Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sunday Night

This past weekend was low key and well needed. We did nothing. I mean,  nothin'. After an early Sunday dinner, we let the kids go outside and play. It is so nice to have the kind of weather that allows them to still get fresh air and time away from the TV. After playing for over an hour, it was bath time and bed. What a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Aunt Mindy's Dresses

My mother in law, Margie, makes beautiful smocked dresses and these were some that she had made for Mindy when she was a young girl. While in college, I lived with my inlaws for awhile and always admired these (which hung in the guest room that I stayed in) but never imagined my own girls wearing them. I think my girls look gorgeous in these and they are so much more meaningful because they are family pieces. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sweet Caroline

Dear Caroline,
You have had a great week! It must be hard being a big sister to not one, but two two year olds! I don't tell you often enough how proud I am of you and how much I appreciate the relationship you have with your brother and sister. You have helped me around the house this week, picked up without (much) complaining, tried to listen better, and had good bedtimes. You were a great gift from God and I am thankful for you every second of the day (even if I am impatient and not very nice...I will continue to work of that!). I love you!
Big Love,
Mommy (thanks for still calling me that)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


this picture was from last how they've grown!

here is what has been going on since my last post:
* the girls both got haircuts and are they are uber cute. Pictures to come...
*The Harvest Moon Festival at the kid's preschool was a HUGE success. I am glad that I had such a terrific team to work with on this event because I never could have done it without them!
*Emma Kate has been on a nap strike and giving us trouble with bedtime. She spent a nap time in the dreaded pack-n-play and it seems to have curbed her need to roam around during times that she is expected to be in bed.
*Emma Kate is still sneaking into my bathroom and applying make-up. My stubborn attitude that "it's my bathroom, why should I have to move everything around...she should listen to me and stay out of my stuff" is giving way to finding a new place. The last straw was finding a new tube of lipstick broken into pieces in the sink this morning.
*Both 2 year olds are doing great with potty training and I think we will venture into naps-without-diapers very soon. Heaven help me!
*Sam continues to love anything having to do with trucks and his favorite is "Chuck".
*After hearing our nephew Jake talk about cookies and milk before bed, we have giving it a try...last night was night one and we rewarded them with a bedtime snack after picking up their rooms. I must say, they also slept longer...could it be that this is a win-win-win situation? Thanks Mindy!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Halloween

 We did Halloween in. 
The kids had a parade at school

"Hey Mom, do you remember when I asked you this morning if I could take Strawberry shortcake to school and you said 'no'? Well, I did anyway, and here she is!"

 they helped me make Halloween cookies
 we attended Halloween party at Chris and Katharine's house

 we went to Hillridge Farms on Halloween for Zachary's birthday

 and we trick-or-treated on Halloween night

it was big fun...on to Thanksgiving!