Thursday, August 13, 2009

Good Mail Day

Woo hoo! Look what came in the mail today. The girls are officially ready for preschool. I love Etsy!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Reception, Music, and Haircuts

Saturday we headed out to a park for my cousin's wedding reception. They got married in paradise and we couldn't attend, so it was nice to get to celebrate now that they are home. The kids had a great time, especially because there was a huge plate of cookies that they helped themselves to all day long. I brought a ball for the kids to play with, which was promptly lost in the lake. My mom did finally rescue it, and then it was lost again.
Rebecca and Daddy (she looks so BIG here!)
Natalie & Rebecca
Uh oh! Girls Gone Wild!
John, not hiding very well
My sister picked up a guitar for John at a garage sale a few weeks ago and he loves to play it, even though it is missing a few strings. Then today, my grandma gave him a harmonica. He plays both at the same time, and somehow lost the harmonica inside the guitar at one point. Now he says he wants drums. Seriously, could someone please give him a musical instrument that has an "off" switch?
Yesterday I caved and took Natalie to get her hair cut like Becca's. Although I had wanted them to have different haircuts, I think it is adorable.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Green Stripe

Today was John's promotion test in Tae Kwon Do. He passed and is officially a green stripe!

warm up stretches

Bowing in to the instructors and Master George

fighting stance

handshake from Mr. Tyler after receiving his new belt

group shot of all the kids that got promoted and their instructors

Quick Catch Up

John had preschool summer camp all this week. He got to go with 2 of his best friends Nicholas and Adam. They had so much fun and came home with tons of projects. I am contemplating redoing the wall in my kitchen with a bunch of frames and filling them with the kids artwork that I can change out as new things come in. I think it would be cute, but we'll see if I actually get around to it.

Tonight John has his next promotion test in Tae Kwon Do. If he passes he will be a green stripe. Good luck baby!!

The girls have most definitely hit the terrible 2's. It is super fun! They have become very independent and don't want help with anything. They don't want to hold hands in the street and definitely don't want to leave anywhere until they are good and ready. It would be a little easier if they had the verbal skills to tell me what they are thinking, and their reasoning for certain behaviors, but instead we just have a lot of high pitched little girl screaming. On a positive note, they are saying "I Love You" a lot, so that pretty much makes up for everything. :)

I haven't taken any pictures in forever. Hopefully I will get some this weekend at my cousin's wedding reception to share.