Saturday, March 02, 2013

"Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories"

Sophia moved into her own room last week.  Her room is a sweet pink Eden with touches of old and new.  We love to pass things on in this family.  Some say hoarder, I say sentimental salvages.  My favorite piece in her room is the dresser.  My Nanny Dyer's dresser, bought in the 40's (I think).  Sophia's great, great, great Nanny.  Those who knew her would put that many superlatives before her name, long before she earned them.  She was a great woman.  She would love that Sophia's middle name is Grace (virtue coming from God).  That describes my grandmother perfectly.  I miss her so much and I strive to be like her in all things.



Lauren's friends left today for a spring break trip to Texas.  Last night they brought over their fish for Lauren to "babysit" while they are away.  It was a big deal.  They have these drops and food and this cute bowl.  They had him (King Henry) in a little travel cup, filled with his bowl water, for easy transport and to avoid the shock of new tank water.  They left last night after getting him all set up on her dresser, safe and sound.
After 24 hours in Laurens' care, King Henry is dead.
That's about right.
That fish never stood a chance with the orginal "maniackid".
Thank God she is a better mother than a pet sitter. 

Friday, March 01, 2013

It's that time of year again!

Time for the Womens Easter Egg project to begin.  We start production in nine days.  Pray for my waistline to make it through this sugar overload.  I seriously can't resist the buttercream bonbons.  I need to get the recipe so I can figure out how many calories are in each one.  Maybe I don't want to know.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

can't pass up a good deal

Sophia is almost five months old...and I bought her birthday and Christmas presents today.  Fisher Price had the best coupons out and combining them with Targets store coupons for the same toys had me celebrating Christmas in March!  I bought $204.80 before coupons (six big ticket items) and paid $51.00 after coupons.  The hard part is going to be waiting seven months to see her enjoy them.  


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

eighty pounds down

twenty to go!
Picture one (May):size 24, Picture two (September): size 18,
Picture three (December): size 14, Picture four (February): size 12


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Snow fun?

We finally got snow.  Not enough for a snowman, but certainly enough for a photo shoot.  Sophia was none too pleased so we made it short and sweet.  Here are a couple shots we snapped before the neighbors called the cops on us for child abuse (the kid was sca-reeming).

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Baby it's cold outside

There is talk of snow tomorrow. I love snow, absolutely love it. Not just a dusting, either. I prefer enough to snow you in for a couple days. No cars on the roads, no school, snowman in every yard quantities. I even ran out to buy Sophia a snow suit after hearing the forecast this morning. Cause every 3 month old needs a snow suit...right? Baby's first snow? You know I am not missing that photo op.