Sunday, September 25, 2011

The summer

I set a goal to update my blog by tonight, so here I go. A short synopsis of the summer includes:
- Miya turned 4. She wanted a castle party, so we made one out of cardboard boxes, and all her friends dressed up. She had a great time.

- Jacob and I took a trip to London and Paris - thanks for watching the girls Grammy and Poppy!

- Camping with the Miller family in Wyoming

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ok, it's been a while!

Ok, so it's been a while since we've posted anything. So if you really want to know what we've been up to, you should probably just call me, :) But if you're interested in a pictoral synopsis, here you go:

Emi turned 2 in January,

and Jacob turned 31.

Miya and Emi continue to wow us with their art... :)

Valentine's day came and went...the girls loved getting and giving notes for our "14 days of Valentine's" activity.

We've taken lots of trips to the nearby zoo, park, Sea World, and you-pick farm.

Green lemon spinach-soup for St. Patrick's Day, of course.

Miya started a little garden on our balcony. Yes, everything is still alive. So far...

Well, there you have it. We just got back from a family vacation to Disney World, so I'll save those pictures for another post. All in all, we're doing great....can't you tell?!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New York, NY

Here I go again...trying to catch up on pictures and posts...

We took a family trip to NYC with Jacob's parents before Christmas. We've been there several times in December, and I'm still convinced it's the best time of year to visit the big apple. It was pretty cold, but we stayed near Times Square this time, so we were never far from a respite from the cold weather.

Miya was excited to sit on Santa's lap (she asked for a jack in the box), but Emi wanted to go no closer than the doorway.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Christmas time means laughter...and bunk beds...and haircuts

We decided to get the girls a bunk bed just after Thanksgiving, and as you can see, Miya was thrilled about it! Emi sleeps on the top, and Miya on the bottom. Of course we had to decorate their house for Christmas, especially since we live in an apartment now and have no house to decorate of our own! Surprisingly, we've had absolutely no trouble with Emi getting out of bed since transitioning her from the crib. It was truly a Christmas miracle!

Emi also got her first haircut in December. Miya also got a trim, and made sure to tell the stylist how she wanted her hair: "I want it cut long, like Rapunzel. Down to here." (pointing to her toes as she says this, the result of uncle Dave having taken her and her cousins to the movie Tangled over Thanksgiving. She seemed happy with the result, though was disappointed it didn't reach to her feet.

Holiday Fun

We spent our Thanksgiving holiday visiting the Miller family. We all met up at my sister Kari's place in Fort Collins, CO (thanks for sharing your space with us!) and stayed for about a week. We were able to enjoy some family games, good food, and even a trip to the mountains.

Miya was disappointed that there wasn't more snow, but they made do with what they had in the backyard. Personally, I'm grateful the snow and cold was kept at a tolerable level...the Houston experience is already making us soft!

Most of all, the girls liked the time they had to play with their cousins...sure wish we lived closer to all that cousin fun!