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Monday, August 27, 2012

Teacher Lilly

So Lilly loves to play school especially when she gets to be the teacher.

We were playing out on the deck the other day and apparently Scott and I weren't being the best of students because while checking my email on my phone I hear this...

"Today class we are going to have so much fun. We are going to do things like color, learn, talk about animals...and things like NOT play on our phones and pay A T T E N T I O N! Umm Mommy I mean you...(insert dirty look from Lilly here)."

Uh oh - she totally caught me :).

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I'm a big kid now

She has done it folks...she has tackled the big girl bike. Well with training wheels.

Lilly has just about mastered her bike with no training wheels but it's kind of hard to take pictures while being totally prepared to catch her just in case.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Future Maxxinista

So we took Lilly school shopping last weekend at TJ Maxx. She was hilarious.

As soon as I started browsing the clothing racks, she looks at me (completely serious) and says "mom I want to try on every shirt that has glitter on it" and boy did we ever!

In the changing room she was posing and modeling saying things like "this would look so cool with my hair up". and "mom I totally rock this outfit".

I honestly don't know where she gets it from but I was laughing my butt off.

Here she is modeling the shirt with the most glitter on it in the store (or the state).

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New toys

Well Scott and I finally decided to join the 21st century and purchased iPhones last weekend...and we will never be the same :).

I could go on and on and on about instagram. We also just discovered and I honestly don't know how I lived without this app for so long. I love that all our financial information is in one place and so easy to access, and the budgeting features are amazing.

The best part yet is the camera and the amazingly good pictures we can capture. Seriously it's 10 times better than our point and shoot.

Now that we don't have a need for our old point and shoot camera we thought it would be good for Lilly to practice with since she loves taking pictures.

So far she loves it and has taken around 50 photos in the first night. We also gave Nolee Lilly's old Fischer Price camera. So we all got "new" toys to play with (although the girls already love playing with our phones just as much as we do).
This is Nolee patiently waiting to play on my phone...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Nature hike

We have been meaning to take the girls hiking at a local park all summer and we finally got to mark it off our list this past weekend. Now we just have to make sure we get back there once the colors start turning.

It was so fun to be out in nature with the whole family knowing we didn't have to rush back for any reason. And seeing their inquisitive little minds go into overdrive was just so darn cute (and fun, so so much fun!).

Monday, August 13, 2012

Backyard play

This little taste of fall weather we are experiencing has been perfect to get some good use out of our hardly used all summer because it's 95 degrees and the swings and slide literally burn you bum jungle gym.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Guess who just kicked my butt in memory? She rocks at this game.

After I set up the second round she asked me. "so do you know where all the matches are now?" (because apparently she thinks I cheat).

I told her "No". And she comes right back with "is that because you already forgot?"

Nice...trash talking at the age of 5!

Family reunion

We had our extended family reunion this weekend at an old school house. There was good food, great people and a taste of fall weather.  We also got to explore the old school house rooms - which was a special added treat for us cuz I love me an old building!