I love watching Ellie and discovering how her smart brain works. While Jeff was installing our cabinet doors, we were playing downstairs. Ellie likes to "cook" for us, but this time she asked Greg what he wanted and then pretended to write it down. It was adorable to watch her concentration as she would repeat the item and wiggle the "pen" around on her "notebook."
We finished up the night with a bbq with Tammy, Rod et al and Kent et al, and it was a great day. Ellie was so cute with Jasmine, "helping" her get her plate and cup, and showing her all of the toys. They played really well together.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
We always have a fun time blowing bubbles, riding the scooter, and riding the car. Lynnie loves to be outside! She knows how to sign it and says "ahtz" when she wants to go outside.
Lynlee can climb up on the desk chair by herself, and apparently she wanted to change things up a little. She was having a great time moving the mouse around!
P.S. Beth, we watch your video endlessly. Lynlee especially likes to mimic the boys saying "ahhh" and "whoa."
The Gold Cups for Piano Festival finally came in, and this was a red-letter year. Madelin got a 100 point cup (representing 3 years of Festival), Syreese a 200 point cup, and McKinzie a 300 point cup. It is amazing to think about how much work these girls put into earning their cups.
It is amazing what a difference clean windows make. The whole house is brighter today and we love to pull up the blinds and look out of the sparkly windows.
I was going to wax philosophical on the importance of cleaning the windows of my soul, but I've got nothing...
Saturday, June 23, 2012
One of our favorite things to do is dance with Daddy. Greg pops his iPhone into the stereo, cranks up Ellie's favorite playlist (including Pork & Beans, which is now called Daddy's Song around here), and dances with the girls. They can't get enough of the fun lifts!
Monday, June 18, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Greg is an amazing father and I am privileged to watch him in action. He and Ellie are "pals" and Ellie loves to sing him the song, My Daddy is My Favorite Pal. Both girls run to the door to meet him when he comes home, and often sing I'm So Glad When Daddy Comes Home. I have never heard him lose his temper or yell at the girls, and that is really a feat.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
I wanted to get a picture of the girls jumping on the trampoline for our soon-to-be-released adoption profile, and I got so many good ones! They love the tramp and will jump forever. Lynlee is getting braver about being on her feet while Ellie is jumping.
|you OK, Lynlee?|
|check out E's hair!|
Saturday, June 9, 2012
In preparation for doing our online profile for adoption #3, we hired Jessica Kopp to do updated family pictures. She picked a fabulous location next to Darci's new house, and we spent a great morning with Jessica and Darci. Ellie was so excited that Evan's mom was going to do our pictures.
Jessica did a great job with the girls, keeping them happy and entertained. She dropped off our pictures this morning, and I am so pleased with how they turned out. I picked my 23 absolute favorites, but I need help narrowing them down. I can use probably 4-6 on our profile. Can you let me know what your favorites are? Thanks!