September 2008

Smitty Guitar (by accident)

September 28, 2008

Drew will be having an Imagination Movers birthday party soon, so today we went out shopping.

Tracy thought it would be nice to hang up some inflatable instruments, so she bought a big guitar and microphone.

Mitty didn't quite understand the decoration aspect of these purchases and was immediately convinced that they were his Smitty Guitar and microphone. We even had to fashion a microphone stand!

Now I don't think we can risk them getting damaged at the party, because Drew really uses them both a LOT.

Mitty the Performer with the Imagination Movers TV show playing in the background

What an Imagination!

September 27, 2008

Today, for some reason, Drew decided that he wanted to make a sailboat.

He was not convinced when we tried to steer him toward a pretend sailboat in his mind.

So, Jamie found a box and went to work with Drew to make a sailboat, complete with a sail.

The sail says "Happy Birthday Second Wawa" if you can't read Drew writing. The 2 at the end means Second Wawa.

Drew in his sailboat with his oar

Silly String!

September 23, 2008

A long time ago we got Drew a can of Silly String but we have never used it.

Unfortunately, somehow the sprayer got disconnected from the can, so it ended up being pretty much a big dud.

Drew still liked it, though. We plan on trying this again sometime.

Drew trying really hard to spray the silly string

A bit of success

Centerpiece Part 2

September 22, 2008

Mitty made another centerpiece today

(If you don't know what that means, you obviously need to read our blog more often.)

Drew with his centerpiece

A closer look

Smitty Glasses

September 18, 2008

To further complete Drew's look as he tries to become 100% Smitty from the Imagination Movers, Tracy found him some costume glasses today to be his Smitty Glasses.

Yes, the glasses look a lot like those from a Harry Potter costume, but our little Smitty doesn't know and doesn't care.

We think he is really cute, and are sure you will agree.

Mitty wearing his brand new Smitty Glasses with his always-present Smitty Hat

Nona's Birthday Dinner

September 17, 2008

We gathered for a dinner celebration of Nona's birthday today.

We had a great time and a great meal at Famous Dave's BBQ.

The kids were very well behaved and that always makes for a fun experience when we are at a restaurant. That's opposed to being "that family."

Uncle Brian, Lexity and Nona

Brie with Auntie Sarah

Calls For Dinner

September 14, 2008

The Calls paid us a visit today, and we had a nice dinner and the kids enjoyed some time to play together.

It is always nice to see the Call family because we live about an hour apart and it doesn't happen too often.

Having a good time talking and playing

Drew and Thatcher with their respective stuffed items

Play Time

September 13, 2008

Just another day in the Deba household today.

The girls really like to try to ride their little cars.

It wasn't too long ago that they were learning to walk with these convertable toys. Now they have almost outgrown the car mode and we will no longer have a use for them.

Alexia, Brielle, and the Prior of the Ori

New Baby Visit

September 9, 2008

We headed up to Fort Collins this evening to visit the Williams family and their new baby Teegan. (Did I spell that right?)

We had a great time, and the kids seemed to have an even better time. How could they not when you mix pizza and playtime?

The baby seemed tiny to us until Robin reminded us that he is about the total weight of the girls when they were born. It is hard to remember them ever being that small!

Tracy held the new baby as much as she could

Dinner Time!

Brielle giving kisses and Lexi being very interested in the new baby

Halloween Costumes Arrive

September 9, 2008

The girls' Halloween costumes arrived in the mail today.

You may not be surprised at all to learn that one will be Dorothy and the other a cute version of the Wicked Witch.

We are not sure which will be witch yet, though.

We can't go wrong either way, and we are sure you will agree after seeing these pictures.

Brielle as Dorothy

Lexi as the Witch

Lexi as Dorothy

Brie as the Witch

Both Girls looking great

Imagination Movers TV Show!

September 7, 2008

After waiting a very long time in great anticipation, the Imagination Movers TV show finally started today.

It is impossible to describe just how excited Mitty was. He didn't really understand what we meant when we tried to get him excited for today.

He watched the show a couple of times and wanted to watch some more, but we had to set a limit or he would never sleep again.

Drew with his Smitty Hat enjoying the show
(He doesn't sit for it, he acts out whatever he sees Smitty doing.)

Lexi wearing Imagination Mover Scott's Wobble Goggles

Brie had a great time too

Dance Party

September 5, 2008

Drew and Daddy had another Imagination Movers Dance Party tonight while Mommy was at some Cake or Stamping or Mom's Night Out thing, and it was tons of fun as always.

An Imagination Movers Dancy Party is where Drew (Smitty/Mitty) and Mom and/or Dad watch his Imagination Movers DVD and dance/clap/sing/jump/slide/hide/run along with them.

A full Dance Party is about 45 minutes long, and there is no such thing as a partial Dance Party.

Drew got particularly hot and sweaty tonight, so had to snap a few pictures.

"Mitty" after the Dance Party

Just Because

September 2, 2008

Sometimes you have to post pictures just because the kids are so darn cute.

Drew taking a moment from drawing a picture
Isn't he good for a three-year-old?

Alexia as cute as can be

Brielle as cute as can see