Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Her request

"Momma, come outside and take LOTS of pictures of me playing in the snow!"

At 7:45am, little miss declared that she was going outside to play in the snow.  I tried to persuade her to wait until it was warmer but she would not have it.  Not only was she going, she was convinced I was going with her to document it.  "You can just stand right here momma, on the porch."  I protested heavily, but how long can you resist this face?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Yesterday was my birthday.  It was a day of simple pleasures.  An unhurried breakfast, sweet & funny cards, a quiet lunch date with my hubby, checkers in the afternoon with Jack & a family meal out complete with not one, but two desserts.  I enjoyed the day.

When Lily got home from school she was quizzing me on my birthday & she says "Mom, are you going to invite a bunch of your friends over for your birfday?  Because, that's what grown-ups are supposed to do, you know!"  Its funny to see how confused the kids are at adult birthdays-why we don't make them as big of a deal as theirs.  
Jack loves to play checkers & he's getting pretty good at it.  Here he is trying to decide if I have set a trap for him, which he loves to be sneaky & to figure out when someone is trying to sneak something past him.  I'm not ashamed to admit that had we finished this game, he would have beat me fair & square!

And a couple of random Henry pictures...he still loves to flirt with the baby in the mirror.  Oh, so precious.

And this is one ornery, I-know-I'm-not-supposed-to-be-in-this, grin.  He is like greased lightning & knows all the off limit spots...I swear I can see little clouds of smoke coming from his knees as he peels out, trying to get away as fast as he can.  He's like a little wind up toy!

Tonight it started snowing, after a week of 70 degree temps.  Usually Spring is the volatile weather of ups and downs.  And this is our Christmas tree...I keep thinking we'll get around to disposing of it, but it hasn't happened yet.  The little kids want to plant it.  We've discussed why that won't work & they are somewhat perplexed. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013


The last few days that this boy is going to look like a baby before he finishes sprouting a whole set of top row teeth.

Just another reminder that he's growing up, won't stay little for long.