Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Proper Intro

Thought I should post something with a little more of an update...Regan is 3 years old. She started Joy School last week and thinks she is so cool! She's such a sweetheart and has been enjoying having a little "mom" time when Carli's at school and Mollie's taking her nap. It's always fun to find out what's in her head...she is SO funny! She is in Sunshine Generation and loves to sing! Her favorite color is pink (big surprise!) and her favorite food is butter and sugar :)
Mollie is crazy! At 2, she is always getting into and onto things. She has a fun little personality but is also full of attitude :) She is usually dirty and stained and her hair doesn't stay combed for more than a couple of minutes. She is super funny...we spend a lot of time disciplining her actions and then laughing around the corner so she can't see us! Her favorite color is yellow and her favorite food is salami.
Carli is now in first grade and at school all day. She is reading and doing extremely well in school. She is involved in Sunshine Generation in addition to soccer and enjoys drawing/writing. She loves to play with friends and spends a lot of time outside (she is SO her father's daughter!) She always stands for what she thinks is right even when she's the only one! We are so proud of her! Her favorite color is pink (another big surprise!) and her favorite food is french toast with syrup.
Chad is staying busy with the business. Hunting season just started so I've become a "hunting widow". He is hoping to get 2 elk this year...keep your fingers crossed! He planted a beautiful garden this year and we've been enjoying it all summer; so have all our neighbors :) He's in the YM presidency so he's had a lot of fun activities with the scouts this summer. His favorite was rafting the Colorado River. He's done a lot of fishing with the girls and has also taken up mountain biking. He's a wonderful husband and father!
I am busy with the usual stuff...playdates, MOPS (a mothering group that I'm part of), Kindermusic, practices/games, cleaning, church, Joy school, etc. I've spent a lot of time canning this summer. So far I've done peaches, tomatoes, pickles, jam, tomato juice, and next week will be apple pie filling. I've had fun making some good friends and spending time with them. It helps so much when you have friends to talk/hangout with!
We've had lots of fun trips and visitors-I'll post a little about our summer trips later. It has been a great summer, but nice to get back to a routine. We'll try to keep you all updated on life here in Colorado! Love you!

Soccer Surprise

I know that we've spent a lot of time talking about teeth at our house, but this morning while Carli was at her soccer game we had another surprise! She lost her other front tooth!! It is still on the field somewhere :) So exciting! All the parents on the sideline got a good laugh as she ran over to me in the middle of the game to tell me that it was missing. She's going to write the Tooth Fairy a letter to explain why she doesn't have her tooth under her pillow. We told her that she would probably understand! Grandma Whiting says that she has to learn the song "All I Want for Christmas" now! Can't wait!!

"Group Fighting"

To preface this story, I have to tell you that Carli has been begging us to sign her up for soccer for atleast 2 years. We decided that we should get her started before she's too old so we signed her up for the fall season...she was really excited! She had her first practice/game and HATED every second of it!! She called it "group fighting"! It was super frustrating to watch because she would just stay on the outskirts of the game and never really play. When she did kick the ball, it was in the wrong direction :) We left the game and decided we had better explain to her how to play soccer. Chad gave her a couple of mini-lessons and her next game was SO much better! She LOVED it and can't wait for her practices and games...Yeah! no more group fighting!

FYI- this is a picture of Carli taking a turn being the goalie :)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sleepy Surprise

I know this is weird to have for our first post, but it's the most recent event in our family! :) At 3:52am we had a little surprise...Carli woke me up to tell me that she FINALLY lost her tooth! Yeah! She was super excited and couldn't wait for the tooth fairy to come (I told her the tooth fairy had already gone to bed for the night!) We were also surprised, and grateful, that she didn't swallow it in her sleep! We are now waiting for her other front tooth to fall is hanging by a thread and she's too chicken to let Chad pull it out. We'll keep you all updated!