We arrived to Sierra Vista, AZ on Thursday afternoon. Alex found out on Friday morning that he did indeed get the job we moved down here for. What a relief! Since then, we have found a place to rent and have begun to unpack and get things settled in.
Just wanted to let everyone know that we made it safely and that we got the job! Our thanks to all those that helped see us off in Colorado and know that we miss you!
Yesterday we took our second (and I guess last) annual trip to the Pick Your Own Apples Farm. Our good friends the Schroeders organized the trip this year and it was really fun spending the day with them. We had fun trying the different apples that were currently ripe and trying to hunt down some decent Gala apples, which were all of our favorite and yet mostly gone from the trees.
This was Banana Girl's first time (on foot that is) and I can't say she was too thrilled. She loved eating the apples, but the weeds that we were trudging through were often half as tall as she was. Doesn't make for a happy camper. Princess M had a great time, especially being with one of her best friends. They had a hard time not picking every apple that was within their reach.
The farm we chose to visit had great apples, but they were not doing hay/tractor rides this year, so afterwards we visited the neighboring farm, just to have a ride. The girls really loved it. It was a very full day, and I was glad to get home and sleep when it was all over.
Sweet and Precocious! (Formerly known as Banana Girl)
Brave and Independent! (Formerly known as Little Mouse)
Kids Say the Darndest Things!
8/13/11 M: Mom, remember that one time, when I was 4 years old, that I was obedient the WHOLE DAY! _______________________________________ 1/19/11 While watching our shadows stretch out in the setting sun:
M: Wow, I'm huge! I'm as big as you now! Like 101! ____________________________________________ 10/24/10
Princess M had just finished watching a movie when the following converstaion took place:
Mom: M, so what movie did you watch?
M: Monsters vs Aliens.
Dad: Who won this time?
Dad: Well, when are the Aliens going to win?
M: Never, the monsters always win.
Mom: That doesn't seem fair.
Dad: Yeah, the monsters should learn to share and let the Aliens win now and then...
Dad: Would you like playing a game with someone who never lets you win...
Dad: Shouldn't the Aliens get a chance to win and destroy the world sometime?
M: DAD! But then it would be PG13!
1/24/10 (on the subject of what she learned in her primary class)
M: "About how we need to follow in his (Jesus') footsteps and he lives up in the clouds, only we don't know which cloud he's on. And you need to watch out for the aliens up in the clouds too, you know, like in Chicken Little, because they're flying up there, watching us, and they could come jump down on us. They want us to follow them, but we want to follow Jesus..."
_________________________________________ M: "Mom, when I grow up, will I leave your house?"
M: (Bursting into tears) "But I want to live with you FOREVER!"
_________________________________________ 2/13/09 - We were weighing ourselves on the bathroom scale.
Mom: "Wow, M! You're getting so big! Pretty soon you'll be as big as Mommy."
M: "Yeah! And pretty soon you'll be as big as Daddy!"