Sunday, August 30, 2009

Playtime in the Mornin'

When the girls wake up in the morning, a variation of one princess game or another usually begins right away. This morning it was in Elora and Amarra's room, with the plush princesses (displayed proudly by Elora on her bed), Prince Phillip, and due to lack of men to go around, Prince Woody. Elora requested that her picture be taken with her "angel princess", Marabelle Lavinia Chandelier. Amarra quickly followed suit with, "Take my picture with her. Now her. Now her." And would like very much to show everyone her "monkey feet" on her monkey jammies. (Playing five little monkeys with her feet with those pj's on always gets a few good belly laughs.) Seleia was all smiles, giving Elora a penny-bank (translation:piggy-back) ride and hanging upside-down from Amarra's bed. The girls, being siblings, may bicker from time to time, but I love that they are truly best friends with each other and can't wait to see each other each and every brand new day. We are very blessed.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Starbucks (no, really??)

Yesterday was the last Starbucks Story Time of the summer. Miss Seleia (6 going on 13) and her friend Kaylee (7 going on 13) were sad that they won't see each other every week now, but we'll make sure they stay in touch! It was nice to have a freak day of fall weather in the middle of this 90 degree streak...we had a fire while we got ready in the morning, pulled out some warmer clothes, and got to order HOT hot chocolate (as opposed to the usual summertime COLD hot chocolate. Whatever works, eh?) and cozy up in the nice cushy chairs. We will miss story time....but we'll just have to go there and take our own books again! Can't complain!


I really am one of those people that the extent of modern technology is fairly wasted on. I have all of these devices that I will never, ever use to their full potential. (Frankly, the manuals are too boring.) Yesterday, however, i discovered that my camera will take videos that I have made and make "Action Prints" out of them. I thought they were pretty cool, so here are a couple to share...I know Elora's bowling print is mostly, well, the lane, but we couldn't leave her out now, could we? My personal favorite, of course, is Amarra dancing with Daddy.

Monday, August 24, 2009


Seleia told Joel she knew now what she wants for Christmas....I'll give you three guesses!!

It's A.....

It's dental floss...It's a pirate patch (arrgh!)...It's a mustache... It's a beard...It's sunglasses....It's a bookmark! It's great entertainment!

Friday, August 21, 2009


We stopped off on the way home and picked 6 pounds of organic blueberries. Those girls are good little farmers! We had the place to ourselves (it was rather hot) so we got to enjoy running around our own little farm for a bit. We may go back this weekend and get some more! After that we went and got some kiddie cones to cool off. I think maybe Amarra enjoyed hers? Hmmm...