Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Daddy-Daughter Dance

It was a happening week at Our Savior Lutheran School this past week. Have we mentioned how much we love that place? And not just for the field trips! Mali had her first date on Friday night with the guy that will set the tone for all of the other dates in her life. They danced the night away (until 8: 15 pm or so) in the school gym. Appetizers were served and she came home with a Barbie door prize. My favorite part of the day was Mali telling Jonathan at breakfast "DON'T be late for the dance tonight". I wonder where she gets that from?

In the interest of fairness, Brinnly also had a special night at home with Mommy, Aunt Amanda and Maddy after the babies of both families went to bed. And next year Brinnly intends to be front and center on that dance floor too.

Friday, April 23, 2010

9 Months Old!

Here she is at 3 quarters of a year old dressed in her Winnie-the-Pooh jammies. Our Honey Bear is as busy as ever. She plays hard with baskets of toys and can maneuver anywhere around the house. Still no teeth but she impresses us daily with how much food she can pack away. She's thinking about moving up from the army-crawl to the all-fours version. And she's going on vacation to Texas soon so maybe her first word will be with a southern accent!

Mali wanted to make sure everyone knows that THIS is usally where you can find Pooh.

Speaking of Mali, just for comparison's sake, here's what she looked like at 9 months. I think those two look the most alike of the three.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

R-E-D Red

At their insistence, my girls are all dressed in varying degrees of red this morning. Why, you ask? To match the fire engines that we'll see at Mali's school field trip today. This from the kid who wore an orange shirt, blue pants, red socks, and pink hair bow to school on Tuesday.

Friday, April 16, 2010

...to Celebrate Grandpa Gregg, of course!

It was his 60th! At his request, we made a family pilgramage to Cabela's last weekend. The kids had a blast checking out the REAL stuffed animals, the telescopes, the camping gear, and the yummy restaurant. Mali did note that for her birthday she was NOT going to choose a "far away store" but rather, "lots of presents".

Thanks to some special baby-sitters (Grandma Deni & Aunt Amber) the Shunkwiler-Ward-almost Wissing adults got to have a dinner on their own to as part of the festivities. Wheatberry Restaurant in Buchanan was impressive and we look forward to going back. And nothing says "We Love you Grandpa) like an ice cream cake. De-lish!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Happy Easter-Zoo-Birthday to Grandma Deni!

We celebrated Jonathan's mom's birthday in the traditonal way--a trip to the zoo, of course! The girls loved making masks with her to show off their favorite animals.
We won't give away any secrets, but let's just say that Mali is now on the look-out for any speed limit signs that are show Grandma Deni's new age.
(Brinn is always quick to point out that she's not a scary lion. Just a loud roaring one)

And here's an Easter family shot since we always celebrate the two holidays together in some way--and she she's a big fan of spring. Hope this year is full of blessings for her!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Easter Blessings

He is risen! He is risen indeed!