Monday, April 27, 2009
The evening progressed as normal after dinner with the kids playing in the playroom, and Bella taking charge of her "classroom". She makes anyone who is in the playroom sit down for "circle time" (she learned that at Pre-School) and then she puts a little seat at the top of some stairs so that she looks like the teacher. She then proceeds to either sing a song to her "class" or read a book. Tonight, Tyler was the student in her captive audience and she read him Bearenstein Bears. I honestly think she has a knack for being a teacher!
And finally, Ty went to bed and Bella and I baked some brownies together.
To say the least- I am exhausted! Its been one of those busy days of cleaning the house, laundry, running errands, working out, playing with the kids, taking them to swim lessons, bumps on the head, books and brownies.
But I wouldn't trade it for anything :-)
Saturday, April 25, 2009
We had the joy and pleasure of watching out sweet little Allie last night so her mom and dad could have a date night together. Tyler flirted with her all night long, and Bella just wanted to play dress up with her. So we had a little fun and dressed her up in all sorts of princess and ballerina costumes! She looked like a little angel....and Ty sure thought so too! :-)
Come back soon Allie- we love you! XOXO
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Thankfully, Bella's flowers are still growing! We were pleasantly surprised to see they have grown even more over the past day! Funny thing is, they actually start to grow leaning in towards where the sun is pointing, so they were starting to bend a little and we had to turn them to face the sun from a different angle. Isabella has done a great job of watering them....hopefully we'll start to see flower buds soon!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
...and finally I get the two of them to sit still and this is what I get! Both look annoyed and distracted, and Bella has a lovely pout on her face with a double chin.
And yes, that is a butterfly tattoo on her arm....she got it at gymnastics and refused to wash it off!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
The flower is a zinnia, but Bella was having a hard time remembering that, so we named it ZiZi. Actually, Bella wanted to name it "Ariel" (go figure.) but almost everything she has is named Ariel, so we kept tZiZi.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
A few pictures of Bella at gymnastics are in her Picasa album- just click here and look towards the end of the album: http://picasaweb.google.com/Bri.and.John/LifeOfA3YearOldOctoberToRecent#
Monday, April 13, 2009
More pictures will be in Bella's album in our Picasa web albums....Easter pictures too.
After many people giving me ideas as to what fruit might be growing in my yard...we have come to the bottom of our mystery. A bird had started to peck at one, so we picked it and took one look and smell of the fruit inside, and realized it was a passion fruit! We googled it and found that my mystery tree is actually a yellow-rind passion fruit. And they are delicious! You scoop out the sweet center and the rest of the fruits' meat surrounds it. My mom could tell right away that it was a passion fruit after taking one taste. Its so sweet and tropical tasting...like we picked them right out of Hawaii! They are my little pieces of tropical refuge here in the desert ;-)