Wednesday, August 29, 2012

While I was chopping meat for dinner,

Ella was busy serving herself. This is a pile of ketchup. It is the reason I normally like to wait 'til Paul is home before I get raw meat all over my hands.

Blue sprinkles

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ring around the leader

It's ring around the rosy meets follow the leader! Excellent innovation girls!

Sunday, August 26, 2012


 I mentioned we had a great time when Paul's family came to visit us last month. And then we had another great time when we went down to Florida to visit my family. Seriously, they were just precious times of being together with people who we love and don't see enough. Maybe the just family-ness of being together made me not think to take pictures? Or maybe it was the craziness? (As my sis-in-law reminded me, you know you are a SAHM when a family vacation feels like work, and a trip to Target alone feels like a vacation. ; ) ) Anyway, I do have a few little reminder photos of our times here and there.

Oh how we love the pink tutu dresses. The only thing better than my two little babes in pink tutu dresses, is my little babes plus their baby cousin in pink tutu dresses. : ) And dancing, at that. : )

In Florida we did a lot of fun things too, but one well photographed fun activity was making hats out of foil and pipe cleaners with my mom. I get the play cafe thing honestly! My mom was a preschool teacher and has such a knack for having fun with small ones.

Also, here is my new sis-in-law, Liz! Hi Liz!

And here is a photo of my children covered in spaghetti sauce, half naked, playing with rocks outside of Olive Garden in some random town we drove through on the way home. It was a long drive folks, and we started to forget to act right by dinner time. But the beauty of it is that no one who looked at us amusedly, but pityingly, will ever see us again! : )

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

12 months of Nora!

I've been meaning to post this for a while. Nora is actually closing in on 14 months now! Yikes! What a wild summer we have had, in other words, a normal summer. : ) Anyway, here is our sweet baby Nora through her first year. Sighhhhh. It goes so fast!

A few days old

One month

Two months

Three months

Four months

Five months

Six months

Seven months

Eight months

Nine months

Ten months

Eleven months

One year old!

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Summer vacation

There's something about summer fun stuff that just makes you forget about regular things like blogging. We had a great time with almost Paul's entire family in town last week and we hardly sat still for a minute. I will have some photos up soon with some of our adventures. But for now let's just say it was a ton of fun! Ella has been asking for her cousins a lot since they left. And next week we are off to Florida to see my family. Oh, and opening a play cafe meanwhile. : ) I was talking to my Dad today about how we both thrive when life is crazy and we have 5 things to do at once, with a cup of coffee in hand. Here's hoping I can squeeze in more blogging in the craziness to come!