Saturday, October 26, 2013


Who knew the girls would love playing with leaves?  We spent two hours in the front yard.  Cora did try and eat them, but other than that it was a really good time.   Of course it's Cora's first fall, but Lily has always been in Anchorage where shortly after the leaves fall it snows.  So this was really everyone first time playing in the leaves.

Still feels like summer

With weather everyday in the 70s with gorgeous sunshine, these Alaska girls are appreciating every minute of it. We've been able to go to a park almost every day.

Friday, October 18, 2013

New Hair do

We found a fun kids haircut place called Pigtails and Crewcuts. I told the hairdresser that Lily just needed a trim. She had a different idea and gave Lily a darling hair style. Here a few photos of Lily's post haircut dance. And yes it really was that nice out.

Cookie tour

On Friday, I got mother of the year because I let Lily skip Preschool and go on a cookie tour with cousins Audrey and Kate. We were not sure if Cora should go on a cookie tour so Uncle Erich took all three girls. Here is Lily with the cookie she made and then refer to Uncle Erich's blog for more information - the best blogger I know

Apple Festival

We went with Grandpa Davey to an apple festival. Lily got her face painting, checked out the hay maze, and saw some animals. We sampled apples, apple sausage, and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

Fun at Mt Hood

On a beautiful Sunday morning, we drove up to Mt Hood to visit Sara and her family at their cabin. It's a beautiful spot. Lily and Eli had fun pretending the rocking chair was a boat.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Slumber Party

Uncle Ralph and Aunt Sonya visited us on Wednesday night. Lily was very excited for the slumber party. It was a real good time with new matching pjs from aunt Sonya and Cora rocking out in new shades.

The Children's museum

Lily's favorite place on earth is the Children's Museum. She loves the whole place but especially the animal hospital. Cora even liked it when she got to hold the kitty. And Lily found the face painting station there. She was very proud of her creation.

Pumpkin Carving

Some say it might be too early to decorate pumpkins, but we plan to do a lot so we needed to get started. Oh the pumpkin is not permanently residing in the bathroom but we needed to appreciate it in the dark.

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Zoo

With another perfect fall day, we spent the morning at the zoo with Sara, Eli, and Sylvie. Eli and Lily are best pals. Both quite silly and never spent more than 20 seconds looking at an animal. Sylvie and Cora will be best pals soon but they were confined to their strollers so they could not scoot together.

Pumpkin Patch

Back in April, we decided to change jobs and move all to spend October in the Pacific Northwest. And Saturday it all came true. Grandpa Davey babysat in the morning and then we headed out to the Pumpkin Patch with GG. It was a beautiful day. We might be back every day between now and Halloween.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

More of the parade

More photos of the parade are coming in from friends and family.  I think they are so cute so I will keep posting.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

On of the things Skagway does well is the 4th of July.  It is always a good time.  Lily and Cora got to be in the kiddie parade with Mackenzie, Emmerson, and Brolin.  The theme of the parade was the Garden City so we had some insects - three pink butterflies, a lady bug and a spider.  They got Honorable Mention.  More photos will be coming.  I was a little busy playing stage mom to take photos.  Then we rode on the White Pass float.  Lily did not throw candy, but she ate candy.  Then to face painting, balloon animals, picnic, and home for naps  - and its only 2pm.  More to come...
The moms decorated the wagon on the 3rd while the girls played. 

Cora was a very stoic ladybug.  She was not sure what all this craziness was about. 

Cora got to ride with Brolin the Spider (10 months old). 

Lily the pink butterfly

Lily telling Cora how to do it. 

Lily and new best friend Maddie.  Maddie is Aunt Sonya and Uncle Ralph's niece.  She is nine and pulled the wagon. 

Cora and butterfly Emmerson

Emmerson and Brolin

Monday, July 1, 2013

This is Cora

Hi, this is Cora.  My mom has been a terrible blogger so I am taking things into my own hands.  Her last post was when I was 4 months old, and I can do a lot more since then.

I can sit up. 
I like to play toys.      

And here is a video of me laughing. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cora turns 4 months old

It's hard to believe, but Cora is four months old.  To celebrate, Lily got her haircut.  Sorry Cora, its tough being number two.  I did get some cute photos, until Lily decided she too needed to be the photographer.