Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I went in to check on Kara watching a movie in the guest room. I found her like this, all cozy with Kiersten's newest blanky.
Our neighbor ordered some meat from a local vendor, but forgot to cancel their order. When they refused to buy the meat upon delivery, the meat guy came over to see if I would buy it. I told him I didn't think so, but he offered it to me at half price since a lot of it is stuff they don't normally get orders for and it would just be sitting around in their freezer waiting to be ordered. (it had been special ordered from thier supplier for my neighbor.) He showed me their bill for almost $800, and said I coudl get it for $400. I said that I would pay $300. So he said okay to that, but didn't give me the shrimp, since it will probably sell immediately anyway. I looked on the order, and it was just $18 for the shrimp, so I was fine with that. Now we have 2 freezers full of different cuts of steak, hamburger patties, and a bunch of different marinated chicken breasts. It will last us at least 6 months, probably longer! Here is Kiersten eating some of the chicken that Ben grilled for her. she grabbed the sweet and sour sauce out of the fridge and handed it to him, so he decided to give it a try. It actually turned out pretty tasty. Good call Kiersten.
sleepy baby after a long day at the Northwest trek.
We had to buy Kara a sweater at NW trek since Ben told her not to worry about a coat. It was rainy and cold, but they only had adult sizes. I got this one thinking I would just use it after, but she wont let me put it in my closet. It is hers, it'll just take about 10 years to grow into it. Notice the chicken nugget in her hand. I thought that was funny. All she got was one bite before she fell asleep.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I put Kara's hair in sponge rollers last night before bed. I guess I should have used larger rollers. She ended up with a big, fluffy fro when we took them out this morning. I used large rollers on the bottom, and those curls actually turned out nice. When I've used the rollers before, I only left them in for about an hour, and we didn't have this problem. She took one look in the mirror, and said, "hey! What happened to my beautiful hair?!?" She was so mad at me, hehehe. oops!
Luckily, we made it work and she liked having "ballerina hair". Another little girl at the gym had her hair done in a similar way. When I went in to pick them up, she and the other girl were pretending to be ballerinas. The babysitter told me that they were doing it for almost the whole 2 hours in there. I keep meaning to get her into a dance class, but there are so many options, I haven't made a decision yet. I guess I'd better get on that soon.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Here is a picture of Kiersten baby eating cake at her party on Saturday.
We were at the mall since her party was at build a bear. So we just got an ice cream cake and ate it there. It was good cake. (until Ben didn't want to take the rest home, and I didn't want it to be wasted.) I was trying to scarf down the left over cake in about 2 minutes. It didn't really agree with me after that. I realize now that was a silly thing to do. I should have just thrown it out and avoided the stomach ache and the extra 10 minutes on the eliptical I had to do the next day.
you can't see Kiersten's monkey, but in front of it is Kara's elephant prior to being stuffed with fluff. She chose a batman outfit for it. The salesman was impressed that Ben was able to get the elephant into the batman suit. He said the elephant is the hardest furry friend to dress. Someone might have told us that before we let Kara choose that one. Oh well. I realize now we'll have to get pictures of their furry friends now that they are stuffed and dressed. That is the girls' friend Evan behind Ben eating his gift card. He's a sweetie.
Kiersten opening gifts at the mall. She got a cute stuffed lamb, a baby einstein movie, and a pop up pals toy.
Here we are in front of build a bear waiting for Kiersten's friends.
Kara showing Kiersten how to care for a baby. Kiersten would rather just drag it around and slam it into the wall, but Kara wants to teach her how to be a good mommy.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Cute birthday girl eating pancakes. She ate 2 more than Kara, and was whining for more. I didn't want to make more, so she had to settle for a banana. She is such a big eater!
Here she is sitting on the stairs. she can go up and down with no problem. When I took this picture, she was on her way down with Kara's doll, but when I said her name, she stopped and cheesed it, the little poser!
I like to set up their gifts on the table for them to see the night before. She was so interested, but I don't know that she realized they were for her. Every time she went over to check out the table, she would look over at me, as if she expected to be stopped. She loved watching me hang ballons around the livingroom. She loved it even more when the ballons came down for her to play with.
At first, she had to be coaxed into opening the presents. The first few were clothes, so she wasn't too excited about it, until Kara showed an interest in opening them. That's when she realized it must be cool to get birthday gifts.
She was pretty excited to open this new puzzle!
This was the first one that she opened entirely by herself. Kara was good at cheering her on.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
hugging Elasti-girl. Kara is the only kid she stopped for. She and Mr. Incredible were in a hurry somewhere.
Kiersten wandering around in her Minnie ears.