Thursday, August 30, 2007


Avalyn and I had our preschool opening social, this morning, at the park. We have 8 kids/students and 8 moms/teachers this year. Here is a picture of all the students (I know, there are 9 kids in the picture, Emily on the end is a younger sister). The first day of school is September 5th and Avalyn is sooo excited. And I don't teach until the end of the year, so I am equally as excited.

For anyone who doesn't know, Avie and I did this preschool last year. It is similar to Joy School, but we use a different curriculum. The moms/teachers take turns teaching at their homes and helping-out at another mom's home. Since there are 8 of us this year we each only teach 1 month and help-out 1 month. We have class 2 days a week for 2 and 1/2 hours a day.
Last year worked out really good, I'm sure that this year will go just as smoothly.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

the belly

Since I haven't had the baby yet, here are some shots of how huge I'm getting. And with 5 more weeks to go, this isn't going to be pretty.


So the 28th has come and gone and I'm still pregnant. I guess third times not a charm. Just kidding, I still have 5 weeks to go. But, it was slightly disappointing not to go into labor on the 28th, since all 2 pregnancies before this one, I have gone on the 28th.
Well, since we were not at the hospital having a baby, we had a small family party for the girls. Grammy and Granddad and Uncle Sean made the drive to Pahrump. We watched some home movies of Avalyn during her first year. We ate soup (A & B's favorite food) and opened presents and had some peach pie. It was just a nice, low-key celebration.

Briley received some new "prince-a-less" movies and, of course, had to watch one immediately. And she snuggled with Granddad the whole time.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Birthday P"art"y

We celebrated the girls' birthday today with some of our friends here in town. We held it at the park and we decided to go with an art theme.

During the party we had a couple of art projects for the kids to work on like finger painting, play-dough and coloring. The girls got super spoiled with tons of fun toys and really cute clothes.

The cakes (grammy's idea to put actual crayons on the cake, I think it turned out pretty darn cute).

The invitations (I got the idea for these cute invites from and the gift tote bags (that I actually made, for 20 kids, remind me never to take on a project like that again).

After 2 hours of "organized" chaos, all 4 of us went home and took a much needed nap. I think that everyone had a good time and I'm just glad that the girls had fun at their party.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dance, Dance.

So every Tuesday night, we head over to Skate Zone for Greg's hockey games. Avalyn and Briley like to play the arcade games. The girls favorite game is Dance Revolution. Here are a couple of shots of them "dancing." I took the pictures on my phone, so they are a little blurry, sorry.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

My Tote Bag

I made this reversible tote. I want to be a crafty person and I always find these little projects that I think I might be able to make, but I don't make them. Well, I finally did, I saw these cute tote bags online and I thought to myself "I could make that." And I rummaged through my fabric and I started sewing and I did it, I made something crafty. I'm so happy. I think it turned out pretty good. Now I just can't wait to use it.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Kiddie Kandids

We took the girls to Kiddie Kandids today, for their birthday photos. Avalyn, "Little Miss Photogenic," of course did great, almost all of her shots were usable. Briley, on the other hand, didn't want anything to do with getting her picture taken.

Here are the good shots that we decided to use.

And here are the goofy shots.
Avalyn couldn't help playing with her hair in between shots.
And Briley, very sternly, kept telling me that she didn't want to sit down, as I tried to persuade her to do so.