Sunday, April 26, 2009

Family Sunday...

Sunday is usually our family day and last Sunday we had a particularly nice one. We started out the day by going out to breakfast at the Cookie Jar. The kids each had their eyes on an Alaskan themed stuffed animal that they sell out front so I surprised them with them when we paid our bill.
Vaughn got a moose.

Bailey got an owl.

Vaughn figured that was right because he had of course announced to us that the moose was his when we came in. Actually, he proclaimed it to all that would hear with his "My moose!" cheers.

We then drove to Creamer's Field to check out the cranes. We were surpised by how many were there. Bailey loves the cranes so I wasn't at all surprised when she was moving and wiggling in the truck trying to get a better view. I was shocked though by how much Vaughn enjoyed the birds. We stayed in the truck because is was still like a swamp out there but we opened the windows and all you could hear were the honks and hoots of the cranes. The kids just loved it! Sadly though, we had to head about our day and Vaughn shed a few tears to say goodbye to his new feathered friends.

We were off for our regular grocery shopping and then home, only to rush out again to take Bailey to a classmate's birthday party while Vaughn and Kelly napped. Bailey and I were barely back in the house when a friend of mine called and invited us to come and cook with her. She was teaching us how to make Chinese dumplings...Yummy! Bailey loved it and the food was awesome! Thanks Mei!

Back home again where Kelly had a nice dinner waiting for us. After dinner we decided to end the evening with a family baking project. We made cookies with "Fundough." It's like playdough only it bakes into cookies. Vaughn didn't get it at first but after we pulled out the sprinkles, he was sold. Bailey was her usual artistic self creating art with sugar that I am still having trouble eating because it's so pretty. I made very nice circles and Kelly of course made a light saber. Here are only some of our creations.

It was a busy day but oh so lovely to have spent so much time together as a family doing wonderful activities. I hope we have many more Sundays just like that!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Vaughn In Print!

My mom submitted a picture she took of Vaughn to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and they put it in the paper. I love this picture and her sweet comments.
Check it out!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Vaughn!

2 Years has passed so quickly. My handsome little boy has gone from this...

To this...

In only two short years. Some things never change though...he still drools better than anyone I know (notice the shirt in the first picture and the wet spot on his chin in the second).

We are so proud that our little boy is learning so much and becoming such a smart, unique, and wonderful person. I am constantly amazed at how much he can do, how well he expresses himself, and how wonderful it is to get to know the person he is becoming. He was our miracle blessing and I never forget that. We love you Buddy. Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hey Sisters...How's the diet going?

I'm sitting here eating my salad for lunch (way fresh and super yummy today) and am wondering how it's going for you two. So, thought I'd do a a little check-in, you go girl, kind of thing.
I have to say that I haven't been so good lately. I could blame it on Kelly's bad influence or the fact that I've been sick so I needed soft foods...but it's still on me that I didn't hang in there.
Oh well, am back on the horse and as soon as I'm healthy again I'll be back to exercising too. I'm now down 17 pounds and hoping to make it 18 soon. is it going for you?