Friday, May 22, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Julianna has asked me almost everyday this past winter if she can go out and ride her bike. Now the weather is beautiful and the kids spend most of the day outside. I am really enjoying the fact that Julianna is acting older now - I feel okay about having them outside by themselves as long as I can see and hear them. She is pretty responsible - they're both great! Last weekend we got Juli a "new" bike, and a helmet. And now Aidan has Juli's old bike - a "motorcycle" tricycle. Both kids are really enjoying their bikes these days. I love to watch Aidan "ride" his bike! My neighbor calls it "Fred Flinstone-ing". If I can get a good video, I'll post it sometime.
Papa Gibson pulled this old truck out of the garage for Aidan, who thought it was great! He was especially thrilled when he realized he could off-road with it!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Here are recent pictures of Aidan and Ella.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Julianna's New Hair-Do

Here is Julianna's new haircut.

Julianna tried her infant hand at hair design with scissors this morning before church - and was so proud, she told Daddy she "didn't even poke herself!" Mommy was hysterical ("You're scaring me, Mom!"), much to her (mom's) shame. Its just hair. But look how much she cut off! A visit to Great Clips this afternoon resulted in short hair, but not fixed hair. Julianna doesn't seem fazed at all, though after a few lengthy discussions reminding her that we leave hair-cutting to other people, hopefully, she has learned her lesson. "After" pictures to follow.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Aidan loves to find and carry around smallish things, which probably accounts for all those missing items that have disappeared in the last 8 months or so (we never lost this much with Juli!). We have a magnetic board low on the wall in the kitchen with alphabet and number magnets and Aidan loves to play with these. (He likes to point at letters everywhere and say "B!" He counts "two, free, two, free".) He also likes to carry the letters around, one in each hand (and eventually LEAVE them around). I noticed recently that he has a pattern to which two letters he chooses, which I think is fascinating. He picks two letter that look similar - A & V, C & U, M & W, O & Q, and most recently, P & R. It never ceases to amaze and amuse me that little brains are so capable and organized!

Julianna has just this last week begun to draw "people". Here is her artwork and its interpretation. Isn't it great!?!

Julianna's 4th birthday - celebrated at Grandma and Papa Rosendahl's
- and later celebrated at Grandma and Papa Gibson's

Happy 4th Birthday, Julianna!!

New Pictures from a New Camera

We have a new camera now, so I have to post some new pictures. (This is especially for you, Dad!)
I love these goofy faces Aidan makes! Little munchkin Ella is a master at the army crawl - and loves to be where the other kids are.