Sunday, June 19, 2011

You can have your cake...

and eat it, too!
Kelly and I made ladybug cupcakes for Leslie's birthday family celebration today. I stole the idea from my friend Debbie Kirby. Imagine that the ladybugs have antennae made of black licorice and you'll get the full effect - unfortunately, black licorice cannot be found in Pratt. Still, I think they turned out very cute. When we put the cupcake with the candle on her tray, Leslie grabbed for it (of course). Kelly stood behind Leslie and held her hands while I snapped the picture.
Laughing at Daddy.
Her expression just makes me crack up. She's giving her siblings "the look".
Just a little exploring

and a little taste.
She tried the oreo right away but took a while to eat the cake.
Looking at the mess she made on the floor.
I don't know that Leslie actually got any of the cake in her mouth, but the frosting is all over her face and up her arms clear to her elbows.

The Big ONE!!!

Leslie turned ONE on June 14th. Because it's in the middle of wheat harvest, we celebrated on Sunday (that will be the next post). Here are some pictures that we took on her birthday.She's "talking" on the phone to Grandma and Grandpa F. The picture I took of her actually holding the phone was deleted off my computer when I tried to rotate the picture from horizontal to vertical. UGH!

We love Leslie. Now that we have figured out what her stomach issues are, she is all smiles! She loves necklaces and hates shoes. I think she's going to be left handed because she usually reaches with her left hand and holds things more with her left hand. We call her Doodles and Missy Magoo. She can walk around furniture but shows no interest in letting go and taking off on her own. Someday... She weighs more than 27 pounds and is a total chunky monkey. Leslie has eight teeth - four on the top and four on the bottom. She still drools a lot but the throwing up has slowed considerably, even when she hasn't had her medicine.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Guess what!!!

The word is out....

We are moving


North Platte, Nebraska!

John has to report as the Assistant Manager of an 18,000 acre farm (that's 28.125 square miles) on June 20th. The kids and I will probably go the week after that.

(Note to all my ND friends.... North Platte is a great stopping point between Fargo and Salt Lake City!!!)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It's been a long time...

... since I posted anything on this blog (or my other one, for that matter). There's a good reason for that and I'll share the exciting news soon - hopefully in the next few days. Stay tuned.

And NO, I'm not pregnant. This factory is C.L.O.S.E.D!