Sunday, May 22, 2011

I'm Starving!!

Don't you hate when you're starving, and your hands are full...with chicken nuggets?

Ellie Smorgasbord

Who needs to blog when you have facebook? Oh yes, I forget there are stories behind pictures and movies. Stories that one day the kids will want to read about...

Let's start with Ellie's school play.

Ellie the Elephant was darling. She was dressed in all gray (found some $6 gray dance pants at Walmart the night before). Too bad the pants seemed to be four sizes too big...Dan kept filming in hopes that we might have an entry for America's Funniest Videos, but alas...her pants stayed on (could you imagine the melt down that would have caused?).

Ellie's dance competition:

Pre-competition prep.

Ellie's group took 4th out of four (ouch) in their division, and Lucy's group took 1st in their division.

Kindergarten Graduation (*sniff*):

Busy day that day, she had graduation that morning with her dance recital that night. Dan recorded her graduation in its entirety (good daddy).

Dance Recital:

She was cute, and had a lot of fans. :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Don't's just Salvia

I LOVE kissing...

Ellie's teacher informed me that Ellie's response to the part in Alexander's No Good, Very Bad Day when Alexander is forced to watch kissing on TV, and he HATES kissing. Ellie very proudly replied in front of her class, "Not me, I LOVE kissing." Help!?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

So Sweet

Rhys is definitely following in his sister's foot steps. He loves balls (also his first word after dad and mom), and babies (possibly his second word). The last couple of nights he points to a "baybay", I'll give it to him, and he'll hug and cuddle the baby doll. He'll even put the baby in his crib before he goes to sleep.

The other night when I put him down, he put his cute, little arm around the doll before falling asleep. It was so tender, and cute.

This is what he looked like today as he was watching his sister play outside with her friends.


Rhys has been so cautious when it comes to walking. He has been standing up in the middle of the floor for the longest time, and anxiously awaits applause. Only recently has he been interested in walking. Still his main mode of transportation is crawling (he's been doing some form of crawling since he was 6 months).

Walking, just another fun stage. :)


Ellie gave tattoos out for Valentine's Day gifts to her class. We had a lot left over. Doesn't she look like she should have a mug shot?

Dan did mention the one on her eye did "kind of look cool".

Ellie loves to share, she wanted to make sure Rhys had some too. She held him down to make sure she applied them on properly.

I should mention, during the month of February, Ellie's class had a letter writing station during centers. One morning I caught Ellie applying makeup...lots of it before school. Usually, I don't let her go to school all dolled up, but I didn't feel like arguing with her that day. At the end of school, Ellie came to my room...pulled out four letters and said, "It worked."

So, there you have it...she's already using her looks to get what she wants. :P

The Second Child Always Gets the Shaft.

I just realized I have no birthday photos of Rhys, so here it goes...

Rhys was actually sick on his date of birth, so we partied a week later. So, his delayed birthday party actually took place on Aaron's birthday.

Can't you see the excitement in his face?

Cute, little Rhys...always one to share.

What a difference a year makes. I love that little boy. :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Snowflakes and Anatomy

I kid you not, one of my students made this gem the day we decorated our room in snowflakes.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Ellie has been driving me crazy lately with her lack of responsibility. One thing that is totally driving me batty is that she constantly misplaces her library book. Library day is on Thursday, and on Wednesdays we are looking high and low for that book! Last night was no different, only I didn't find it.

Well, Ellie popped into my room after school, and as she was emptying her backpack she was telling me about what they had done in class. When suddenly she stopped and said, "Oh B.S., the reason why we couldn't find my library book was because I left it at school."

Now if you didn't catch it, B.S. = P.S. :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011


This might have been the first year that I felt the pressure was on for Christmas presents. Ellie asked for a baby doll (of course), and a jump rope. Where to find a jump rope...Luckily Santa found one for her, however, he stored it under the couch, and she found it a day before Christmas. Way to go Santa!!

Rhys got a race track with cars from Santa, and other loud and obnoxious toys for Christmas. Thanks again, Santa!!

Uncle Aaron also got Rhys this cute hoodie...too bad Dad likes the Yankees. :)

And if I could seriously pinpoint my favorite thing about the crawling stage, it would be this. I LOVE when he kneels. What is wrong with me? I think it is so cute!!

Dan mentioned, and I'm not agreeing, but he said Rhys reminds him of someone who is high when he is laughing. I'm not using this as evidence necessarily, but I see where he might feel that way. :)
I just love those kiddos!!
I feel that my family was extremely blessed during 2010...all in all, it was a good year for us. Here's hoping for a wonderful 2011!!