Thursday, February 24, 2011

Weekend of Adventure

This past weekend India and Jordyn had nonstop fun! Friday night cousin Cenika came over for a sleepover. They ran and screamed and ran! Got out toys, put them away... Went to bed late, got up early, and praise the Lord took a long nap. It is such a joy to have Cenika over!!! Makes me look even more forward to the trip east this summer.

Dancing with Daddy

The 3 Girls

In the Car (India now uses a booster seat)

Jordyn climbing (yes that is her tongue sticking out)

Fruit Snacks at the Park

Jordyn playing

India climbing up the slide

India and Cenika

This popper thing provided tons of entertainment

The girls also got to go bowling for the first time. They had a blast! They got to use the nifty ramp and bumpers, although Jordyn preferred to roll the ball without it. We had to outlaw that after she created 2 obstacles for us on the lane. I am all about a challenge, but the bowling alley frowns at 3 balls on a lane at once. It was a fundraiser event so the girls got to meet some of the Broncos players and got some autographs. They are the Bronco fans of the family so it was fitting. Afterwards when we asked them what their favorite part was they said the pizza.......

Jordyn bowling

India bowling

Enjoying pizza

The girls with some of the Broncos players

Saturday, February 19, 2011

School news

We had parent teacher conferences for India this month. Her teachers say that she is an absolute joy to have in class and that it is exciting to teach someone that has such a love for learning. This is one of the "play plans" that they do everyday. India has to draw a picture of herself playing in a center before she actually goes to play. Apparantly our child has a very distinct way of drawing noses and that is how her teachers can always recognize her drawings.

At daycare, the girls learn a different letter every week. This was their coloring activity from the week they learned P (two weeks ago).

Daddy's Cheerleaders

The girls and I went to Daddy's basketball game this week. They were absolutely thrilled to be cheerleaders! India waved her pom pom and cheered for the entire game. Jordyn got bored quickly and decided to take everything out of my purse. We set the boundry that they had to stay behind the black line on the floor (the side line). Both girls found it pretty irresistable to run across the line, shake their booties, and run back. I think that they were the hit of the game and everyone slept well that night!
India with her pom pom

Daddy on the court

Only a dad can understand why it is acceptable to wear a pom pom wig while sitting on the bench.

Jordyn joining in the huddle

Valentine's Weekend

Happy belated Valentine's day to everyone we love out there! We played it low-key here and decided to celebrate with our first trip to the zoo this year. Finally the sub-zero temperatures are gone and we get to play outside! Here are some pictures of our adventures.

The girls making a special treat.

Jordyn trying to get away on "hair day"

Our princesses

The lions at the Denver Zoo

Even the bears were showing off

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Love Revolution

I just wanted to share this amazing book I have just started reading...The Love Revolution by Joyce Meyer. I don't know about everyone else, but I struggle with maintaining a positive attitude while performing those necessary, day-to-day tasks. Last week my memory verse was:

Phillipians 2:14 "I will do all things without grumbling and complaining."

I have been succeeding outwardly, but those grumbling thoughts still pop into my mind. Well, I was reading this book and I was so humbled it just knocked me off my feet. How could I complain about making dinner every night when there are parents who cannot provide food for their children? Or complain about unloading the dishwasher when some people don't have clean water to drink? It really put everything into perspective for me.

I usually don't promote books, but this book has really made an impression on me. After reading the first chapter I have already put together a proposal for a program to assist the "needy" students at my school and we have sponsored a 7 year old boy in Rwanda. Who knows what will happen by the time I finish the book!!! The overarching theme is that we, alone, cannot solve all the problems in the world, but we can each do something. I have always felt my heart crumble and ache as I read about suffering children. Many times I have asked God how he can let this happen. His answer to me was that he has already provided enough food, water, etc. for everyone on earth. Some people just don't want to share.

I know this is unusually serious and profound for our website, but we still love you all!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011


Jordyn has worn big girl panties every day since Sunday with only one accident in that time! Yippee!!!!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Some Photos

These are not in chronological order. Just some random photos we've taken over the past few weeks.
India in her shades.

The girls and Cenika.

Our family - yes, I am adopted :-)

Tackling Mommy

Walking in the Martin Luther King Jr. Marade in Downtown Denver

On our way back to the car.

Mommy and J

"Welcome to McDonalds. Can I take your order please?"

Friday, February 04, 2011

Small thrills

I am surprised to say that we haven't taken many new pictures recently. The girls have wrestled through some colds - and who likes to have their picture taken when they're sick right? This week we got to spend 2 extra days at home together after some bitterly cold weather...wind chills were in the -20 and -30's...coldest weather we have ever been in!!!!
It honestly just thrilled me to no end to get to spend so much time with my girls!! We did circle time, sang songs, danced, read, cooked, and just acted silly.

Some of the little things that tickle me beyond belief:

1. Watching India try to "mother" her little sister. It warms my heart whether Jordyn receives it or not.

2. Hearing Jordyn say, "Look at how fast I run" as she runs and leaps across the living room.

3. Potty dances!

4. Listening to the girls make up their own songs.

5. Watching Jordyn put on her backpack, push her shopping cart around, and announce that she'll be back she's going to the store.

6. Seeing India trace letters and write her name.

7. Finding Jordyn sitting up in her bed reading a book when I go to wake her up.

8. Coming into the bathroom at bathtime and finding that India has already gotten out everything we need and is asking if she can turn on the water.

9. Watching the girls leaping, running, stretching, and laughing.

10. The excitement of the girls going to their cousin Cenika's house for a sleepover.