Friday, August 31, 2012

School Picture Day

The big rock in our front island has become the official "School Picture Day" photo spot!  This photo shoot went a lot better than the one school!  Nyla wanted nothing to do with the photographer and Marshall had to be bribed with M&M's to smile! The full shoot is HERE..

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


The last several days we've been having a very hard time getting Nyla down for naps and bedtime. She begs and begs to sleep in our bed and cries bloody murder until either I give in or she falls asleep.  A few minutes ago, Nyla (28mo) was on the changing table where she calmly explained to me that there was a girl in her room who was waving at her. Here is word for word what she said:

Nyla:"Mommy there is a girl in my room".
ME: Where?
Nyla: She was over there (pointing to an area next to her dollhouse)
ME: Is she there now?
Nyla: "No, but she scares me. She was waving at me".
ME: When?
Nyla: "When I was in my crib."
ME: Is she happy or sad?
Nyla: "Sad".
ME: Is she ugly or pretty?
Nyla: "Ugly".
ME: Is she mean to you?
Nyla: "No, she's not mean, but she scary to me"
ME: "Does she talk to you?
Nyla: "No, she waves at me". She couldn't help me get out of my crib. She scary to me. When I go to your bed she can't wave at me."

I RAN downstairs to write this down so I wouldn't forget her exact words.  I figure we either have a ghost or a VERY clever and imaginative 2year-old!!  Either way, how can I deny her my bed after hearing THAT?

Update 8/22-5:18pm-While changing another diaper Nyla said, "Mommy, I'm scared of the girl that waves at me. When she goes back to her own house, I can sleep in my crib".  I purposely have made no mention of  "the girl" and in fact tried to talk about other things while in her room to keep her mind off it, but she brought it up a second time.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Breakfast On The Deck

We enjoyed a beautiful morning on the deck with gentle winds and cool temperatures!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Jungle

On our trip to Wisconsin we often drove through heavily wooded areas, something our Nebraska-born children don't see very often.  As we arrived in Dubuque, Iowa and drove along the river bluffs Nyla said, "Gracie! Are you scared of this JUNGLE? I am so scared in this jungle!"  For the rest of the trip, she referred to all wooded areas as THE JUNGLE and kept a look-out for lions and tigers and bears! Oh my!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Friends Reunited

Gracie and some good friends gathered to visit with Jessie Juergensen, who was visiting Seward after being gone for one year! 
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