Friday, April 30, 2010

Precious Little One

She was sitting watching Kylie's first t-ball practice of the season when I took this. It was hot and she was tired.

I love how this picture turned out.

Our Oldest

Kylie, our beautiful daughter
the sight of her makes us smile
she makes us laugh every day
she is smart, creative, and caring

she is cuddly, animated, and sensitive

and we are proud that she chose us to be her parents.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sisterly Love

This is how my attempt at taking their picture together went...

Kylie trying to get Lacey to look at me

Kylie looking at me, not Lacey

Lacey looking at me, not Kylie

we finally settled on this one...which really is the best don't you think?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

1st T-Ball Practice

So far so good! She did a great job at her first practice and seemed to have fun. One of her comments was, "I don't want to go to practice, I just want to play the game!" Sorry sweetheart it doesn't work that way :)

Her first game is this weekend, last weeks game was cancelled due to rain. However it is supposed to rain again this weekend, maybe the weather man will be wrong?

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Today on our way home from the store Kylie says to me:
"Mom sometimes I just act like a Democrat"
"Really, what how does a Demorcat act?"

Then later on she says:
"And Mom sometimes I tell jokes like a Democrat too"
"What kind of joke to Democrats tell?"
"Bad and terrible ones"

I think it is safe to say she obviously has a strong opinion of how she feels about how she perceives the democratic party. How at 5 years old can she see what other still don't get...I know she's a smart kid :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Love this picture, because it is different. That's a good reason, right?
Check out more wordless wednesday posts here!

Black and White Wednesday

I thought this picture lent itself perfectly to Black and White Wednesday. What do you think?

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the long road

Monday, April 12, 2010


While we were at the store Kylie talked me into buy her some Blueberry-Pomegranate-Grape juice. I agreed but told her not to spill on her school shirt (or any other shirt for that matter) because it would probably ruin the shirt forever.

Last night she wanted to try the juice I bought her, she loved it! When Lacey saw her drinking the juice she decided that she should have some of that juice too, well of course she cannot drink out of a bottle very well and naturally she got some on her shirt.

Kylie saw this and the first thing she said is "you should get some of that OxiClean stuff on it 'cause it takes out tough stains, and that is a tough stain!"

I asked her how she even knew what OxyClean was or even what it did and her answer? "I saw it on a commercial!"

I should have known that was going to be her answer because we call her the commercial queen in our house. Greg loves commercials too, but I think Kylie gets the prize for being able to remember exactly was the item they are advertising does. We will be doing something and out of nowhere, she will start telling me about something she saw on TV and what it does.

She tried to talk me into buy her the touch n brush, the hands free tooth paste dispenser because then I wouldn't have to worry about her making a mess with her tooth paste. This one can be bought in WalMart and every time she see its she keeps trying to convince me this is something we should have. Gotta give her credit for her persistence!

Some of the others she's found intriguing enough to tell about are: the perfect brownie because then it would be fair because everyone would get the same size piece; Pancake Puff because "I love pancakes and look at all the other stuff you can make in it Mom!"; and the Snuggie, this one we actually have and I really like it too!

Those are the ones I can remember, what about you what "As Seen On TV" stuff have you tried?

It wasn't me that ate dirt...

Lacey, 16 months

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from our family to yours!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Coloring Easter Eggs

We colored Easter eggs today! Kylie had lots of fun, especially when Daddy showed her how to make the eggs 2 different colors!

Lacey on the other hand tried to color them. She put the egg in the dye, took the egg out, and prompty licked it. Ltes just say she did not appreciate the taste of it...vinegar

She instead decided that it was more fun to color...everything she could, including her face. She apparently need to see what the marker tasted like, thank goodness for non-toxic markers! :)

All in all a great time was had by both of them, in their own ways of course!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My family and I have been personally affected by this illness, my brother is affected by it. There is a lot of information about this illness at the following sites. I would encourage everyone to educate themselves about this illness so we can all be empowered. Knowledge is power.

Autism Society of America (ASA)

Autism Speaks


Autism Awareness Puzzle and Ribbon Clip Art

ABA Resources for Recovery from Autism/PDD/Hyperlexia

Guidelines: Identifying, Serving, and Educating Children and Youth with Autism

Mark Leland's Missing Pieces, a song for Autism

The Charity Guide

North Dakota Autism Center, Inc.