Saturday, November 24, 2012

A glimpse of sun!

Today was sunny! We bundled up and walked to the beach for awhile. It was actually really nice out - makes me miss summer so much!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Eva's Eden

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! We had a huge and delish dinner at my mom's house.

Jordan and Jaclyn came up later that night to visit. We went to lunch with them Friday and then went to Eva's Eden, a cat shelter in Blaine. Gallie loves it there and I have to admit it's sad to see her leave without a baby kitten :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Not perfect.

I've always been paranoid about setting my phone alarm and work calendar alarm to go off when it's time to pick up Callie from school.  I've always thought how sad it would be if she was sitting there waiting and no one showed up.  Well, yesterday it happened!  It was early release and I had no idea!  My work is about 30 minutes away from her school so I was so thankful that my mom was home and able to go get her (she lives about 5 minutes from the school).  I felt so bad about it all day - I even let her watch TV in the afternoon!  Thankfully, she didn't take it nearly as bad as I did - she seemed to think it was cool to get to wait in the office and color.  And luckily I wasn't the only forgetful parent - another little girl (a friend in her class) was waiting with her :)  Anyway, I guess you can't be perfect all the time!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Blessings in a Backpack

For awhile now, we've been trying to find a volunteering activity for Callie to do with us.  I first heard about Blessings in a Backpack from someone at my work - they pack bags of food each week for kids in need, then deliver it to the school on Fridays so they have plenty to eat on the weekends.  It really is a great program.  We've been helping for four weeks now and Callie loves it!  She is actually really good at filling the bags and gets really into it - one week she was even singing to herself as she loaded them up :)  And she definitely understands that we are helping out kids who may not have as much as we do, which was why I wanted her to do it with me.  If anyone else wants to join in, just let me know!  (It's only about a one hour commitment each week)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Slumber Party!

On Friday night our friends from Seattle came up for the weekend with their two girls.  Lily also joined in so we had slumber party with four little girls!  It was a pretty exciting night!*

Cookie making & decorating before bed!  With a big glass of milk, of course.

Time for bed, but not too sleepy...

A quick My Little Pony episode before lights out!  P.S. The nightlight (very bright hot pink!) in the corner was a gift to Callie from her Uncle Jordan.  She loves it and sleeps with it on every night - all of the other girls loved it too and are putting it on their Christmas list :)

*So it took the girls until after 10:00 to stop giggling and finally fall asleep.  Just as the adults are pouring a glass of wine to relax we hear Callie screaming upstairs.  We ran up to find that she had puked all over herself and all over Lily!  And not just a little bit... pretty much everything she had ate that day - it was pretty disgusting.  And poor lily!  She didn't wake through the screaming.  She didn't wake through me carrying her out of the room.  She didn't wake when I changed her PJ's.  And she didn't even wake when I wiped her down with a wet cloth!  She did, though, question why she wasn't wearing her own PJ's in the morning :)

Callie ended up being completely fine the next morning, thank goodness!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Zombie Invasion

Caleb had a huge shoot yesterday for Mackie speakers - they had 180 zombies, shut down an entire street, and worked for almost 24 hours straight.  I can't wait to see it - I'll post in a few weeks when it's finished.

Thursday, November 1, 2012