Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Apple Hill

My mom2mom group took a trip to Apple Hill today. We went to Abel's Acres--we had never been there before. A lot of their features were not open yet on weekdays, but there were cute photo opportunities!! Elle was there briefly until her boys were too cranky and had to leave. It was sad. :( The rest of us went to another place, but there was not much going on. We went to a yummy cafe for lunch and headed home, with a Boa Vista frozen pie, of course!!!
in the hay maze!
riding the school bus!
cute worm in an apple!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Chloe decided that she and Gree needed to wear bibs during dinner tonight. And Gree is so awesome that of course she said yes!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Big boy playing!

Micah is growing up too fast! He has started grabbing for toys on his play mat and car seat and even tries to sit up when lying on his back. He is so strong and so fun to watch!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A's fans!

Andrew dressed Micah in this A's outfit (which was a baby shower gift from Grandma)...

and then decided that he and Chloe would wear A's gear also...

Andrew then said that because I am the only Giants fan in the house, I got to take the pictures. I say there is still hope that our kids will choose to love the RIGHT team, like I do!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Folsom Zoo

Elaine, Bekah, and I, along with Shae, Devin, Chloe, and Micah, spent the morning at the Folsom Zoo. It was fun to spend time together and see the animals. I did not take any pictures of animals, but we got to see the tigers and bears up close!! They were very cooperative and came up to the fence so we could get a close look. Bekah went on a train ride with the kiddos...

these are some cute animals!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

First swing ride!

Micah has been to the park numerous times this summer, but is usually sleeping or being worn in the Bjorn. But, today he was awake and wanted to ride in the swing! He loved it!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cinderella! (and more talk about poop!)

Chloe has done a great job with her pee pee potty training. Pooping in the potty has still been scary to her, even with her magic wand. We have tried all kinds of bribes to motivate her to poop in the potty, the latest being a trip overnight to Gree and Gramp's house. This morning when they were packing up to go home, Chloe kept telling them to wait because she had to go poop to be able to go home with them. She had numerous failed attempts, and kept begging them not to leave. My mom promised her that they would get her once she had pooped in the potty, and Chloe ran to my dad and said, "After I go poop in the potty, you will drive, drive, drive and come get me?" My dad said that yes, they would come get her. Well, they left around 1:00, and at 6:00, Chloe pooped in the potty! Apparently, Gree and Gramps were the motivation she needed.

Shaelyn had handed down this Cinderella dress to Chloe, so I told her she could have it after she went poop in the potty. That poor kid doesn't get anything for free anymore--it's all about the bribes! After the initial celebrating, Chloe said she wanted to wear her dress and I took her out for a chocolate milkshake (another promise I had made at some point to try to bribe her)! Andrew said if this kid waited long enough to poop, she could have had anything she wanted! It was getting close to that!!
So serious looking--not sure why. She was so excited!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Reading time with Gree

Gree and Gramps came to visit for the Labor Day weekend. Now that Micah has taken over the guest room, we decided to have my parents stay in Chloe's room. Chloe's bed is so cool--the drawers slide out and turn the twin bed into a king bed. It worked out really well, and Chloe loved seeing this big bed in her room! She also got to sleep in Micah's room, which she though was pretty special. (Micah slept in the office...)
snuggling and reading cute!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Potty Fairy

Since potty training a few weeks ago, Chloe has only had a few pee accidents. She is great about telling us when she has to go, and will "run, run, run" to the potty. Pooping on the potty is still a fearful thing for her, and she refuses to even try. Andrew learned about this idea of the potty fairy, so we decided to give it a try. We wrote a letter and made a wand, left them on the front porch, and then rang the doorbell and had Chloe answer it. Here she is waving her magic wand...

Chloe took this picture of Andrew posing with the letter
Here's to hoping the letter and the magic wand give Chloe to courage to go poop in the potty!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fairy Tale Town

I love how serious Chloe is here. Holding her brother is big business! Micah is starting to outgrow his Little Brother onesie, so I am trying to get more uses out of it. I think they are so cute with their coordinating outfits!! This was one of the days that Chloe decided she did not want to have bangs...we'll see if we really end up growing them out!
silly girl playing in the cheese!