Thursday, March 31, 2011


One of Micah's favorite activities is to pull books off the shelves and make a huge mess. Here he is in the office, looking so proud of himself and so happy after cleaning off almost an entire shelf. This is why we usually keep the office door shut! I hope that his love of books continues, and he will love to read them one day, not just throw them around!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Straight Hair!

Chloe was watching me straighten my hair this morning and then decided that she wanted straight hair, too. She usually gets upset when I straighten my hair, because she wants me to have curly hair like her, so I was surprised when she asked me to make hers straight, too. I was impressed with how still she stood while I was using the flat iron on her. She looks so different with straight hair! Here is the finished product...

Coloring Meigan's birthday card. I love how Chloe writes her "E"s!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Crib time

When Micah wakes up in the morning or from a nap, Chloe loves to run into his room and climb into his crib. They usually sit in his crib laughing and playing until Andrew or I go in there to rescue them. This time, I found them both chewing on the crib!! Chloe was just pretending to bite it, but I wouldn't put it past her to suck on the crib. That girl still puts so many random things in her mouth!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy boy!

I love this picture of Micah crawling. It does a great job capturing his happiness. He is generally a happy, smiley baby!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Gree & Gramps

We spent the weekend visiting with my parents. Dad is starting to lose his hair from chemo, so I decided to take some family pictures before we left.
Love this picture of my parents!!
This picture is not the greatest, but it was the best we got!
Gree and Chloe!
Gramps and Micah!
Me and Micah!
Dad and Me. This is a blurry picture, but it is the only one we got!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ella's Birthday Party

Today was Ella's 3rd birthday party--a princess party!! Chloe wore her favorite princess dress--Cinderella--to the party. Little did she know that Cinderella was going to make an appearance at the party!! Jen borrowed this dress from a friend and looked awesome!! Some of the kids figured out right away that it was her, but some were convinced that she was Cinderella.
Here she was telling all the kids to be good listeners to their mommies and daddies. I love you, Cinderella!!
Dance party. I love how Chloe is copying Cinderella's moves!

all the cousins
Aww, this is my favorite picture!!
Happy girls with a beautiful Cinderella!!


Micah is getting so much better at pulling himself up to standing. He is getting better balance and stronger. His biggest challenge is that the toys that he stands on slide on the slick floors!! Maybe that will help him walk soon!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


My mom2mom group went to the Sac Zoo this morning, and Elaine brought Ella to play with us. The kids had fun running around and seeing all the animals. Before Elaine and Ella left, Elaine treated the girls to a carousel ride. This was super special for Chloe, because I don't usually pay for her to ride!!

Micah and I watching them ride!!

Micah got worn out by all the fun this morning and fell asleep in the stroller. He is such an easy baby!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Chloe wrote her name tag at church today!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Flower Girl!

One of my students, Nikki, got married today and she asked Chloe to be her flower girl. Chloe had the perfect pink princess dress to wear, thanks to my parents' next door neighbor, Carol. I was so proud of Chloe. She was nervous before the wedding started, but was very excited about her pretty basket and rose petals. She waited her turn, and when I told her it was ok to go, she walked slowly down the aisle and dropped rose petals in an almost perfect line down the aisle. She stood quietly for a little while up front, but then started getting a bit antsy, so she sat with me in the pew until it was time to head back down the aisle after the ceremony was over. She did such a great job! She is also a very tidy flower girl, because after the ceremony was finished, Chloe went back into the sanctuary and cleaned up her flower petals!!
This was before the ceremony, waiting to walk down the aisle. Chloe was so nervous, and kept staring at Nikki!
Posing with Nikki and James and the rest of the wedding party
a close up of my sweet girl
Chloe was still a bit afraid of Nikki at this point. We were laughing that Chloe wouldn't move close to Nikki, so Nikki had to lean over so they could be in the same picture!!! I had flashbacks to Chloe trying to pose with Santa and refusing to get close to him. At least we did not have any tears today!

a few outtakes when trying to get a cute picture....

Friday, March 4, 2011

Family bonding time!

Tonight Chloe, Micah, and I went to the rehearsal for Nikki's wedding tomorrow. Chloe is going to be the flower girl and had fun tonight with her pink basket and dropping crumpled up pieces of paper on the ground as she practiced walking down the aisle. I am hopeful that she will be willing to walk down the aisle tomorrow. I am planning on wearing pink, just in case I have to walk down the aisle with her!!
Micah was not so sure about this....
happy family!!