Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

This week...

It's monday...usually a laid back day for us and today is no different. For some reason I enjoy just hanging out at home with the girls on Mondays. We generally start the day off in my bed, watching a little TV before we head downstairs for breakfast.

This morning, the girls decided to pile up the two 'foof' chairs and take turns climbing on/sliding off. They really can play nicely together (when Regan decides she wants to play nice together). She asked if I could take their picture together and I actually got some nice ones of both of them smiling and looking at me!!
Last week, I purchase some Altoids candy (and a few other kinds) on clearance at Meijer's (for a project I had been wanting to do). As an added bonus, Sage has decided that they are incentive enough to start potty training! So, we are entering week two of 'big girl panties' and doing much better than Mommy anticipated! I was skeptical at first, not wanting to get my hopes up. But, I do believe we are entering the 'no diaper zone' of life! Hallelujah!

Hope your week is blessed!

A fun day!

Well, summer is 2/3 over already! Why does it always fly by so fast!!

Yesterday, we decided to have a fun family day. We got ourselves up and ready at a decent time and headed to the John Ball Zoo for the morning. This month is free for us, as part of the Cultural Exchange that our Children's Museum membership entitles us to. We spent about 2 1/2 hours there, seeing the exhibits, having lunch and snacks and enjoying ourselves at a leisurely pace. As naptime approached, Sage started showing the true signs of a tired two year old, but other than that we had a lot of fun. The weather was sunny and gorgeous! Daddy even enjoyed some fun playing monkey on a new skyline course the zoo has set up.

After the zoo, we made our way a few miles down the road to Millenium park. This was the first time we had been there and I think we will definitely return! It cost us $7 for the four of us to get into the beach area, and that included a super fun 'splash pad' that our girls are the perfect age for. (or the 'sprinklers' as Sage called it). We thought that was a very reasonable price for such a nice facility. It has a wonderful beach area, nice clean facilities, a funky cable/artsy looking play structure in the beach area and an amazing playground outside the beach area. There are trails and stuff at the park too, but those weren't part of yesterday's fun.

We finished our day off with dinner at Arby's in Walker before heading home for the night. We all had a blast yesterday and were completely exhausted when we got home.