Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tiny dancer

Okay, so technically she isn't really that tiny any more.

BUT is that really a problem? She's still MY little dancer!  

This year was her year to step up, and she did!

Being the oldest in the class of 3 to 5 year olds, it was so nice to see how far she's come.

She knows her moves.

She knows the listen.

She was such a great example for the other girls.

This recital - or really the one in November - was special.

Cousin Audrey joined us for the first time!

Awww! :-)

That was the first really cold weekend, and of course we left the house without her coat. Needless to say, Trav graciously donated his coat to her for the short trek to the car.

Friday, December 28, 2012


So at the apple orchard, we opted to take photos of the kids together. Jack was not really digging it, so we didn't spend too much time on it. Even then, we were able to grab a few shots:

O Apple Tree, O Apple Tree

In the spirit of the season, why not take a warm trip back to the apple orchard? Yes. We shall!

It was a warmish September Saturday when we trekked over to the north side of the river, starting with wonderful chicken sandwiches:

And Cheetos.

Look! There's still chicken!

Eventually we made our way to the trees:

Yum...freshly picked apples...

You would think that Trav would be a pro by now. You would be wrong.

At least Zoey was patient to wait for the apples.

Finding a good apple to pick at Jack's level was difficult. But he found one!

 Trav helped Zoey handpick her own apples.

Yeah...we didn't pick that many.

Thankfully, there were still plenty of apples on the trees. Beautiful!

Thanks Alldredge's!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Artsy at the Arts & Crafts Fair

Since I'm just now posting pictures from September, I figured...why not? I'll just do them all. I've scheduled them to go for the next few weeks, so enjoy!

The Hillsboro Arts & Crafts is really near and dear to my heart. I've sure everyone has heard my epic ales of going there when I was pregnant (with pre-eclampsia, just 3 days before I was admitted to the hospital) with Jack and also just 7-8 days after I had Zoey.

ANYWAY, so this year the girls and I took to the streets of Hillsboro! It was a VERY humid day.

Jack had broken/destroyed Zoey's hairbow earlier in the week, so our first stop was to get her a new one.

Oddly enough, it was the only thing I actually bought that day. Go figure!

Anyway, here's Zoey leading the way:

This is the early crowd, or before 9 AM. It really picked up after about 10.

We stayed close together though. Those craft-lovers are ruthless!

We even had balloons. They were just given to Zoey. I can't complain one bit.

Zoey actually asked for this picture. The puppy was just too cute.

I was on a hunt for something very specific, and when I didn't find it, I returned to find Kaki and Zoey playing on the side of the street.

This looks cute, but what she was really doing was making the "Darth Vader" voice. I'll take it though!


At the end of the trip, we were tired. BUT we still had more fun to do at a pumpkin patch!