"Where a kid can be a kid…"
Four-year-olds have a lot of
steam that needs to be burned off, and Chuck E. Cheese's is
a great place to do it! We spent the afternoon of Feb. 26
was very brave and actually went in the climbing tubes and
slide all by herself.
she went down the slide again… and again… and
again… and again!
liked teeter-tottering with Chuck E. Cheese.
thinks this ride is pretty cool, kind of like your own rocket
One happy astronaut!
Emma even let Jenna go on a few rides with her, like the Bob
the Builder ride here.
Jenna really liked Barney.
The girls on the firetruck ride.
Jen wasn't so sure about the dragon ride at first…
…But then she liked it.
would have thought that two little girls can make such huge
messes in their toyroom!
looked pretty cute in her hat and outfit
was cuddling with her Tigger during one of her naps…
…But she didn't think having her photo taken was as
good of an idea as Mom and Dad did!
Happy Valentine's Day!
The girls both had a great Valentine's
Day! Jenna especially thought her first Valentine's Day was
pretty cool. She thinks any holiday where you get food is
a good one!
turned nine months old two days before Valentine's Day. She
didn't get any new teeth this month, but is pulling herself
up and telling lots of "stories." (Some people might
call it babbling, but we understand every word… Well,
has a new "trick," too... stealing binkies! If she
sees a binkie (aka, pacifier) on the floor at school -- or
even in one of her friends' mouths -- she crawls over as fast
as she can, steals it... and puts it in her mouth!
This is the kid who wanted absolutely nothing to do with a
pacifier when she was an infant! She can crawl really fast
now when she wants to, which she has to do to keep up with
Emma and Joe!
are the girls on Valentine's Day.
Jenna says, "I'll sit by her if I have to for the photo,
but that's it!"
Jenna and her friend, Ronnie, at school. A few minutes after
this picture, she crawled over and stole Ronnie's binkie (pacifier).
She put it right in her mouth, even though it was still attached
to his shirt! Her teacher says that Jenna loves to go on "binkie
patrol." She's very serious -- and very fast -- about
her "job." :-)
A happy Valentine's baby!
We took a Valentine's weekend
trip to stay at the Holiday
Inn in the Amana Colonies, which has a cool new indoor
waterpark. The girls had a great time (surprise, surprise)
and played at the waterpark for two and a half hours! All
of our favorite was the cool vortex pool they have, which
spins you around in circles. Needless to say, everyone slept
well that night!
girls waiting patiently to go to the waterpark
was pretty cautious at the waterpark. Jen showed her true
"wild-child" side... can you tell? :-)
calling me a wild child?"
was a true tadpole in the water and had NO FEAR of the geysers,
water spray, water slides... or anything else!
eventually crawled onto this geyser
even braved the huge bucket of water that dumped hundreds
of gallons of water every few minutes
loved jumping on this netting; Jen loved trying to crawl on
some last-minute fun in; notice that the bucket just dumped
a ton of water in the background
this look like a happy water baby, or what?!?!
thinks the coconut bra Grandma Reed got Emma in Hawaii is