Thursday, March 31, 2011


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Monday, March 21, 2011


This winter Calyn was on a basketball team with some of her friends. It was fun to watch her improve every week and to see her come out of her shell a little bit. She started out a little timid but by the end of the year she was playing defense like a pro and shooting baskets left and right!! Our little superstar, Daddy's pride and joy ;).

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Calyn Wendy turns 6!!

Our Little Lucky Charm

It's hard to believe that it has already been 6 years since this little "Lucky Charm" made Devin and I parents for the first time!! I remember every detail of taking the pregnancy test and calling Devin at Sage Lakes Golf Course to tell him that he was going to be a daddy. I remember loving being pregnant and enjoying all the kicks and bumps when she was in my belly. I remember letting all the students in my kindergarten class feel my tummy when she had hiccups and how they all thought that was just the coolest thing and here she is a little Kindergarten girl herself!! I am so lucky to have this little gremlin in my life and so thankful for the blessing of motherhood.

Calyn you are such a uniquely special little girl and there is not one thing about you that I would change!! I love you so much!! Love Mommy.

Here are some St. Patty's Day pics I took of the kiddos a few days ago.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Today was Dr. Seuss Day for Calyn at school and the students were all supposed to dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character from any of his books. So, of course Calyn chose Little Cindy Lou Who. She absolutely LOVES the Grinch and sings along with Cindy (yes, we are on a first name basis by now thanks to our dedicated Grinch viewing) every time she watches the movie. Here she is in all her glory...

Also, before school we all went to the Dr.'s office to get my 4d ultrasound! I have been soo excited for this day to come, I have seen the pictures that come from these machines and they are unbelievable!! Unfortunately, our little gremlin was not facing a very convenient direction and it's face was right up against my placenta so we weren't able to get very good pictures so we are scheduled for next Friday to try again!! As soon as we get some good picsI will post them!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

While we are still "patiently" awaiting some good weather, we have been trying to be creative in our indoor activities in order to keep from going completely insane. The kids just love to do all their playing wherever Devin and I are despite the huge play room they have full of all their toys, kitchens, play sets, etc. So... the latest of their activity choices.....

Building Forts!!

I remember LOVING to build forts when I was a young tyke so it's fun to see them doing the same things. However, they don't want us to build them up in their playroom where they could have HUGE forts filled with tons of toys, partitioned rooms, and areas assigned to specific, no, they want it right in the middle of the family room where Devin and I are trying to unwind from the craziness of our days. So, here they are, in what I would describe as fairly mundane and simple, however fantastically entertaining to them...their latest fort.

Also, I've been trying to keep poor Rylan occupied while Sis is at school with creative activities...well, basically anything other than TV. That kid is a little TV junkie, he would watch for hours if I let him. So here are some pics of today's ventures in creativity.