Wednesday, September 24, 2008


There are times when Kate and Anneliese just get on each others nerves. Like this morning, when Anneliese said, "TATE BAKKA SHAVAA (that's anneliese for kate berkley shotwell) DON'T. MESS. MY. STUFF!" But for the most part - they really love playing together - which is a blessing I didn't expect for 2 girls, 3 years apart. Anneliese really helps Kate come out of her shell - especially in a big group of people. And Anneliese loves no other the way she loves Kate. Maybe I should save this for 12 or so years to show them when they're battling to the death over a hair clip, or a pair of shoes or something.

Monday, September 22, 2008

4th of July

So we decided it was finally time to let Kate stay up and watch the fireworks this year. We happened to be in Goldsboro, where I grew up, which was a lot of fun. It was nice for Kate's first fireworks experience to be exactly what I remembered from my childhood with the family all piled in the back of a pick-up in the McDonald's parking lot. Thanks Uncle Rick!

Monday, September 15, 2008

That Kate

Kate is our dreamer. She loves reading and pretending - especially if it involves being a dog or a lion. Oh, and asking questions. Lots of questions all day long. Seriously - lots. All day. So if YOU have a question, just ask Kate. Surely she's got all the answers by now!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Meet Anneliese

You know that nursery rhyme - "there was a little girl, who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead. when she was good - she was very, very good. but when she was bad - she was horrid!" Meet Anneliese. (Rhymes with Donna-Lease, for those who don't know.) She's the sweetest and funniest little girl - with the best sense of humor! But - we don't take her out much! She's a tricky one - that Anneliese, but she sure is fun!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Kate and Anneliese and Fletch (oh my!)

I'm no scrapbooker. I think that's why Blake really wanted me to do a blog - to keep some sort of record of how great our girls are. We're probably biased, but they really are just the best. Here's what they've been up to lately.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Blake

Blake has been jealous of our friends' blogs for a while now - so in an effort to be a good wife, I've decided to take a shot at this thing. Happy Birthday Blake - I wouldn't do this for anyone but you!