Sunday, May 23, 2010

Recent fun times

I am still working on a post about my visit to Iowa, but in the meantime, here's what we've been up to:

Visits to the Science Spectrum with Callie and Reese (we'll sure miss you when you are gone!). Hattie loves this place, especially when there are not a lot of kids there. She loves being with friends but when too many people are around she kind of panics. Hum...she sounds like her dad.

Crafts. I went to Hobby Lobby the other day and kind of went crazy. I came home with this flower mirror, 3 picture frames, and 3 flower pegs, all of unfinished wood. I have big plans to paint/stain them all and add them to the girls room. Why the sudden urge to decorate the girls' room and get crafty? Well we recently bought a toddler bed for Hattie from Julie when she moved, so we put it in the same room as the crib (where Hattie had been sleeping...Anna is in the Pack and Play). Now that the beds are in the same room, we have moved all the toys to the spare room and have dubbed it the playroom (which has actually helped Hattie play there more, I think because it has a better name:). With all the rearranging the walls looked really bare, so my trip to Hobby Lobby inspired's been a lot of fun. Hopefully I can get it put together soon.

Side story: The first night in her new bed I was terrified that Hattie would be in our room by midnight and wouldn't go back. But she was perfect. She never even made a peep. But the next day I asked her if she wanted to sleep in her big bed, and she refused. Every day I ask her if she wants to sleep in her bed and she always picks the crib...weird girl! You would think she would jump at the chance to be able to get out of bed by herself. I never would have guessed she liked her crib so much.

Baking...well, this is pretty normal for me, but I really do love making my own bread. My recipe is great, thank you Laura. And thanks Erika for the fun loaf pans.

Trips to Sheridans. I must admit that we have been addicted lately. Their frozen custard is delicious and it's close to home, so it makes a great study break for Paul (besides Church, Paul didn't leave the house all week except to go to Sheridans). Hattie likes to dance on the cow and relishes in the attention she gets from other customers.

Eating bananas. Anna has finally mastered self-feeding. She loves mealtime now, especially when bananas are on the menu.

Photo shoot! Thanks Kristina! More to come...

Paul is studying for Step 1, possibly the most important test of his life. We have moved a table into our closet and he spends about 12 hours a day in there. It's nice having him home, so that I can run errands during nap times, or chat with him during lunch and dinner breaks. But we are anxious for when the stress is over and we get past this milestone.


Iverson Family said...

Cute post! Cute girls! Yummy bread:) Sorry that you couldn't swim in our pool the other day. You are more than welcome anytime to swim here!

LanaBanana said...

Cute photo shoot! You girls are beautiful. :)

And the idea of Paul studying away in the closet is a crack up. But it makes sense. Perhaps I will try some closet time tomorrow when I want to be left alone. I think you guys are on to something.

LadyCarma said...

Thanks for the update. The photo with the girls in the grass is so beautiful. A priceless moment! Good luck on Paul's closet office!

Andrea said...

Love, love, love those sweet pictures! Plus, it's not often we moms get to have a good picture with our kids since we're usually behind the camera!

And good luck with all the new decorating. Sound fun! I think anyone would go crazy in hobby do you not?

Elise said...

Those pictures are seriously adorable. You guys are all just so cute.

And I really need you to tutor me on bread making. My baking skills are a little pathetic. I try so hard. :)

Cristi said...

Love the photos! How adorable are your girls!