Wednesday, March 26, 2014

She did it to herself

Am I a terrible dog owner that I elected to grab the camera before removing this dog toy that Coco managed to get stuck around her mouth? 

Checking out Triple C Camp

The girls had a great time visiting the camp they’ll be attending this summer. The camp has an amazing nature center with tons of animals – snakes, hissing cockroaches, a leopard gecko and other lizards, turtles and tortoises, bunnies, horses… 

Bowling Party for the Center for Open Science

Most entertaining part of the party involved Joni accidentally being served soda (I think Mountain Dew) for the first time.  We have told the kids that soda is an “adult drink,” so they have never tried it, and thus have minimal exposure to caffeine & quite that level of liquid sugar.  The attendant at the bowling alley put a pitcher down and said it was juice (we thought it was lemonade), so we poured a big glass for Joni.  Joni thought this juice was fantastic, and then became insanely hyper, literally running/hopping/skipping/jumping/crawling back and forth across the length of the bowling alley about 50 times.  It was like watching a kid on speed (or what I assume a kid on speed would look like; we’ve also told our kids that speed is an “adult treat”).  Needless to say, now she wants to go bowling again.  

Monday, March 17, 2014

Celebrating all things green! Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2014

The leprechauns left a scavenger hunt for the girls overnight.  
Here they’re discovering clue #10 to find the pot of gold. 
 Throughout the day, numerous variations on the hunt were created – even Coco became a clue. 
(Yes, as mentioned before, she is the world’s most tolerant puppy!)

Keeping with the green theme, the kids put on a production of Green Eggs and Ham, complete with the key disgusting prop!
Warning, it has a long intro because Haven opted to read aloud all of the script notes, including the list of 50 words contained in the book.

Latest art project

Joni has been especially stylish lately on the bday party circuit

 This is how Joni walked in the door from a friend’s gymnastics party.
First roller skating party!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Meeting baby Tate!

Congratulations to Jen and Robert! 
Tate was born on March 7, and we were thrilled to meet the adorable little guy the next day!

The world's most tolerant puppy!

Joni dresses Coco in a Snow White outfit

Hair styling!

 Haven gives Lily a beautiful “Elsa” braid (from Frozen). 
    Haven designs her own style for ‘Wacky Hair and Socks Day’ to celebrate Dr. Suess’ birthday at school.