Wednesday, May 27, 2009

lots and lots of pictures

Olivia went fishing for the first time over Memorial Day weekend with her new barbie fishing pole.

Her First Catch!!

We had family pictures taken outside over Memorial Day weekend with Jen Topp of Jen Topp Photography Here are a few of the pics that Jen posted on FB - I can't wait to see them all!!


Sunday, May 24, 2009

I cried at church today!

So last week and this week at church the sermon has been about marriage.  Both sermons have been really good and I urge you to listen to them at  
This morning I cried at this video that was shown - you have to watch it...I guarantee you too will cry...from laughing!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Old fashion play!

I LOVE some old fashion play!! I love to see girls get together and play dolls and have tea parties. I love it when kids come up with secret hand shakes and clubs that require codes and passwords to gain access; clubhouses and tree houses; or playing dress-up...there's just something so cool about seeing a child's creativity come out when there isn't technology involved.

Olivia had her best friend Abbey over for some old fashion play! They set up a tea party in the driveway. On the menu was dolphin, octopus and tea.

when it got a little windy, the tea party moved to the bed of Brian's truck that was parked in the garage.

with the guest of honor, dad

Put Olivia on an elevated surface and it quickly becomes a stage! The girls decided that they would play Snow White

Olivia: I'm going to be the evil woman
Abbey: and I'm going to be Snow White

Olivia: (turned to Brian's truck window) Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? WHAT?!? SNOW WHITE?!? I'm going to have to kill her.

Olivia: Ohhhh, Snooow Whiiiiite, Snooow Whiiite I have a lovely apple for you
Abbey: (grabs apple and takes a bite)

WHAM!! Abbey hits the deck!

Olivia: (turns into a prince and kisses Snow White)
Abbey: (comes back to life)

BFFs telling secrets

After the tea party the girls dumped their water in the truck bed, rolled up their pants and stomped around in the puddles.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mother's Day present

I finally got my mother's day present out of the box and was able to play with it 6 days after I got it! I got the camera of my dreams last week for Mother's day and my birthday which is months away. I would love to become a professional photographer when I grow up, but for now I just want it as a hobby and to take pictures of my kids, family and friends. Here's just a few of the pics I took the other day.