Saturday, July 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Daddy

Ayla's traditional song for daddy on his birthday today....

YouTube Video

I pulled out the Polaroid too.

Ayla took this one. As she pulls the button the aim of the camera goes up!

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tahoe Ski Trip

Headed to Tahoe for a last minute trip to ski with Wes and his girls Hayes and Brynn!
Zara and I walking around Squaw

Ayla and Brynn in ski school line

Me with view of lake behind me

Wes on the mountain

Jumpy thing at squaw
Happy Girls

Ski sisters

Tuckered out after skiing

Brynn, Ayla, Zara and Hayes

Lil polar bear

Carrying her own skis to the gondola

Mommy and Ayla on the chair lift

Awesome Bloody Mary - this was much needed after lifting 40lbs of Ayla sloppy-skiing all over the slopes.

Northstar - perfect blue skies

All this skiing has Zara worn out

This is how you have to get around with all our babies and gear...

I am going to shred this mountain...

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Zara 6 mos

It's been a while since my last post - the iphone blogger app lost and deleted a post that took forever for me to type and I got discouraged and gave up for a while!
In the meantime, I've been busy here is info on the little munchkin Zara...

Zara is seriously the happiest baby. She is constantly smiles. And when you smile at her she wiggles her body in happiness then buries her head in my neck.

She goes to bed at 6:30 and wakes at 5:30 - trying to shift this back by an hour but no luck. By 6:30 she has us up for the day and when we are trying to get out the door and on the road to daycare she is sleeping for her first nap!

Zara definitely "turns into a pumpkin" after 6:30 - eye rubbing, head drooping, cranky pants. Ayla could (and still is able to) hang as late as possible. This makes late dinners difficult because Zara needs her bed- Ayla could sleep in her car seat anywhere.

Some facts:
Hates solids
90th percentile for height
20th percentile for weight
Says "Da da da" and "Ay ay ay" (no ma ma ma)
Champion planker
Rocks on her hands and knees but no crawling yet
Big sister reads to her and makes her laugh
Is completely different than Ayla

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

DIY: Tinker Bell Shoes

Santa couldn't find Tinker Bell Shoes, so we made our own today.

Here's how we did it.
Disclaimer I saw this on another blog...
First, I bought some plain silver shoes in Ayla's size at Target for $14.99 and I put blue paint tape inside to protect from the glue.

Used a seam ripper and nail scissors to gently rip off the bow

I mixed two kinds of green glitter with glossy Mod Podge in a disposable bowl.

And started to paint onto the shoe

Ayla even painted one of the shoes herself.

Once all painted, I added glitter to surface and blended in with brush

While the glue dried, I took some yarn and created little tuft balls

I hot glue gunned the balls onto the shoes

Finished product! Not too bad.

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