Monday, November 24, 2008

Toy Management

So, I've been sorting through so many toys these past few weeks getting ready for a yard sale and thinking to myself...did we ever play with this and why do we have so many toys??? Today I came across a new company... It's like Netflix, but for toys...what a great concept! You pay a monthly fee and you get to switch out toys once every 1 or 2 months. I thought it was really cool because you always have different toys for the kids to play with, but you never have so many toys that it takes over your house! ;)

New Decor/Gift Site...

A very talented lady who attends church with me just launched a new website that you have to check out. Beautiful home decor and accessories...all hand-crafted! This would be a great site to check out for Christmas gifts. :)

Storytime today...

I have so many posts to catch up on, but unfortunately all my pictures are on my computer (and I'm on my husband's for now) so I'll have to do them another day...but in the meantime I wanted to post a couple things that didn't require pictures. :)

Today at storytime Alyssa sat up front, a couple feet away from Emi and I. All through storytime Emi would get up and run over to Alyssa and give her the biggest hug. This is always super cute in the beginning, but sometimes Alyssa doesn't respond in the same loving way...but today was different! Alyssa gave her the biggest hug back and then would give her a kiss. Then Emi would come back (or I'd have to go get her if she wouldn't let Alyssa go) until she'd want to go over again. It was so precious! I wish I had a camera with me!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Breakfast with the Giraffes

This morning Alyssa and I went to the zoo and had breakfast with the giraffes. We met our friends Holly and Brandon there.

First we ate breakfast and did some fun 'giraffe' crafts, like making a giraffe magnet by using your fingertips pressed in ink to color a picture of a giraffe. Alyssa and Brandon really enjoyed using their fingers!

They also got to lift 'food' up in a basket to feed giraffe stuffed animals...they thought that was really fun.

Some other things they had set up were stamping, feeling what giraffe spit feels like (YUCK!),
dressing up like a giraffe (Alyssa really didn't appreciate me encouraging her to do this one!),
and standing next to a life-size picture of a baby giraffe to see how you measured up.

Afterwards we headed to the barn where the giraffes stay at night. When you enter you need to be really quiet (you can only whisper inside) because they get scared very easily. Alyssa did such a great job at this! ...and she even fed them without being afraid. I was so proud of her! :)
It was so awesome to have them come right up to us and eat right out of our hands...even though the tongue is a little gross to me. ;) After the giraffe events we enjoyed a carousel ride.
I always love spending one on one time with the girls. Alyssa and I had a great morning!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Wow, last nights Cardinals game was awesome...well at least the end result was! ;) The Cardinals all in all did not play very well (bad defense, lots of penalties, etc.), but I was able to go and be a part of it which was SOOOO FUN! Kenny had two extra tickets so Amy and I went. We tried to make Kenny proud by cheering, boo-ing when necessary, and giving the 49-er's fans a hard time, very loudly! :) It was a fun and stressful game wondering if we would be able to pull it off. I can't believe we did and that we are 6-3!!!


Thanks again Williams family, I had so much fun!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Family Pics

This past weekend my friend Renee took family pictures for us...just wanted to share a few with you all. :)

Okay, so that's probably enough family pics for right now! ;)
Thank you Renee for taking such great pictures! We had a lot of fun!!!

The Heavenly Man

I just finished The Heavenly Man and WOW! This man's life is unbelievable, amazing... I don't know how to explain his life or him other than... he IS a Heavenly Man! If you want to know what is going on in China RIGHT NOW in relation to Christianity and/or you want to be challenged in your walk with God and how you share His Word with others, this is a must read.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Pics

I saw on someone else's blog that they posted some pics of all the kids halloween's so far and thought it was really cute so I thought I'd copy here goes. :)

Halloween 2005 - Alyssa 1 month

2006 Alyssa - 1 year

2007 Alyssa - 2 year Emily - 4 months

Halloween 2008!!! Alyssa - 3 years Emily - 16 months

Cinderella...what a beautiful princess!
My little Minnie Mouse.
Papa and Grandma stopped by to see girls...

Yup, it looks like the candy was a hit! ;)

The girls had a great time trick-or-treating! After we headed back home and handed out candy. Alyssa loved handing out candy to all the kids, while Emily was busy taking all the candy out of her own bag and passing it around to us. It was pretty cute! :)