Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Payton is fabulous. That said, she's also (almost)three. Today we had a complete meltdown when Oma was here......Sweet.

Yesterday, I hand her clothes and ask her to go get dressed. In a few minutes I went to check on her progress and find her with the tub of zinc ointment, which she has generously applied up and down her legs......who left it low enough she could reach it anyways? Anyone who has any experience with this stuff knows it's sticky, good for making it stay where you put it not so good for getting it off where your child has put it. Yeah....that was fun.....

Later that day, armed with a red felt marker(washable thank goodness) she draws people all over the landlords front doors. They were very cute people(I took pictures) but still the term graffiti artist comes to mind. It took some trial and error but I did eventually get it all off. The term washable is loose at best.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Catch up

Wanted to do a brief Samara update. I tend to look back on my blog for milestone updates so I better update! She's getting huge! She had her 4 month shots last week and weighed 15lbs 10 ounces measuring 24.25 inches. She is so aware of her surroundings and loves being a part of everything. Overall she's a very content baby, pretty laid back. She's insistent when she wants something but also likes playing on her play mat. I love watching her, she's actually playing already! She rolls side to side but hasn't gone all the way over yet, I think she could from watching as she gets so far and decides to roll back. She hates being on her stomach so I don't think she has the motivation to go right over. She can pull herself to sitting if you give her your fingers and has just started pushing with her legs to stand as well. She thinks it's pretty funny. She puts everything, absolutely everything she gets a hold of in her mouth. I don't remember Payton being quite so chewy. Everyone asks me if she's teething because she's constantly chewing on something, fingers are favorites cause they are always there! She's all about mom right now, I get the best smiles! She likes daddy too but nothing compares to mommy! I quite enjoy it. Of course she's also started playing shy with others. She's completely fascinated with her sister and will watch her closely. Payton thinks it's great and will chat with her. I can't wait until they can play together, mind you at that point they could start fighting too! Anyways I better stop as I'm actually supposed to be getting ready to go camping!!

Taken today

Cute outfit courtesy of Auntie Sue.

Remember that nice weather we had(it was SO long ago). We tested out Sue's new pool. It was Samara's first time swimming. Very fun!

Fun in the Pool.

There was a small chunk of time on Father's Day that it wasn't raining. We took the opportunity to go for a walk. Samara tested out the backpack and it's been approved. Payton brought along a "map" for us to follow. It was fun!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Our new home away from home.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Hey all.

So yesterday I had quite a day. I want to blog it. But at this very moment both girls are asleep so I am going to go do something while I can!

I've been doing very well and feeling good! This summer looks rather full already with family and activities and vacation. I'm so excited! Yes Angie I'M STILL EXCITED!! LOL

I'll write more to catch up soon! I promise!

Monday, June 18, 2007

It sure is harder to do self portraits now.....

Friday, June 15, 2007


I'm so excited, a whole bunch of my family is coming out from Alberta for Mom's wedding! I miss them all so much!! It also looks like Rod will be able to get time off in Aug so we can head out there!! I got so excited thinking about it this morning I teared up!! We are also trying to figure out getting Holly out here for awhile this summer! Have I mentioned I'm excited?

This summer is going to be very busy! I can't wait!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

I think I need a quote of the day segment

Fri goes to Mandy who almost made me fall over laughing.

Pointing at a stamp of a bird. "I don't like that bird, it makes me ANGRY!!"
When questioned "I just don't like birds, they make me ANGRY."
I love Mandy.

Sat Rod and Pay had a tie

Me: "Hey we still have an M & M gift card."
Rod: "Do you think it would work at the liquor store?"

In the drive through ordering our meal we hear from the back seat:

Pay: "Can I have a double double please??"
Rod: Turns and looks at me inquisitively
Me: "She knows: Daddy drinks coffee and Mommy drinks double doubles"

Today overheard at a Braydens birthday party

"Who is this Diego person?"
"I don't know, I think he's like her boyfriend or something."