Saturday, February 28, 2009

My Winter Must Haves

See? Chipper already.

Two things I would not want to live without right now: Abbey's buddies and our children's museum.

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Throw Baker into the dance, and you have a party. I love when they see each other how they all start screaming, laughing, and usually running in circles. We had them all together for lunch yesterday and they get so loud and excited, you can't hear yourself think. They are two and the good times can only last for so many hours at a time, but Abbey loves her friends. She prays for them at night and asks about them if we drive near their homes.

(did you notice the baby? we like to keep it PC around here. she goes straight for that baby every time and is so alarmed if anyone else has him. it's been her baby for a year now.)

And the museum. We all have memberships and I go at least once a week. I love it there. One of my favorite parts is this fish pond. You catch a metal fish on your fishing pole with a magnet at the end. Then the kids walk across the room and drop it in the pond (that's what they are looking at above).

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Then you can follow it on a plexi-glass covered stream as it 'swims' back home. Adorable.

So many things to explore. It's been so nice to have a place to go during the winter.

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17 comments:

J said...

Loving the pictures. The museum that you have, sounds so fun :) Even I want to go.

Julie

Tina said...

I love the pictures. Adorable!! I totally agree with your 'must haves'. And thanks for always letting us get in free with you because I'm a slacker and haven't bought a pass yet!

Allison and Noah Riley said...

Ashley, you have SUCH a talent for photography. I love these pictures! I especially love the last where Abbey is slightly reminiscent of... don't kill me... Sloth from the Goonies? :)

Jeanine said...

Those pics are too fun! I love the Magic House too...I will be so sad to leave it. You guys are such great friends to us!

Nicole said...

Look at you doing stuff! I love it. That museum sounds amazing. Bridget has to run (in circles) and squeal when she sees her little friends, too. So uninhibited right now, eh? :)

Ashley said...

Seriously, wanna do that next time we see each other?

Allison and Noah Riley said...

I think it's awesome that Abbey was obsessed with a doll just like that at Discovery Gateway.

Kyle and Shayla said...

Hey! I am so glad you found me! Your girls are also adorable! Where are you at these days, it has been forever since I've seen you. You guys are a darling family. And I don't know what the heck you do with your pictures but they are all gorgeous!

Jennie and Devin said...

I love your blog Ashley. I love looking at your pictures...you're so good at taking them! Keep the posts coming....miss you and miss Justin!

Ryan and Rikke said...

Your pictures are so great! You are so talented! I meant to comment on your post below, but apparently I'm a little slow - what are the top 5 picks? One of them better include Texas...I hear that's where you go if you want to be awesome. Just a thought...

The Hodsons said...

I don't know how you do it, but you always capture the greatest moments on your camera.

cacrowell said...

Bet the magnifying glass is so much clearer after cleaning it with your own tongue! Adorable pics Ash!

Erin said...

How fun! You do so many fun things. Your pictures are adorable as always. :)

allyn said...

those guys totally look like the little rascals by the fence. the baby of color tops it all off.
seriously, though, it is like every time you take a picture you just happen to have just the right back ground and the right lighting. i know computers can do wonders to photos, but you do have to know a few things about a camera and composition to make them look as amazing as you do.

Angie said...

Okay, It looks like we will be starting our drive on the 24th of this month...let me know if you are going to be around the 24th thru the 30th... I don't know which day yet.

Melissa said...

I miss that museum! St. Louis has the best things for kids! I was so cranky before the match. It felt like my whole future was out of my hands. Still, it's such an exciting time. I can't wait to hear.

Melissa said...

I miss that museum! St. Louis has the best things for kids! I was so cranky before the match. It felt like my whole future was out of my hands. Still, it's such an exciting time. I can't wait to hear.