Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Actual Birthday

Ok, so Tuesday was my actual birthday and I am officially one year old now! Woohoo! Sissy can stop telling people that I am zero when they ask how old I am. I am learning to do so many big girl things now. Mommy let me use a spoon to eat my cupcake. She lets me try some of the food she is eating (although the other day it was something super cold that made my mouth PuCkEr! She called it a popcicle). I can walk all the way across the room without falling - although I still need to work on getting more speed cause my Sissy usually nabs whatever I am after before I get there. I even learned how to get on my new fancy Pooh car all by myself. I haven't quite figured out how to make it 'go' yet, but I'm sure I'll figure that out by the end of the week.  You know what I really love? Water! Those sprinkler parks that we go to are awesome! I don't even care if they catch me by surprise. Bring it on!

Hope you are having a great week! Ours has been great! I overheard Mommy say that we are going to the pool tomorrow -woohoo! More water fun!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

First Birthday

Wow, what a fantastic day! I had no idea what Mommy meant when she said that today was my birthday party, but it was awesome! So many people that I love came to visit, we played outside most of the day, I got presents and get this - Mommy gave me something to mush around in my fingers and even eat! It was so yummy and sweet! She called it a cupcake - and that's one word I gotta learn quickly because I want more of that! So much fun!!! I sure slept good after all that fun! Thanks for all who came and I love everyone sooooo much! ((hugs)) E2

Party? Did someone say its Party Time?

Yeah, yeah, that's enough singing, now let me dig into this cupcake!

It's squishy....

You're letting me eat this, Mommy? It's awesome!!!

Present time, present time, open the presents and see what's inside

This is the best stuffed animal friend EVER!
No offense Penny - you're still my fav lovey.

Just let me slide in here nonchalantly while they aren't looking.....

And I got em - now for the quick escape with the freezer pops....

Yeah! The buttons work!

Vroom, vroom....

Shhh, don't tell the baby that we played in the
water while she took a nap.



Now, relaxing with the Dads -
And a shout out to all the Fathers out there -
have a fantastic Father's Day!!!

Doin some chin ups to work off that cupcake
and then some resting with Daddy.

Friday - Final day of fun

Mom sure did try to cram in as much fun stuff as she could today. We got to go to Conner Prairie, paint fun pictures, and even slip and slide! All that fun and then off to VBS for the final day. It makes me so sad that it is the final day. I don't want it to ever end and don't ever want Cole to go home. But, Mom says Cole misses his Mom, Grandparents, Jazzy and Felix (dog and cat) and all his I guess all good things must come to an end. My bedroom is going to be so lonely without him.....

The balloon wasn't flying - bummer!

Matching the skins to the footprint for local Indiana animals (beaver, otter, raccoon, bobcat and deer)

Visiting the Trade Post

Trying to make fire with flint and steel.....this is way harder than it looks!

The "teacher" made it look so easy.....I think he was just showing off!

Visitng the animals in the barn (donkey, calf, goats, sheep)

Science Lab - I wish we would have had more time to spend here.

Back home for some more slippin and a slidin! Today the wind was blowing so we had to take some breaks in the baby pool filled with nice warm water.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


What a busy day! It started off kind of slow, although Mom looked awfully busy in that kitchen (she said she was cooking for our friends who have a sick little boy). Then we scurried off to Cool Creek Park for Mom’s book club. She reads the books and talks about them, and we get to play – cool, she does all the work!  A friend, Alex, was there from church and we liked playing with her before our other friends from church (and the book club) got there. After playing for a while, we hurried back home so the baby could take a nap. One of the things we need to do for VBS is to try to do some chores to earn extra money to donate to missions at church (and it is a contest to see who can raise the most money). So, Cole and I picked up sticks in the yard – and after all the storms and wind we have had, there were a LOT of sticks. So after all our hard work, I earned 50 cents (I took a lot of breaks) and Cole earned $2 (he picked up all the big sticks). Then, when the baby woke up from her nap, if we ate all our lunch(chicken nuggets, sweet potatoes, pears, and cucumbers) quickly (which the quick part is a challenge for me) – then we got to go to the splash park. As you can see from the pictures below – we did it! Looks like another beautiful day that the Lord has made – I sure will rejoice and be glad in it (when I wake up).  VBS wears me out! Love to all – E1

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday Fun

Well, in the morning, we just hung out at home. E2 had an appointment with the lady who looks at her mouth (which means I am banished like a princess in the tower to my room, but at least this time Cole was banished with me). We did do some drawing, cutting and coloring. C taught me how to make an origami cup in case I was ever lost in the wilderness with a piece of paper and needed a drink from a small stream. He also told me how to turn nasty or salty water into something I could drink, but I didn’t understand. For now, I’ll just use the refrigerator water. After the morning appointment, we got to do something totally exciting – grocery shopping. Woohoo, who doesn’t like to be snapped at for about an hour by her Mom saying “don’t touch that”, “don’t break that”, “no, there’s too much sugar”, “that’s not good for you”, “you shouldn’t need a rest, you’re 4 with all kinds of energy”. I mean come on –it’s like heaven (not). After my nap (oh, did I mention that Mom said I must need a nap because I was arguing and bossing so much?), we played some Wii while Mom got dinner ready. Then, off to VBS again. I love it! I love learning about God. I love it that C is with us. I love it that everyone else is so excited! I just LOVE it! I especially love the dancing and singing. C and I have learned our verse already – it is Psalm 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Yeah, we are kind of smart – we just learned it on the ride home. Not that we’re bragging – God made us this way.

Love to all,

This is E2 playing with the magnifying glass.
Coloring and Crafting.

Reaching, reaching....just a little more....
Before VBS.

Some shots of the sanctuary at church - it totally doesn't look like our lil white church now! Pharoah came in and took over.
E1 dancing to I've Got DNA. :)

E2 having fun going through the pyramid entrance. Where'd the fancy french doors go?