Wednesday, December 31, 2008

labor of love

This Christmas, the kids and I made these cute handprint gifts for my parents and for Jeremy. We had a great adventure making them, we started out one afternoon and we figured out the color scheme and what to put on each frame. Sage and Grace were so excited, we made their handprints pretty quickly on each frame and then it was Zoe's turn. 

I am not sure if I ever realized that Zoe likes to keep her hands in fists...always! We tried quite a few times and every time we had the paint on her hands...squish. We decided to get Zoe to sleep so I rocked her in the sling. We thought for sure once she was asleep we could do it. Now keep in mind that not only did we have to get one perfect handprint but four of them!

Sleeping did not help. After several hours, lots of attempts, paint everywhere and a frustrated mom, I told the kids we would have to give up and put it all away before dad came home. They kept saying mom, don't give up, you can't give up...we need the wonder pets, they don't give up!

Fast forward to a new day, we decided our best bet was to try Zoe's feet. Let's just say we were lucky to get her little piggies because  she curls up her toes too!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Snow Babies

We finally have snow and we are enjoying it!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

more fun

Sage was excited...but getting clothes is not a six year old's thrill. He was much happier when he opened his toys, like his Nintendo DS.
Give Gracie a baby and she is happy as can be, give her clothes and she loves them too.
Zoe found that eating her ridiculously cute dress was so much fun!

Friday, December 26, 2008

We had a wonderful Christmas, lots of parties and time spent with family. The kids had a great time but were worn out by today. We spent the day at home cleaning up and playing with toys, it was nice not to have to be somewhere.

Santa was very good to us all!
I was so excited to find this little beauty under the tree, compliments of my wonderful parents!

Did I complain a bit too much about my "old" computer? 

We are now entering mac land, we have some learning  to do but so far I am having fun (and so is my Jeremy). I am so excited with the photo software, it is awesome!

My husband gave me a beautiful necklace with my babies birthstones, it has an aquamarine stone, pink sapphire and blue sapphire; so, so beautiful! He has been looking for a while and did not like anything he saw so he designed what he wanted with the jeweler himself, who knew he could design jewelry!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Visions of sugarplums

I love Christmas time, I absolutely love it all. The crazy schedules, holiday parties, shopping with the masses, organizing, wrapping and finding the perfect gift for someone!
Wishing you all a very
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hats off

We have a lot of hats at our house...Zoe has a whole lot, here is just a sample of her collection.

Enough with the hats!

That is it, I have had it!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Look alikes...




For a while we thought Zoe looked so much like Grace, but now she looks like Sage too. I guess since they all came from the same batch there should be some similarities!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


We have been waiting for the snow...Sage has really been waiting.

Finally it is here...beautiful fat snowflakes, we love it!

Monday, December 15, 2008

3 Months

Zoe is 3 months old today, you can see how excited she is.

Her favorite way to fall asleep is in someone's her favorite guys.

She is growing up so quickly and is so much fun. She is "aahhgoooing" right now on the floor next to me (Grace knows she can't step on Zoe).


The other day, we were getting ready to go to my parents house and I wanted to take my camera. I had it by the door ready to go (on the floor) and this little musher stood on my camera bag! I did not think much of it until I got my camera out to use it and the lens was broken, ouch! Very expensive lesson for me (cameras do not belong on the floor) and for Grace (do not step on things just because they are on the floor)!

So it is a good thing we all love her so much and we can laugh about it (sort of).

And it is a very good thing that most of the time she is this little angel!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Santa's Little Helper...

Zoe and I went shopping on black Friday, it was crazy as usual but it is always fun to try and keep up with Jeremy's family. We did not get up early or do anything crazy and we did not wait in many long lines.
I did get a few things checked off my list which was good and necessary considering I had not started Christmas shopping. I am not much further along but hopefully this weekend I will get some shopping done. If not, I will get on-line again with my "trusty" computer and shop away!


My computer has been on the blink...well it has been on the blink since I inherited it from my husband which is why I inherited it. I have always had a pretty decent, functional computer and my job always paid for it which made things very nice. The best part was that when I had a problem I had someone who could fix it for me.

Fast forward a few months and I have a very slow, dying computer and no one at my disposal to help. I did take it to my friend and former colleague earlier this week to see what he thought. He worked on it a bit and gave me his advice which was don't spend any money on the thing. Ii is funny though, I felt rather lost without it for the few days it was gone.

I am not the most patient person, especially when it comes to computers. It is a love/hate relationship, waiting for them drives me crazy but I am not sure how I could live without them. I am happy that I am not trying to get "real" work done. These days I use my computer for my pictures, blogging, email and the internet (I just got a bunch of Christmas shopping done on-line) such a dream since my kids are no shoppers!


We had a great Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we had a wonderful non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner provided by my husband and my mom, no turkey required!

Zoe just loved watching my mom's fan in the living room.

As I said, my husband is the best and this meal was so good!

Sage was thrilled about the chicken they cooked on the grill and insisted on all four legs!

My mom's table was beautiful, the potato/turkey placecards the kids made were a great touch.