Friday, March 22, 2013

Fun With the Dogs

Sammy and Scooter came pre-programmed to fetch pretty much anything we throw for them. So far they've retrieved balls, empty soda bottles, Gatorade bottles, a shoe, grapefruit, and lemons. And they are both very good about bringing whatever right back to you. So much fun!

Clearly this is not a picture of dogs playing ball. I just think it's cute how Shyla swings. =)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring Has Sprung

Spring doesn't last very long here in Arizona. And our spring is other people's summer. Here in the spring, we break out the slip n' slide, go for walks, go to the zoo, and play all day in the sun. This is what we like to do:
We were blessed with a wet spring this year. The girls had so much fun splashing in this muddy puddle! 

I need to get this little girl a swimsuit! =)

Slip n' slide time! 
Raph wanted a turn, too... 

David and I went on a date Friday night and when we got home, we found all three big girls sound asleep in the guest room!

At the zoo with cousins 
Shyla was sad she was too young to ride the camel with her sisters. 

Last night we adopted 2 cocker spaniels from the animal shelter. They are brothers so we got them both for the price of one dog. Scooter is Amber's and Sammy is Jade's. This morning we woke up to no dogs in the backyard! After a frantic search this morning, we finally received a phone call from the shelter telling us someone in our neighborhood found them! We were so glad to get them back!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy Birthday, Jaders!

Jade celebrated her 9th birthday a day early this year. Lucky girl! Zach and Tai came over Wednesday to spend the night so we invited the rest of the Cresap clan (and Jami) over for dinner and cake. Although the morning began with a death (poor Cookies the ferret was found dead in the cage) and funeral, the rest of the day was pleasant and full of (mostly) fun! 
These kiddos all got along really well this visit! Very surprising considering Amber and Logan fight pretty consistently every time they are around each other. But not a single fight had to be refereed the entire visit!

Shyla had an itchy bum. lol

Jocy thought the tether ball was a fun ride

Jade is such a pleasant and cheerful girl to be around. She makes friends everywhere she goes. It's truly a blessing to be her mom! Love you, Jade!


We finally finished the guest room and bath! I cannot even accurately express in words how excited I am about this! It's done! And it's been slept in! Zach and Tai were kind enough to christen it for us Wednesday night. Although none of them used the shower.... Maybe I will on Sunday. lol Here's the finished (and nearly there) room:
Gluing up the shower walls

Putting in the travertine

Dee helped David with the tile until 1am!

Baseboards up and ready for carpet

Just needs to be grouted and painted

New vanity and light. And I used an old mirror I had in Jade's room

LOVE the backdoor! 

Picked up the dresser and desk on craigslist for a total of $22! Woohoo! I'm going to sand and restain the dresser, and paint the desk red.

Just another view

The shower is so cool! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fire Station and Dance Contest

Today was a great day. This morning Paisley, Shyla, and I went with our ward's Wednesday morning playgroup to tour the Avondale Fire Station. Paisley was very excited to see the fire trucks! Fire Pal Sue and Engineer Alley were so great with all the little kids. Together they showed our group all their equipment and where it's kept in the trucks. I wish we could have seen a drill, but maybe with so many little kids around it might not have been super safe. We had a great time!

This evening, Amber's grade (5th) had a dance contest. In music class for the past several weeks, the kids have been learning different dances. The district is having a contest so tonight, her school had their preliminaries. Amber and her partner didn't make into the finals, but she sure had fun dancing anyways! They did the swing, the waltz, and the cha cha. =)
Paisley had fun playing with a rubber band....

My other two bored kiddos. Shyla was actually pretty funny. She kept standing on Jade's chair behind her, then shoving Jade off the chair and growling at her. Every time Jade would try to sit back down, Shyla smacked and pushed her away. Silly, tyrant baby!