Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Been a lot of this lately.

 And this.

Oh, and some of this.

Sure miss this.
I have to say I'm extremely impressed with this little squirt.
She is doing amazing and I'm so proud of her.
She is going to be back to her crazy, happy, smiley self in no time.

And I just have to add. I miss this too.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Ice Cream, Jello and Pudding......Oh my!

Today our middle child had her tonsils out. 
Oy vey.
I dreaded taking her in (I get so nervous!), but knew the outcome would be worth it in the end.
She is recovering really well and as I type she is enjoying continuous episodes of Wild Krats and taking little baby bites of pudding.

She is such a trooper.
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

I need a little Joy Behar.

I have an illness.
An over thinking things ailment.
When it comes to pictures I will sometimes take a ridiculous amount of time 'fixing' them.
When in reality they don't even need it.
After doing that today I wanted to kick myself.

"What the heck Self? Get it together."
Please tell me I'm not crazy and we all have this internal dialog... right???

So here is the photo I overdid,
over thought, and over whatevered.


Black and white?
 Oh, dear I dunno.
They both needed something, but I couldn't figure it out. 
It was getting Photoshop ridiculous up in here, I needed to move on.
 So to quote one of my favorite SNL one liners:
Thanks Joy.
 I needed that.

This blurry straight out of the camera one is my favorite anyways.
So take that Self!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014


It amazes me how different our two older girls are. 
Even their sleeping habits are opposite of one another.
One is an early riser.
And the other, well..... isn't.
10:00 am and still snoozing away.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Under the Sea

Part of the reason I wanted to start getting into this whole blogging thing again is I really missed capturing some of the moments with my girls. 
Take today for example.  
Normally I would be doing house work (wah!), but today I had to ignore the laundry so I could take some photos of my little one "payn' toys".

Little Mermaid to be exact.

If you're a child of the 80's you know all about Ariel, Sebastian, Scuttle and the crew.
And if you were a fanatic like some kids out may even be able to sing some of the lyrics to say... oh, I dunno....perhaps 'Under the Sea'.
"The seaweed is always greener
In somebody else's lake
You dream about going up there
But that is a big mistake
Just look at the world around you
Right here on the ocean floor
Such wonderful things surround you
What more is you lookin' for?"
or something like that.

I could keep going, but when I break into song I get confused looks from others.
"uhhh mom? I'm trying to use my imagination here."

Whoops. Sorry.

So when I'm not singing and reliving my childhood I get to capture cute little moments like these.

 I love the pointed finger.

She spent most her time trying to get poor Eric's shoes on.

And when she finally got it she exclaimed, "Whoo hoo I did it!".
So cute.
And yes,  Ariel and Eric where hanging out at Cinderella's castle.

"Cinderelly, Cinderelly
Night and days it's Cinderelly
Make the fire, fix the breakfast.
Wash the dishes, do the moppin'
And the sweepn' and the dustin'
They always keep her hoppin' "

What can I say?
I watched a lot of Disney growing up.
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Weddings and faintings

We just got back from a quick trip to the mountains for a wonderful wedding.
This is the second such event in the last few weeks and I think it's safe to say the child below is infatuated.
At the last wedding we went to I'm almost certain she is in a good majority of the wedding photographer's photos. She was so in awe of the bride she followed her whenever she could.
It was adorable, but I was a little worried she might wear out her welcome. 
Silly girl.

Now, this child..
She is the dancer.
The mover and the shaker. 
The child that runs circles around the speech giver without the slightest idea she is causing a ruckus .
(true story)
 the oldest.
 We had an incident prior to heading up to the wedding. Her new white dress you see here was the victim of a nose bleed. Now, if you know this girl you know there is no such thing as a minor problem when there is blood.
It's catastrophic. 
It's not her fault, she just has panic attacks and faints. Yup. I blame my genetics for this. (sorry hunny!)
So while in the bathroom sopping up her nose she passed out a few times, thankfully in the arms of her dad and I.

Quick back story..When this first happened a few years ago I freaked. I had no idea what was going on and so in good fashion... I panicked (told you it was my genetics!). She hurt herself riding her bike and while I was trying to clean her wound she just went limp as a noodle and started shaking. I was screaming for help from the bathroom like a crazy person hoping someone outside would hear me. One of the scariest moments I have had as a mom. Since then she has passed out a few other times, once even when she pulled out a tooth and I found her in the hall completely out of it. Poor child.

But back the wedding..
despite the nose bleed incident, it was a great day!

My husband and his dad.

Sis front and center at the cake cutting.

My handsome man enjoying a brew.

Some good little sister hugs.

and pizza.

 (these pizza shots are courtesy of my seven year old.)

I heard they had 20 of these bad boys delivered.
First time I have ever been to a wedding with pizza delivery, and I loved it!
Congrats to the couple!! 
We have a wonderful time.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014


Our backyard has been full of ladybugs lately.
Just walking out onto the patio I will see them crawling around in the grass.

They are all over in the garden.

And the kids love them.

and just as a side note..
 A two year old hugging ladybugs will not end well.
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