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22 March 2010

A Day with Emma

Our friend, Emma, came to visit us. This sweet girl is absolutely wonderful with my kids and game for anything. Evan challenged her to a ninja dual and she was determined to put up a good fight. Just look at that stance...she is a natural.

Libby was so impressed. The next few days she made it her mission to figure out how to have a sword at the ready at all times. It creates quite a problem when the sword is taller than you.

18 March 2010

I Don't Even Know What to Write.

But I do want to let you know that Evan arranged this photo shot himself. This artistic vision can not be claimed by anyone else.

16 March 2010

Sooner or Later...

I knew this was going to happen.

I had just hoped it wouldn't be my favorite.

She enjoyed it so much I am afraid she might try it again.

And she doesn't have a clue why I would be afraid.

14 March 2010

If At First You Don't Succeed...Try, Try Again!

Some outtakes from our time with Flat Jesus. These were just too funny not to share!

All I can say is "Bless his heart."

13 March 2010

We've Had a Visitor

Last week, we had a special guest at our house...Flat Jesus. My cousin Kristen is an elementary school teacher in Kansas City and each of her students sent out a flat version of themselves to travel the country. It is based on a character named Flat Stanley. It is such a great project and we had so much fun participating.

Here are some of the sights we showed Flat Jesus...

Unfortunately, our day of fun ended up being a very, very rough night. But that is going to be another post...

12 March 2010

We've Got Some Issues

This is what happens when you ask Evan for a picture. I hope this is a that he grows out of quickly. We have family pictures scheduled for the end of the month.

Five tries, people!! Five tries!

And this is what happens when Libby tries to style her own hair. It can only get better from here. Right??

10 March 2010

They're Back At It...

Here are the fearless duo. They are superheroes with less than heroic posing...

My little cutie!

We started out good...

But it went downhill from there.

Libby new favorite thing? She loves being the center of attention.

And she doesn't appreciate it when someone steals the spotlight. And Evan pulls out all the stops with that pose.

But she always recover quickly and graciously.

I know there has been a picture overload. But Evan is just so, so un-photogenic right now. It just cracks me up and I have trouble picking the most humiliating picture to share and perhaps use as blackmail one day.

07 March 2010

One of My Favorite Things

is when I catch my kids "reading".

04 March 2010

No Love

This is my daughter kissing the sweet girl in the reflection...

I don't think she understands why she got nothing in return.

01 March 2010

Libby Has Been Promoted

Libby was finally moved to the toddler room at Mother's Day Out. I was getting really upset because she was the oldest in her class by nine months and I knew she was ready to move on up. I knew part of the hesitation was due to the fact she would be the only girl in the new class and they were afraid she would get ran over. The only thing I was worried about was having to take a nap on the floor. She had never slept anywhere but a crib. But she proved everyone wrong and is just thriving in her new class.

The first couple of days were a little rough and she just cried and cried. She still cries when we walk in but it is truly a little bit of manipulation. As soon as I drop Evan off and head back past her classroom, she has already stopped crying and is playing and laughing.

Here she is practicing nap time...

And here is a picture just because she is such a cutie...