Thursday, June 26, 2008


Evie got a hair cut the other day. (Katie did too, but it's just a shorter version of what she already had.) Evie however, went from having kind of wispy shoulder length hair to a short abbreviated version of a pixie cut. I didn't want a full on spiky pixie cut because I think that wouldn't have fit her face, so the gal who cuts her hair did a wonderful job and Evie looks so cute. She and I had a little photo shoot this morning in my room and that's where the pictures were taken.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Well, Liam is getting to be a big boy. He is army crawling all over the house and loves to play peekaboo around corners. On this particular day he was fascinated with the hanger. Why is it that we buy children nice toys to have them be interested in the box? Or in this case a hanger...Are you talking about me?

british soccer camp

Katie attended the Challenger British Soccer Camp last week! She had a blast! Not only did she learn fun games that incorporated valuable soccer skills, but she also had lessons on the British culture. She had to draw a picture of the English flag (not to be confused with the Union Jack as Mum discovered) and on Friday she was to dress up in wacky fashion and support her team! (That's what the face paint and crazy hat were for.)
It was a lot of fun to listen to her coaches speak and hear the different words that they used. Katie loves to tell people that she knows what "bangers and mash" are ~ sausages and mashed potatoes. And she now calls the shopping cart a "trolley." Her coaches were both named Matt and they were both wonderful! The Coaches Matt had obviously had experience with "young ones" and I was amazed at their skills of organization and discipline.

Grandpa Russ helped Katie try on her boots, or cleats, for the first time and showed her how to get her shin guards on and what they were for. After she was all ready to go, Grandpa said, "Now stand still and I am going to kick you as hard as I can!" Katie withered him with one look and said, "I don't think so." (She didn't quite get that Grandpa was just kidding.) Grandpa was a very good soccer player back in the day and he (and mommy) are happy to see Katie enjoying the sport.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Dora the Beautiful Dishwasher

Well, I am in a play this weekend and next! I am soooo excited and cannot wait! I love to pretend (something that I will more than likely never outgrow) and have been wanting to do some drama for a while now. I got my wish. I am the heroine of "Dora the Beautiful Dishwasher" ~ Dora Horne ~ and I am getting to act in my first melodrama. It's quite a lot of fun getting to cheer and boo the hero and villain respectively. I, of course, don't get to actually do any of it, I am backstage, but it's still fun to hear. I have quite a few scenes where I need to bite my tongue to keep from laughing at my co-stars, but am pretty sure I won't dissolve into giggles when it comes time to perform. I'll get back to you on how it all goes. Ooooahhhhaaaa!!!

6 years

Jason and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary on June 1st. We didn't actually go do anything to celebrate by ourselves till the following weekend, but everyone at our Bible study gave us flowers and they got a cake that said, "Happy Anniversary" on it that night. How sweet! We did go out and enjoy a lovely evening of appetizers and dessert at JJ's Restaurant the weekend after our anniversary. A good friend of mine was bar tending that night and she told our server that we were there to celebrate our anniversary. The waitress commented that we weren't too snugly considering why we were there, that we looked kind of sleepy. My friend said that we had 3 kids and were happy to just sit. Being sleepy is a side effect of not taking 3 children out to dinner with you. You have nothing to do. No one to stop from eating butter, or crawling under the table or spitting something out of their mouth and therefore you get somewhat dazed. All in all it was a nice time of just us. Maybe next year we can make it an over night time of just us...