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Ellie and Addison

Week Happenings

Just wanted to post a few pictures from last week. Some of the week happenings were:


The girls enjoyed some particularly warm weather at the beginning of the week. We’re clearly ready for summer around here. We’re also clearly lovin‘ the new shades. And while we’re at it, we’re clearly needing a new sprinkler that shoots higher than one foot high on full blast.

(also a big thanks to Mr. Snail who kept my girls entertained for over an hour. I owe ya one big guy.)


A few shots of Ellie at her gymnastics class. She’s doing great and I love that she has something that she is passionate about. Except for when that passion leads to gymnastics happening all over my house…and my furniture…and in front of her little sister…who copies everything…and is a bit less coordinated.

On Wednesday morning I went with Ellie’s pre-school class on a field trip to the beach. They flew kites, played at the park, and had a picnic. It was great spending some one on one time with her and seeing her interact with all of her cute friends.


Then on Wednesday afternoon I partied with my ‘Activity Day’ girls. Twice a month I have a group of 8-9 year old girls from my church over to do fun activities. What better way to show the girls the positive influence literature can have in our lives than with a good old fashion read-a-thon? Plus I just wanted an excuse to put on my pajama’s at 4:00 in the afternoon. My girls worship these older girls and actually sat still and “read” the whole time with them. I love read-a-thon’s. I remember loving them as a student and I remember loving them as a teacher.

All of this remembering is making me suddenly feel very old.


SeaWorld Saturday morning. I know. We should just sleepover there. We have definitely made good use of our season passes. The girls love it and we always hit it early in the morning before the crowds. Feels like we have the whole park to ourselves for an hour or two. Plus this Saturday we got to meet Sesame Street Friends. :) Good times.


Other happenings this week were pretty routine…

-Ellie played lots of pretend

-Kenny negotiated a merger

-Addison set a new record for minutes spent in time-out

-As for me, I tried to focus on the fun times with my kids during the week. The times from the pictures above. And for the ‘not so fun time-out times’, I took lots of Ibuprofen.

xoxo, Erin
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11 thoughts on “Week Happenings

  1. I haven’t done a read-a-thon in sooo long! Oooh, I’ll have to teach the boys! It sounds like your Addie is A LOT like my Kyle! He lived in time-out last week! It’s going to be a better week…I’ll just keep telling myself this! Oh, I wish we were having great weather like you…kite flying, playing in swimsuits…jealous!

  2. Wow I think that is a record number of fun times in one week ;-) Looks like you guys had fun–can’t believe there was time left over for time-outs and crazy days :-)

  3. As a side note…all of your green grass and ocean pictures are making it even harder for me to look outside and tell myself I am happy here. Not sure if I should stop looking at your blog so I stop getting depressed or if I should just come and spend the summer at your place. On that note-will you be at home the first couple weeks of june? we may be leaving on a cruise from San diego.

  4. Ellie looks so cute in her little gymnast outfit. That is the sport for her! I hope she keeps loving it because I think she will be amazing at it!

  5. I love Sea World. We used to do season passes up until this year. We only made there about three times a year, but it was still a ton of fun for us. It’s a toss up where I would live if it weren’t here, San Diego or South Florida. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you.

  6. WOW – you are the fun mom!!! Love the read-a-thon idea, I may have to try that with my YW sometime. Here’s to another great week!

  7. Erin,
    I hope you remeber me- I stumbled upon your blog when I was looking through some other links. This is Lindsey Barlow-we went to Dixie/ SUU together. We did our education block in Vegas. We all said we wouldn’t want to live there. Guess where I live and have lived for almost 8 years!! But we actually like it. Anyway, your girls are absolutely adorable and I hope you don’t mind me keeping touch this way.

  8. Oh and I was cracking up at your comment about the sprinkler. I don’t know if a new sprinkler would solve the problem though. We have zero water pressure from our outside hoses. It’s lame.

  9. What a fun week! So many cute pictures! Way to go Ellie! I am so impressed with her gymnastics, she is going to be a fabulous little dancer/tumbler isn’t she?! Ok, I am so in love with the picture of Addie in her sunglasses! So cute! I can tell how nice your new camera is too! (We are getting one soon, can’t wait!)

    And I have to say thanks for your sweet comments on my blog posts about my Mom. I would be doing good, until I read more comments. But seriosuly, thanks, you are so sweet and it means a lot to me! Love ya!

  10. Fun pics! V. fun week!! Your blog is always so full of sunshine…hey…one time write about the times between the pics. Just a thought…I wanted the time out stories…just odd that way.

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