Sunday, December 14, 2008

Holiday Happenings

Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by our house today to pick up gifts we'd purchased for an angel we adopted. Sarah would not get up into the sleigh to say hello. Maybe next year. :)

J can make some pretty great balloon sculptures - a backpack can also double as an angel's halo.

Friday, November 28, 2008

What a good looking group!

There's a wise guy among us.

Sarah likes pie!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sarah learns about static electricity with a little help from a big brother and a balloon.
Sarah has a new doll from her auntie and family.
Mom and dad head out for a charity formal.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I do! (I'm two!)

We had a wonderful party as Sarah turned two. We were surrounded by friends who supported us along our journey to get her (and even a few who were there!) Thanks to everyone who made it a fun, enjoyable evening.

Decorating for the holidays.

Some people celebrate the holidays by hanging decorations from trees. So does our dog.

Bad kitty. Don't come back to Brandi's yard.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sarah's boyfriend's younger brother. If he's this handsome you can imagine the older brother!

Catalog shopping with Nana.

Going to J's football game.

Halloween night. Ladybug fairy and Indiana Jones

Halloween Preparations

Halloween parade at school.

Every good Trick-or-Treater must have training from a seasoned trick-or-treater.

J made the best halloween cookies in the world.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

If you give a mom a muffin....

If you give a mom a muffin, she'll want a cup of coffee to go with it. She'll pour herself some. Her three-year-old will spill the coffee. She'll wipe it up. Wiping the floor, she will find dirty socks. She'll remember she has to do laundry. When she puts the laundry in the washer, she'll trip over boots and bump into the freezer. Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan supper. She will get out a pound of hamburger. She'll look for her cookbook. (101 Things To Make With A Pound Of Hamburger.) The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail. She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow. She will look for her checkbook. The checkbook is in her purse that is being dumped out by her two-year-old. She'll smell something funny. She'll change the two-year-old. While she is changing the two-year-old the phone will ring. Her five-year-old will answer and hang up. She'll remember that she wants to phone a friend to come for coffee. Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup. She will pour herself some. And chances are, if she has a cup of coffee, her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Break Fun

WE spent fall break in the mountains with friends. The scenery was beautiful and we had a perfect getaway. Baby squirrels fell between the walls of our room in the cabin. The maintenance man had to make a hole with a hammer to get them out. The boys thought they were cute and soft.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Great Wagon Race

Orchard visit

The orchard had fried pies and ice cream, but the peaches were all done for the season. The kids had fun anyway.