Monday, March 23, 2015


Another random post is here! You can read about a bunch of unconnected items happening in our life.

The last week we have all had a sort of mini-flu, except for Anna. I am really hoping I didn't pass it along to Paige.

This weekend we watched Maks so Becky and Arek could go on a baby moon. I had never heard the term before which puts me over a certain age. But not as old as my daughter might think. As I was tucking Mia in the other night she asked for a story about when I was a little girl. It started like this.

"When I was young I rode my bike to school." Then she interrupted me.

"Why didn't you take the horse and carriage?"


Back to the weekend. I told you it would be random.

There was robot-making fun.

And a cute picture of Maks eating off his new tractor plate with his cool shades.

We just finished reading Rumpelstiltskin when we stopped by our library to drop off some books. And as if someone in the universe knew this would be a random post, a lady was spinning wool into yarn right there. She was not in the library, but by the book drop.

We left the creepy random spinning wheel(I still don't know why it was there) and headed to another county's library for a Ninja class. It was totally lame.

They made swords.

They also fished little ninjas out of popcorn. I asked what the popcorn represented and I got a blank stare. Popcorn, I guess. ???? She did say it was all about chopsticks after I looked confused.

They did have to go through a maze made of tape after which they could use their swords to stab their victim. Hmmm, my bad. I should have looked up the definition of ninja before we signed up.

A ninja (忍者?) or shinobi (忍び?) was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations.[1] Their covert methods of waging war contrasted the ninja with the samurai, who observed strict rules about honor and combat.

Okay, onto the next random thing. Mia is starting to read to Anna. It is so cute. And Mia is reading well enough that she is holding Anna's attention. Win, win. Mia gets reading practice and Anna gets listening practice.

So I was wrong. Beth's labor was not 47 hours, merely 43. Snicker. You can read all about it here.

And lastly, I just had a professional treatment at Anna and Mia's Beauty Spa.

Not exactly the pedicure I was thinking about getting for our trip to Arizona Thursday. I might have to tweak it a bit.

Was that random enough?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

More Trip Pics

Tomorrow I go home. I miss everyone back in Colorado! Here are a few more pics from the trip.

Paige is ready to go grocery shopping.

This little hold gets her to stop crying every time.

Grandma Berta comes to visit.

Alfred is not numero uno anymore.

Enjoying my last 24 hours here. We just came back from a walk in the beautiful Seattle sunshine.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Saint Patrick's Day

I am in Seattle visiting this little munchkin.

She is so cute! I went with Beth to Paige's two week check up and everything is great. She is at her birthweight now and so she doesn't need to be woken up every three hours to feed. (So glad this was not the practice when I was having babies.) Dan and Becky are holding down the fort at home!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! I was to have a Saint Patrick's Day coop at my house today, but instead had it last week.

We made a fruit kabob rainbow.

Then we made green "ice Cream" with frozen bananas, yogurt and spinach. They all loved it! Everyone was brave enough to eat spinach. Then they asked for more and more when they realized the spinach didn't change the taste but just made it green.

I read a book on the origins of Saint Patrick and we talked about leprechauns. We sang a leprechaun song and then we found clues he left all over the house. After much investigation we found his pot of gold! But alas, we didn't catch him. :(

We played with green play dough.

And everyone created a picture craft. We painted rainbows with our fingers and made shamrocks with potato stamps. A little glitter to our pots made them look like they were filled with gold. I still have glitter all over the sun room!

I was glad everyone was able to make it with the date change. It was a Saint Patrick's Day to remember.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Father Daughter Dance

Saturday night Dan took the girls to the Father Daughter dance. He met up with Stel and Lorelei there. The girls were very excited to see Lorelei go to the dance.

This was the first time taking two girls and Dan was a little tuckered out when he got home.

The theme was... surprise! Frozen! Was there no other movie made in the past two years?????

Anyway, a great time was had by all, especially Michelle and I who went out for a girls night!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Another Three-Coop Week

This week we had three coops!!! The first one was a reader's theater. Mia had a part and Anna went up for the dance at the end. I videoed it but my camera went dead before I took any regular pictures! It was a blast for Mia. The family's house has a small stage and lots of animals to play with.

The next coop was motor skills practice for young kids.

Maks went with us since it was on a Wednesday and he spends the day with us. He was in heaven with all the cars.

Our last coop was also a blast. We went to a trampoline park! P.E. for the week!

Mia has been asking to go to a gym with a rope swing that lands you into foam ever since she went on one at Avery's first birthday party. We finally found one!

Anna went down the ramp with this car over and over.

All three coops were filled with learning and fun!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Modern Ballet

Once a month one of the local theaters has a program they call Passport to Culture. We have seen a few of the shows. Our favorite Chinese New Year show was a Passport to Culture show last year. I like them because an hour is about enough culture for me! I find opera, ballet, symphonies and even musicals quite boring. I am not very cultured!

This past Sunday it was a modern ballet show.

Anna was mesmerized through the whole first dance and when it was over she said, "I didn't like that grown-up dance!" What????? She then closed her eyes through the whole next dance.

In between dances, the dancers taught the kids how to make up dances.

They also learned the names of the different parts of a stage. Us old folks learned a thing or too!

Next month is drummers and we'll be there!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Another, Yes Another, Frozen Event

Saturday we went to a sing-a-long of the frozen movie at the library. I have to remember to check what library events are being held in before I sign up! This library was an hour away. But I had already told the girls about it and they were excited. Plus it was a very dreary, cold day and there was not a lot to do.

Maks didn't really watch the movie but he was quiet and had fun. (He is in a chair in the back. He moved from place to place!)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Busy Stork

Yesterday was a busy day for the stork. Our little puppy was born!

We don't know yet which one is ours. We get second or third choice.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Newest Arrival!

It's a girl!

Welcome to the world little Paige Clara. We have been waiting for you for so looooong.

After 48 hours of labor, little Paige was born at 10:07 AM yesterday morning. She had a lot of problems with her little heart rate in distress but she is okay now! She weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces. Parents are exhausted and beaming. I can't wait to hold her in my arms in two weeks!