Saturday, February 28
we also went to the beach.
the water was so clear and calm, but it was also FREEZING! only the little ones could go in without getting goosebumps.
ellie got 2 new bathing suits for her birthday...this one is very sweet. the other one she got is very sassy (from everett:) ). but you will just have to wait until the summer to see it!
one part of going to the beach that usually is very unpleasant is the clean-up. however! this trip was fun because ellie and ev cleaned up together!
jack is absolutely obsessed with bubbles! granny bought him a huge bottle of bubble juice and a big wand. jack went through the 950 oz. bottle of bubble juice (i'm exaggerating a tid) in less than a week! he is a bubble bafoon!
bart & janie were also able to go to the keys while they were here. chris took them down there and they enjoyed key lime pie for breakfast lunch and dinner...and dessert too! i am going to have chris post some pics from their trip sometime.
we all enjoyed their visit and can hardly wait till june to see them again!
ellie received her very first doll from grandma and grandpa brower! for some reason i was really excited about her getting a doll, so i asked janie if she wouldn't mind getting it for her so that it would be more special...silly, i know, but it meant something to me... and maybe some day it will to ellie as well.
i guess this video proves that she had NO problems playing the part of the "birthday princess". yikes.
jack takes his treats very seriously, he Might get that from his mommy :)
Sunday, February 15
my necklace from chris ;) and i have always wanted to get chris a boogie board, so naturally i picked out the best one they had! i have told chris about how much fun we had on these growing up and he hasnt been able to test it out for himself, so now he can! surfs up, dude
somehow i must have deleted my more detailed pictures of carrie millers apron, so guess we will all have to look at the pictures with her displaying it instead. pity :)
yes, it is a baked potato on her apron.
my next project was everetts toy snake
then i made some heavy duty envelopes for us to set aside money each month for our spending. oh how i loathe budgeting...but i guess thats why it is our family goal this year!
last but not least was delaynas birthday apron. i started this in the beginning of january and didnt finish it until this afternoon. she has been very patient with me considering her birthday was february 2nd. i hand stitched all the flowers that overlap the kids pictures and also sewed on some flower shaped buttons made out of shell. she loves all things polynesian so i thought this fabric was fitting! sorry the quality of pictures arent so hot, i wish rikki was here all the time to document everything!
grandma and grandpa browne gave ellie a slide and aunt rikki gave her the sweetest little red corduroy jumper from gap, along with madagascar 2. thank you one and all! ellie and jack love the slide. well, jack loves it and ellie loves watching jack on it.
Thursday, February 5
this week was the first week i have gone to work since jack was born. i am working for my parents through out the remainder of their busy season (april). here is my schedule. monday - wednesday i go on deliveries with my mom. we deliver any and all baby furniture. while i am on deliveries i get to drive my parents beast of a van while larissa babysits my loverly children. then thursday - saturday larissa goes on deliveries while i babysit everett. watching him is a breeze. he's practically perfect. my parents were going to hire someone, but then developed this genius plan. it's great for me because i get 3 mornings a week away from jack. hallelujah! its always good to get away because, i promise, i am a much better mom to the little man when i havent been trapped with him for a long period of time. this was our first week and i know i definitely got the better deal. poor larissa is stuck watching my two, plus another little girl from our ward. we are going to try it for a while, and if its too stressful then my parents will just go back to hiring someone!