Thursday, April 15, 2010

cool kid awards

At Abby's school, they pass out "cool kid awards," when someone does something recognizable. Then once a month they have an all school assembly, they put all the awards in a cooler and pick one name out. This month, Abby's name got picked. She was SO excited!! They announced her name in front of the whole school, and everyone clapped for her. The person whose name gets drawn gets to sit in the special colts chair for that month. As you can tell in the picture, she is very proud!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Here are our Easter pictures this year. It was so nice out we got some good shots outside in the sun. We went to church, then over to Ryan's parents house for dinner and an egg hunt. The girls get so excited over collecting eggs, they ask to do it again and again. (which of course Nana obliges to). The rest of the day was spent sitting in the sun and playing with the girls.

Spring Break pictures

For spring break this year we just hung around Indy. I had to work my 2 days and Ryan just needed a break to relax around the house. We had a bunch of stuff planned, but didn't end up doing any of it because it was so insanely nice here. We were outside the entire break. It felt so nice to soak up some Vitamin D!! The girls had a great week playing together and got to have a slumber party at Nana's house. Abby got to go to another one with her cousin over at grandma's house. She has declared that this was the best spring break ever! Do you think she will always be this easy to please? (doubtful :)) Here are some pictures of the week.


Finally after 3 years...I can get Claire's hair into pigtails!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


The girls have had so much fun this winter playing outside in the snow. Claire will actually stay outside for more than 2 minutes, which is a major accomplishment. I have tried to keep Ryan away from shoveling the driveway, since he has mono. But, he insists on doing it, which usually results in a long nap afterward. Maybe it is time to invest in a snow blower!! I have to say I really enjoyed all of this snow, but I am now officially OVER winter! I went to Target and saw all of the cute clothes for spring and summer and that ended my enjoyment of the cold. Come on Spring!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Whoopie cushion

Claire: (with utmost passion and sincerity) "Mom, I just LOVE the sound of a whoopie cushion!!"

First loose tooth

Abby lost her first tooth last week, and is so proud!! She was brave and let Ryan pull it out. Of course she had to run into school the next day and tell her teacher and the entire class! She was lucky because the tooth fairy brought her a five dollar bill (because it was her first tooth). She has five more teeth that are loose.