Although I have no pictures, I did want to mention that we all flew to California for a few weeks and spent mothers day in Huntington Beach. We each got to see our sweet mama's and LOVED being around family. Russ and I even had an uber romantic overnight trip to San Diego (thanks mom and dad for babysitting) which was great. However, we're lame and didn't take our camera to So Cal...so we've got nothing to show from our great trip. Which is super sad because Jayda got to go to Knotts Berry Farm and her Uncles (Dallas and Austin) took her to Disneyland....those would have been some great pics!
So...without further ado, I bring you March, April, May, and June:
I love this picture! All her friends are so cute and special. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how Jayda is getting ready to run and go find her eggs. She really enjoyed herself. Thanks to Grandma Axtell for her cool, personalized Easter Basket. She's used it for two years now and will use it for every Easter to come. She adores it!
Here is Jayda playing with her new Lakers bunny that Papa sent. It's kinda an Easter tradition. Nothing says "Christ is the reason for the season" like a stuffed bunny wearing a Lakers shirt.
Bella got some new rainboots from my dear friend Suzanne and felt so special wearing them on Easter morning. Because again, nothing really says "Christ was resurrected for us to live again" quite like Paul Frank rain boots.
Bella's a climber. She scales everything. She's also climbed pretty high on the "moms annoyed that you won't sit still scale." She can now reach the knobs on the over and stove. I LOVE trying to cook dinner and realizing that Bella either burnt the beans or turned the water off so we can't eat our rice! She swings from the door handle on the oven and the dishwasher. She stands at the gates we use to contain her and yells. She's a handful.
Here Jayda is selecting the fine delicates served at the tea
(jello jigglers and cookies) to serve to her daddy.
does the second best thing and talks Grammy's ear off on the phone. One conversation they had clocked in at 41 minutes. What can you talk about with a 4 year old for 41 minutes straight? Those two are pretty close.
Russ and I started P90X on June 1st. It is a 90 day fitness program. It's gonna get Russ muscle ripped and hopefully my butt won't touch the back of my knees, my back rolls won't make people crave muffins, and my arms won't wave hello or goodbye longer than my hand does. We took our pictures to document our weight loss...but there's no way I am sharing those. Ever.
I'm pretty sure Russ gets more emotional seeing her in this Lakers dress
than he will on her babtisim day or in her wedding gown.
Favorite Jayda Saying for the past few month:
Cori: "Jayda put your breakfast dishes away in the sink."
Jayda: "why mom?"
Cori: "because that is one of your chores you're responsible for."
Jayda: "Mom, chores are so passe. I don't want to do them."
Cori: said nothing but gave her a shocked look.
Jayda: "oh, passe is French for "over."
Yes, I know what passe means. That's not why I was giving her that loook. Thanks Pinkalicious book. I appreciate it.
This concludes our 5 hour update. Thanks for reading!