Archive for July, 2011

Cheer up Emmie

Posted in Leah, Molly, Video on July 31st, 2011 by c-had – 2 Comments

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We were sad to learn that Emmie had broken her arm earlier this week. So, we decided to do something to cheer her up. Emmie - this video is for you. Molly, Leah, Jen, and I hope it helps you feel a bit better.

Vacation Bible School singing

Posted in Church, Molly, Video on July 17th, 2011 by c-had – 2 Comments

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The kids sang a couple of their Vacation Bible School songs for us in church today. We may have to separate Molly and Simon next time they are on stage together to keep Molly from pretending to eat Simon every so often. As you can see, she had a lot of fun.

A long roadtrip

Posted in Leah, Molly, Trip on July 12th, 2011 by jen – Be the first to comment

We made our annual trek to Savannah to visit Chad's family last week. We flew last year, but decided this year that it had to be our long roadtrip down I-95 again. And it was a long one indeed. Add together ~12 hours on the road, plus a sick child (one girl on each leg!), and you get two very.long.days. However, the three days in the middle were quite pleasant!

The hammock was the favorite destination, and thankfully the aunts frequently obliged the girls' requests to swing. It really is very relaxing.

So relaxing

Grandaddy's dock is also a great place to hang out and relax.


Rocking together

We also spent one morning at Uncle Carl's house swimming. Leah had a great time in the water, while Molly insisted on staying on the steps. I put Leah's head under a few times to get her more comfortable with the water. She always came up shocked, but after a lot of cheering from the crowd, she'd start smiling and say "I did it!"


You can see all the pictures from our visit on Flickr starting here. And if you missed it, a reading from Molly here.

And now, a reading by Molly

Posted in Molly, Video on July 8th, 2011 by c-had – 1 Comment

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On our drive down to Savannah, Molly decided to read to Leah (no, she's not actually reading, she just knows this book well). Sorry about the road noise. It might be hard to hear her.

Pirate Leah

Posted in Leah, Video on July 5th, 2011 by c-had – 1 Comment

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I'm not sure if this came about because of the pirate pigs on Dora, the pirate episode of the Backyardigans, or the pirate in the What's in the Bible videos, but Leah now loves to pretend to be a pirate. This basically consists of her saying "Arrrrrrhhh!" followed by "I'm a pirate!" It's pretty hilarious.

Pool playtime

Posted in Leah, Molly, Sewing on July 3rd, 2011 by jen – 1 Comment

The girls have really enjoyed their pool playtime every week. We've already been more times this summer than the entire summer last year. Thank goodness for a single afternoon naptime!

Pouring water with cups and buckets is certainly the favorite activity.

Pool playtime

It can be serious business.

The anticipation

And anything can be a bucket, even an upside down boat!

Anything can be a bucket

Molly has not been interested in actually swimming, but she does enjoy splashing around.

Splashing around

Jumping in is fun too!

Jumping in is fun too

Is it good luck to dump water out of a cup behind you like it is to throw salt over your shoulder?

Good luck?

Who knew you could have so much fun with a cup?!

More fun with a cup

Though, sometimes you have to take a break from the action to survey the landscape and plan your next move.


After our first trip to the pool, I decided that the girls needed some cover-ups. So, I made them these matching terry cloth cover-ups. They have been perfect for keeping them warm and dry while eating our picnic lunches.

The great coverup