Sunday, September 2, 2012


Our summer was pretty laid back. We did a lot of this...

Jane and Wyatt painting
And this...

Spiderman and Ariel

Super Heros

And this...

Playing in the hose
And this...
Being goofy

Playing the piano

Hanging out
We also went to the Zoo!

We also celebrated Jane's 4th birthday at the Denver Aquarium with the mermaids and went to California for my best friend, Christa's, wedding. Unfortunately, my camera was broken at the time so I wasn't able to capture those memories. Summer was awesome none the less.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Jane is growing up way too fast. She started preschool on Tuesday and I just can't wrap my head around the fact that I have a child old enough for that. Harder yet, is to think that she will be in kindergarten next year. Where does time go?

Before her first day of preschool

Don't be fooled by the picture, Jane was very excited to start school finally. I think she was nervous and that was translated into tears over everything, including her not having her "precious" smile on when I snapped the previous picture and a million other things. Once we were on our way, she was crying because she didn't want to look like she was crying when she got to school. It was such a fun morning.
When we got to school she pulled it together though and was once again really excited. When we left Jane at her classroom, it was Wyatt who started to cry. He didn't want to leave his "Jane Jane". Needless to say, he struggled for the three hours that Jane was at school.

After her first day of preschool

Jane greeted us with, "I liked everything about school!" when we picked her up. Her teacher said that she did great and Wyatt was very happy to have his sister back.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Halloween 2011

My little froggy prince.

Jane the princess. If you ask her, she was Anastasia.

My cuties. Taylor and I didn't dress up on account of the already elevated stress level.

Daddy helping Wyatt enjoy his goodies.

I should know better than to think that my kids actually pay attention to me when I speak to them.
Halloween this year was kind of crazy. We all had been sick for about a week previous and just couldn't shake it. Being sick put me behind schedule with sewing the kids costumes and made whether or not we were actually going to go trick-or-treating a last minute decision. Needless to say, I was sewing until the very last minute and we didn't stay out long because it was freezing and nobody was quite up to walking around a whole lot. Jane had a blast regardless of everything and Wyatt, well he really enjoyed the suckers he got.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Need Some Instruction?

Jane is too darn smart. Yesterday she started singing these little songs and I couldn't help but to laugh. It wasn't until today that I realized she learned them from Mickey Mouse. Who knows, maybe one day they will come in handy.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Aquarium

When we finally got all the way to Fresno, we hopped back into the car and drove to the Monterey Bay Aquarium with my family. The kids absolutely loved  it. After the aquarium, we went to lunch at Bubba Gump's. 
Jane loved all of the jelly fish

She is always so cooperative.

This penguin loved Wyatt and kept trying to get him through the glass.

This was our attempt at getting a picture of the cousins in the clam together. As you can tell, it didn't quite work out.

Wyatt and Aunt Kelly playing.

Family picture on the way out.

Aunt Brooke bought Wyatt a sucker. Needless to say, he loved it.

Jane, Jane Gump

The Wedding

The first stop on our summer adventure was Logan, Utah for my brother in-law's wedding. We drove there from Colorado Springs which ended up being even more miserable than we thought it was going to be. Jane did great. she didn't say more than five words the whole drive because she was too busy watching movies on the DVD player. Wyatt, however, couldn't have cared less about the movies. He just wanted to be out of seat and getting into things. It was rough, but once we got there, it was all made worth it. It was wonderful to be able to spend that special day with Keith and Makell.                                            
The bride and groom

My handsome pants big boy

My cute princess girl. Dramatic? Absolutely.

 While I was in Utah, the kids and I went to visit my Aunt Barbara and her family. Aaron and Erin were able to meet us there.

Aaron, Erin, June, Olive, me, Jane, and Wyatt

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bad Luck

Poor Jane's bad luck started on Sunday. At church, she fell out of her seat and hit her face on the hymn book holder. That left a real nasty looking bruise right on her cheek bone. Yesterday, the bad luck continued. While she was playing at the park, carefree like a child should be, a mean 8 year old boy smacked her in the face with a baseball bat. The result, a black eye. When asked why, he being so much older, would hit a 2 year old girl, he said, " She was in my way." Are you kidding me? Talk about the worst kid in the world.
This was the best picture she would let me get. This is what it looked like this morning, after two icings.