A rare trip to Children's Mercy concerning Tori and not Emmalee led us to Kaleidoscope last Wednesday. I had never been myself, so it was hard to know who was more excited, the girls or me! Though it was a bit chaotic due to several large groups being there, the girls had a great time. We didn't get to experience all of the projects set up that day, but I think we still did a lot. Emmalee loved making her picture into a puzzle, and Tori just liked coloring. Both of my girls really enjoy anything "crafty", so this was a GREAT place for them to be!
Tori wearing her star hat while coloring a card
Friday, July 31, 2009
Posted by O'Dell Girls at 9:06 AM
After starting our day with a puppet show, a story teller, story time, and then checking out some books at the library, we headed out on July 20 for a day with Aunt Deana. The girls really enjoy spending time with her, so since she was off work and we had some time, we headed to the city. Our first stop was Deanna Rose Homestead. This was the first time the girls had been there. The weather was perfect, and everyone had a great time.
The girls when you first walk in
Posted by O'Dell Girls at 8:23 AM
Friday, July 17, 2009
We decided to have the Gamma, Pappi, Grandma, Papa, Great-Grandma, and Aunt Deana over for a campfire. It was a great time, followed up by a few fireworks.
Emmalee helping Pappi with the homemade ice cream
Posted by O'Dell Girls at 8:26 AM
Thursday, July 16, 2009
This year we decided to take our family vacation to the Wisconsin Dells. I went there several times growing up, and I always loved it. The girls did a phenomenal job in the car, both on the way there and back. Tori was a little unsure of being away from home and frequently (most often at bedtime) asked if we could just go home. Otherwise I think everyone had a good time. Here are the pictures.
We take a picture of the girls together every morning before we head out. Here they are the day we left.
Hanging out in the car listening to music
Tori on the train
Tori goofing off while Daddy and Emmalee rode the big kid go-karts
Posted by O'Dell Girls at 12:42 PM
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Emmalee has some BIG news! No, she isn't going to be a big sister again (but only because Mommy can't quite convince Daddy we should have a 3rd!). She decided to get her ears pierced! All on her own-no cajoling from mommy, no forcing; just her own desire to pierce her ears. I had always said that any time she asked (after she was 4), she could have them pierced. I was not going to push her in to doing it, in fact, I even told her once that it was like getting a shot so that perhaps she would hold off a while longer. However, out of the blue she decided she wanted to get her ears pierced, and I obliged. It is hard to decide who was more nervous, Mommy or Emmalee, but we survived it with a few tears shed and, I quote the technician who pierced them, "the quietest cry I have ever heard." She is very proud of her earrings and even reminds me when it is time to twist them and put the medicine on them! She is officially too grown up for me!
Here she is while Mommy is paying and signing away my little girls sweet earlobes!
Posted by O'Dell Girls at 2:06 PM