Sleeping in

Posted by Shaun on Sunday Jun 24, 2012 Under Infancy

This morning Lucy woke up at 6 am.  Rather than get up with her I asked her to play in her play room for a while.  A little after 8 she came in to show us what she was up to… practicing drawing caterpillars!

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Yellowstone

Posted by Chelsea on Saturday Jun 23, 2012 Under Infancy

These pictures don’t do our trip justice.  It was more amazing than I can ever relate. 

The first morning, I unzipped the tent to find snow had fallen in the 25* night.  We, surprisingly, stayed pretty warm in our tent.

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We decided to check out Old Faithful first:

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One of the amazing pools around Old Faithful:

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We hiked about a mile to see Old Faithful go off and to avoid the crowds:

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Here’s our view, before it went off:

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We waited, in the snow, with one other couple and their 3 year old and then it went off:

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Lu didn’t want her picture taken:

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Old Faithful, the snow, and us:

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We saw a few Yellow Bellied Marmots:

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The next day we went on a 6 mile hike to Shoshone Lake.  It’s the largest lake in the contiguous United States that you can’t get to by car.  It was also right in the middle of a bear area.  We had our spray and we made A LOT of noise! No bears were seen!

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The lake!

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Shaun’s favorite part of Yellowstone was Hayden Valley, we had our best grizzly sighting here-too bad I don’t have a good zoom lens!

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Some of the hundreds of bison we saw:

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Lucy counting them:

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A hot spring run off:

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The Grand Prismatic Pool-AMAZING!

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Lu and Daddy watching an Osprey.

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As it gets a fish!

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One of the MANY elk we saw!

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The view of Yellowstone Lake from our campground:

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A cute, but blurry picture of my Lu:

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The Lower Falls:

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The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone:

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Hiking down Uncle Tom’s Trail to the bottom of the Lower Falls:

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At the bottom of the 327 steps:

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And back up:

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The Lower Falls from Artist’s Point:

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Hello there, bison!

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A fox! The only thing to actually scare us-it ran right at Lucy and Shaun!  We were very careful to follow the 25/100 yard rule while there!

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The Petrified Tree:

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We got to see babies nursing in this heard of bison:

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Lu and Mommy having a peanut butter cup at lunch Smile

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ELK!

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8 big horn sheep-4 ewes and 4 lambs:

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We also got to see the sheep nursing!

Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces:

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Bison sparring:

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A heard of bison right outside of the Old Faithful Inn:

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Our last sunset:

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Oh My It’s Been Awhile!

Posted by Chelsea on Sunday Jun 3, 2012 Under Preschool

Sorry about that!  So much has happened since I last posted!!  We moved, we love it!

Lucy awesome and gets more awesome everyday. There’s no more baby in her -except maybe her totally kissable cheeks. She’s a full on KID, like woah! She has a great sense of humor, she’s reading one vowel words, she’s working on mastering the monkey bars, and she’s counting to 100! She is loving the new house. She plays independently for large chunks of time outside on her “playground” or upstairs in her playroom. She LOVES to play school and is constantly drilling us or practicing her writing on her “magna noodle” or white board. Since her third birthday, she’s gone from a shy little girl to a girl who has no problem talking to people, asking their names, and being inquisitive (while hopefully still being polite!). I fully attribute this to Challenger. I knew when I went to observe the program that she would thrive. I’m glad I was right!

We only have one more week of school and then we’re off to Yellowstone.  We’re all very excited.

Here’s some pictures!

January:

She picked this outfit out herself:

When she started reading and spelling:

 

February-Skiing!

Her first ride up the big girl lift:

Her sense of style never disappoints!

Awesome artwork!

Valentines Day:

Doing dishes:

More awesome artwork:

March:

Her first movie in a theater-The Lorax!

Her rendition of a Triceratops:

Sleeping like she did when she was a baby <3

April:

More crazy outfits:

Writing a note to her friend at school named Sophie:

After gymnastics Smile

More dishes-she LOVES doing them!

Her first sleepover with Tessa:

First swing in the new backyard:

More artwork!

May:

Lucy’s new big girl room:

Taking a bath in the new tub!

More awesome artwork:

Before her Spring Performance:

 

If you want to see a 15 minute video of her performance, email me and I’ll send you the link.  I don’t want to post publically since it has other people’s kids in it.

Kicking back, reading a book from Grandma Titus:

Cuddling with Daddy:

At her friend’s birthday party:

That’s the update!

I also have a few iPhone video tours of our new pad.  If you want to see them, email me and I’ll send you the link.

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