Friday, May 21, 2010


Ayla had to take a bug to preschool for show-and-tell. We found her a little pill bug that she thought was so cute. We put it in a jar and she claimed it as her new pet. She even told it good night. So the next day we decided she could keep it as a "pet" and she named it Exy. Not quite sure how to spell it. It is just pronounced X E. Funny girl. She added some dirt and leaves to it and keeps it down in her room with her. You can barely see it in the pic to the right of the brown leaf on the far let.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Easter 2010

I know it has been forever since Easter, but here are some pics.

Peepster Pics

Pics from Peepster 2010. Sorry we didn't get many good ones this year. The weather was pretty cold outside so the kids just did their peepster hunt in the house and the camera was forgotten.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


A conversation had between Ayla and Jord one night while I was trying to get her to go to bed.

AYLA: Options. (Jord and I look at each other thinking, did she just say options?)

JORD: What?

AYLA: Options dad. You have three options. (Jord and I snickering while she begins to hold fingers up.) One, you play with me. Two, you go to sleep. Three you play with toys.

JORD: K, i will go to sleep.

AYLA: No, no, no. Dad you have two options. One, you play with me and two you go to sleep.

JORD: Okay. I pick option two, go to bed.

AYLA: No, no, no. One option. You play with me.

Sounds like someone listens to their dad too much. Love it!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Adventures of Hammy

Ayla's preschool class has a pet hamster named Hammy. Each kid gets a turn to take Hammy home and then draw a picture of what they did with Hammy and put it in a book. Ayla has been wanting to take Hammy home for weeks now. Well on Tuesday it was finally her turn. She was so excited. All she did for two days was play with Hammy. I forgot to take pics of the pictures she drew for her book, but she did help me with one that we put on the fridge. They watched tv together for a little bit. They went to the park a couple of times. They took naps together. They even did a puppet show. And yes, the hamster is just a stuffed puppet. I would never take on a real pet hamster, especially with a 3-year-old. Anyway, here are the pics. Enjoy!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Ayla's Dora Picture

This is a picture I found on the back of one of Ayla's preschool papers. It is the first real picture of a face that she has drawn. I thought it was so cute and asked her what it was. She told me it was Dora. The lines on the mouth are teeth by the way. And for some reason she is adamant that her name has a Q in it.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ayla's New Dog.

Ayla has a new friend. Apparently it is a little pink dog, one that only she can see. I would tell you its name, but I haven't quite figured that one out yet. It does have the words Toy Puller in there somewhere. She and Lily were taking it for a walk around the house the other day. I wish I had gotten a picture of it. They were hand in hand just walking circles through the kitchen and down the hall to their room. So cute. So yesterday I was busy getting Lily dressed when Ayla came up and asked if I wanted to pet her dog. I said sure and began to pet the dog that was in her hands. Or at least I thought it was. She then looks at me and says, "Mom, it's down there." as she points to the ground. It would be so much easier if I could just see these imaginary things.

More random pics.

This is when we went to Idaho for Christmas. It was good to see Nicole again too. She was one of my parents' foreign exchange students from Germany.
Ayla dancing around the house.
Jord and I.
Ayla with her new horse from Christmas.
Cute little Lily Pie.
Go Wildcats!
The girls hanging with dad, literally.
Lily loves to wear glasses. She thinks it is so funny for some reason.