Friday, April 30, 2010

Baseball With Dad

Last weekend Chatty and her dad went to see their favorite team - the Philadephia Phillies play the AZ Diamondbacks.  They went with our neighbors across the street and had a great time - even though the Phillies lost!

My Philly Phanatics

Chatty and her buddy JR

Enjoying the game

Father Daughter Bonding over Baseball

Fireworks after the game

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Family Photos

The morning before the girls' birthday party we had some family photos taken.  As you can imagine it was quite an ordeal trying to get good pictures of a 3 and 6 year old who could only think about their upcoming party.  Luckily though we got a few good shots.  Below are some of the better ones ..

Bia was goofing around

This would be a good one except for Chatty's goofy smile

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow

Last weekend we planted a small garden on the side of our house.  Our new little resident gardener, aka Chatty, loved helping us plant it.  We planted tomatoes, cilantro, cucumbers, basil and jalapeno peppers.  We make a lot of homeade salsa and thought we might as well plant some of the ingredients we use!  If it grows well we are going to add a second one in the fall.

A girl and her garden

Sunday night I painted the girls' toenails.  Bia had never had hers painted before and was so excited.  She did so well sitting still and letting them dry (note - that is a shadow in the lower left corner of the picture below - not a spot on my carpet!).

Hope you all are having a good week!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Birthday Party

Below are some pictures from the girls' joint birthday party.  This year we had it at our local train park.  They have a great deal (very reasonably priced) where you have a train car for 1.5 hours and during that time the staff plays outdoor games with the kids, feeds them cake and ice cream, takes them for a ride on the train and for a ride on the carousel.  All of the kids seemed to really enjoy themselves.

Here are a few pictures ... I will try and post some tomorrow of Chatty's actual birthday (since I am a little behind on that as well).

We opted for cupcakes for the party. 
I made grass frosting and put soccer balls on top

Birthday Banner

Chatty playing the parchute game

Bia playing the parachute game

The big kids playing tug o war

Chatty excited after winning tug o war

Time for cupcakes and ice cream

Bia likes green frosting

Chatty on the train with (one of) her favorite boys S

Bia on the train with her favorite boy S

A photo in the conductor's seat

After we arrived home

Monday, April 12, 2010

Life in the Desert

Mr. ESPN just snapped this picture from our front window. 

Yep that's a rattlesnake a few feet from our front door!  I am a little lot freaked out by this!  This is one thing I hate about living in the desert and backing up to a wash! 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter 2010

We had a busy Easter weekend that included lots of fun activities.  Saturday morning we had an Easter egg hunt at church.  Chatty had spent two nights at Nana and Poppa's house (it was her Spring Break) so they met us at the church for the egg hunt.

After we got home from the egg hunt we colored some Easter eggs.  Bia really liked the color green.

Then the Easter bunny stopped by on Sunday morning and left a few goodies for the girls.

Some pictures of us in our Easter best.  Granny bought the girls their little Easter purses.

Hope you all had a nice Easter weekend.  Now we are getting ready for Chatty's birthday and the girls' joint birthday party this coming weekend.  The fun never stops!