Thursday, April 30, 2009

Missing You

We have missed you. 
We are so happy you are coming home today!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Party


We had a 50th birthday party for our grandma Cindy and aunt Sandy, everyone had a good time. It sure beat going to a restaurant where everyone has to try to keep their kids quiet and no one can have fun and visit, there was no shortage of fun on this day!

Sage takes all his visitors up to the sandpit behind our house (if you are up for the short hike).

Luckily we had a few eggs for a game of rolling and passing...



Unfortunately, they were not hard boiled...nice throw Grace!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Grace Brush

In the car the other day Grace asked...
"Mom is there Grace Brush?"

Where there is Sage Brush...there is Grace Brush!

Friday, April 17, 2009

teeth

Look closely...

two little white teeth are coming in!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter

We had lots of fun this Easter...
we packed in lots of events
and lots of pictures.
We started out coloring easter eggs, we colored pictures of eggs, bunnies and all things Easter, dad judged them when he came home.

Then for the real eggs, coloring them was pretty fast this year.

Grace was so excited to go the the annual Easter egg hunt in Morgan.

Of course, the weather never seems to cooperate.

But they were ready to go...

Sage had no problem collecting lots of candy.

Easter morning came early at our house.

Off to Grandma and Papa's house for a true treasure hunt.

Sage had to read the clues (didn't slow him down too much).

Off to the Zoo with the cousins...

This gorilla was close to the end of the trek and they could not get enough.

We had a great spring break in spite of the crazy weather. I think next year we should go someplace warmer.

I am happy that we are back to our "normal" today.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

a picture (or a few) is worth a thousand words

Is mom really going to let me eat this lens cover?
I am pretty excited.
Hmmm.....
It's pretty good...
I'm so happy I got to eat the lens cover!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

meal time

This is Zoe trying rice cereal for the first time, seriously it was like we were giving her lemons!
She is starting to like it just a little bit, but introduce anything else, applesauce, pears, sweet potatoes and the reaction is lemons and limes!
We are taking it slowly.

Sage has always been a great eater, he continues to be willing to try new things and usually he likes them. 

Grace, on the other hand is very picky. When we introduced her to food at six months, she never really liked anything. Baby food was lost on her, it was a sign because she continues to be really very difficult to feed. 

I think it is payback because Jeremy always gave his brother a hard time for his very picky eater daughter. He swore that we would never fix separate meals for our kids, they would eat what we eat or they would go hungry (never say never).

Along comes Grace and here we are, trying to figure out what to feed her for dinner every night. Of course it is not what we are eating, some days she likes something, the next day she won't touch it. I think Grace might actually starve or live on potato chips, bananas and "flamingos" if we did not intervene.
This is why we are nervous about Zoe and her food faces...all girls can't be so picky, right? We are hoping for maybe not a great eater like Sage, but a bit better than Grace would be nice.

At least we all like cupcakes (today anyway)!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

my April Fool

Sage has been so excited for April Fool's Day. 

For the most part, the concept was lost on him, but he had fun telling people they had spiders in their hair, Grace even got in on that action. 

I asked him if his teacher played any tricks on them and he told me that none of that was allowed (no fun, I guess they have to maintain the class).