Monday, September 27, 2010

Notes from the Treehouse

It seems time to get a new name for the blog since it's no longer just about "silly-bones". Someone visiting our house a little while back walked out on the deck and said "Oh, look, it's like you live in a tree house". And that very well describes the view. Hence the new blog name.

Here's the new link: Notes from the Treehouse

I've set up emails for those of you that get emails so that they will automatically come from the new site from now one.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Miss Chievous

Apparently, those graffiti artists didn't quite know how to spell her name ...

Ugh. Will just pointed out that I can't spell her name, either. Will have to correct and repost the photo later :-(

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


We've already seen what happens when Daddy helps Vivian get dressed in the mornings. Turns out, things are not much better for Annelee when Mommy accidentally grabs a newborn outfit for her and is too lazy to go get another one. Our girl sure is getting big!

Monday, September 20, 2010


Yes, in our house, it's "feets", not "feet". That was not a typo :) Anyway, I've been trying to get a photo of Annelee's feets to match the one of Vivian's feets at the top of the blog. Not as happy with this one yet, so I will keep trying.

And, transitioning from feets to shoes ... we've been telling Vivian to put her shoes on the stairs rather than leaving them wherever she takes them off. I think she's taking it a bit too far with the time she spends lining them up so that they are arranged just so...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Trip to the Zoo

My parents and I took Vivian and Annelee to the zoo one day. When we arrived, I asked Vivian what animals she wanted to see. Answer: "Monkeys, pigs, horses". I clarified that they did not have pigs or horses at this zoo, but that we would see the monkeys. After first seeing some other animals. Unfortunately, most animals were hiding, sleeping, or standing very far away from the viewing area that day. Not very exciting for a little girl. Vivian dutifully went up to every enclosure, took a look, and then said "I wanna see monkeys".

When we finally got to the Monkey house, we looked at the first ones (can't remember what they were) and I said "Look, a monkey!". At the same time a mother next to me told her son it was a "xxx" (actual name of species). Vivian looked at me and said "No, not a monkey, a xxx". Sigh. Monkeys were not what she expected, either, we think she was looking for chimpanzees, and there were none.

After the monkey house, she got focused on polar bears, so at every enclosure we heard "I wanna see polar bear". That girl is nothing if not persistent.

All in all, the zoo was a disappointment (for the adults more than for Vivian), although Vivian did like the elephants (especially the babies - Vivian claimed they were called Vivian and Annelee) and the polar bear and shark. We skipped the aquarium, but I'm thinking next time, we'll go just there, because that's actually pretty cool.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Naming Of Annelee

As we did with Vivian, we had Annelee's naming ceremony at church while my parents were visiting. Annelee wore the same christening dress that most of the children on my Mom's side of the family have worn. Vivian's name has been added to the list of names on the yellow bow, Annelee's will be added, soon.