difference to me is that she will actually tell me what she did that day. It isn't super detailed but I have been surprised at how much she remembers and how easily she tells me.  In other words, I don't have to ask her 50 questions.  She is growing and learning more everyday and it is so wonderful to be a part of it. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Rocky Baby

Molly really loves music.  She has always enjoyed dancing to any and all music and just recently she has been trying to sing.  It is very sweet.  She also really enjoys playing with her babies and pretending to feed them and put them to sleep.  The other day she was singing to her baby:

I believe the song goes "Rocky baby, rocky baby in the gegop.  Rocky, rocky baby."  This was the first time I had seen her do this but she has been rocking her babies a lot since.  Also, this was the first time I had tried her hair in pigtails. I would do pigtails all the time if my girls would let me - I love them.