Thursday, February 28, 2013

...a day of work...

  (the kitty, Emmaline, is often involved in the girls' activities)

Saturday, November 03, 2012


I think this is probably my favorite art piece ever.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Candyland Birthday

Lots can be said about what happened and how, but mostly just going to get some pictures up for now.

Here is the board game:

Here is what Edna and Michelle put together for the girls' birthday party, which was days in the making:

Grandma Ginger (the tree)
Entrance to gumdrop pass: 
Gumdrop Mountains
The peppermint forest
 Grandma Nut and her peanut brittle house
Princess Lolly and her Lollipop woods
Queen Frostine and her icecream sea

Gloppy in the Molasses swamp
And the candy castle:
The cake by Michelle:
It was a bright, sunny day:

Sunday, October 14, 2012

My two favorite daughters

These are the girls' favorite dresses. After seeing pictures of me as a little girl, Camy decided that she needs her hair in two French braids most days- just as my grandma did mine.

Camy loves my glasses

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Macy hasn't changed much either



Cam hasn't changed much

(July 2010)

(Aug 2012
Just longer hair and more likely to wear clothes

Monday, August 06, 2012

NYTimes Parenting

John sent me a link to this article on successful parenting. One thing I wish they would have included is how amazing it is to watch your kids become more and more independent by letting them do things themselves. Recently Camillie and Macy started pouring their own drinks, getting their food out themselves, and cleaning up after themselves (they even do dishes!).  Last week a friend came over, and Macy said "we need to clean up our mess" then they cleaned the playroom.  I love it. Not just because I get to be just a bit more lazy.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mother's Day

Our Mother's Day was pretty simple and not much unlike every other Sunday, except that every few minutes I was reminded how grateful I am that I am a mom.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Awkward moments with Cam

Cam likes to boldly and loudly share her thoughts. Here are a few choice moments from this morning.

We went to the Doctor today. As he walked in the room Camy proclaimed "We have lollipops for lunch". This isn't true. I don't know why she said that, though my suspicions are 1) she was hoping this was the HR of moms and she is looking to replace me 2) she meant this as more as "we are the lollipop eating sort, so if you happen to have some lollipops..."

On the way out the Camster noticed a man who is not so svelte as her Dad. She pointed to him and exclaimed to the small yet packed room "Look, Mom! That daddy (man) has a baby in his tummy!"

And in the elevator to the car we rode with a woman in her 50's that Cam told "you look like a Grana." This wasn't too bad, but I tried to cover for her by telling her how much Camy likes her Grana.

Aren't three-year-olds awesome?