Friday, April 17, 2015

Words of Truth

ELLIE: (to Daddy) I do trust you... NOT around cookies, though!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ellie's birthday party

ELLIE: Mommy, can I tell you something?
MOMMY: Sure, what's up?
ELLIE: People keep asking me what I want for my birthday but I don't really know.
ELLIE: Yeah. I don't know what I want for my birthday because I already have everything I want.
MOMMY: Wow. That's very mature! In fact, that's more mature than many grown-ups!
ELLIE: Really?

Ellie decided that for her birthday she wanted to have a party at her best friend, Brynn's, house. Alas we scheduled the party over spring break and it was a bit of a flop when no one showed. Did that put Ellie down? Heck no! She had a blast spending the entire day with her bestest of best friends!  She even wrote a thank you letter to tell her friend that she had the best birthday party ever!

These girls are getting so big!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


I love love love this time of the year... spring time flowers!

Monday, April 13, 2015


ELLIE: It's a three letter word that ends with OU? What could it be?
ELLIE: No I already guessed U. Daddy what is it?
ELLIE: i told you.  I already guessed U.
The answer? 
You are a goose.

Friday, March 13, 2015

That moment in a good sappy movie...

ADDIE:  Ewww!
ELLIE: I only like it when they kiss just once, not when they eat each other's face other!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Ellie Draws

I wonder who this could be from. Too funny.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Addie Draws

I am loving how Addie draws things that I never would have thought a child would draw. With Ellie, it was always cute pictures of family or animals with an occasional monster or dragon tossed in for fun. Addie? She draws everyday life, though I'm sad to say I haven't been able to capture very many of them because she loves to give her drawings away as gifts. This one was a gift for Daddy. It's a football game.

And when she does draw something in the fantasy realm, her details are incredible. I would consider bringing my dragon to life (via felting) if I understood what was going on around his feet area. Hahaha.

This Valentine's Day monster is a strong contender for the next creature I create out of felt. Isn't he fantastic? Addie says if you're feeling sad, you just have to pick a heart off of the monster and it will cheer you up again.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2nd Grade Thank You Letters

Daddy gave Ellie's class a presentation about some of the projects he is working on. It included a brief description of some satellites as well as a demonstration of how blurry an object can be if you are looking at a pixelated image. I got a big kick out of the letters that Ellie's classmates wrote to him. I've posted images of some of them below. It's amazing the range of writing skills present in the same classroom, but allow yourself a good chuckle on some of the responses. It made my day.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Stinky Tunnels & Christmas Time!

Last weekend we took an impromptu trip up to Glenwood Springs. On the way up, the girls decided to hold their breath any time we went through a tunnel. Though this is normal behavior for kids to have, they added a bit more character to the reasons why. Apparently tunnels are stinky. Now you know. We spent the day in the hot springs (the girls got a kick out of swimming in the middle of winter time) and on the rides. Though it wasn't in the original plan, we did a mini Christmas celebration because the lights were still up, and then headed back to the pool to swim at night. All in all, it was a random yet very pleasant change from the norm.