Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I had been dropping hints that I would love to have an e-reader for a while, and after researching to see what device would best suite my needs, I decided to go for the plain-Jane device that didn't have all of the fancy apps. That way I wouldn't have to compete with my kids to read my novel. (The kids are famous for kidnapping my iPhone for a game of Fruit Ninja).
So I thought I would get my Kindle all to myself. After all, there are no flashy games to play, just boring words. Boy was I wrong.
My little bookworm grabbed it up and before I had even touched my new Kindle, she had already read Peter Rabbit.
About a month ago, Aliah dove into the world of chapter books. She hasn't come up for air since. Since signing up for the summer reading program at our local library on Wednesday, she has read 8 1/2 books. Today is Monday. She's averaging 1.7 books a day. Good thing the library is close by, because we will be spending more time there than the pool this summer.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Violet, sporting her ladybug coat, complete with antenna, was the recipient of the first foul ball. Apparently 3rd basemen have a weakness for cute girls in ladybug raincoats:
We headed to the parking lot to watch our friend's post-game firework show. Mr. Chris really knows his firecrackers!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
First we baked a cake mix following the directions on the side of the box to bake them in ice cream cones. (Be sure not to overfill past 2/3rds full). Then I made some frosting:
2 sticks salted butter
4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons almond milk
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
Pat dry maraschino cherries on a towel and place one on top of each scoop of frosting.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Today we celebrate our oldest daughter's birthday. She's the one who taught us what parenting was all about (in other words we practice on her, curse of the first child). Honestly, I appreciate her willingness to forgive me when I make one of my many mistakes while being her mother.
a tree hugger & climber,
a Jesus lover,
and you are beautiful.
The past year you have had many accomplishments. You successfully played duets with your sister, which is no easy task when she is telling what to do. You discovered a love of reading and now ask me to take you to the library almost daily for new chapter books. You discovered a love for birds. You learned how to plant a garden. You began to learn another language. You publicly confessed your love for Jesus at your baptism.
Aliah Morgan Haigh,
I love you!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Where we stayed:
Girls doing what all little kids do in hotel rooms, jumping on the bed:
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
For Annabelle's birthday, we took the girls to the salon for a glamor makeover. Annabelle knew exactly how she wanted her updo- a messy bun, with some long curls in the front.
Make a wish!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
1. They sing silly songs with us.
2. They play hide-and-seek with us and don't come out of their hiding spot, even when the three year-old niece has moved on to other things.
3. They host their neices birthday party.
4. They come and hang out with us so that we don't have to go sit very quietly while Mommy gets a hair cut (boring!).
5. They play dress-up and fairies with us.
6. Our Aunt is super silly and oodles of fun! We love you Aunt Caylyn!