Sunday, January 29, 2012


This week has been a really hard one here at the Hammond house.  Our Coleboy died on Wednesday night.  Clay and I brought Cole home to join our family before we got married 7 1/2 years ago and since he has been the best dog we could have ever asked for.  We took him everywhere with us and even now that it's been 4 days since he passed, Clay and I still keep thinking we hear him barking.  It is definately not the same when we come home from work anymore with him running down the driveway to greet us.  Surprisingly our little C has been taking it ok, she says that Coleboy went to heaven to be with G-MA.  Clay and I however just plain MISS him!  We can't even imagine getting another dog at this point - it would just be too difficult to replace our Coleboy.  RIP Cole.  We will never forget you!

I'm linking up one of my favorite photos of little C and Cole (#1 photo) for Simple Things Sunday.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Simple Things Sunday

I am joining the Simple things Sunday project over here...

Here is my first Simple things photo...Chloe and her friend Izzy with their glasses on ready to watch "Beauty and the Beast" in 3D!  Makes me smile everytime I see this funny photo!

You can join too...

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

We finally got some snow this week! Too bad it was snowing, blowing and only 19 degrees outside! Chloe was very excited about the snow and really wanted to be out playing in it. Since it was soooo cold I brought the snow inside for her like I did last year! She again loved it and had fun playing with her animals in it.
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Mobius and Movie

Last Saturday, January 14th, Chloe and I met up with friends, Angela, Izzy and Kenzie for a girls day! We went to Mobius, lunch and then to the movie "Beauty and the Beast" in 3D! It was a very fun day, especially for the girls! By the time we finally got in our car to drive home around 4pm Chloe was out in a matter of seconds. She was so wore out from running and playing all day. The girls loved the movie in 3D and to my surprise wore the glasses pretty much the whole time! Here are a couple photos from our day...

Playing in the water with the boats at Mobius.

Rowing in a canoe.

Pedaling another boat.

Sliding down the slide. I couldn't even tell you how many times they went up and down this!

Playing with the air ball machine.

Of course loving the dress up she is dancing.

This was the favorite - riding these bikes with the virtual monitor.

They did this for probably 20 mins straight.

Water and sand fun.

Ice cream!!

Ready for the movie in their 3D glasses!
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Luv Bugs

Chloe and I are in LOVE...with our Luv Bugs that is! We love Valentine's Day - the decorating and creating of fun crafts that go along with the holiday! So one weeknight this week we made luv bugs to add to our Valentine's decorations. Here is how you can create your own...

Paint the toilet paper roll your desired color. (Chloe painted hers pink and purple!) While the roll dries, cut out the luv bug wings using a piece of construction paper. Fold the paper in half and be sure the bottom of the heart connects to the fold. Glue the wings to the back of the tp roll. Tape small colored paper hearts to the end of each pipe cleaner. We wrapped the pipe cleaners around our fingers to make them curl. Glue google eyes to the front and decorate wings!

And yes Chloe is wearing a princess dress, necklace and crown...she IS a princess you know;)


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Sunday, January 8, 2012

We LOVE babies!

On Saturday (1/07/12) grandma, Chloe and I went SHOPPING! We had too much fun and spent too much money! My little Chloe is quite the shopper - yes I realize she is ONLY 3 but she knows what she likes! I am thinking this may not be that neat when she becomes a teenager! Mom and I bought new winter coats and Miss Chloe bought new shoes, a purple tutu skirt and a blue dress that you can see a glimpse in the below pictures! After we did our shopping we drove out to Natalie's to hold the triplets! Chloe was excited as she hadn't met the babies yet! She LOVED holding baby Opal. So much in fact that she got mad when I took Opal to have my turn holding her. The babies are sooo sweet it's hard NOT to fall in love with them!! When we read our books that night we were talking about brothers and sisters and how Chloe doesn't have any. Her response to me was..."well Cole can be my brother." HAHA! Silly girl!

Chloe holding Scarlett and Opal

So in love with baby Opal.
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Preschool Art for 2012

This year I have decided to not post Chloe's preschool art on my blog. Instead I am going to take pictures of each piece of art and print them all in a book titled "Chloe's Preschool Art 2012." Don't worry; I will still from time to time post some of my favorites!

This is what she did on Friday - wrote her name!! Well traced the letters anyways! You can't see since I turned this photo black and white but her name is written by Mrs. Joan in highlighter ink. Then Chloe traced the letters. Putting it in black and white really shows how well she traced! The bottom one she traced twice. Mommy and daddy are once again amazed and proud!
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Sunday, January 1, 2012

20 Questions...

To end this year and create my blog book I asked Chloe 20 questions...

1. What is your favorite color? PINK 
2. What is your favorite toy? Nala and Simba 
 3. What is your favorite fruit? Blueberries
  4. What is your favorite tv show/movie? Dora and The Lion King 
 5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Turkey sandwich with MAYO! 
 6. What is your favorite outfit? Tangled shirt 
 7. What is your favorite game? Hide and Seek
  8. What is your favorite snack? Chex Mix 
 9. What is your favorite animal? Kitties 
10. What is your favorite song? "Can you feel the love tonight"  Lion King 
11. What is your favorite book? "If you give a cat a cupcake" 
 12. Who are your best friends? Vanessa, Izzy, Chloe Barta, Selah, Kariya and Samantha 
13. What is your favorite cereal? Golden Grahams 
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Run and play
  15. What is your favorite drink? Chocolate Milk and Water 
 16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas 
 17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Rudolph, Simba and Nala 
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Daddy's eggs 
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Pizza 
 20. What do you want to be when you grow up? A Mommy
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Christmas 2011

Christmas was SO FUN this year! At 3 1/2 Chloe was really into opening presents and got so excited about Santa coming. On Christmas Eve we went to Grandma's and Santa had left her some presents there. Grandma rang some jingle bells as we walked up her stairs so she thought she had just missed him. It was cute seeing the look on her face when she heard those bells. After she opened presents there we went back to our house and had everyone over for cheese fondue. Chloe sang to us on her new microphone all night! Christmas morning she was up and ready to open more presents! She got so many things that she loved this year...a makeup vanity, hair dryer and curling iron set, a boombox/microphone, HUGE simba and nala animals, nerf guns, and a pink gun from daddy of course;) Santa also brought her what she asked him for - the princess castle, BUT it was SO cheap and all plastic so we talked her into taking it back to the store. She probably played with it a whole 5 minutes on Christmas. She already has a dollhouse that she got from Santa last year and it is all wood so it's much nicer. A few days after Christmas Chloe got a package on the front door. I told her that Santa heard she was returning her castle and sent her something else in return. It was a chest full of princess dress up dresses, jewlrey, shoes and crowns. She LOVED it!! And was so happy about the trade. "Santa" did good;) She has been playing with the dresses since they arrived! Everyone came to our house for Christmas dinner as well and we did a non-traditional taco feed! It was the best Christmas so far! Until next year anyways!


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