Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Monday, July 16, 2012

Rose sure did enjoy eating some scrambled eggs and peaches for dinner tonight:

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday in pictures

A few pics from today:

A pic of Daisy listening to a story during church

Jeanette shared some yummy zucchini bread with us today...

This afternoon Daisy and mommy made strawberry ice cream.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cow Appreciation Day

We joined some members of our church small group to participate in Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A yesterday. For those that don't know, if you dress up like a cow, you get free chicken. :)

Here's our fine-looking herd:
 You can tell Daisy isn't dressed or looking happy. She continues to be "scared" of people dressed up... this has happened several times with folks with painted faces and clowns in parades, etc. We are working with her to lessen her fright, and I think we all showed her that you can have a good time dressed up. Even her little buddy and play partner (on the front row) got into the action, as did Rose! :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Daisy enjoying a fresh peach for dessert after dinner!

-papa chinn

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Painted nails

Mommy painted Daisy's toenails dark pink (almost red) over the weekend... she has had fun showing them off to people.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Weekend Away

We traveled to Richmond over the weekend for the wedding of some friends. We also were able to help my parents start a remodeling project in their kitchen.

Here is Daisy with her godmother Jeanette, who was a bridesmaid in the wedding, on Saturday afternoon.

My parents were gracious and watched Rose the whole time and Daisy during the reception so we could enjoy ourselves. It was nice to have a night out and enjoy talking to friends and participating in the festivities without worrying about Daisy and Rose.

Yesterday morning, we had breakfast with the Schmidts. Steve cooked up some pancakes and served it with lots of fresh fruit. It was a very hot day outside (over 100 degrees), so this was a refreshing way to spend the morning.

Rose enjoyed "playing the piano" in Uncle Steve's lap.

-Daisy had fun climbing all over the couch. Jorie made sure she didn't fall off!

The trip back was long, as we had to stop several times for fussy girls, but overall, it was a great weekend away.

Friday, July 6, 2012

July 4th

Since we ended up staying in Blacksburg this week, we spend July 4th at home. Since Daisy still talks about the town Christmas parade, we thought we'd try to hit up the July 4th parade. Because Rose had been sick and it was hot outside, we tried to 'stay cool' as best we could during the afternoon.

We decided to walk downtown for lunch and we ate in Moe's to enjoy some air after our hot walk. We then went outside and grabbed seats in the shade for the parade. Daisy got handed a flag during the parade, and she has loved waving it around.

After the parade, we met up with some friends and their two girls (same ages as ours) and we went to Rita's. We then sat in the shade at the opening the the Lyric theater. Here's Rose eating some of mommy's peach-flavored italian ice.

Daisy with her ice... she didn't care about flavors...she just wanted the one that was red/pink in color!

While sitting in the opening to the Lyric, we noticed the lights on. We looked on the schedule and saw they were going to soon be showing "Field of Dreams" for free. David and I both love that movie (in fact he was able to visit the actual site in Iowa back in 2004). Both girls needed naps, and David thought we could get them to fall asleep in our laps in the back of the dark theater. It worked! We were able to get both girls asleep, and Daisy slept on Daddy and Rose slept on me and we watched almost the whole movie. Rose woke up with about 2 minutes to go, so I stepped out in the lobby and we waited on Daddy and Daisy. Fortunately, we know how it ends, and David and Daisy left the theater during the last scene of the cars driving up to the field. It was fun to enjoy a movie as a family -- the girls' first together in the theater with us!

At home, we ate some dinner and Daisy played around with all her bags.

We ended the night by walking outside to watch the town fireworks. We are lucky that we can see them from our house. So Daisy slept through them in her bed as we stepped out the front door, baby monitor in hand. Rose also slept through them in my arms. We then watched the White Sox beat Texas on tv and called it a night. A nice day as a family celebrating our independence.