Monday, January 31, 2011

I Heart Faces Challenge: Best Face January 2011

My little lady.

In my scarf.

Oh those eyes . . . I could stare into them all day. And that smile . . . it constantly calls out for me to smile too. And those cheeks . . . they just need to be kissed excessively. And that little nose . . . she's sweet perfection to me.


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Friday, January 28, 2011

What To Do?

Our house is plagued.

PLAGUED, I tell you (raising fist to the sky and shaking it).

My son is recovering from pneumonia, and is just now feeling well enough to go back to school. My husband is feeling under the weather, and has spent a few days at home in the bed, and yesterday my little lady was sent home from the babysitter with a fever.

On New Year's Eve when I was reflecting on 2010 and triumphantly said "Bring It!" to the year 2011, I had no idea that THIS is what would be brought! I'll choose my words a little more cautiously this year.

So, what's a girl to do when she's stuck at home, high on Tylenol (not really) and obviously feeling much better?

Well, she played some drums.


And then she danced while I played the drums (and took a picture of her).


Then she decided to check her email - which must not have been very interesting because she spent absolutely no time on the computer. Sheesh . . . kids today, right?


And then we finished up the morning by coloring a little bit of Hello Kitty.


She's feeling much better now, and hopefully, maybe, SURELY (fingers crossed) we are all on the path to recovery and can enjoy the weekend!

Happy Friday!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Spending Our Days

We've (my boy and I) spent our weekend under the weather. First, it was a stomach virus . . . and now, after a trip to the pediatrician today, it seems my little man has pneumonia. Poor guy.


He's spent his weekend sleeping, barely eating, and now, coughing what seems to be a very painful cough. I'm hopeful that the antibiotic will soon work it's magic. In the meantime, we'll be laying low and trying to recover.

I hated when my munchkins got sick as babies, and it's not any better now that they are a little older. I don't think watching them struggle with sickness will ever get any easier. Here's hoping for a quick recovery.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A 4-Year-Old and a Monster Truck

He's "officially" a big boy.

He was convinced that he was going to grow instantly when he turned 4. He was a little disappointed when he was sitting at breakfast on the day of his birthday. He announced to me that he could not reach any higher than he had the night before when he was only 3. His reasoning for this is that it must not happen until after he has his birthday cookie with his friends at school. I gotta say, I love the way his mind works! And yes, when he got home, he informed me that he could, in fact, reach higher.

So, what does a big 4 year old request for his birthday breakfast? "Honey, I'll make you whatever you want for your birthday . . . pancakes? Waffles? French Toast? you name it. . . " He wanted peanut butter Captain Crunch . . . on a plate (as in "not in a bowl, Mom, and not with milk on it"). Easy enough! Request granted.


He had decided a long time ago that he wanted a Monster Truck birthday. We made monster truck cookies for everyone at school and then I made a monster truck cake for his party.


Sad thing is, he got sick the night of his birthday, and we had to call everyone and cancel his birthday party. And even sadder, we were going to just have some people over the following weekend, but guess who got sick again? Bless his 4-year-old little heart!

So somewhere between being sick and being able to lift his head, he actually got to blow out his candles, listen to a very off-key Happy Birthday To You, have some cake and open a few presents.


Minus the sick part, I think he enjoyed his birthday. He sure loved his presents, and now he's already trying to figure out what kind of party and cake he wants next year.

Always thinking, this one is . . .

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Just a typical little shot of our typical little life.


Typical, and I love it.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Few Things . . .

1. She's cute (and she knows that).

2. She loves Jessie (from Toy Story) the "Cowboy-Girl" - her words.

3. She likes to wear her pink boots from her Grandma & Grandpa and pretend that she is Jessie - she tries to convince her brother that he's Woody or Buzz Lightyear.

4. She talks nonstop - and she makes sense.

5. She would sit and color or draw all day long.

6. She loves broccoli and green beans and cucumbers.

7. She doesn't really like bread - not even donuts (she eats a few bites, and then she's done) or sweet breads.

8. She loves animals - particularly kittens and puppies.

9. She likes to dance. We will turn on music, and she'll yell "Dance Time!" and run to the front room to dance.

10. She's getting better at going on the potty ( I can't even begin to imagine a life without diapers).

11. She wakes up happy, and usually entertains herself to sleep at night.

12. She ALMOST has enough hair for a ponytail - ALMOST!


13. I love her - more than I ever imagined I would, and I'm just so grateful to have been blessed with this little lady.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Farewell, 2010

These were the last two pictures I took in 2010.

It seemed a fitting end to a good year with these munchkins.


Goodnight, my munchkins . . . my hope is that your dreams are even bigger in 2011.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Goodnight, My 3-Year-Old Baby

Today, he was my 3-year-old baby.

Tomorrow, he will be my 4-year-old kid.


In his own words, when he's 4 he will be able to laugh louder, jump higher, run faster, reach higher and grow taller. I'm looking forward to his little 4-year-old self.

Monday, January 10, 2011

I Heart Faces Challenge: Smile

Happy 2 year bloggy-bday to iheartfaces!

I took this photo this morning. Today was our first official snow day, and we did not let it go to waste!


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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bad Mom

Well, that's me. The Bad Mom . . . The one who was supposed to take pictures of the munchkins over the holidays to preserve these precious memories of their childhood, and guess what? Christmas morning came and went, and do you know how many pictures I took? I'm embarrassed to say. . . only a few of my little guy with his presents (only because he got up first) and NONE of my little lady with her presents . . . NONE! How can that be? My camera was within arms reach the whole day, but I honestly got so busy helping them unwrap their presents and passing out presents that the camera just didn't get much use.

Kiddos, if you're reading this and many, many years have passed by, please know that YES, we DID have Christmas this year. . . and YES, you guys enjoyed it immensely (as did I . . . so maybe that explains why there are no pictures . . . )


OK, here is the one and only picture I have of my kids together on Christmas morning. They were playing in a large empty box in the living room, and I just happened to snap this image as my son was opening and closing the lid. The little lady is playing with her new glow-doodle (which she immediately loved), and not only are they sporting their new Christmas pajamas but their Woody and Jessie shirts that they got from Santa in their stockings this year.


Next year . . . there's always next year. I promise to make up for the pictures!

Monday, January 3, 2011

I Heart Faces Challenge: Best Face(s)

Well, these are the two best faces in my eyes!


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Happy New Year!