Sunday, January 17, 2010

A little catching up.

So I know that I am way behind but here is an attempt to catch up a little bit. This is what we did in November. There are pictures of LeOra's Thanksgiving feast at school and our trips to Knott's Berry Farm and Arizona for Thanksgiving break. This is when we went to the zoo. If you look closely you will see RJ running by a little signs that says 14 on it. That was a speedometer, you know like the ones that you drive by that tell you how fast you are driving. We liked to run past it and see how fast we were going. After a good 30 minutes of everyone on the Ziegler side of the family doing this the record was a tie between RJ and Kreed with a top speed of 15 mph. I got 13 mph. Not bad! This was the most fun we adults had at the AZ Zoo. The kids got into it too. LeOra and Mackinsie are very fast!

We did go into the petting zoo and see lots of other animal exhibits but I have no pictures of those. Our camera is broken and so we just take pictures with our phones. Sorry!
There were lots of fun park days and playing in the AZ sunshine with cousins.

This picture was taken at church on my phone. We are teaching our kids a lot about reverence. At least she isn't making any noise. :0)

They loved eating otter pops and swinging on grandma pay's swing as well as roasting marshmallows on their fire pit.

The following pictures are all of Knott's Berry Farm. Again, not very many. I really need to get a good camera. I am realizing how few pictures I take now. Sorry grandma and grandpa.

LeOra's Thanksgiving feast at school. It was very cute. All the kids core costumes that they had made and ate on place mats they made with place cards and so many other cute Thanksgiving creations. I love her teacher.
I think there may be more pictures on RJ phone but they are not accessible right now. I will try and post them later. Hopefully by valentines day I will post about Christmas! ;)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lost tooth

It was very exciting here last night as LeOra lost her first tooth. It has been loose for a while and she had been wiggling it for days until finally it popped out last night. She quickly put it in an envelope and put it under her pillow so that she could have a visit from the tooth fairy. This morning she came running out of her room exclaiming, "Momma the tooth fairy came and I got two tickets."

Sunday, November 1, 2009


October was a very fun and busy month full of field trips at school, pumpkin carving and fairies.

(My pictures are not in order and I didn't feel like messing around with it. You will get the idea of what we did.)

These are pictures of us carving pumpkins. This year LeOra wanted to carve her own pumpkin and even got most of the seeds out herself. (If you remember last year this was a feat.) Anyway one funny story about the pumpkins has to do with LeOra. RJ carved a pumpkin that had fiery looking eyes and mouth. It looked very scary (not really but as scary as it gets in this house) Anyway the next night after RJ and I had put the girls to bed we noticed an addition to his pumpkin, a heart crown had been drawn on. When asked who added this lovely crown, LeOra responded, "I did. I thought it looked pretty." Only in this house full of girls would that happen!

Mackinsie and Kirstin got to draw on their pumpkin while daddy and LeOra carved theirs.
Yes that is fuzzy mold growing on our pumpkin. I forgot to take a finished product picture until yesterday. Oops!
Halloween Night
LeOra is Silvermist. She is one of Tinkerbell's fairy friends for those of you who have not seen the Tinkerbell movie. We also met her when we were in Disneyland. (I know I haven't posted about that yet. FYI, it was a lot of fun.)
Mackinsie is Elena from the Barbie Fairytopia movies.
Kirstin is Rosetta who is another one of Tinkerbell's fairy friends.

This is the group of cousins who gathered at the gift shop for some trick-or-treating in the village.

Kirstin in awe over the fact that someone put candy in her bag. Believe me, she caught on quick to the whole trick-or-treating thing and was leading the way.

Enjoying the fruits of their labor.

After the village we went to Aunt DeAnne's house for a yummy chili dinner then more trick-or-treating fun by her house. ( They give better candy up there!)

At the beginning of month LeOra's school class went on a field trip to Avila barn and I was able to go with her. It was lots of fun. They went on a hayride, ate apples off the tree, picked their own pumpkins from the pumpkin patch and then fed the animals.

A few weeks later I took Mackinsie and Kirstin to Avila barn as well so that they could have fun there too! We went with some of our friends from church. I think it was the first time Kirstin fed the animals and she thought it was so much fun. She just kept giggling every time they would take the food out of her hand.