Monday, December 31, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
And here she is with her whole stash of ornaments.....I think I need to get off the Precious Moments kick next year to add some more variety!
Sunday, December 9, 2012
'D' Stand for...
(Allison cut the magazine picture out herself, she loved it!)
And DOG MASKS
Hello all of you faithful blog checkers out there. I have run out of photo storage space. I've decided I'm going to 'clean up' the blog a bit rather than purchase more storage.....I do have a collection of posts coming as soon as the blog is cleaned up enough. Sorry for the delay!
Monday, November 19, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Jodi & I took our pink loving girls to see Pinkalicious in Portland, a play by Oregon Children's Theater.
We were sure to give ourselves plenty of time to find parking, get to the theater, etc. so we had enough time to find a Starbucks before heading to the show. Luckily in Portland you don't have to walk far to find a Starbucks....we found one on the same block as the parking garage we used. And Allison got her first kids hot chocolate in a holiday cup!
There was a giant cupcake the girls were able to take a picture with. Unfortunately the lighting wasn't spectacular but you can tell they were both excited. Allison kept calling it the 'Cupcake Show' instead of 'Pinkalicious.'
And our two pink-loving girls after the show (which they loved!). As we were leaving Jodi & I commented we felt like we were at one giant pink convention. Believe it or not, these two girls were dressed rather toned down compared to many there!
'C' Stands for.....
She tried really hard to curl the ribbon herself but couldn't quite do it. She did really like cutting it into small pieces, though, and gluing it down.
CUPCAKES - Yummy!
She was pretty proud of the critters she created!
Saturday, October 20, 2012
We've been (very) slowly learning our alphabet around here, covering the letter 'B' in the last few weeks. We started with two of our favorite things, bikes & beavers and we've also done a few other 'B' focused activities:
We made banana pancakes on a lazy Saturday morning with a recipe I found online. It was a fun treat (although I think we all generally prefer regular pancakes).
And Allison was thrilled to get to use a box of band-aids to decorate her letter 'B' card!
And, finally, we stamped some bugs. This was probably her favorite 'B' activity.
I also wanted to note this was the first time I've noticed Allison taking great pains to ensure good quality in her art work. She was trying really hard to make 'good' clear stamps (like the one circled in yellow) as opposed to the blurry one circled in blue. When she made a good stamp she'd say a little 'YES!' and when it was bad she'd make this little 'Erg!' noise. We're glad to see she's taking some pride in her work!
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Our girls and their pumpkins! Or 'pumpquins' as Allison likes to call them.
We had plenty of time to wait for the hay ride to come back and get us so we took lots of pictures in the beautiful sun!
Allison & Mark drove us back to the main building.
And when we were done we picked up a few donuts. These donuts are seriously some of the most amazing donuts ever (and that means something coming from a Kroon!). They are cake donuts rolled in cinnamon & sugar, crispy/crunchy on the outside but nice and soft on the inside. The cinnamon & sugar add just a touch of sweetness but they actually aren't that sweet. They are fabulous. It is a good thing I only get to eat them once a year!
And then we tried to get a family photo with the pumpkins but someone was being quite the stinker.....she cracked Miss Jodi (the photographer) up!
Eventually all good things must come to an end. Allison was quite sad when Bekah drove off. We left shortly after!