Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jaide and Kiree -isms October

J: singing B-A-G, B-A-G, that spells ... um ... something.
J: (holding up a piece of candy corn) Maybe this is for putting in your hair if you have a pony tail- it's not for eating.
K: (getting right in mommy's face) it POSSIBLE mommy! (not sure what that was in reference to)
J: (to mommy) You can't wait to see what I'm going to do!
K: swiper steal my wittle potty- that sneaky fox!
K: i have question (before bed Jaide always asks questions to delay going to bed and Kiree has caught on too).
K: scary balloween!
J: The prophet gave me a piece of candy. (that was the stake president actually)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I spy Utah!

See if you can find: two little girls born a week apart- one asleep, one faking it; a sad little girl who wanted to hold her cousin, Cougar fans "rising and shouting,"  Little (Great) Grandma, the man in the mirror, four generations, the hard to find traditional birthday Jiffy brownie mix brownies (the Jiffy frosting mix proved too elusive even for us), a 7' tall baby, a toy log gallows, a "monkey on my back," the redheaded birthday girl (hint, it's not Kiree), and the cutest little Mardi Gras Jedi girl you've ever seen.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Grandma and Grandpa

Earlier this month Bob's parents came out for a visit.  Jaide and Kiree were so excited!  We didn't get too many pictures sadly.  

The girls loved playing monster with Grandpa.  I practically had to physically restrain the girls from waking up Grandpa and Grandma first thing each morning.  

One day while Jaide was in school, the rest of us all took a walk along the Patapsco river.  We saw some wildlife and crossed some wiggly bridges.  

We played games and Bob's Mom helped me turn two curtain panels into four.  It was sewing school for Meg!  I'm excited to do more sewing.  

They headed up to Boston to visit their other granddaughter the day we took these pictures.  A few hours later we headed to the airport to fly to Utah to see the other Grandma.  

Thursday, October 22, 2009


 I got to go with Jaide on her first kindergarten field trip.  We went to the farm.  

We got to go on a hayride (and it even went through a stream!), go through a corn maze, and pick our own pumpkin and ear of popping corn.  

There weren't a lot of animals there, but there was a very friendly cow.  Jaide's teacher told the children before we left school not to pick a pumpkin bigger than their head.  Do you know why?  she asked them.  Because who is going to carry your pumpkin?  Each and everyone turned and looked at the adults.  Some even pointed.  No, you are.  the teacher said.  I still ended up carrying four pumpkins by the end of the day.  

Saturday, October 10, 2009

New (sort of) Cabinets!

Our kitchen before (circa 2005)

Our kitchen today

now we just need to do the lower cabinets, replace the countertop, and redo the flooring (oh, and a new dishwasher, fridge, and sink.  maybe a new light fixture too)