Wednesday, July 15, 2015

So sorry we didn't post!

Hey, all. So sorry to leave you hanging and to disappoint you but, we actually forgot to take ANY pictures while in CO. I am super sorry. But we did have tons of fun. Just sorry we couldn't share with you guys.

Have you ever forgotten to document something you would have wanted to?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

We're going to Colorado!

 Hello, all! I am super excited!!!! Tomorrow, all the Gardeners and I are driving out to Colorado for 4 days to see our cousins for the 4th. I can't wait to see Georgia!
What are you doing for the 4th of July?

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy Birthday, Libby!

Hi all! Libby here. I am soooooooooooo sorry I haven't written about my birthday before, but, I've been in Aurora for a week and I really didn't have time, But, before I tell you about my awesome day today, I'll skip backward to my Frozen party with our cousins (before they left :( ).
We had a costume party and contest at Nanna's, so everyone came dressed as someone from Frozen.
Olaf was a popular candidate. Here is Kit (left) and Jubilee.
I was the only one who came dressed as Seven, and I think I didn't do a very good job of it (although you are welcome to think otherwise ;).
Soon it was time to open gifts.
From our family, Rissa received some Frozen headphones and a game Jewel made up. We played it after opening gifts, although Jewel kept saying it wasn't that good. I think it was fun.
Chrissa also received this cute snowman pail from the Walkers.
From my cousins, I got this cute Olaf shirt. "Now we can be almost twinsies!" I told Rissa.
Here is a group photo of all of us.
In the Elsa category, Jewel won.
Addy, along with her two-month old baby sister Emily, won in the category of coronation guests.
Kit was awesome as Olaf, so I'm not surprised she won.
Georgia's fab costume won her first place in the Anna category.
On my birthday, the 11th, my Mom and Dad started a new tradition inspired by our cousins. They decided, that on each of our birthdays, one of our presents would be an outfit. This was my birthday outfit for this year.
"This is your main present for this year." said my Mom as Marie-Grace handed me a bag. Dad took this picture, with Jewel photobombing nicely in the background.
"What's this?" I asked, pulling out the above shirt. "Since your gymnastic lessons really never got under way," my Mom said, "We decided to switch to a soccer team, and Marie-Grace can make your old leotard into something for ice-skating." "A soccer team? I get to do soccer? Awesomeness! Thanks so much!" I basically shouted, but hey, I was excited.
Just then, the Walkers dropped by. You might say the dogs had a non-mutual interest in Sarah's cat, Cafe. After putting the dogs outside, Mrs. Walker explained the reason for their visit. "Like I was saying, Grace," said Mrs.Walker to my Mom,"before the dogs decided Cafe was their new chew toy, we just stopped in for a quick visit to wish Libby here a happy birthday. John's watching Emily at home, so we just thought we'd drop by to give Libby her birthday gift." 
And I loved my gifts. Oven-bake clay and a scrapbook which I could put anything I want to in.
So, all around, I had a awesome, awesome birthday.
What do you like to do for your birthday?

New signature for a new year. Sorry Georgia, I kind of copied yours.

Friday, May 22, 2015


 Good day! Hello. Hi all! We've got two bits of good news today! The first is that I (Jewel) have stared writing on this blog. I think I'm going to enjoy it. The second is much more exciting. Yesterday, our fab cousins Elizabeth, Georgia, and CARISSA flew from FL. To see there blog, click HEREWe will be seeing them on Monday. I CAN"T WAIT!!!! Neither can the rest of us. Agreed. Anyway, we can't wait to see you and are extremely looking forward to it.
Are you close to your cousins?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Springtime; A photoshoot

 Good day! Yesterday, as usual, Jewel, Libby and I went into town  for our music lessons.While Jewel and I were waiting for our lessons , we decided we just "needed" to take a photo shoot out under the beautiful tree outside.
 Firstly, myself...
 ...we also took pictures of the pretty rocks strewn with petals.
 Then Libby finished and came to join us...

 The pretty tree...
 Jewel amongst the blossoms...

 The blossoms themselves...

 And all three of us...

 Then Jewel noticed a pretty tree across the street we just "needed" to photograph. Jewel seems better than the rest of us at photography. She said this particular tree was like the ugly duckling to her: "All strange and twisted looking until it burst into bloom." 

 What is your favorite thing about springtime?

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A spring picnic

 Hey all! This is Libby. You know, it isn't really spring yet, but here, it sure feels like it! Just yesterday, Marie, Jewel, the dogs and I all went on a picnic. "This looks like the perfect place." said Jewel, "I can't wait to eat those sandwiches. I love peanut butter!" 
 "Great! I'll spread out the blanket." "Fine with me. I'll play with those darling doggies." 
 Soon we were all sitting there, eating away.
 "Are there any more sandwiches left?" I asked. "One more." said Jewel, peeping into the basket. "Fab!" I said, "I'll take it."
 After I finished demolishing the last sandwich, we had the super experience of devouring the Jello mold Marie-Grace had made.
 After all this, we finished our lovely outside time with a sprightly game of tag. I won.
Do you like spending time outside?