Category Archives: Day to Day

You look away for a minute…

I took a few minutes to write an email this morning and came back to this. I guess Lauren decided her skin was a little dry. I don’t blame her. My skins been pretty dry in the Arizona heat too, although I don’t think I’ve ever used quite this much. It was a brand new bottle of lotion and she emptied the entire thing onto her legs (and the carpet.) By the way, anyone know how to get cocoa butter lotion out of carpet?

Spring Training

We went to a spring training baseball game on Monday. John got the tickets from work and since it was the last day of spring break we thought “why not?” The game was between the Angels and the Padres. The seats were pretty far from the action and there were a lot of tall people in front of the girls so they lost interest really quickly. It didn’t help that it was 90 degrees out. The highlight of the game for them was when we bought them a bowl of Italian ice. Needless to say, we didn’t make it through the whole game. We left during the 7th inning stretch (with a lot of other people I might add. I know we’re a little whimpy in the heat, but at least we’re not the only ones :) )

Easter Weekend

Saturday, the girls had softball practice in the morning. Cailyn, Emily and Sara are playing this year so we are split between two different teams. Both teams practice at the same time, so John and I have to divide and conquer. Sara is on a t-ball team. It’s so cute to watch the girls playing for the first time and trying to figure out the ins and outs of the game. They haven’t quite figured it out yet, and the first game is next week. Should be interesting. Cailyn and Emily have moved up to slow pitch softball. They are the youngest on their team, but are doing great. We also found out Saturday morning that Sara has allergies, as her eyes swelled shut at her softball practice. We had to make an emergency run to Walgreens for some Benedryl.

Saturday afternoon we had a visit from Aunt Laurel and Uncle Bob (John’s aunt and uncle). They brought the girls some Easter treats and books. For John and I they brought some cacti and aloe to plant in the yard. Thank you Aunt Laurel and Uncle Bob for your thoughtfulness and for a lovely visit!

Saturday night we colored our easter eggs.

Easter Sunday was quiet.  We missed not having family over for dinner. We had the usual Easter fare, however, we let the girls eat at the dinning room table for the first time. They were very very excited. It’s funny how simple things like that can make them so happy.

Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix is supposed to have a really good zoo, so we thought while the girls were still on spring break we would go check it out. So on Friday we packed a bunch of water bottles and sunscreen in a backpack and headed to the zoo. It was packed and it was hot! Some of us had a great time (namely Lauren who sat in the stroller and was pushed around all day) and some of us were ready to go home after an hour (I won’t name any names on that one.) The zoo itself was very nice. There are a lot of exhibits that allow you to get up close to the animals which the kids loved. It’s definitely something we’ll have to try again on a cooler day.


Music to my ears

Lauren has really been into singing lately. It’s so cute. I love to hear her singing away in the car or in her bed at nap time. Most of the time she doesn’t know all the words, so she just skips the ones she doesn’t know or adds her own words. Sometimes she combines a couple songs into one. I love it!


Lauren Singing