Thursday, March 31, 2011

To My Boy . . .

You're growing. And that's wonderful. I love watching you become your own little man. Photobucket But, could you slow it down a bit? I can hardly remember the squishy fat baby or the ornery but sweet toddler that you were. I love you forever. :), Mom

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Where are you? Where are you? Hmmm. . . where can you be? Are you under the sofa? Are you behind the TV? Are you on top of the ceiling fan? *insert LOUD giggles* Photobucket My clever little lady thinks she is being slick by hiding from me behind this curtain. Thing is, she's a terrible hider. She laughs and giggles loudly while moving her little feet up and down in excited anticipation of being found. I love this. Truly, I love this.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


I haven't quite figured out the appeal. She likes to take every movie out of our movie drawer and stack them as high as they'll go.


Sometimes she lines them up with the titles all on the same side. Sometimes she doesn't.


Um, yes, I know . . . we have two copies of Caddyshack. You caught me. One is still in the wrapper . . . any takers?

She has to stand on her tippy toes to place the last few movies on the very top of the stack.


She admires her sculptural feat, and then we place them back in the movie drawer.


Only to come back to another day.

Stacking? Boring post, I know, but even when my muchkins are doing the most mundane of things, I still love to watch them.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

His Turn

Seems I've been posting a lot of pictures of my little lady as of late.

It's not because I don't love this face:


Because I love it very much - along with the rest of him.


Very, very much!

Monday, March 21, 2011

How I Spent My Birthday

Yesterday was a great day.

Not only was it my birthday, but it was also the first day of Spring. Yay, Spring! We have missed you.


The weather was perfection. We spent a majority of the day out on the back deck.

We even busted out the Big Wheel.


My boy decided that he likes to turn the handle bars around. He says he likes the Smiley Faces.



See . . . the gauges make a Smiley Face. :) Can't argue with him there. I like Smileys too.

This lovely man here smoked a wonderful brisket for dinner.


This little lady made me smile.


As she always does.


And it seems that no time out on the deck would be complete without a potty break. He loves to do this outside. It's a boy thing, I suppose.


Hee hee!

What a wonderful day. One I hope to remember for a long, long time. Thank you to my wonderful family for making a girl feel extra specially special on her birthday!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Double Birthday

Two years ago today, I typed my first few words on this little blog-o-mine.

It's been a wonderful little diary of our lives, and I'm so glad I've been able to regularly blog about our family.

AND. . .

It's another birthday today as well. . .



Another year older. . . another year wiser . . . another year that I get to love on these munchkins. . . another year grateful.
I'm looking forward to it all.

Friday, March 18, 2011


A little look at what we've been up to around here.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Her whole face lights up when she's happy.


Lucky for us, that is the majority of the time.


Smiling eyes . . . smiling face . . . smiling girl.


Makes for a smiling momma! :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011


She shrieked.
I perked up.
She cried hard.
I cuddled her.
She still cried.
I kissed her.
and then wiped the blood away from her forehead.


Baby girl here fell on the toy box this weekend. She's pretty tough though and calmed down as soon as she found out she could have a Hello-Kitty band-aid on her forehead.

Poor baby. We'll see how long she milks this. She's still pulling up her pant leg and showing me a scratch on her knee that she got 2 weeks ago. Each time she tells me the story of how she fell (in detail). Each time she needs a kiss on her boo-boo.

This little injury here made for a nice boo-boo kissin' kind of day.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I Caught Him

Smiling . . . (kind of)


Can you believe it?

Just So Ya Know . . .

It ain't all sunshine and roses over here.

Photobucket (Nice elbow to the face on her part and push with the shoulder on his part)

Today, was a good day. They played. They got along with each other.

Not everyday is like today, but it seems we are having more and more of those days lately. Perhaps they are finally starting to be friends, or perhaps they've just realized that the other one isn't going anywhere, so they may as well get along.

I'm hoping for friends. :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Welcome to March

Finally, finally. . . FINALLY . . . some decent weather.

We are enjoying a few warmer days here and there and have been trying to go outside every chance we get.

The kiddos have joyfully found their jungle gym again. After months of staring at it from the window while it was buried in snow and wishing they could climb all over it, the time has finally come. I love that they pretend they are monkeys . . . or spiders on a giant web.


My little lady insist on playing on the see-saw - always. She can be quite bossy too. "Sit, Momma!" She doesn't understand how uncomfortable that little see-saw is for an adult. It's worth it though. . .


I love the sun right before sunset. This time of year seems especially beautiful when we are outside playing after work and school. The sun is starting to set, and the light seems to swallow us up in it's warm yellow glow - then the most spectacular sunsets of pink and orange and red. Oh, how I wish I had some landscape photography skills.


I hate that it's been so long since I posted. I've been trying to spend less time on the computer and more time on the treadmill. My goal is run a 5K this year. I can do it on the treadmill, but running on pavement is quite different. I'm working on it though. Wish me luck! :)