Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Allie LOVED this!!! We are going to have to find a way to buy a little four-wheeler. It will probably be about the same time the she outgrows a little four-wheeler and needs a regular size. I was actually impressed with her skills. She is a little or maybe a lot uncoordinated but she handled it really well.

Tyler always has to be cooking with me. He says, "I see, I see!" until you lift him up. Sometimes it is helpful.

Other times it is not.

Helping dad with the green chili's. As you can tell from the picture on the side she thought they taste quite good. We had to stop her from taking a bite out of everyone that she peeled the skin off of.
Is Clifford appropriate for church? Allie had outgrown her Sunday shoes but I had not had a chance to replace them yet. I was trying to find something decent for her to wear this Sunday morning and had her trying on a couple different pairs of sandles. I kept telling her that I didn't like any of them because they did not look nice enough. So she would take them off. I finally said, "I don't know what you are going to wear, Allie."
We were trying to figure all this out while I was curling my hair. She left the room and came back a few minutes later. "How about these, mom?" I just had to laugh. Luckily she wasn't really set on the idea and she was willing to take them off and try something else.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Las Cruces

We made it back home and we are so grateful to be back. Life has been SOOOO crazy! I feel like I can finally have a good reason for not doing my dishes every night. All the other times I have just wanted to think I was that busy but really I just didn't want to do them. Now every night I have been going to bed so tired and having done so many things only to think I still have so much to get done tomorrow. I like the feeling. It feels good to get so much done every day.

Brandon started school and that is pretty much life consuming. It always amazes me when we start a new semester after a break that school really does take over our lives. I feel like when we are not in school that I just remembering wrong and that it can't really take up that much time but it DOES! We only have this one left and we are so EXCITED!!!

To prove that we really have done nothing since we got back I was trying to see what pictures I had taken to see if maybe I had just forgotten the things we had done. I then realized that I have not even put any onto the computer since got back in the middle of August. That is how few I have taken. My memory card used to fill up every week or so. We have used the apartment pool quite a few times but I always forgot to take my camera out with me. It just closed yesterday and now I have no pictures. Oh Well! Allie and Tyler have both gotten so much more brave over the few weeks we have been going regularly. It has been fun to see them both and to see Allie's excitement of learning a new "trick" every time we would go.

I do have a few pictures to post but need to let Brandon write a paper so I will have to post them later.