Thursday, August 28, 2008

First Day

Silje's first day of first grade!

She is very excited for school to start!

The flower clip in her hair is one she got to keep from the photo-shoot she did last week.
She loves them (she got to pick 6)!

Needlepoint Update

Emma is at it again! She likes to do it by herself. I wonder if we will ever finish doing - undoing - redoing (repeat) and just get to finished! It's a good thing she is so cute!


Who doesn't love licking a good beater?

Zoo Party

The Summer Company Party was at the Zoo. It was a lot of fun! We have a pass to the zoo, so the kids' favorite part was the never ending ride on the carousel. We had a great time!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Silje After

I can't believe I cut all of her hair off! This is her first ever real hair cut! She has had trims before, but she has always had long hair. She wanted a change for school, so I cut it all off! I think it is really cute on her, and when I stop freaking out, I'm sure I'll love it too!

Silje During

Silje Before

Jumping for Joy!

He wasn't sure what to think, but he seemed to like it! He'll get the hang of it soon enough!


William James Ellison aka Liam was blessed on August 3rd. Here are some cute pictures of him on his special day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


"Mom! It's stuck again! It won't pull through!"
"Emma, you need to go up and down. Don't wrap it around!"

Great Grands bought needlepoint kits for the girls in Sun Valley. Silje picked it up right away. Emma is great at it too, but she needs a little guidance. In the car, on the way home, I was handed this many times to fix:

Green with...envy?

Silje and Emma decided to use a crayon to color our piano green! This is them cleaning it off:

Sun Valley: Swimming

Liam never actually made it to the water. Tommy did, but he didn't last as long as the girls!

We went to the pool everyday we were there, I think! Silje learned to back float and butterfly! She also put her face down in the water when swimming and gliding. Emma and Tommy liked to just play on the steps. I tried to teach them how to back float too, but how do you teach a rock to float?

Sun Valley: Tennis (or golf)

"I play golf?! I play golf?!"
"No, Tommy. This is called tennis."
Tommy puts the ball on the court and uses his racket like a golf club to hit the ball.
"Yeah! I play golf!!"