Friday, May 27, 2016

School's Out

Somebody was excited about the last day of preschool:

Last day of 2nd grade & 5th grade:

Future 3rd grader:

Lucia got invited over to a classmate's house after school for an end-of-year pool party.  There are five kids in the family and she hosted a (separate) party for each one of her kids' classes.  She's either a saint or insane, I'm not sure which.  But they certainly have a beautiful home.

Class of 2026!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Making Space

Look at this big girl!  I can't believe she'll be in kindergarten in a few months.  Here she is posing with a mermaid sculpture and artwork at Pilar Pobil's house.  We were lucky enough to attend a party at her house, meet her, and enjoy her beautiful artwork. Pilar was born in 1929 in Mallorca (Spain) and her father fought and died in the Spanish Civil War.  I'm sorry I didn't get a picture of the girls with her, but she gave a tour of her house and garden and it was a really special night.

Lucia has a consultation with an orthodontist a while back.  She has a lot of crowding and will eventually need braces.  For now he suggested having four baby teeth pulled.  She got the first two pulled a couple of weeks ago and the second two pulled today.  Tonight she wrote this letter for the tooth fairy.  She want to keep that tooth with the long root.

Now's there plenty of room for her new teeth to grow in.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Biker Girl

Sophie learned to ride a bike today!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Grandma and Grandpa Glime stopped by for a visit before they headed back to Wisconsin.  We spent a fun day at the dinosaur museum and then ended up at this big sporting goods store that has a Ferris wheel.  John convinced his mom to take a ride with him and the girls.  It was really high.  And scary. And apparently it was Grandma's very last ride on a Ferris wheel.

The store also has photo ops with scary looking animals. The girls thought it was great fun!

Also, we have big news! We're going to Australia this summer!  Last weekend we came across some amazing prices on tickets from Salt Lake to Sydney, and made a spur of the moment decision to take advantage of the amazing deal.  I've also been working with an architect to create plans for a completely new kitchen.  Unfortunately the trip to Australia might be having an impact on our kitchen reno budget...but I'm still figuring that part out.  Here's the kitchen design so far.  

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Marriage of Chris & Lauren

We're spending Easter weekend in Boise for the wedding of Chris and Lauren.  It was a beautiful wedding and fun was had by all.

Sophie was all smiles because she had the seat closest to the table full of cupcakes.

The next morning the girls were very happy that the Easter bunny found us at the hotel, and again at Aunt Jill's house.  The girls had a really fun Easter egg hunt with the twins.  Cru still doesn't like to have his picture taken, but we managed to catch a glimpse of him.

And then there was the giant bowl of candy. Aunt Francie helped them fill up their buckets.

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Horses & Bunnies

Our time in Havasu is done for another year.  Here a few highlights from the moments when we managed to leave behind the pool for a few hours. 

Lake Havasu

We went to an Easter Egg hunt.  There were only a fraction of the amount of kids that we are used to in Utah, so the competition was not nearly as fierce.  They also had $1 snow cones and the Easter Bunny.  Poor bunny... it was 95 degrees that day.

Sophie collecting eggs.

There's an old British phone booth down by the London Bridge (but it doesn't have a phone).

And there's a horse farm just down the road from the house where Kreskis are staying, so Dan took the girls to visit and feed the horses.

Friday, March 18, 2016


We're on vacation in Arizona!  We arrived last night and John dropped us off in Lake Havasu, and then kept going to his cousin's bachelor party in Scottsdale.  My parents were unable to rent the same place they've been going to for years, so they got a new place this year.  It has an awesome backyard and the girls are loving it.  The pool is unheated and the water temperature was 68 degrees.  But it was 90 degrees today so they were happy to jump in and cool off.

Lucia took a break from swimming to do her homework:

When they moved in, the only drinking glasses here were margarita, martini, beer, and wine glasses.  The girls were playing "movie star" and loved having lemonade in martini glasses.