Friday, November 02, 2012

Inside Camping

We played inside camping last Friday night!
We had a fire, ate tin foil dinners with dutch oven muffins, roasted smores on the fireplace, did some fishing, and "slept" in the tent.  Eli even drew pictures of trees to hang on the walls in the hallway so he and Lilly could go "hiking". The kids thought it was great, and we all slept in our own beds, what more could you want from a camping experience?

Fall Fun

Our beautiful tree in the front yard suddenly dropped half it's leaves yesterday.
Eli asked if he could take it up (what kid doesn't love raking?), after making a huge pile the jumped, rolled and played, eventually spreading the pile around the yard again.  Luckily, since he loves raking, Eli gathered them all up again and then they spread them around the yard again!  I can't believe how long this lasted, and how many leaves were inside Lilly's clothes at bath time!!

Friday, October 19, 2012


Beautiful sunrise this morning!  It's not something I'm used to seeing, but since the sun is rising later, and we're getting up early for school it's become a lot more frequent.  I'm glad there's a beautiful bonus to these early days! 

Lilly is finally filling back out.  
Her little pants stay up when she walks now.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall Break

Fall Break?
Eli was off of school from the 3rd to the 15th, crazy right!

We had to go to the zoo because Lilly asks to go there at least once a day.

 We went to the Historical Museum and the kids panned for gold.  
Too bad we didn't find anything!

We also went to the Idaho Aquarium.  
They built a new sea turtle exhibit since last time we went there, awesome!

We went to the pumpkin patch and the Botanical Gardens....kind of the same thing.
Lilly took her first ride on the cow train and loved it!

Eli and I went on a date to Souper Salad.  It's the closest thing we have here to Sweet Tomatoes, but the food isn't as good.  Eli loves it though, so we went.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Back to Normal

We're finally back to our "Normal" routine around here.  Lilly took a full 2 1/2 weeks to recover from the tonsillectomy, it felt like forever, but we're already seeing improvement in her speech.  She's been eating up a storm trying to gain back all the weight she lost.  Her poor little ribs were all sticking out, but they're hidden under a little layer of fat once more!  
We started speech therapy a couple of weeks ago, it's just once a week for a half hour.  The therapist doesn't think this is enough to get Lilly back up to par, so she's transferring to a special speech therapy preschool that's twice a week for 2 1/2 hours each session.  Here comes some crazy chauffeur days for me!  Eli has school from 8-11am and Lilly will be on the opposite end of town from 9-11:30!!

Here's our favorite kitty, Goldenbell (named by Eli).  She's adorable and lives at the farm next to Eli's school.  She just loves the kids, and comes to "visit" everyday when school lets out.  I just wish we could bring her home.

We haven't been able to go to story time for awhile because the time conflicts with when I need to pick Eli up from school.  He was off for 1 1/2 weeks for "Fall Break" (crazy), and we got to go to story hour twice.  Our favorite lady, Sharron, taught both times and Lilly couldn't have been happier, but Eli wasn't thrilled about it.  I guess compared to Kindergarten, story time is a little lame.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Tonsils & Adenoids

Lilly got her Tonsils and Adenoids out today.
The tonsils were the size of a shooter marble, and for her age should be about the size of a pea.
Poor baby, had a hard time waking up after surgery, and we had to stay in recovery forever.  I hope it'll just get better as the days go on, and in the long run we're hoping this helps decrease her ear infections.

Here she is post-op at home watching a show

We had lots of fun playing with the mask while we were waiting to go back for surgery.  It smelled like bubble gum, and she got to decorate it with stickers!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

First Day of Preschool

Lilly rode her bike to her first day of preschool!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Outdoor Fun

We bought a tag a long bike off of craigslist a couple of weeks ago.  It wouldn't attach to Ben's seat post, so for now it's stuck on my old bike.  We can't squeeze it on with Lilly's seat, so for now Ben's stuck riding an old girl's bike, sorry Ben.

The Boat is on everyone's wish list, maybe next summer!

We went to the Boise Balloon Festival on Saturday, dawn is a little too early for my taste, but we had fun!