Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ella's New Glasses

Please excuse the fact that we took this picture this morning after Ella at her breakfast (hence the jelly on her face) and we both have some fantastic bedhead! Matching glasses!!




Ella posing outside of the glasses store with her new glasses that she has to wear now for her astigmatism. How cute is she???

Baby Ava Was Born!!

On May 14th, baby Ava Dianne Bissoon made her entrance into the world. She was 9lbs. 2 oz. and 22 inches long!! She is super sweet and Ethan adores her! I am happy to have a new niece and can't wait for little Emory to be born in July!
*For those of you that don't know, Ava is Chad's sister, Kristin's baby:o)












Sunday, May 17, 2009

Weston's field trip the National Museum of Natural History 5/14/09

On Thursday, i went with Weston's Kindergarten class as a chaperone (turns out i only had weston b/c so many parents signed up to come) to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. We had been as a family back in the fall, but were unable to make it into the butterfly pavilion because the line was so long. This was the main purpose of this field trip b/c the kids have been studying butterflies and even have a few chrysallises in their classroom ready to hatch. I have to say, it was a pretty neat experience being that close to the butterflies and really being able to study them. Weston had a great time and it was so nice to be able to spend some time alone with him exploring the museum.

This poor little guy was injured and definitely on his last leg:(
The chrysallis of a Swallowtail butterfly.

The butterfly's tongue is curled up in this picture, but unrolls straight out when it is sucking nectar from a flower. It was so cool to watch them drink the nectar!




Weston looking very scared in the dinosaur room...

Weston, Ahilleas, and Aiden...the 3 Musketeers!

Weston is trying to kill the bear like King David (his favorite Bible character:).


Fish in the Ocean life exhibit.


Weston pretending to get eaten by the shark.

Don't you love the awesome red headbands they all had to wear so we could keep track of them???

Mother's Day in Williamsburg-5/10/09

For Mother's Day this year, Chad decided to take the kids and i to Williamsburg. The weather was completely ideal! I hadn't been to the Colonial part since i was on a retreat in the 6th grade!! We walked the streets and enjoyed seeing the men and women in costume. Weston kept thanking us for taking him to "this magical place." He said it was even more fun than Kings Dominion!! How funny is that?! We didn't even have to spend a dime, and the kids had so much fun! We all can't wait to go back!

Weston in the gardens...
Ella and Weston thought it was great running through the gardens and trying to hide from each other. It was like one big maze for them!


Don't i wish i had some of these at home!! ;)

Do you realize how much i could get done if i did??

Friday, May 1, 2009

Ella Riding Her Big Girl Bike

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Ella's Birthday Presents...

Here is Ella on her big girl bike!! She loves it and is learning how to pedal without falling over:o)







Thanks to my friend, Danielle's, blog (i'm not sure how you make a link here???) Ella has been able to see pictures and videos of her girls without ever meeting them. She adores Cambelle and Chloe and especially loves that they have their ears pierced. For her birthday she asked for a dog and to get her ears pierced. We said, "no" to the dog...so...



Since Ella is 3 now, we cut her gigantic "night-night" in half. She was actually okay with it and now keeps half in the car and the other half in her bed or in her mouth while she watches Curious George.

She picked out some cute little colorful diamond daisies. Two girls pierced them at the same time and she never even cried!! All she said was, "That really hurt." So brave!