Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sedona, AZ

In January, we went to Sedona to visit my dad.  The kids were so excited to ride in an airplane.  We packed up their little backpacks with more toys/games than I thought they could hold, and headed off. 

Our plane stopped in San Antonio, and there was a small delay.  We let the kids run up and down the aisles to get their wiggles out.  Doug and Stone headed up to the cockpit, and the pilot was kind enough to let Stone in the co-pilot seat.  He LOVED it.  The pilot was so nice to answer any questions Stone had and even let him hold and move the yoke.  

 We were able to spread out after we left San Antonio, since the plane wasn't even half full.  It was really nice to have a whole row for me and Rowan and one for Doug and Stone.  The kids did pretty well on the plane ride.  Rowan's ears bothered her towards the end, and she ended up falling sleep right before we landed.
 On Wednesday, we headed to the Verde Canyon Railway.  It is a 4 hour train ride that goes through the Verde Canyon.  The weather was beautiful, so we were able to sit outside in the open air car.  Stone only wanted to stay inside, but we were able to coax him out every once in a while.  He definitely didn't like when the wheels hit the rails and screeched.  Rowan loved being outside.  

 At the halfway point, we bought ice cream sandwiches and watch the engine move to the other end of the train.  
 About 20 minutes before we were back to the station, both kiddos fell asleep.  They were tuckered.  We had such a fun time on the train.  

 Pops bought Stone a train that you can build and paint, so we had to do that one day.  

 Here the kids are hanging out in Pops' backyard.  

 The last day we were they, we headed to Red Rock State Park and went for a hike.  I look forward to when the kids are old enough to go on longer hikes.  Rowan fell asleep and I carried her the last part of the hike.  

 We had a good time visiting Pops.  The kids can't wait to go back.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It's been a while...

I don't where the time has gone.  We enjoyed our Christmas season as a family.  Here are just a few highlights of what we did.

1. We made salt dough ornaments with our friends.  As you can see we really made a mess, but it was so much fun!

2.  We attended our church's Christmas Brunch.  There was lots of food, singing and dancing.  As well as cupcakes.

3.  We enjoyed time with our families.  What is better than a hug from your cousin?  I really love this picture.

4.  Christmas Eve the kids wore matching snowman jammies and then it was off to bed.  

 5.  Our kiddos were spoiled with so many new fun things to play with and enjoy.

 6.  There was lots of baking that went on as well.  As you can see, Rowan prefers to taste test as we go along.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween

From our little pirate and owl

Thursday, September 29, 2011

My book worm

Rowan has a love for books.  She can often be found looking through books and "reading."  I love this.  She looks so cute when she does this.  In fact at her 18 month check-up, she "read" while we waited for the doctor to come in to see us.  Here are are few pics of her doing what she loves.

I love how the book is almost as big as she is.

And this is what happens when you have to take a book away to repair that a sweet 18 month old has ripped.  No worries, she was easily consoled once the book was back in her hands.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lunch with Daddy

The kids and I often call Daddy at work and ask if we can come have lunch with him.  They love getting to see him during the day, and he enjoys the break.  We run by and pick him up with our lunches and head over to our church, which happens to be about 2 minutes away.  It has a great pond, and porch to sit on and eat lunch.  We headed up there earlier this week, since the weather was so great.  

Rowan has just started saying cheese, whenever she sees the camera.  I love that her hair is long enough to put in pig tails.  I think she looks so stinkin' cute.  Thanks Daddy for a break in our day and a nice lunch outside.  We will be very sad when your office moves, but hopefully we can find another great park.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Busted Lip

A few weeks ago, Stone was standing on Doug's stomach and jumping off.  Well, at one point, he slipped off and hit his mouth on the couch.  Makes me shudder just thinking about it... I immediately scooped him up and looked at his mouth.  There wasn't much blood, but I could instantly tell that his front tooth had been knocked back a little bit.  I called the after hours nurse at our pediatrician, and she said just to give him some ibuprofen, lots of popsicles, and smoothies.  What kid doesn't love that treatment??  Well, he went to bed with his mouth looking just fine, and at 1:00 AM when he woke up hurting, his top lip was HUGE!!  So we gave him some more medicine and a popsicle.

Over the next several days, when he would get upset, he would tell us that a popsicle would make him feel better...working the system, YES definitely.  

These pictures don't really do it justice.  It took a few days, the swelling went down, and he was back to normal. His tooth surprisingly has already started to move back into place.  It was definitely scary when it first happened.   

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pig Tails

 Look at sweet Rowan's new hair style.  I absolutely love that her hair is long enough to put in pig tails.