Saturday, May 31, 2008


What does $1.00 plus 6 AA batteries get you these days?

Awesomeness. That's what.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Last weekend, Sophie tripped in our family room and hit her head on the corner of the coffee table. I had never seen anything like it before, but before we were even able to pick her up, she developed a huge bump on her head. It was like someone shoved a marble under her skin in the instant she hit.

We quickly put ice on it, which Sophie thought was worse than the bump, and lucky for us, it shrunk significantly. Poor girl.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


When we started dating, he was headed nowhere at a community college.

We got engaged and BAM - he had his associates degree.

We got married, and wouldn't you know it, he got a bachelors.

Then, a couple years later, his had a daughter and WHACK! just like that, he finishes law school.

I'm not saying his accomplishments are ALL because of me, but I think this evidence speaks volumes.

Of course I'm kidding. Jake spent more nights awake all night studying in law school than I did the first year of Sophie's life. He has worked really hard, and totally deserves this J.D.* he gets to use behind his name now.

So Jake, congratulations. You're the best husband and father ever, and Sophie and I are lucky to be your girls.

* NOTE: Please refrain from asking him lawyer questions until December 2008, when we'll know whether or not he has passed the bar. And at that time, if he has passed, please remember that all standard hourly lawyer fees will apply.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

A Cave and a Hike

Yesterday, while Jake's parents explored Kartchner Caverns Jake, Sophie, and I went on a hike. Their tour lasted about an hour and a half, and lucky for us, there was a 2 1/2 mile hike around the mountain where the cave is - which was a perfect walk for the 3 of us.

The weather was beautiful - we had cloud coverage and a slight breeze the whole time.

Here's a map of where the cave is, along with the actual mountain at the site of that drawing. Pretty cool to think that there were people exploring underground beneath where we were hiking.

The cave also has a visitors center with a fake cave wall where you can practice squeezing through small spaces. Of course, if you're one and a half, those small spaces are just fun tunnels.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My Snack of Choice

Apple - thinly sliced
Cheddar Cheese - thinly sliced
Wheat Thins (pre-thinly-sliced already)

Eat in equal proportions (as pictured) at least once weekly.

Please note: boys (jake) do not like this snack as much as girls (abbie) do.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Splash Park

Turns out this chicky is a big fan of water.

Sophie & Kiley discover the reason we're at the park today.

Water is awesome.

Sophie had a great time at the splash park yesterday. The water was freezing, and the poor girl was just shivering whenever she stopped moving, but she did NOT want to leave. I would ask her if she was all done, or if she wanted more, and she always said (signed) that she wanted more.

Next time I'll bring the video camera, because the sight of her running through the water tunnel is priceless.