This past weekend we had a fabulous snow storm. We got about a foot of snow. Keep in mind that here in Denver this has really only been our third big storm this year. You can imagine how excited my kids were! :-) Dave was just about as excited as them. His really is just a large child. Well, Saturday morning we got dressed to go out and play. We ended up building an 8 foot snow man. It was so awesome. But if any of you know Denver, by the evening it had fallen over and melted. But at least we got some pictures just for the record.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
So, St. Patrick's Day is kind of a big deal in my family. My Great Grandfather Poppy is 3/4 Irish and 1/4 Cherokee. We grew up with major green celebrating, and I would like to carry on that tradition with my kids. They are old enough to get the whole thing and I think really find the magic of Leprechauns, gold, rainbows, shamrocks, etc. For breakfast a leprechaun must have snuck into our kitchen and colored all of our food green because we had green eggs, green pancakes, green milk, green butter, and bacon. Bacon is not green but I am sure it is lucky! :-) The kids got a kick out of that. Henry loved all the green things. We did green freckles, just like Leprechauns, and had shamrocks on our hands. We dressed in green spent the morning at the park came home for a picnic in the front yard where we had special rainbow gushers. We spent the day playing and doing fun games just like Leprechauns. For dinner Crissa, Dave's sister, came over for a traditional Irish meal. Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, bread with green butter, peas (not irish but green) and of course, green jello!!! For dessert we had root-beer floats in memory of my Grandpa, it was his birthday today. Such a fun day and enjoying it with kids made it even better!! Thanks mom for all the great traditions. Sorry we never ate your green breakfast.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
My oh so creative cousin, Corinne, created this line of clothing. She lives in Southern Utah and has 5 children. For every item of clothing she sells she is going to donate one item to a child in need. Could you ask for a better cause. Her clothing line is adorable and so funky. I love the colors and patterns she puts together! Check her out and support children in need.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Poor little girl! We went to house of bounce yesterday, it still was so much fun, and while Jetta was bouncing off a blow up ramp she lost her balance and fell onto the floor. She cried and said that her foot hurt but it did not look like a big fall. She didn't want to play anymore so I just held her while Henry finished getting his energy out. We left shortly after and I took the kids home for lunch and to give Jetta a nap. She wouldn't walk on her foot but I just thought it was a little drama. :-) After her nap she woke up crying that her foot still hurt. I put her on the couch and turned on a movie thinking that would last for about 5 min, she is quite the active little girl. She stayed on the couch all afternoon and all evening. I went to make dinner and heard her scream and turned around thinking that Henry maybe took a toy from her but she had tried to get off the couch and was crumpled on the floor. When Dave got home we decided to take her to After Hours to have her looked at. Henry asked to go to Rachel's (thank you, thank you, thank you) because he did not want to go see the doctor. We took her in and they took x-rays and found nothing but said they would send it to the radiologist. We took her home, got popsicles (thank you mom for the suggestion), and relaxed until bed time. The next day she was still limping and saying her foot hurt. Finally we got a call from the doctor and sure enough there was a break. I was small and will heal with out a cast but it will take 3 weeks to a month to heal and she will be in some pain for a few days. The doctor said that if she still was walking funny in a few days we might want to think about a cast just to take the pressure off. We currently just need to make her comfortable. As you can see from the pics she is in good spirits as long as she has toys, sunglasses, popsicles (again thank you mom), and a movie. Poor little girl! We have images of her x-rays but can't get them to upload. If we do we will post.