Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Broncos Love?

It is fun to have your hometown team in the Superbowl (even if you can't name more than 2 players on the team). We were getting dressed to go watch with family and realized that not only did Naomi have a Peyton jersey to wear, but we also had one that Drew had outgrown for Douglas to wear! (I spent $2.50 at a garage sale for both).

This is Naomi in true sadness because I put a little water in her hair to tame it for the picture after I had already told her she could have wild hair for the Superbowl).

After some time, she forgave me a gave me a smile!

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Purple Loveseat and Chair

When we moved to Orlando in 2005, we did not have much furniture to fill our house (since we had previously been in a one bedroom apartment). Over the course of our first month there, Andrew's Aunt Bobbie kept finding us furniture - from garage sales and from friends. We were given an almost new purple loveseat and chair from a friend of hers who had just moved to town and didn't have space for it.

That loveseat and chair served us well for over 10 years, but last year started to tear and show signs of much love. We recently got some (new to us) couches and chairs and so had to depart with our purple friends. I was actually very ready to get rid of them until my kids started getting sentimental. Naomi was really sad as we waited for a family to come pick them up. So I asked the girls if they wanted their pictures in the purple chair (which I nursed and gave countless bottles in...sniff, sniff). It helped ease a little of their sadness.

And it was cool, because we found out that the family that we gave them to, turned out to be another foster/adopt family.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Indoor Snow Fun

We got quite a bit of snow this week. The girls love to play outside in the snow but thankfully (for me), they love to play inside with snow also.

Monday, February 01, 2016


These are from almost a month ago, but I never posted them.

Since we have a new house, we have a new sledding hill. The girls checked it out with Andrew and their cousins first and then our 6 family went back a few days later. Some other people had built a jump which the girls enjoyed.

Davey going over in big blue.

Naomi is fearless.

It took Malia several runs to work up the courage to let herself go fast enough to get air off of the jump, but she did it!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Stock Show

Last week we visited the stock show (it comes to Denver every January for a few weeks). There are all sorts of interesting things to see and learn.

Cowgirl wanna-be.

Naomi spinning some colored wool.

The girls with one of the most beautiful cows I have ever seen (Naomi knew it would be stinky at the stock show so she was allowed to bring baba around to help her deal with her sensitivities to smell).

I mean it doesn't even look real.

Watching the bulls get their hair dried is a funny sight. These animals are washed, blown dry, trimmed, etc. No wonder they are so pretty!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Another book lover in the house...

Drew would rather eat books or pull them off the shelf than read them, but he still loves them!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Art Museum

Last week we ventured for our first trip to our local art museum. Previously, I hadn't thought of it a great place to take young kids, but it is!

Upon entering, we found a room full of stations where the girls could explore different kinds of paint.

They watercolored...

... drew with pastel crayons...

... added water to their pictures...

... and stamped with paint.

I loved this easel area.

They had lots of other areas throughout the museum with hands on activities for the kids, including making these birds.

And upon leaving I had to snap this picture. I am pretty sure my 10 year old self stood in this spot 25 years ago and took the same picture.