Saturday, July 30, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011


Somebody got ahold of mommy's camera...There are lots of clues...

But I just can't figure out who it could be!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Last night, after I read to Shirley and prayed with her and tucked her into bed, she said, "Mama, give me a kiss." Since she's been so stingy with her kisses lately I didn't want to miss the opportunity. She leaned in to kiss me with her eyes closed and kissed me for five full seconds turning her head back and forth. When she was done I said, "Wow! That was quite the kiss! Who kisses like that?" I tried so hard not to laugh because I didn't want to hurt her feelings and I fully expected her to say Cinderella or something like that.
She said, "Yorn and Rine!"

So there you have it.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


After leaving Des Moines, we drove the second leg of our journey to Lincoln where my aunt, cousins and grandmother live. We had a wonderful time playing with cousins, going to the zoo, the splash park, and visiting Great-Grandma's new apartment. We had such a wonderful time with our loved ones that I can't wait to go back...even if it means another road trip!

Ice cream with Great Grandma.
On our first day there, we visited the Lincoln Children's Zoo, and had a fantastic time!

On the train!
We got to take pony rides at the zoo. When asked if that sounded fun, Shirley said, "YEAH! I WANNA RIDE THE PURPLE ONE!!!"
She was very, very serious during the entire ride.Checking out the jungle gym.
Flamingos with Grandma.
Butterfly Girl.
In the butterfly sanctuary.

Trying to hold butterflies.

And trying.
Stroller man communes with goats.

The zoo is exhausting.

On the second day, we visited the splash park and had a blast. Shirley had so much fun, I couldn't even get a picture of her!

Splash park!

Busy boy.

Des Moines Water Park

Our family took a big road trip last week. We drove to Lincoln, Nebraska to visit family and celebrate the Fourth of July together. From there, Richard drove to Colorado to go on a hiking manly bonding trip with the men in our family while the girls stayed in Lincoln.
On our way down, we stopped in Des Moines, Iowa and spent the night at a water park.

Hi, Mom!!!

Christmas Card? I think not.
I'm so cold!
Fun times.