Monday, June 18, 2012

Sweet Nancy Jane

My little Nancy Jane is growing up so quickly! She's almost two and a half and has been such a blessing to our family. I am constantly thinking about how sweet and adorable she is and wanted to share a little about her recently.

Jane says really cute things. Some of my favorites, she calls the dishwasher the "laundry", orange juice or any juice is "orange", nightgown is "night-down" (she gets that from zoey). She always reminds us to say the prayer. She loves soft blankies cuddled up to her face, specifically a grungy pink one but we are weaning her from that. Jane loves to copy Zoey which is cute but causes problems as well. She takes naps so easily and many times prefers to sit on her bed and relax during the day. She's an awesome eater, still loves salad and basically anything. She's also such a sweet and loving big sister to Thomas and he loves her. She's now completely potty trained day and night. She finally got her lower lateral incisors that most kids get before age 1. Then today I noticed one of her lower canines popping through. It's pretty cute that she gets all excited when I show her her new teeth. We are definitely late bloomers with teething in our family! We just can't get enough of our little Janey. One of my favorite things is when she wakes up before Zoey and comes into my bed and cuddles with me..LOVE that cuddle time! Love you miss Nancy Jane!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Zoey the Fashion Designer

Child Prodigy??

Here we have our designer, Zoey Lanae Olsen, otherwise known as Z-LO. Recently she has broken through into the fashion world with her latest and greatest styles and accessories. She's going where no other toddler has gone before.

Introducing the new "toe rings"...

"hair extensions"...

The new "detangler". A quick and stylish fix for any "rats nest" or bedhead.

Z-LO gives us a free tutorial for her latest design, the "shir-ug" (a cross between a shirt and a shrug) 

1) Put on any shirt 2) Pull the bottom front of your shirt over the top of you head so neck hole is now on the back of your neck 3) Accessorize joke here guys. Don't hold back. Go big or go home.

According to Z-LO "more is less"

We're pretty much speechless with this one. One thing's for sure. It's most definitely runway material.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Happy Donut Day!

On Friday (national "Donut Day") we went and got free Krispy Kreme's! The girls totally loved it. They of course chose the sprinkle kind. It was also fun to watch the donuts being made. Thomas got a few bites of his free donut and some chocolate milk which he, of course loved too. It's nice to get out of the house every once in a while even if it's just to get a free donut. Apart from donuts :) we've been doing great way out here in Missouri. Even though I don't really have many (or any) friends quite yet, I am blessed with some great sister-in-laws who live just a few minutes away. I've also been so blessed with a feeling of peace in regards to Missouri being my home. With everything around me almost opposite of what I am used to, I expected it to take at least a couple years for me to feel good about calling it home here. A couple months ago as I was driving around a feeling of comfort came over me as I was pondering upon my new home. Ever since its been a great blessing to have that peace knowing at least for now this is my home. One of the most difficult parts about being here is being so far from family. One of my dreams is to someday live close to my parents so it's been rough being not just 9 hours away like before, but now 27+. I'm hoping that dispite the distance we'll still be able to visit with them regularly. However, if anyone is ever in our neck of the woods we would love to meet up. A familiar face would be very much a great blessing.