Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Break!

Allikaye has no trouble
pretending and imagining...
none whatsoever.
The first thing she talks about in the morning...
until her eyes are shut at night...
", you be the queen/children/sister/mom,
and I'll be the princess/mom/dragon catcher/,
and Tre will be the dragon/horse/
and dad you're the king/prince/dragon fighter"
and on and on.

So needless to say,
we don't really need a spark to this
girl's imagination!
But if we DID...
the Children's Museum would be the place to be!

It is such an awesome place!
And the older Allikaye gets...
the more she appreciates all the fun rooms and activities!

Here are l-o-t-s of pics from our fun day with Dad!
He's off on spring break this week!!

This is Hopscotch,
the chalkboard cow.
We played with some trains...
Allikaye loves Chuggington.
She said she was "Brewster"
This may have been the favorite room...
the store.
It is designed for kids...
not 6'5" daddys.
She was so serious about this.
We had to each take our places...
no joking around.
"My turn to be the payer checker!"

And round 1, 233 of food in her basket.
We had to lure her to other rooms
to end the shopping madness!
Then we made a peacock...
she is so proud!
Jumping in the baby area...
there weren't any worry.
She's a cow...
not sure what Matt is...
Taking time to pose for crazy camera mom...
Gardening was a favorite too...
Oh good grief...
I can't get enough of this pretty girl!
I love this picture because I have
lots in this same pose...
same place...
but at different stages in Allikaye's life.
Such great memories!
Give her a cape and a dance floor...
and the smiles come out!
This is evidence of her puppet lion attacking the
king...her words.
Here's the mommy and me picture...
Cutest squirrel I ever did see!

After this we enjoyed the hot weather
downtown Denver.
Waded in the river...
ate at our favorite old school tavern...
My Brother's Bar.
And then even topped the day off with ice cream!!
Oh...and a nap for mama!

Wonderful lovely day!
Here's cheers to spring break!
We love having Matt home!!!!

Off to be the queen...
or maybe the sister...
or maybe the children...
whatever that girl wants.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Random...list style...

I have been a slacker blogger...
don't really have any post worthy topics.
So I will just do a random list thing...
you're welcome.

* I have been playing volleyball a lot lately -
and as usual, I love it!
Volleyball used to be so much of my daily
life in college...and before.
So now, to get my fix weekly has been awesome!

* Also with volleyball, I am coaching a
6th grade competitive team -
starting tonight.
I taught a bunch of the girls when they were
in 2nd grade - so I am excited to now be their coach.

* Allikaye got new pink converse shoes last
week - and I am in love with them on her!!
Especially when they are with her dance class outfit...

* My 3 year old sassy pants has been cracking us up
lately with her little quips and words...
now this isn't new - she has been talking like a maniac
since she was 1 - but I just have to remember
these funny things she says:

* The drain in the bathtub is known in our house
as the "plugging drought"
Her word. It makes sense, doesn't it?
She is very worried that things
will vanish down the plugging drought!

* She has a little lamb that says the Lord's Prayer
when you squeeze it...
"Now I lay me down to sleep..."
Well, she asked where "Gunka Steve" was.
She said, "You know mom, Now I lay me GUNKA STEVE..."
we laugh so hard at our new friend Gunka Steve!

*I told Allikaye to look cool in this picture...

* My bestie from college that lives in Boise,
just had their first baby...Landon James!
I can not wait to go visit this summer...
makes me cry how bad I want to see him!

* I have been crafting it up like crazy for
new baby Landon!
I will show you all after I ship it out!

* I bought these shoes on
They were size 11!
I know..huge feet...thanks to birthing my Allikaye!

* I made my first skirt for Miss Thang!
It was hard.
I think the tutorial I chose was
too hard.
It involved algebra.
I am terrible at math.
But I am proud of how it turned out!

*Here is my little leprechaun!
Love her! Love her!!

Happy random list!

