Friday, September 28, 2012

funny story

Hannah Gray was having a particularly hard day. We have been dropping her nap more days than not and she was just a wreck. Ethan and I heard a cry that was half something wring and half hurt. Hannah Gray came into the kitchen and we asked her what happened. She finally said she got bit and we asked her by what. She pointed to her chattering/laughing teeth thing. We tried not to laugh and were successful for all of .5 seconds. How can you not laugh that the teeth "bit" her?

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field trip!

Hannah Gray's preschool took a trip to a neighboring community's safety fair today. There was so many crafts and give aways that I don't think we will be needing crayons for a very long time.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fun in Montana!

We just got back tonight from a wonderful weekend of celebrating dear friends’ wedding in Kalispell, MT. The girls were flower girls and Ethan and I both had the privilege of reading Scripture in the wedding as well. The girls felt like absolute princesses and loved every minute of it. Hannah Gray got a little overwhelmed and just tired by the time the party started at the reception, but got a second wind and finished hard. But Tenley on the other hand, I don’t think she ever left the dance floor, at least by her own will! She danced and she danced. Then the bridesmaids danced with her and then the bride and groom danced with her and then she honed in on finding bridesmaids since the bride was dancing with the groom and then hunted down the bride and groom again and then the bridesmaids again… she was wearing me out! Finally, I nabbed her and she immediately put her head down on my shoulder and I motioned to Ethan that I thought it was our time to start out goodbyes. So we did that, walked back to our table where I put her down to gather our things, and in 20 seconds, she was back out on the dance floor with the bridesmaids. It was hilarious. So we had a few more songs of family dancing and then finally got our two princesses home for their beauty rest. Tenley woke up with sleepy eyes that were there until at least lunch time and a hoarse voice like her momma gets when she’s had so much fun. Hannah Gray woke up saying her “feet hurt”. What an amazing night of family fun! Congratulations to Mark and Ashley and thanks so much for making us a part of your special day!


Getting ready with the bride and bridesmaids!




We were crossing our fingers all would be okay because both girls were up late the night before at rehearsal, and then didn’t nap the day of the wedding. Thankfully, they both slept in until 10:30 the day of the wedding!! Unfortunately, it put us a bit behind schedule but so thankful that they did sleep to get ready for the big day. All that to say, we defaulted to silly faces several times to lighten the mood and give them a break. However, in the bridal picture above, they took the liberty to do a silly face when the photographer was ready and ended up in an entire bridal party silly picture. Most of the guys had no idea what a “silly face” was, so the girls enjoyed teaching them what silly faces were. Everyone was so great with the girls, what a great weekend!


And here some some candid dancing pictures. Did I mention that it seemed like everyone there knew how to actually dance?! The dj put on regular hip hop music and no one danced. He turned on some great country music and the floor flooded with people of all ages and everyone rocked out like I have never seen.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nana’s visit

I was just going through some pictures and realized that somehow these pictures didn’t make it onto the blog. Not sure how, that just seems wrong! Nana was here over the 4th of July and stayed just about a week. We enjoyed the fireworks up at Lake Tahoe and then had a great weekend with Annie.
We joked that Tenley looked like our compassion child here- she was covered in soot from the sand hand to toe. The water was freezing, but Ethan being the good daddy that he is, braved the water for his little girl.
It cooled off quickly so we settled into warmer clothes, had a picnic dinner and relaxed as dusk began to settle in.
Isn’t this a great picture of Ethan??

It was so not crowded! We are used to braving huge crowds wherever there are fireworks and we had our own complete space with a sun tent, a pop up tent and chairs. We didn’t have any “neighbors” for probably 20 feet on either side of us and an unobstructed view of the water and fireworks. It was perfect!
Mid-flight action shot
Yay for water balloon fights!!!