Thursday, June 10, 2010

The End




Thanks for following our stories at the Doll House for the past 3 years. I have decided that this will be my final post. I just do not have the time to keep up with it. Here is a beautiful smile of my baby boy on his 1st birthday :) The other is Laney's 3 year picture. If you'd like to see more of the kids or catch up on our life, give us a call and come over for a visit. We hope you'll keep in touch!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring Break Part 2






We had a wonderful week in Florida with Nana and Papa at Orange Lake in Kissimmee. The weather was perfect and we swam in the pools twice a day! It was great to see Laney become more comfortable in the water as the week went on. By the last day she was jumping in to me and swimming back to the wall without help. Lee also amazed me when he wanted to put his face in the water time after time. We love the water!!!
Nana and Papa were a huge help and took turns watching the kids in and out of the water allowing us to relax and even go on a date! We ate at Maggiano's and then went shopping. Some of the other highlights include mini golf, outlet shopping, enjoying fireworks and the discovery launch from our balcony, downtown disney, the lazy river and water slide, and an Easter egg hunt when we arrived. It was an awesome vacation. Thanks for all the memories!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Break Part 1







The first part of our spring break was spent in Asheville, NC with Aunt Betty. The trip went very well except for the fact that Laney got a little car sick around midnight and we ended up staying a night in Kentucky. Friday we arrived at Aunt Betty's just in time for a wonderful lunch outside on her deck. We took it easy for a little while and later went downtown to check out the city. We saw lots of cool shops and restaurants as well as a drum circle. It was a lot of fun! On Saturday we ventured out to the wildlife nature center. It was like a mini zoo. Laney was in her glory! It was such a beautiful day to walk around together. Saturday night we just hung out, played wii fit, watched a little of the MSU game :( , grilled shrimp and started to repack. It was a lovely time!!! Thanks for letting us stay with you Aunt Betty you really are the coolest!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bananas!



Lee's favorite food is bananas.....here is an extreme close up of his first two teeth! He has a third on the top and another one not far behind!


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If you are a fellow fan of Gwen Stefani, you may recognize the next clip...hey, it's educational :) B is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

what's new?


It's been a while since my last post - we've been very busy! This winter I've enjoyed taking a yoga class that meets once a week. The peace and quiet is wonderful! Dave is coaching wrestling and I am coaching volleyball - it's so fun to work with kids outside of the classroom. My team is doing well and I love to see the girls improve each game. Dave is also meeting with a team of teachers about their upcoming trip to Kenya this June! Enough about us...I know you REALLY want to hear about the kiddos!

As I attempt to write this post, Lee is constantly trying to crawl under the computer desk and get at the cords. He is crawling now, climbing stairs and has 3 teeth just poking through, and is getting more vocal. He says, da-da, ma-ma, naynee (laney), bye, and na na na na (no, no) and shakes his head at the same time (my favorite!) He loves to eat waffles and bananas but hates having his face wiped clean. He's a happy camper most of the time!

Laney is still working on potty training, depends on the day...she loves to play with the ladybugs we find in our house. She loves playdates, going for walks and painting with water. She still loves watching movies and now enjoys playing games on the computer too. It's amazing how quickly she learned to use a mouse and get around on a website - incredible! She'll want a laptop for her 5th birthday!!!

Sorry life has been so busy - I'll try to update again soon!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Little Man

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Recently Lee has enjoyed standing up by the couch. I think he looks like such a big boy when he is standing up sort of on his own :) He has also discovered the stairs and will army crawl over and get up on the first step and then flash us a big smile! I can hardly believe he's our 9 month old little man!

Lee's first word...

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I have to admit, Lee's first word was da-da. He is such a stinker! But he has quickly learned ma-ma even though I can't prove it in this video. Sometimes we think we hear him say Laney too, but it could just be our imaginations...it's cool to hear him babble to himself when Laney is not around. When she is around all he does is watch her and listen to her. It's been so fun to see brother and sister interacting with each other. We are so blessed!