Monday, May 31, 2010

I Won!

I won the Shabby Apple dress giveaway! I am so excited! I picked the Bon Voyage dress. I hope it fits. I get scared ordering clothes online. You can see the announcement on the Tattertots & Jello blog. This is a great blessing to get something brand new for free on our tight budget. WAHOO!!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ellie quotes

Ellie's vocabulary is growing so we are having more opportunities to laugh when she says something new. This morning at Sacrament meeting she ate her piece of Sacrament bread and said a bit loudly "Good bread! Mm Mm Mm Mm Mm!" It was difficult not to laugh out loud.

Lately she's been saying "Wowie Zowie" when she gets excited about something. Yesterday when we brought out the cupcake with the candles on it for the birthday party with friends she exclaimed "Wowie Zowie Birthday!" and then blew the candles out before we were even done with the song. It was so cute.

The other morning she pointed at her spoon and said "it's not working Daddy" because she was having trouble getting her yogurt onto the spoon. I think she just wanted me to put it on the spoon for her. She is so cute it is difficult not to oblige, especially when she is using her words instead of whining or crying to get something.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

I hope I Win

A giveaway. I have been looking at the Shabby Apple website for awhile. I really like their dresses. So when this giveaway came up, I jumped at the chance.

These two dresses are my favorite: the Atlantic Fog and the Upper East Side.

The giveaway is at another one of my favorite blogs: Tatertots and Jello.

Ellie Dancing @ KUB YSA Dance

For our date night we took the babies to the Kalamazoo University Branch to go swing dancing. We didn't get to dance much, but we did have a blast watching Ellie tearing up the dance floor.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New science education resources blog

Last night a friend asked me for some resources for science curriculum because his sister home schools her children and has difficulty finding good curriculum. I've received other requests in the past from parents who home school. I've never really had much useful accessible information all in one place that I can give them. Leah and I were talking about it and she suggested that I could market science professional development to parents who home school. That sounded great, but I'm trying to get my dissertation proposal done and search for jobs at the moment so it won't happen right away. However it did get me thinking about putting a lot of the resources I have collected all in one place so I could send inquirers there and they could have access to a lot of varied help rather than just doing a dreaded Google search. So I started the Junior Science World blog. I'm excited to be able to share this resource and develop it in my spare time. Please remember it is a work in progress so I hope you won't expect too much at first, but I'm happy with the way it is turning out so far. Happy science trails.

Monday, May 10, 2010

April 2010 slideshow

March 2010 slideshow

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all our Grandmas!

Jan & Feb 2010 slideshow

We didn't have working cameras for part of these months and some of the pictures from these months are already posted on the blog with different posts. But we wanted to get caught up. Happy Mothers Day Grandma and Nana.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Leah's talent

Leah is very talented and has great vision for ways to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Here is her most recent project.
Before & After

I am very blessed to have such a wonderful wife who makes our home and lives beautiful.
I love you, Leah!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy Baby Mikey

Mikey is growing and getting more mobile. He is also such a happy baby it is hard to believe. Here are some videos we wanted to share with you.

"Happy Mikey"

"Mikey on the move"

"Mikey with GM & GP Doty's dog Buddy"

Ellie Dancing

We watched Disney's The Princess and the Frog tonight. Ellie was getting into the music and we just had to capture it on video.

"Daddy! Look at me!"

It was a beautiful evening so we went out on the front porch to enjoy the nice weather before putting the kids to bed. Ellie was still dancing up a storm so we took another video.

"Dancing, dancing. Wiggle wiggle."