We all share the same moon no matter where we are in the world!

Sep 29, 2009

Bringing Home Graci and Bobbi

Our adoption is final!

Today we brought home Bobbi & Graci, sister kittens. They are two months old and needed a home and we needed them. Graci on the right with the white nose has a pink tip on her nose and Bobbi has a brown tip and stripes. They are so loving. Graci is asleep on my lap as I type. Bobbi was here first then they switched. Taylor is in heaven. She picked their names. She had a hard time staying in bed tonight and wanted them to sleep in her room:)
The sisters are very loving and playful. They were found under a canoe and were wild. A gal at the vet's took them home and domesticated the 4 kittens. We have been on a waiting list for two kittens and I checked in today and they had these two beauties. Fate brought us these sisters and we couldn't be happier :)

Sep 19, 2009

Fall Fun at the Park

Cotton Candy Anyone?!

Taylor Alyene Minfang

Taylor and Sydney

Swinging with Mommy

Isabella, Taylor, Esme, Sydney

Just another fun filled day at the park with the girls Taylor, Sydney, Esme, & Isabella (Elliana, too). We were off from school so we packed a lunch and me and another mom, Natalie, headed to the park.

Sep 17, 2009

Go Taylor!

Blue and Black, Wolves Attack!

Taylor and her friend Sydney, along with 100 other girls ages 4-8, took part in a Cheer clinic put on by their future high school Pom and Cheer squads. First they spent two hours on Saturday having fun tumbling, learning 2 cheers and a dance routine to High School Musical's Fabulous. The girls also had fun with a craft when they each decorated a hair ribbon along with a snack. The big fun was to come the following week when the two rival high schools in our area played their football game. The girls were practicing all week, so they would be ready to perform at the half-time show of the football game. Tonight was the halftime football Pom performance and our girls did a fabulous job! They were so excited and ready! Not to mention cute. We can now add Pom to Taylor's list of things she wants to do...too many hobbies, so little time!

Sep 11, 2009

End of Summer Fun

What a fun and jam-packed summer we had this year. Taylor started with swimming lessons in June at our neighborhood pool. We had a small group of girls taking lessons together while the moms drank coffee and relaxed poolside...of course, the cabana boys were nonexistent. But we still had fun. Taylor progressed from level 3 to level 6; she is able to swim 3/4 of the pool length doing freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Next year she can join swim team for the community if she swims the entire length. We spent our mornings at the pool and then were able to move on to other fun activities. There are a few parks within walking distance of our house, so we packed our lunch and either walked or rode Tay's bike to the park.
My good friend Patty had her knee replacement in June, so I spent some time chauffeuring her around (to the pool and back!). We saw a few good kid flicks at the movie tavern where taylor and Michelle get to be big girls out on the town. So cute! Our backyard is great for kids to play and run. Tay has perfected her cartwheel and is almost doing full handstands.
Of course our big thrill was taking our trip to So. California in August to spend time with Auntie Sherry and meet my nephew Chris' new wife Laura. She is wonderful and so good for Chris and the family. We were happy Grandma Milly was also able to join us for a few days. We are now Build-a-Bear addicts thanks to Auntie Sherry. Even with Taylor starting Kindergarten mid August we still played the days away with Jaida, Michelle, Sydney and Isabella. We attended several birthday parties for little girls turning 5 & 6 with jumping castles and roller skating at Skate City. Even with all the kid activities, we still found time to BBQ with other adults, party at the Rockies, and go to the pre-season Broncos vs. the Bears. The summer ended with an ice cream social at our pool on Labor Day. ps. it now hotter than it was in June....too bad the pool is closed!