Monday, December 14

silly nilly willy pilly billy SILLY

I like my family because we are all so silly. Let me show you what I mean:
The Bathrobe Babes, lounging around in their ultra-comfortable apparel.
Below is what Addie calls "The Monster"

Jason's been saying for a long time now that we need a toy box. Truth is, he's right. So, today I created what I like to call the Poor Man's Toy Box. Made out of a cardboard box and some duct tape. Yup. I even made a duct tape handle for the lid. Just shove your toys in there, your kids, too, if you like, and wha la! A very silly and cheap, yet functional, toy box. I bet we use it for years.

Addie wanted a blanket dress, and this is what we came up with. The Nemo PJs were given to us recently, and we almost have to pry them off her body with a crow bar. Oh yeah, and I asked her what a camel says and she threw her hands in the air, just like below, and said, "Ta Da!" She just might be right.

Addie reading to Macie in a blanket fort. Just adorable.

And my favorite new picture of my favorite two silly girls.

And why isn't Jason featured in any of the silly pictures? Is he silly, you ask? Why yes, Jason may just be the silliest of all of us, however he's been missing since finals started. If you see him, show him where we live. Thanks.

Thursday, December 10

so proud

Yeah, it's been over a month. I know, I know. It just seems like my days fly by. After a fantastic Thanksgiving at my parents house, here at the Hairs we're now gearing up for Christmas. We are planning on driving to Idaho on the 20th and hope to survive the 25+ hour car ride with two kids. I'd LOVE to hear any tips you may have. (Two people have already recommended doping them up on Benadryl...)

What I really wanted to do was boast about my incredible little family. First, Jason COMPLETED his first half marathon with FLYING COLORS! He ran it in 2 hours 8 min and was pretty happy with his time. He said he'd like to do another one and finish under 2 hours. I'm proud of him. Afterwards everyone kept saying how easy he made it look because he didn't seem to be in much pain (and, truthfully, he wasn't) and pretty much took it all in stride. I was beaming. He worked so hard to accomplish this goal (we all did, really) and I am very proud of him!

Jason is in the yellow shirt right beneath the Finish sign.

Second, Macie worked hard a few days before Thanksgiving and got her first two teeth! She is also working hard right now at sitting up and can do it for about 10 seconds before she topples over. By Christmas she'll be sitting like a pro. I forgot how fun this stage is. She's curious about everything and grins easily. She is the easiest, most cheerful girl, and we just adore her.

Third, Adelyn is learning new things every day and developing quite the sense of humor. The other day she played a joke on Jason and then said, "Just kidding, Dude!" and busted up laughing. She loves singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star at the top of her lungs in the store, and is usually wearing a hat--any hat--wherever we go.
Oh yeah, and here I am with my friends from church right before our ward/congregation participated in our city's parade. I walked behind our float and sang. It was such a great way to start off the season with the spirit of Christ. I have much to be grateful for.