Archive for 2010

October Showers

Posted Monday, October 11th, 2010 by Mollie

I have a pink umbrella hanging in my closet, which Natalie frequently begs to play with.  Seeing as it is our only functional umbrella and they are kind of delicate (at least in the hands of a 3-year-old), I always tell her it is NOT a toy and is ONLY for a rainy day.  So last Monday when she woke up and it was randomly pouring rain for the first time in months, I’m sure you can guess what the first thing she asked for was!  It was our day with Will, so we loaded the boys into the stroller (and Natalie still in her pajama pants) and went for a walk.  It was just misting at this point but Natalie still felt the umbrella was necessary.

It was still raining on Wednesday. Natalie got to run back and forth in this passageway while we waited for Andy to pick us up from the optometrist’s office.  The other picture is Ben’s “don’t you dare take me in from this rain” face.

This week we are back to warm, dry weather.  The rainy break was nice while it lasted!

Free Post

Posted Friday, October 1st, 2010 by Toad

In case any of you using the subscription feed only saw the broken image links, I’ve repaired the images in Mollie’s last post. Enjoy!

September- A Picture Post

Posted Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by Mollie

Just another day of dress up with Natalie, the Snorkeling Cowgirl Princess in a backwards shirt!

Little Lights had a transportation themed field trip the Oxnard Airport, as well as the train station.  My kids were a little scared of the airplane and Natalie refused to sit in it when she had the chance, but that’s okay.  Maybe transportation isn’t her thing.  I have a feeling next month’s farm field trip will be more her style.

The kids got new pajamas for fall.  This is a REALLY. BIG. DEAL. in our house.   These pictures are blurry because I didn’t use the flash but too cute to not post.

Natalie had her first trip to the dentist.  I am glad I waited till she was a little older because she did amazingly well!  She had a full cleaning, and didn’t have any cavities.  She talks a lot about plaque now.  Ben is also really picking up on oral hygiene.  He loves for us to brush his teeth, and the other day I caught him brushing his baby’s teeth.

It’s great that Ben loves babies because we have a little buddy named Will who comes to our house on Mondays while his mommy works.  The kids ADORE him and it’s so much fun to have him around!  Nata can play on the floor with him for hours, and Ben showers him in kisses.

September was a really busy month but there are some highlights for you at least!


Posted Friday, September 17th, 2010 by Mollie

Someone got a haircut this week.  This is the before picture… obviously!  Ben’s hair is super light so I didn’t really notice till I took this picture with the sun behind him.  But yeah that hair was getting a little crazy.  He’s cute, regardless!


First Week of “School” 2010

Posted Monday, September 13th, 2010 by Mollie

Ready or not, we started our fall activities this past week!  Technically it’s not school, but it feels like it.

Tuesdays we go to Little Lights, a mommy-and-me style Kindergarten readiness program at church.  Natalie is still 2 years away from Kindergarten, but I was  able to get her into this program this year and I think it will be really good for her!  Personally I am most looking forward to all the field trips.  She’s loving it so far.  Each mom has a job, and mine is basically assistant to the program director- I handle the finances, making sure the announcements get communicated to all the moms each week, and other random stuff that comes up.

Thursday was the first day of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers).  This is my second and final year being coordinator of this group. Our first meeting was a lot of fun, I am excited to spend more time with my ladies, and hope that the speakers I have lined up for this year are a blessing to them!  While I am there, the kids go to Moppets, the childcare program.  I’m sure Ben loves running around with all the other 1-year-old (that is a fun age group to observe), and I am so happy that Natalie’s teacher is Mrs. Campbell again.  She always has the greatest crafts and games and Bible lessons for the kids… it is like preschool but way less expensive, hehe.  Natalie always tells me what she did with her friends afterwards… so cute!

I tried to get some pictures with the kids as we headed out the door but they are not big fans.  I guess some good skills to work on this year would be how to not look pained for the camera (Natalie), how to hold still for 5 seconds (Ben’s not smiling, he’s screaming and trying to escape), and how to correctly frame your subject in a photograph (Andy– just teasing honey!).