Monday, September 29, 2008
They did really well. It was a long parade. . .2 hours.
It was just too much excitement for Alaina.
We actually went disc golfin on Saturday with the Isaacsons. Before kids, we would go at least 3 times a week. And I think we've gone maybe 3 times total since kids. We do really enjoy getting out and getting some exercise. We got a sitter for the older kids, but took Alaina and Zach with us. They did pretty well. We play out at Sugar Bottom and got the full 18 holes in. It will be fun when the kids can play with us someday.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Alaina is now crawling! I can't believe that she is so big already. Time is really flying. It is going so much faster with the second one. She has been gettting up on all fours and lunging forward for a few weeks, but just today as started moving her arms. And she's only 5 months old. I thought Paige crawled early, right at 6 months, but Alaina has a couple weeks on her. My kids just want to be on the go and once they can go, they are much happier. Way to go Alaina! I'm trying to get a video on here, but no luck yet. Stay posted!
Friday, September 19, 2008
And here is our little artist! She was supposed to be watching Boz while I caught up on some things on the computer, just on the other side of that wall. I thought I was hearing scraping on the wall and came out to find Paige coloring on it. She has that "I'm in trouble" look on her face. Thank God for Magic Erasers. It did come right off.
Paigey on the the bridge.
We had to try to get a good picture of the girls. Paige loved the apples. She would take a bite of one, put in the basket, take out another one, take a bite, put it in the basket. . .We had to check at the end to make sure our apples didn't all have little teeth marks in them.
Unkie building a tower on Paige's back.
A little face time with Auntie.
Paige loves to color.
I just thought this was so sweet of Unkie, Paige, and Casey sitting out on our deck.
Patrick, Kathy, Mark, and I
We are a house divided. We'll see who the girls end up liking. Probably Iowa State because their daddy does.
Aren't they cute!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Paige takin' a break!
It was really nice to get so close to the animals. I think the Hippo exhibit was our favorite. They would swim so close to us and you could also see them play out of the water. It was really neat.
Paige really wanted to ride the Choo Choo train. How could we resist her? Mark took her, and Alaina and I waited for them.
Alaina did well. She either chilled in the stroller or the front pack.
You can see the giraffes in the background of this pic. There were quite a few baby animals out with their moms. There was a baby elephant, giraffe, and 5 tiger cubs that we saw.
We decided to forego naps on vacation. Paige was a trooper. She did have a big day at the zoo and fell asleep as we were leaving.
This was much calmer. Paige was still a little traumatized from the experience and got freaked out when they would start sucking from the bottle. But it was fun. Mark said he wishes he had the video going. He thought it was hysterical.
Here we are on the Riverboat. It was sunny and relaxing.
The Riverboat was down by the Arch, so we went to the base. Here is Paige standing at the base of the Arch.
The Magic House has a fishing pond. Paige really liked to "fish" and then throw the fish back and catch it again. It's magnetic. You could also take your fish to another little pond, throw it in, and follow it down the stream to the fishing pond. You can see the stream behind Paige. I had fun, too!
The have this very cool Electrostatic Generator. Don't we look awesome.
Here Paige and I are at the Science Center's dinosaur exhibit. I think she thought the T-Rex was real.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Daddy sure enjoyed riding it.
Grampy looking for Paige at the park.
Grammy and Paige spent many hours coloring and putting stickers on paper (and each other).
Alaina is such a happy girl. We sure had fun with Grampy and Grammy.
Here is our van driving down. My mom is walking with Paige.
Here is our family on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi.
My Grandpa playing piano with Paige.
Here you can see the flower painted on her face and her cross tatoo on her hand.
The flower up close. She accidently wiped some of the bottom of it off. I didn't know if she would sit to have them paint it or not, but she sat right down and held still.
Paige really got into the concert.
Here she is with her friends Jaclyn and Ashlyn(on her lap).
Paige loved to jump in a circle with her friends.