Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring break

We had a pretty laid back spring break. Daniel went into work a few of the days, but we were able to do some fun things anyway. We went to the Indianapolis Children's Museum, played outside lots and lots, and finished the break off with a hike and a picnic at Griffy Lake.

St. Patrick's Day dinner: all green.

Trying out his new scooter. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

Super Heather!

Precious moment at the Children's Museum.

Best water playscape.

Hike and picnic at Griffy Lake.

My legs are tired!

Heather felt left out.

We ended the hike by throwing rocks in the lake.

Making the birthday cupcakes that Grandma sent.

The best part!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Josh's 3rd birthday

On Josh's birthday we went to the temple with some friends. With the temple 2 hours away, it makes for a LOOONG day. But luckily it was warm enough to party at the park, and Josh loves going to the temple! There was another boy having a birthday party at the park (randomly his name was also Joshua), and they shared their leftover cake with us. It made our day. As we were talking with them later, we found out they were also LDS! Small world!

Birthday Questions:

1. How old are you? 3
2. What's your favorite color? Red
3. What's your favorite fruit? Vegetable? Strawberries. Celery! 

Traditional birthday pancakes!
4. What do you like to eat? Biscuits and celery.
5. What's your favorite movie? Turbo
6. What's your favorite game? Um, Hi-ho Cherry-o, My favorite game is I spy, too!

7. What's your favorite thing to wear? New pants
8. What's your favorite snack? Cheese crackers
9. What's your favorite animal? A Bee. Bees make honey.

Cake provided by some friendly people also having a birthday.
10. What's your favorite song? The little green frog. (Ga-goon went the little green frog)
11. What's your favorite book? Berenstain Bears, Big Road Race
12. Who's your best friend? Henry

We love to see the temple!

13. What's your favorite toy? Cars
14. What's your favorite thing to do outside? Play and ride my bike
15. What's your favorite drink? Water

Handsome boy!

16. What's your favorite holiday? Halloween hats. (??)
17. What do you take to bed? Planet Blankie
18. What's your favorite breakfast food? Biscuits

SO excited to have a bike of his own...even if it is pink!
19. What's your favorite dinner food? Grilled cheese sandwiches
20. What's your favorite thing to do? To read books, to eat food.
Bonus: What do you want to be when you grow up? Daddy.

SUPER excited for the scooter!

We sure are glad we have our Josh in our family! We love you!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wacky Wednesday

It's Dr. Seuss week at Heather's preschool. Today was Wacky Wednesday. Heather was cautious at first, but she soon saw how silly and fun it would be. Here's what she wore.

Wacky hair-do, shirt backwards, and mismatch shoes

Wacky Heather

Josh wanted his photo taken too.
While Heather was at preschool, Josh wanted to do gymnastics. We practiced somersaults, headstands, and stretched almost the entire time Heather was in preschool. He loved it. He was so excited to show off to Heather what we did when she got home.

Heather joined in the fun.


Pushup headstand thingy....

Future gymnast.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Heather's 5th Birthday!!

Whoa!! We have a FIVE year old. How is this even possible?? Heather is our little ray of sunshine. She is so happy and bubbly, and cheers everyone around her. She is a girlie-girl and loves everything pink and sparkly. She is a willing helper. She loves books and is a great reader!

20 Birthday Questions:
1. How old are you? I'm five!
2. Favorite color? Pink and red.
3. Favorite movie? Rapunzel

We spelled "Happy Birthday Heather" with Cheez-its (see previous post)

4. Favorite fruit and vegetable? Strawberries with chocolate and broccoli and carrots.
5. What do you like to eat for lunch? Sandwiches and pretzels and strawberries and cucumbers.
6. Favorite game? Tag you're it and hide 'n seek

Birthday pancakes!

7. Favorite thing to wear? Hello Kitty heart shirt and skirts.
8. Favorite snack? Bread and chocolate.
9. Favorite animal? Snake and horses

10. Favorite song? Let It Go.
11. Favorite book? Princess books.
12. Best friend?  Josie and Atleigh (from preschool)

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

13. Favorite toy? Crown and a dress
14. Favorite thing to do outside? run and bike.
15. Favorite drink? Juice and soda

16. Favorite holiday? Halloween.
17. What do you take to bed? Hippo, cause hippo's my best friend.
18. Favorite breakfast food? .......................CHEERIOS! 

19. Favorite dinner food? Toast and soup.
20. What's your favorite thing to do? Dress up on my birthday and eat cupcakes. And maybe twirl in the mirror and go downstairs and play.
BONUS: What do you want to be when you grow up? A mom!

Josh wore these glasses pretty much all day on Heather's birthday...until he started feeling super sick.

 At one point he was trying to get me to do something and he said, "I have glasses, you have glasses..." ( quote from Turbo) He also wanted to take a picture with my glasses. Ok...whatever you say, Josh.

Josh's day ended pretty miserably. He ended up getting a fever and a really bad cough. Made worse by his RAD (reactive airways disease). No one slept very well that night.

Heather had her heart set on a birthday party this year. So, I caved. We had the easiest party ever! We did everything Heather loves--dressed up, put makeup on, decorated our own cupcakes, ate ice cream cones, and played with friends.  What more could a girl want? Answer: NOTHING!

Birthday invite

The set up was really easy. I just borrowed a bunch of dresses from our friends with 3 girls, and strung them on a clothes line. I set out the mirror that usually goes on the piano. And set out accessories.

FYI: I moved the things that were on the bookcase for the actual party...

Gloves, hats, hair, crowns, and boas.

Party favors. Lots of jewels.

Putting on our faces.

Opening presents

We sang to Joshua too...his party will be next year.

All the pretty princesses.
Happy Birthday Heather! We sure love you!