October 22nd - Lexi has a friend, Sydney, who occasionally wanders in from the neighborhood. Today they played with Lexi's tent. It was nice because I was making dinner and Sydney help keep Lexi distracted so I could cook. I only had to worry about Lily/
Thursday, October 28, 2010
October 17th - Tradition is that every year we take the kids pictures in the sunflowers to see how they've grown. This is the only one of Lexi standing still.
October 17th - More apple picking. Lily kept trying to eat huge apples. She loves them.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
October 16th - Lakeview (part of Wasatch Mental Health where I work) was holding a 2 mile/ 5K race to raise money for a funeral for a staff member Jess Wilson who had been killed. I went to support them and did the run/ walk. Lily woke up really early so she got to come with me. She did great and was quiet and happy the entire time. Miriam and Ned were there and we did the event together. It was fun and I got such a great time!
October 10th - Cali and company came to Utah so we got to spend her 2nd birthday with her. It was fun. She is such a cutie. This is her right before she got her finger in the frosting. That cake was soooo delicious.
October 9th - Jer and Lexi set up a tent and were going to have a daddy/daughter camp out. We decided to do a theme and had tin foil dinners and s'mores. It was really fun.
Grandma holding Lily all bundled up.
I started trying to roast five marshmellows at once and burned them all. I did better in round two.
October 7th - Jump on it continues. I don't always bring my camera, but we really try to go once a week. Lexi was helping Lily to jump.
Lily loves to bounce as long as it is somewhat controlled. Lexi wants to play so bad with her and doesn't always remember to be gentle.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I bought Lexi nail polish and put it on her toes and fingernails. The next morning I discovered she had snuck into my dresser and got it out and painted her dolls, herself, her binoculars, her turtle, etc. We're just all glad it didn't get on the carpet. :)
October 3rd - Kevin came over and played with the girls. He put Lexi in this box and brought it around pretending they were going to Africa and Australia. Lexi loved being given to different people.
So somehow these got out of order because these pictures were taken on the same day that Lily was playing with the dog. Oh well. Lexi went over to play with Keira. They watched some Dora the explorer and jumped and danced with her. Then they played/fought with Keira's toys. Then they went in the back where Keira had a tent set up. They had a blast playing in the tent.
September 30th - So my day started out crappy. Lily awake at 4, put her back down, Lexi wakes up cranky, but we manage to get them ready. Just as we're about to leave a neighbor knocks on the door and tells me my car has been broken into. My purse and wallet gone, my window smashed out. I was so mad. I spend the next two hours calling all my cards to cancel them. Get to work for a decent day, go home to crazy kids, smash my finger, all sorts of bad luck. Why do people have to be so mean to others? Oh, and the past Sunday Jer and Rex's cars had been hit. The police say it's kids who must live nearby to repeatedly be hitting the same two streets.
We go to our friend's house who have two dogs, Chey and Rocky. Lexi goes to play with Keira, but Lily goes to get loved by the dogs. They lick her all over and she hangs her tongue out like a little dog herself. They just love her and go crazy whenever she comes over.
September 27th, 2010 - One of our chores here is picking up the apples that fall under the tree. We had picked them all up and then we decided to just pick a ton of apples to save ourselves the trouble later. The whole family, minus Jer, came to help. We got two huge boxes and a bag of good apples and all the bad apples (2 X that) went in the garbage.
September 25th, 2010 - Colleen was going on a 5 K walk/run for cancer awareness and Jer needed some sleep so me and the girls joined her to give Jer a break. We did great. We started last (Lexi had to go pee just as we were about to start), but we passed quite a few people and did okay.
Me pushing the girls. Lexi kept sticking her head out the side and upside down. Lily went to sleep.
The last bit we let Lexi out to run. Me and her ran together until she got tired. Then I had to piggy back her through to the finish, I got a bunch of cheers.