Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Cookies Anyone?

It was a so called "baking day" at the Shurden house today. While daddy was at work, we decided to whip up a little something special: Valentines' Cookies! Here's a few pics of Rosalyn decorating the cookies. Couldn't have done it without her!

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Imaginary Friends

Rosalyn has really grown up so much in the past 2 or 3 weeks. One evening we were playing and she came up to me and said "Here comes Carolyn, Cheeza, and Robert." I said, "Really? Where are they?" She said, "Here they are!" Thus began a new life for us....imaginary friends. That evening we spent lots of time playing with them. The next day she created "Kelly" who is 6 years old and "wears panties". This was a very big deal to her. That afternoon after bathtime, Rosalyn said Kelly had to go to the potty. I said okay, why don't you go with her. Unbelieveably, she went! What a huge step! She really potty trained herself with the help of Kelly and other "friends"! We now have even more new friends...Molly, Lindsey, and Jackson. When we eat at the dinner table, they eat; when we go to Wal-Mart, they go. It seems whatever we do, they do. It is really fun to watch. Some of her friends have purple hair, others have red hair and wear non-matching clothes. Oh, but she loves them! The month of January has been a huge milestone in Rosalyn's life. We're so proud of her!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Growing Up

In both of our girls, Nate and I have noticed that the girls will do something or give a look that makes us think, "They are growing up!" Katie is 15 months now, and she's hit one of those stages where it seems like she's changing daily, developing into a little lady. It happens far too quickly!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Fancy, Fancy

For Christmas, Rosalyn got a bunch of new costume jewelry from her Aunt Ellen. And from the way she struts around the house, you'd think she owned the world. It's so funny. She really thinks she's something. But of course you can tell that much from the picture!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Hide & Seek

Katie is still young enough to where almost anything is fun. And we've found that the simpler the activity, the more fun she has! One of her favorite things is trying to find Rosalyn and Nate as they hide from her. Of course it's pretty easy to find them when all they do is camp out under a blanket on the couch!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A Late Happy New Year!!

For Christmas, Aunt Andrea gave Rosalyn the well-known, much beloved kids game, Candy Land. It has very quickly become one of her favorite games. Fortunately she is not very competitive, so it's fun just to play--regardless of who wins. I hope it stays that way, though I have my doubts...

By the way, happy New Year to all of you. We hope and pray that you have a great 2007!

Monday, January 01, 2007

More Christmas Fun

One of the things we enjoy during the holidays is unscheduled, uninterrupted time together. During Christmas, we've had several days to enjoy each other, and to spend time talking, pretending, reading, coloring, etc. What fun it has been! Here's a few pics of us as we enjoy a little down time.