Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Big Box Fun

The girls spent a good part of one morning last week decorating a huge box we had. I love simple things like this that keep them entertained for large amounts of time.

These were their supplies... a CD player (so they could listen to Chronicles of Narnia), markers, scissors, glue, crayons, water and a How to Draw book.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


We got to have a pet for two weeks while staying at Alli and Chris's... Douglas, the lizard. We all enjoyed him. Naomi got to sleep in the same room as him (and somehow her usually sensitive nose was not bothered by his reptile smell). And Malia and Davey enjoyed catching bugs, usually grasshoppers, in the backyard to feed him.


Malia, who by the end of our time there, had perfected the grasshopper catching and transportation process.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys

During August, we spent two weeks living downtown at Alli and Chris's house. I tried to take advantage of living close to so many Denver attractions. One that we explored was the Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys. It is a very unique place, but we had a good time.

In front of one of the largest doll houses they had.

I enjoyed seeing several toys from my childhood in the museum. In one room, they had an original Nintendo set up. The girls enjoyed playing and I was amazed at how much detail from those early levels came back to me.

Friday, September 25, 2015

First Day of School

In mid-August, Malia and Davey both started school. (We are still homeschooling but also taking advantage of our school districts' Options program which meets all day on Mondays.)

 The four kiddos before heading off to school.

 Davey told me that she was the opposite of nervous on her first day. (It probably helped that she already knew a couple of the girls who were going to be in her class.) She picked out her dress for the first day which happened to be the dress that Malia wore on her first day of kindergarten.

 Malia is in second grade. She is taking art, music, PE, Spanish and science this year at Options.

Naomi is not in school yet but wanted to pose anyway.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Naomi's hair is so curly and I have slowly learned how to manage it (although if you stop by unannounced to my house, she will look like Don King). Recently we decided to try pig tails. While the pig tails are small and easily fall out, she was excited about them.

And for some reason the sisters decided they needed a flexing picture.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Power Wheels

Today I finally set up our desktop, which is where I usually download all of the pictures from my big camera. So lots to catch up on (and hopefully I won't be as silent as I have been in this transition).

While staying with Dan and Mary, the girls got to ride on a Power Wheels (it was gifted to them by their neighbors that were moving). The girls loved it and we laughed a lot watching them drive around the school parking lot across the street.

Yes, Naomi was a crazy driver. And she loved it.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Lookingglass Alice

Two weeks ago (tomorrow) we closed on our new house. It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks as we gathered our possessions from (what felt like) the four corners of the earth. The basics are unpacked and the garage has enough space for our car to be parked in. So while there is still lots to do, I am feeling more and more settled.

A friend was unable to use 3 tickets she had for a show called Lookingglass Alice and asked if I would be interested in them. I said sure and then was able to get a 4th ticket in the same area because my mom was in town. While Alice in Wonderland is definitely curiouser and curiouser still, it was a fun girls outing and a nice break from unpacking.

Funny story... the actors are fairly interactive with the audience during the show. At one point, Alice came over to Davey and asked if she wanted to have a tea party. Davey, who is super shy in new settings, tried to disappear in her seat. Somehow good manners came out with her shyness and she kindly replied to Alice "No thank you". Alice handled the denial well and kept the show going by putting the tea cup on the floor in front of Davey and kind of playing it all off.