Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pictures from Cosette's first year

1 year old
10 months old
8 months old
6 months
4 months
2 months
August 24, 2008- the day she was born.
A few fun facts about her achievements:
she rolled over at 4 months
she started crawling at 6 months
she started walking on her own at 9 1/2 months
she started running at 11 months

Cosette and Grandma Julie's Birthday!

Cosette sleeping with her new baby from Grandma and Grandpa Horn.
After the party when everyone had gone home, we put all the balloons in the crib and put the girls in.
Cosette wanted out and Ally loved it.
Cosette is really into horses right now and I think my mom got her this horse.
Cosette got this toy from one of my brothers.
And this from another brother.
The beginning of a big mess.
She shared with Matt.
She loved the icing.
See I'm messy.
Here's some closer proof.
A messy cowgirl.
Cleaning off the messy birthday girl.
Travis lighting my moms cake. She had a chocolate raspberry cheesecake.
Jackie, Phil, and Travis.
My mom blowing out her candles, with Ally's help. Can you see the paparazzi in the background?
Cosette playing with the balloons.
Cosette sharing her horse with Ally again.
She loved climbing onto the fort box. She got the fort from Monica and Kim.

Tiff made her a purple blanket, I'll have to get a picture of that later.
Aunt Kate got her cute pjs and lots of books.
Tara and Ben got her books.
Phils family got her a baby signing time dvd.
Great Grandpa and Grandma Horn got her pjs and a cute outfit.
Phil and Kim got her a singing snail card.
Tahnee got her the fisher price barn with other pieces that attach to it.

Cosette's 1 year pictures

Monday, August 18, 2008

Indiana State Fair

The girls LOVE animals. Cosette has a thing for horses and when we went to the fair last week, she was asleep for all the animal barns. This time, we made sure she was awake.
baby cows
I saw a girl with her llama and asked Ally if she wanted to pet it, and she said yes. So I got her out of the stroller and then had to coax her into petting it. The llama was very soft and Ally ended up warming up to the idea.
We also got to pet this black llama.
Ally was able to brush a cow.
And talk to a sheep.

We had a great time at the fair and can't wait to go back next year. It just continues to get more and more fun, the older the girls get. We love the food, animals, and all the fun booths. I found that you can go to the fairs website and they will tell you where the best food deals are. The first time we went to the fair, I was listening in on a conversation as I was getting my lemonade shake up and learned that I can get a refill if I buy the large. So I bought the large (like I was planning to do) and brought my cup back with me when we went the 2nd time.

Thursday night at the zoo

For 6 weeks during the summer on Thursday nights, they have the zoo open for 3 extra hours and they have a different ride every week that is free for members. This week was the train and next week is the carousel. Ally loves trains and was excited to ride the train. We rode it 3 times in a row.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

2008 Olympics

Are you addicted? I am. I absolutely love watching the olympics. Unfortunately, I have to stay up until 1 am to watch the events I like. I think I'll be okay though, it's only for a few more days and the summer olympics only come around every 4 years. I like to watch swimming, gymnastics, diving, beach volleyball, softball, and in that order. Matt has a class that lasts for just this week, so he's been trying to do homework every night, while I watch the olympics. Sorry for the distraction Matt.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A morning at the park

I thought today was the perfect morning for the park. The weather was great and we had the park to ourselves. The girls had a great time.
Cosette found she really likes crawling in the tubes.

Ally thought she'd be brave and climb up to the big slide. She ended up climbing back down because she got scared.
I love this picture of her.

I like how this picture shows how close the girls are, they are like this all the time. They love hanging on each other and playing together. Cosette does have her moments when Ally wants to love on her and she DOES NOT want to be touched.
Ally also got up the courage to walk across this to go down a big tube slide. I think she thought it was worth it because she ended up going down the slide 4 times.
She has to concentrate so she doesn't fall.
Here she is at the end of the slide.
Cosette really liked that I let her explore the park on her own.
Going down!!
She is so excited to be at the park.
It is almost impossible to get them both to look at me.