Saturday, May 31, 2008

fashion show part 2

my mom amazes me for many reasons. the focus of today's post is her ability to sew. and not just sew, but fashion a quite beautiful dress for my daughter in what felt like mere minutes. we went to the fabric store last weekend, came home, and she walked out of the sewing room with this masterpiece. thanks, mom!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

memorial day parade

the fun never ends at grammy and poppa's. a little glimpse of our patriotic children and their special parade...

the "float"

the patriots

happy memorial day!

fashion show

thanks to aunt gigi and uncle phil for some very stylin' attire from their recent trip to china.

watch out ladies!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


this past weekend we got to enjoy our new cousin, joshua. he sure is a special little guy and a blessing to our family.gotta love ring-around-the-rosy
joshua and his daddy

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

fun dr. appointments

so i had my 22 week dr. appt today. these visits i usually enjoy by myself out of thoughtfulness for the doctor, staff, and other patients who although are looking forward to delivering their own bundle of joy, most likely don't find my precious children as endearing as i do as they scream, squeal, run around, and enjoy their childhood.

this visit of peace and quiet today reminded me of my last appointment and how ella had come with me in order to make it to ballet in time while daddy was home with bennett and his stomach flu. it was all very fun to her, especially when it came time for the collection of the urine sample. as i began the process, ella looked at me with humorous shock and said, "mommy! what are you doing?" apparently, she has never seen anyone pee in a cup before. good thing. so i explain it to her and she asks, "mommy, can i see it?" and since she was so excited, possibly as though seeing a pony for the first time, i figure... hey, where's the harm in letting my 3 year old look at my pee in a cup. "sure," i say to her. so with wide eyes she walks across the bathroom, looks in the cup and says with awe, "wow, mommy. your pee-pee is beautiful."

i love being a mom. i really can't think of anyone else on the face of this earth who would respond the same way.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

"this is NOT safe"...

... ella's words when daddy introduced her to the new secret hiding place. i couldn't agree more.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

baby names

today at lunch ella sighs and says, "mommy, why don't you come up with the baby's name?" not realizing this has been so stressful for her, i ask why. "well, i just have so many good names i can't decide on one." so i ask her to tell me some of them. i didn't realize that "ikea" had competition. "i think candyland would be a really good name." and after a little while she said, "and i really like tricycle. i think that is really pretty."

hmmm... yeah, maybe i'll take it from here...

Monday, May 5, 2008

reasons daddy is so fun

we could never list them all, but here is a sampling of the last few days...

water balloons

especially making ones that go "pee-pee"

snack time

and of course, the never-ending supply of energy...

we love you daddy!