Saturday, December 29, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Although she did receive a ride on Colby's sled while his dad pulled them with his 4-wheeler. We don't think she thought it was a fair trade though... If you could see her face in this picture you would realize she starting screaming as soon as she thought Colby's dad was taking her away from us!
Many circles were run in the backyard and Hannah remained a trooper even after having a couple of "dumping" episodes!
Yep that's right... circles right until Hannah got so hungry it wasn't fun anymore!
We're still not sure why Hannah wanted her pool, but when we filled it with snow she was upset and kept insiting on filling it with water... we think she may be interested in the Polar Bear Swim like Uncle Jeff! You two are nuts! Meet your new swimming partner!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Spent the evening reliving some of our past in Wisconsin and it truly was part of the trigger to the adventure side of us. It's funny as I (Christina) lay in bed crying over this magazine article... I realized how many great memories we have. Lately we have been working on the restoration of ourselves and not looking in the rearview mirror or focusing on bad things in the past. I guess as I leave the bad stuff behind I have left the good stuff too. I have recently been inspired to go through the 3 rubbermaid bins full of pictures we have. And now I'm more motivated than ever.
Although kayak adventures have become few and far in between it is a part of us that will never go away. We are just in the slow season now with an amazing 2yr old daughter, but eventually she will grow up and we will have an abundance of time to ourselves again...
Those who have never lived where tornados occur probably don't realize the true devastation they can bring. Most of the time there is no warning and you hope that as you hear the sirens go off and run to the basement or get in the bathtub covered in pillows if you have no basement... you hope the alarm sounding the sighting of the funnel cloud is truly that as you pray that the funnel cloud never touches down. It's one of those times that most who don't pray... pray! Tornados are something I don't miss at all...
As Jeff and Angie (J's brother and sis-n-law) build their vacation home in WI and John's parents are planning to retire there we had actually been talking how it would be great to visit Bear Paw and show Hannah where it all began... (We are becoming cheesy parents aren't we?!?!) As they rebuild and hope to reopen in April of 08 we realize we will be able to take her to a new and improved Bear Paw. Actually sounds fitting as we are new and improved Daurer's...
Saturday, December 15, 2007
So it's next to impossible to get a picture of all the kids anymore... Eva was way gone and David was on his way out before I could snap the shot! You get the point though! Super cute pirates and David even got creative and dressed as a parrot!
Long late night parties = really tired pirate toddlers...
Do you think we should consider a toddler bed yet? =)
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Great news is (as you can see pictured above) the victim regained consciousness at the scene and is reported to be sleeping soundly tonight at home in her own bed. Below are the suspects... please take a close look as some witnesses claim 3 may have fled the scene, one had a bright red shiny nose.
Friday, December 07, 2007
Then she became rather disturbed when she picked up snow that had bark in it... She was convinced it was "poo poo" and then went straight for the back door requesting a "bowl!" This way was much more effective in mass amounts of snow being consumed without too much work!
Sadie also enjoyed the snow today. She is a maniac in the snow! She drug around a branch from our Christmas tree forever and smelled like wet dog, sap, and pine when she came in... Crazy dog!
Thursday, December 06, 2007
(Hey Ang... who does Hannah remind you of in this picture? Hint... she's watching tv and playing with her ear!) And here are her 2yr old stats: 25lbs She is now in the 50th percentile; 35in tall Still in the 90th percentile; and this is a new one... her BMI is 15.46 and that is in the 23rd percentile. Can you believe they now do a BMI on 2yrs olds!?!?!?? The doctor also said studies have shown if you double a childs height at 23months old that it will be their final adult height. We didn't measure Hannah exactly at 23months but we based on her current height we think she'll be somewhere around 5' 8"!Here are the "Pretty girls" she was so proud of!