Thursday, July 31, 2008

Home Bound

This is what life will be about for the next week or so.

Daddy Journal Day...who knows any more!


Today I built this lego airplane then flew it to California to pick you up and bring you home.

And Afton made this big huge tower...and she practiced her picture face just like this.

Give me a kiss when you come home tomorrow night.

Love you, Abel

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Daddy Journal Wednesday

Dear Daddy,

This morning I got Abel out of his crib (I know I'm not supposed to do that but I just do.) and we played doll house quietly and let Mommy sleep. Then we got ready for the day and went to tennis, the gym and to the pool.

Mom took the camera to the pool, but only got pictures of us eating apples! Abe and I went down the big slide and Abel went under the water once and he didn't like that.

Here is me at tennis class today. Look at how high I hit the ball over the net. I used my forehand to bonk that ball! This tennis class teaches us to hit the ball forward and backward the whole time.

Mommy wishes you were here to see the pretty sunset behind the mountains. We're so excited you are coming home in two days!

Love, Afton

Monday, July 28, 2008

Daddy Journal Monday

Abel practiced his airplane flying today.

I had so much fun playing outside, going to tennis class, swimming and reading 4 books!

We love you so much! Can't wait for you to come home!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Back in Business

It's been so hard to kick start my motivation after 3 weeks of vacationing. And although I still have piles of shoes, luggage, and laundry in various rooms I did accomplish some great things tonight:

I prepped snacks for the next 3 days
I future posted blog entries for The Tip Spot for 4 days
I packed up the 3 bags I'll need for tennis lessons, gym time and our pool visit tomorrow.
And I have an hour left to read. (Patrick, you'll be happy to know I'm cracking open Shakespeare tonight.)

I'm freakin' amazing.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Knock Knock

This is what dinner time usually looks like at our house:

Daddy Journal Saturday

Dear Daddy,

I was sad to leave my cousins (and Water World) yesterday and come home. But we had a fun day playing with our toys, playing in the yard with Mom (Grandma taught me to play dodge ball so Mom and I played today...she's slow and gets hit a lot), reading books and having pizza movie night.

Abel was so happy to play with his cars today!

Mom let me choose cones and ice cream at the store today. Guess what my favorite part of the day was? That's right! Ice cream cone time!

I miss you!

Love, Afton

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Daddy Journal Wednesday


Today we are in Colorado Springs playing with our cousins. I tried to have a slumber party with Carli and Camry but I got stairs and decided to sleep with Mom. I tried M&M yogurt for snack today...yummy!!!

Abel is being very nice to Logan. They share trucks and balls and play nice with each other.

Later today we're going to see more cousins and jump on the tramp and swing.

I miss you!!

Love, Afton

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Guess where

Guess where I'm going tonight?

Off for a 5 day romantic fling with Patrick (who will only have to work 1 day!) to Santa Monica. Thanks so much to Grandma for loving our kiddies while we're gone.

I'm so excited to sit in the green chairs at The Viceroy. I want one!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Daddy Journal Day six/seven

Hi Dad!

We had a really fun weekend! We went to the library to get books on tape for our road trip, used our library rewards and went to lunch (mom was so brave taking us alone huh?), and this morning we all painted our toenails...even Abe!

At church I learned about gratitude and so tonight when I said my prayers I said I was thankful for living in this village and this amazing house.

We did some karate moves before bed to get our wiggles out (Mom said we were wild animals today!) and made a movie for you. Tomorrow we're driving to Utah to see our cousins. Can't wait to see you in a few days Daddy! We LOVE you!!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

fireworks interview

Daddy Journal Day Five

Hi Daddy,

We had so much fun today on the Fourth of July. We got to eat donuts for breakfast, go swimming, and have pizza movie night.

Abel thought his root beer float was weird. But I love mine. Yum!

Then really late Mom woke me up so I could see the fireworks (isn't it so cool we can see them from our yard). I LOVED watching them all and didn't cry on bit this year! And we lit the fireworks we bought too.

Boy am I pooped!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Daddy Journal Day Four

Hi Daddy!

I got new Crocs today. I picked a new blue color. I like that. Yup.

Afton got a new dress and had fun spinning around in it.

And I wanted to do it too, so Mama let me wear one of her new skirts and twirl. I liked it a lot.

I got a bad owie today. Afton was chasing me and she caught me then picked me up then dropped me from high. I was bleeding lots. It hurt. But I'm okay.

Mama can't find the big silver "memote" for the TV? Where is it Daddy?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Daddy Journal Day Three

Hi Daddy,

We had lots of fun today. We did our chores then Mom let us jump on the mattress after we changed our sheets.

Abel and I loved playing with Berlin and Jamie today. I found lots of potato bugs and we got really dirty feet playing so hard.

We got to have a picnic movie night and finished watching The Spiderwick Chronicles. It was scary but cool too.

Mom's camera was out of batteries today. No pictures.

We love you!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Daddy Journal Day Two


We went to TWO parks today, a big bike ride, to the library for story time (but we had to leave without checking out books because Abel was freaking out and Mom forgot her library card. Boo.)

It rained today, for a bit. We put on our rain boots and played outside.

And we made these videos for you!