Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hiking South Mountain

The whole family went hiking at South Mountain. Addison & Delaney's cousin Joe sent us a 'Flat Stanley' as part of his geography project so we decided to take Flat Stanley on a hike so he could learn about the desert. Addison & Delaney did very good on the hike. Addison did a great job climbing rock and looking out for animals. We saw horses, birds, jack rabbits, bugs and even got to see Indian petroglyphs on some of the rocks!


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Delaney knows her animals

Delaney loves to show off her animal impressions. Anyone can ask her what sound a specific animal will make and she will tell you

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fun at Rolly Pollies

The girls had a great time at Rolly Pollies for Addison's friend Taylor's birthday. Addison was so excited to see her friends from her old school. The girls had a ball on all the equipment. Addison's favorite was the zip line and landing in the foam pit! Delaney loved the rings and the slide. Everyone sure slept good that night!

I want back in the bath

Our nightly routine is to have the girls take a bath together. After awhile of playing together I take Delaney out of the bath and get her ready for bed and let Addison play in the bath for a little bit by herself. Addison loves to put on her goggles and "dive" under the water and look at things & well our bathtub just isn't big enough for her to do that when Delaney is in there. So one night I got Delaney out of the bath as usual and in her pajamas. She hangs out with Shawn and I for a few minutes and then she goes into the bathroom to see Addison. We can hear them laughing and being silly & then all of a sudden it gets quiet. Addison then yells out to me, "Mooooommmmm, come here but close your eye and don't be mad." I go into the bathroom and there is Delaney back in the bath with her pajamas on. I looked at both girls with my mouth wide open and both girls started cracking up laughing. It was the cutest thing ever. Delaney just wasn't quit done in the bath!!! She wanted to play with Addison a little bit more so she climbed right back in all by herslef...she didn't mind that her pj's were still on until it was time to get out of the water!

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

Addison's favorite Christmas carol is 'I want a hippopotamus for Christmas' We listened to it every day over and over until she learned the words. Here she is practicing the song without the music...She was so into the Christmas carol spirit this year, she would only listen to Christmas music. It was amazing to me all of the Christmas carols she can sing.

Zoo Lights

The Phoenix Zoo has zoo lights every Dec & Jan. There are so many lights all around the zoo it is so cool to see. The girls enjoyed see all the animal lights. The best part was the dancing light show that was set up to Chirstmas music. We walked around the zoo singing Christmas songs and enjoying the lights at night. Addison & I got to go on a camel ride, too!

Trying out the Christmas toys

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. Everyone traveled in from CA (northern & southern), Michigan & Tucson to join us this holiday! We continued our tradition of all the "kids" wearing matching pj's & sprinkling oatmeal on the lawn for the reindeers to enjoy while Santa is inside leaving us goodies! The girls got lots of fun things this year & put them to use right away!!! Check out Raggedy Ann & Andy, according to Addiston, "they are their new brother and sister"