Friday, June 18, 2010


What's more fun in the summer than a fun water-fight.

Apparently the sun won the fight. How was I supposed to know!! The Utah sun is harsh. I never wore sunscreen as a kid, I never got burnt like that. It must be a combination of Travis's skin and the Utah sun. So if I have one word of advice... wear sunscreen...

A Little Too Early

I guess 6:00 is a little too early for these girls.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Poppy Place

So we went out on a photo adventure. Heard of a place where Poppy plants grew all over the place, so we had to check it out (thank you Grandpa Harris). Here a a few photos from the adventure.

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Art of Tornado Allie

Sometimes a child's creativity outweighs the emotional aggravation that instigates the enforcement of discipline. Allie has a way of walking this very fine line. When I saw this, I knew I had to enforce discipline, but deep down inside, there was a tremendous sense of pride for her creativity. (I don't think she even got a time-out for this)

I love the way the black sharpie contrasts the white painted doors. The reflector is nicely placed, accented well with the sharpie patterns. The three pennies pull in a level of emotion that makes this piece just moving. I never would have thought of glue sticks as an art medium, but Allie has brought the glue stick to it's full potential.

And the Tornado continues. Apparently the Horses needed some dirt to play in.

Oh yeah, and the choco-sludge she created with a cup of quick powder and a few tablespoons of milk. I am not sure how full that cup was before we found her.

One chocolicious time-out. (Rachel had to put her in a time out because she didn't want Allie seeing her taking pictures. It may communicate the wrong thing to our little artist).

No, I didn't upload the same picture twice. REVENGE OF THE WALL ARTIST! Yes, she revisited the scene of the crime to accent her work with brown sharpie, and re-attaching the reflector.

More shennanigans.

Throw Andrew and Emma into the mix, and things spin out of control rather quickly. We actually found these pics on the camera which apparently Emma shot. But Allie was basically chucking toys at Andrew and Emma as they took shelter in the nearby bunk-bed. She always knows the best toys that get the best distance and cause the most damage.

Its not funny you little punk! Ahhh, how can I resist, we love you Allie!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Already Working over Grandpa

It looks like baby Sloane is already learning to work over Grandpa.

Allie's game is well polished. I think one time Grandpa Harris went for his glasses and they were gone, not realizing Allie had already swiped them at an undisclosed time before hand.