Wednesday, December 10
Tuesday, December 9
Thursday, December 4
A staple of any Hair vacation: video games
Watercolor with Grandma (Take note of Addie's leggings, I actually made them! Thanks, Tiff!)
Battling the singing fish
A very crowded Thanksgiving, but delicious!
Bonding with cousin Chaela, learning chopsticks
Happy Jason, full of triptophanEnjoying a moment of down time before the wedding luncheon
A very happy and very naked Addie at the luncheon
The happy couple, Eric & Gemarie
It was cold and windy, and Addie wasn't happy about it
The crazy siblings
The bride and her flower girls
Addie is so cute in that dress (thanks, Caitlyn!) but very obviously fighting a bad diaper rash! Haha!
Chaela partied all night long.
Monday, November 10
In Memphis it is wise to actually listen to the weather on the news and bring an umbrella if the weatherman says it will rain, bring a jacket if he says it will be cold and windy, or to stay indoors with the air conditioning if he says it will be hot and humid. In Memphis the weathermen seem to have it right. In Utah and Michigan we would listen to the weather and never have much reason to believe what was said because half the time they would be wrong. Memphis, however, has great weathermen! Which is your favorite? Take the poll!
Monday, November 3
She was so excited to hold her own bucket. The neighbors would put candy in it, and then she'd reach into their bowls and grab more! She was so cute the entire night, and boy, does she LOVE suckers!
Monday, October 27
Wednesday, October 22
3: The number of years Jason has left of school
5: How many weeks until we go to Idaho for Thanksgiving and Gem's wedding
7: How many weeks along I am in my pregnancy
11: Approximately how many times I've made dinner this month, how sad...
13: Addie now has this many teeth!
Monday, October 20
I love fall activities. There is something marvelous about the crisp, cool air, smell of hay, and falling leaves that make every fall excursion delightful. I love carving pumpkins, drinking cider, burying myself in crinkling leaves, but I especially love picking pumpkins from a pumpkin patch.
On Saturday Jason, Addie and I ventured out to Priddy Farms, on north Germantown Rd, to find a pumpkin. We had, as expected, a wonderful time. They have a little train for the kids ($1), free playground equipment (the slide was a big hit), and pleny of hay bales set up for adorable photo-ops. The whole family, no matter how small or large, can take a hay ride for $3 out to a (rather dismal) pumpkin patch. The pumpkin patch is obviously set up for the kids. They wander around and search for the perfect, pre-picked pumpkin, just like buried treasure.
If you don't want to take the hay ride to the pumpkin patch, there are PLENTY of pumpkins in the front for your perusal and purchase. Overall, I enjoyed Priddy Farms. We had plenty of laughs, dirty hands, and a delicious taste of what autumn has to offer. Ah, if only I were allowed to eat a donut, the cider would have been more tempting this year...
This last picture is to show you Addie's new love...blanket forts. This has been up and down (mostly up) for over a week now. She loves it. She'll sit in there for long stretches of time looking at her books. When we have our own house I will LOVE designing her a cozy reading nook!
Tuesday, October 14
I particularly like the long ribbons down her back and always thought she looks so pretty in light blues and purples.
On Halloween she will wear wings (she is supposed to be some sort of fairy) but they have so much glitter on them I didn't want to bother today. I'm thinking about also making a flower headband, but she doesn't keep anything on her head for longer than a second, so it might not be worth the effort.I made her this flower wand last night. This is the best picture I have of it. She wasn't that interested in carrying it around, but it does complete the outfit, don't you think?
I am very proud of myself. I think the dress turned out really cute and frilly, I love it!
Friday, October 10
Wednesday, October 8
This is the BEST sushi I have ever had. Jason and I got it at the Wolfgang Puck restaurant in DisneyWorld when we were there in May. Mmmmm...
So, I'm curious, how many of you, fellow blog-readers, enjoy sushi? I look forward to your answers on our poll.
Monday, October 6
Monday, September 29
I have been growing tomato plants since April in buckets on our porch. I lovingly planted the seeds, repotted them twice, and have watered them every few days. My level of success depends on how you measure success.
Here it is, my one and only tomato! I am quite proud of it, and hope it ripens so we can actually eat the fruit of my labor! Mmmm... Thank you, Memphis.
Saturday, September 27
Monday, September 22
Monday, September 15
I just did a little preliminary research online to find out why we have such great water. It seems our city sits on top of the Memphis aquifer. My sister-in-law Heather could explain this much better (she's a hydrogeologist), but an aquifer is a layer of permeable rock beneath the surface that contains water. The more porous the rock, the more water it contains. Wells are dug into the natural aquifers and water pumped out. The Memphis aquifer is HUGE (it contains over 100 trillion gallons of water, by some estimates) and is known to hold some of the best water in the nation. Many industries located in Memphis have moved here just because of our wonderful water supply. Lucky us!
Saturday, September 13
Friday, September 12
The only annoying thing about the necklace phase is the amount of untangling to which Jason and I are subjected.I attempted to get an action shot. She isn't in pain, this is how she looks when she's pulling the necklaces over her head.