Thursday, June 26, 2008

I'm curious, how many of you:

  • Wake up before your kids
  • Wake up with your kids
I have always woken up with the girls and am thinking about trying to get up before they do. It seems like I'd have more time. But part of me feels a little anxious when I am up before them. I always fear that they'll wake up once I do -- ending my alone time and bumping up their waking time. Yikes. Thoughts anyone?


Monday, June 23, 2008

Esther turned TWO this month!!

There are just too many pictures I wanted to include so I've made some collages instead.
This is the first present Esther opened (from Oma & Opa) and boy was she excited!

SO excited, in fact, that I had to work hard to distract her with the next present.

We went with a beach/swimming theme this year, just for fun.
I was excited to find a toy that would stay above the water for Esther to play with.
Of course, Esther may have to fight Autumn & Heidi for a minute alone with Ariel.
Talk about girlie girls. They love that kind of stuff.

Studying Ariel.

AND...back to the AquaDoodle!

Distraction time -- again!

Esther was SO excited about these little CareBears.
They are just the right size for her little hands.

"Okay, guys. Enough with all the other stuff. Isn't this so cool?!"

"Yep, I think this'll do."

"Mmmm. Yummy."

I think Esther's presents were a real hit this year.
She especially LOVES these sunglasses.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

This picture came up when I searched "short hairstyles" with Google Images!!!
What a laugh.
But seriously, usually when I'm searching for hairstyles all I can find are old, antiquated styles or 80's, or super-modern-weird styles. I decided to just use celebrity styles this time...

Elisha Cuthbert

I really wanted to see how many different hairstyles people did with the same cut. This helps me know what else I can do with my hair. I don't want to be limited to one style.

I am by no means a "Paris fan" but I will say that I love her hair.

And of all the celebrities I looked at, she was the easiest to find multiple styles of the same cut.

Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham

Mandy Moore

So what do you think? Speak now or forever hold your peace. Haha. Just kidding. But I'd love to know which ones ya'll like.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

We went to Wakulla Springs with Mom & Dad Hanson while they were here visiting. Wakulla Springs is the deepest freshwater spring in the WORLD and it's only 30 minutes away from Tallahassee. I was hoping to see some of the manatees but they must've been busy. We saw LOTS of other great wildlife though. And I have never been that close to this kind of wildlife before. It was kind of surreal. It would have been even more surreal if I could have blocked out our boat guide's repetitive jokes...but, meh, such is life. We had a great time despite that -- and in some cases because of that. He did know a lot about the spring (and I suppose each joke was funny...the first time). And kudos to Eric for taking some AMAZING pictures.