Mar 21, 2010


The weather allowed us to play outside quite a bit last week. The girls are able to enjoy their castle.

Hannah tries to sneak a peak at the neighbors' new goat...who is now seeing how long it will take him to eat our entire fence.

Dax works only minutes away from home but always calls when he's on his way. The girls usually want to talk to him and Chloe is settling in for her conversation while Hannah waits her turn. She took the opportunity to bite on Chloe's toes for a fun diversion.

Nana's birthday picture. I love Hannah's look of distaste for Chloe's tantrum. The tantrums are coming daily now as Chloe tries to express her self will. We've recently discovered she has a huge dislike- scratch that- hatred for wearing shoes without socks. We;ve tried it several times- trying on new sandals, just putting on shoes quickly for playing outside. She doesn't just throw a tantrum, she breaks down completely! Tears pour out of her eyes as if this is pure torture. She won't walk or move, just screams her heart out until we take off the shoes and add socks. She breathes a sigh of relief and takes off on her way. It remains a mystery.

I finished the run of Pirates of Penzeance at the theater in downtown Denton. Here is my lovely view of conductor, John, from my seat.

Here is the less lovely view of my actual seat! Haha. Soon Dax and I will play Dirty, Rotten, Scoundrels with the same company. We even get to sit next to each other! I'm not sure if he's as excited as I am about that but at least we get some time together without the kids.

It was so great to have Dax home for spring break. It also enabled us to spend time with some good friends. Megan and Scott came over for a game night. We had some taco soup for dinner, cake and ice cream for dessert, played some Wii games and a round of Monopoly.

Megan had a force of hidden aggression and beat everyone at boxing. The next night we had John (conductor from earlier photo) and Olivia over. We snacked and played more Wii games. I loved spending time with friends.

Wednesday we met a group of people at the Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville. Hannah loved playing with the gravel. She glanced at the animals a few times, but was mostly intrigued when she saw a puffy, pink hat over a fence line. "It's just a little girl over there, not an animal," Dax told her. "Can I go see it?" she asked. Chloe was very interested in the animals. I would try and relate them to some of her favorite books and she would nod and smile in acknowledgement.

Daddy's girl. Hannah's been even more of a daddy's girl since he's been home the past week. She won't let me do the slightest thing, from wash her hands for dinner to give her a high-five.

This one will still have me : ) It was so unexpectedly cold that day!

Heading toward the giraffes.

This goat really loved Dax so I had to take a picture.

Chloe loved sliding to Hannah on the playground.

On Saturday the Bentons came over to play and Hannah received a Littlest Pet Shop set for her birthday. She's played with it non-stop. Maybe we'll need to get her a couple more animals to go with the set.

Sunday morning! The second March snow we've had since Hannah was born.

Dax and I surrounded by icy windows.

The snow was driving hard the night before and completely covered a lot of the street signs. Dax contemplated going his own speed on the way to church so we could contest we didn't know what the speed limits were.

Exciting huh? Well, our office redo has been in the works for what seems like forever. After listening to a radio show where a man was interviewed telling of the amazing benefits of checklists, I decided to make a very detailed one for our office in 5 Phases. We are finally to Phase 3. This is the "before" of the office closet, minus the huge amount of random stuff we had piled in there. We needed more storage so I took on my first wood and nails project.

The after! For those who do this kind of thing often, no rolling your eyes at the simplicity. Just be happy we got this far!

Now for a bigger change. When we first moved in Dax really wanted a navy blue office like his brother's. It's bothered me ever since! Ha. Well, we both agreed it was time for a fresher look and picked out a very pale green. In the interest of saving money, we took back a can of paint in a different color we hadn't ended up using and had them magically turn it green. The only problem is that pale was no longer an option. It's still pretty light, but more limey than we intended. We like it, though and will make this room into the office/playroom hopefully before the baby comes. The weeks ahead are extremely busy so painting will be slow going. I want the final result to resemble (if at all possible) the feeling of these rooms:


Dax said...

Just to clarify, I beat Megan in boxing, I think?

melody said...

i like the picture of hannah and chloe on the couch with chloe on the phone.