Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Recently, Bailey and I made pumpkin seeds together. For the record, they were far too troublesome and not very good. I don’t recommend you bother.
I get sidetracked so easily.
I placed Bailey in the sink to help me wash the seeds and get them ready. She loved sitting in the sink. She sat there for over an hour. Now, whenever I’m in the kitchen cooking or baking, she wants to sit in the kitchen sink.
If it’s clean. I let her.
Monday, November 15, 2010
He is such a stinking cutie.
Because he is so stinking cute, I try to take his picture to capture his adorability. However, like his mother, he hates to have his picture taken. Recently at a 5k I spent the morning trying to get his picture.
He literally spent the morning trying to evade me.
He replied. “Oh yeah, Mom?”
Last week my sister and her husband finally let me photograph them together. It was a spur of the moment sort of thing, at the seafood dinner, but I’m hoping they’ll like what I did enough to let me actually shoot them.
And I mean that in a purely photographical way.
Last Sunday these two really cool people had us over for Family Dinner in Blacksburg. It was awesome, they made my favorite foods:
And of course some of my favorite people were there, the host and hostess, as well as these cuties:
We had a super awesome time. So much so that we’re (the kids and I) are going back on Wednesday for more.
The previous evening we had the Seafood Dinner. That is the annual Christmas feast that my mother’s family has every year. Where the food may not be our thing, we enjoyed getting to see everyone, especially Donna and Ben who were up from Florida. I will try and post some photos from that dinner as well but this us my favorite from the evening…
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I will try and post some more photos soon. We went to Washington, D.C. this past weekend and got some great outdoor pics of the kids I want to share.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tomorrow we travel to Charlottesville to the UVa Hospital for Sean to have surgery. From what I’ve been
promised told, it’s a simple procedure, but I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t extremely nervous.
Not only does our little guy have to be sedated and ‘go under the knife’ they expect him to go without food or milk from midnight to post surgery, surgery is at noon. The little man doesn’t go more than five hours at night without waking to fill his tummy and they expect him to go 12 hours plus with 8 oz. of water. Aargh. If I sound a little stressed, it’s because I am.
Here’s to hoping that all goes well and he makes it through the hospital’s attempt to starve him and his surgery. It would have been nice of them to prescribe something. For at least his parents.
I’m only joking because I am so worried I could collapse from all my fears.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Last Christmas Bailey got a most adorable outfit from Gymboree courtesy of her Aunt and Uncle. It was a cute dress with matching stockings; size 18 months. Bailey being a wee little thing has just now grown into the dress, over a year later. Just last Wednesday she wore the tights for the first time and unfortunately, the last time. Within minutes of playing at Romp and Roll she had torn holes in the tights by rolling down a padded incline and getting caught on some Velcro. The holes, being quite small, wouldn’t have had to be the end of the tights. However, on the car ride home our little lady spent her time in her car seat to see to it that the holes were increased…about ten times over. When I was getting her out of her car seat all she replied was “I did it, Mommy.”
I decided to snap a few pictures of the tights as I have a feeling Bailey is going to take after me when it comes to dresses, and our little girl in dresses may be a dwindling occurrence.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
For Christmas, as all of you must know by now, Bailey got an apron from Aunt Sue. It was a big hit. Really big. There was only one drawback to be seen.
There was only one of them.
And you see when you take to wearing your apron morning, noon and night including meals, it’s bound to get dirty and need to be washed. Your brother, who is possibly a bit jealous of your good fortune, will take to pointing out that your apron, being worn nonstop, is dirty. Your mom will have to wash it despite your insistence that it isn’t ‘durtee’. But then you might reply ‘I need another one’.
If someone as awesome as an “Aunt Sue” hears of your woes, she may just make you another one, perhaps even two and one for that pesky brother of yours. Which is nice, because as soon as you get it in the mail, you’ll want to put them on, despite the fact that you’re eating a rather messy snack of cinnamon sugar bites.
But of course there is little to fear when you have almost as many aprons as days of the week.
Thanks, Aunt Sue, you rock!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Cooper is such a rambunctious little fellow. The other day he was playing with his daddy and he just closed his eyes and jumped off the couch. I happened to catch that feat with my camera and that photo has been making me both laugh and smile for days and I just thought I would share.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I have recently been doing a lot of baking, so much that I even went and started a new blog to record all of my sweet treats and baking feats, you know, because I have so much free time on my hands and all.
The thing is, I really want Bailey and Cooper to experience home baked goods though. I seldom recall my own mother baking, actually I think there is only one memory I have of my mom baking Christmas cookies with us, and I want my kids to have even more memories, whether or not their fond memories (OK, so that isn’t true, I want them to be some of their favorite times because already it’s been some of my favorite times with them).
I have been baking cookies and cakes, brownies and muffins. Lots of muffins. This week I decided to make seven muffin recipes to try out. By the end of the week some of us won’t care if we ever see a muffin again. But I have been ‘testing’ my recipes out to see whether or not their kid friendly. The other day we were snowed in and I made two different muffins; Cinnamon Sugar muffins and Maple Muffins. When they were all done I let Cooper do a little taste testing. He had quite the time with it.
He was thrilled to be chosen as number one taste tester.
He sampled the Cinnamon Sugar ones first.
He decided pretty quickly that he liked the Cinnamon Sugar ones over the maple ones. I wasn’t a bit surprised.
Here he’s saying “Anytime, Mom. Anytime.”
The next day I made Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins. Bailey got to be number one taste tester that day (Cooper was still down for his nap).
She loved them.
She couldn’t stop singing their praises.
I always find it a tiny bit rude and very funny when people comment how ‘full’ our hands are, but the truth is, they just don’t know how fortunate we are to have our hands this full. It can be very difficult and trying to have three kids but we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The twins got an electric keyboard for their birthday from their friend Jack. They love it. Love it. I only wish there were two. I think so do they.
I think I understand why my grandmother always got my sister and I the same thing at Christmas.
You can’t tell by this picture, so I will just tell you. This shot is of the two of them rocking out, playing wonderful music together on that new keyboard.