**Edited to add:
Another random fact...
Allikaye uses chips and crackers as spoons.
Right now,
she is currently using
Cheezits as a spoon
for her applesauce...
oh yeah...mmmmm.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beautiful Painting...

I found this little cute doll bedfor $2 at Goodwill!
It was forest green and cobwebby.
So after some pink spray paint -
it was super cute!!!
But wait...not quite right...
it was missing something.

All it needed was the special touch from
our resident artist...
now it is perfect
and more beautiful
than I could have made it on my own!

Then we didn't stop there!

Starry Cat loves her new house!
Painted with love!
I love how Allikaye makes my world
more than I could even have known!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mommy and Me - Week 3

This week's Mommy and Me Week
is coming with a little questionnaire I gave Miss Allikaye...
all about her mama!!!
I actually gave this to her almost a year ago -
so I am including her
past answers (2 year old)
and her present answers (3 year old)!
I will just mark them as 2009 and 2010!

1. What is something your mommy always says to you?
2009: You sound like a bear!
2010: I love you

2. What makes your mommy happy?
2009: Me!
2010: Squeezes her face, and says "funny faces"

3. What makes your mommy sad?
2009: Tre (that's our dog, that likes to be naughty!)
2010: sad sad baby stuff (not sure about his one?)

4. How does your mommy make you laugh?
2009: tickle me
2010: booboobooboo

6. How old is your mommy?
2009: 2
2010: I don't know! 21?

7. How tall is your mommy?
2009: good
2010: really big

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
2009: kiss
2010: play with me

9. What does your mommy do when you are not around?
2009: plays with pop pop (that would be my father in-law...hehe)
2010: Tries to find me

10. If your mommy becomes famous, what will it be for?
2009: tickling
2010: being mad...what does famous mean, mom?

11. What is your mommy really good at?
2009: people
2010: the computer

12. What is your mommy not very good at?
2009: water...I need water
2010: climbing the curtains

13. What does your mommy do for her job?
2009: teaches little kids, and daddy teach big kids
2010: highschool (well, she had it right last year!)

14. What’s your mommy’s favorite food?
2009: yummy you don' eat chicken
2010: pirates' booty

15. What makes you proud of your mommy?
2009: you
2010: she's smart

16. If your mommy were a cartoon character, who would she be?
2009: roar!
2010: Madagascar

17. What do you and your mommy do together?
2009: we play
2010: play

18. How are you and your mommy the same?
2009: we're both 2
2010: we wear purple shirts and our eyebrows

19. How are you and your mommy different?
2009: one is some where out there
2010: we talk different

20. How do you know that your mommy loves you?
2009: Gave me the sign for I love you!
2010: She love me this much...with her arms outstretched

21. Where is your mommy’s favorite place to go?
2009: Pump It Up...a jump castle place
2010: Pump It Up with daddy and I (We have only been once...she must have really liked it!)

22. What else would you like people to know about your mommy?
2009: she wants to know about snakes
2010: lost her...she had no response other than singing and playing with her princess dolls.

I am never short of laughter
with my Allikaye!
She already knows the importance of bringing
a smile to people's faces!

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Mommy and Me - Week 2 - and a favorite verse!

This week's Mommy and Me picture
is also showing a quote that I love...
and then a favorite verse!

I found it on my good friend, Irene's, blog.

Here it is, if ya can't read it...
or are distracted by my girl's striking beauty!

"God, who foresaw your tribulation,
has specially armed you
to go through it,
not without pain,
but without stain."
C.S. Lewis

That quote reminds me of one of my
favorite verses...
one of those verses that is hidden in my heart
and comes up on those days
when God wants me to know that it's
not the end of the world...
as my drama queen self rears it's ugly head...
and wants me to think that it is.

John 16:33
"I have told you these things,
so that you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble.
I have OVERCOME the world."

THAT is a perspective that
I can put my hope and trust into!!

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