Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Announcement (Better Late Than Never)

(I'm 4 weeks and 2 days late in making this announcement...sorry!)

We would like to welcome Claire Elizabeth to our family!!!

She was born on November 8th at 6:44am 

and weighed 8lbs, 6oz (my lightest baby!) and was 20 1/2 inches long.
 
She is absolutely beautiful and has completely stolen our hearts.

The transition from two to three children has been tougher than I imagined, however I wouldn't trade one sleepless moment of it.
  
The kids love her to pieces and I have to say mom and dad think she's pretty cool too!



I'll post about her birth at another point, but this is what I could squeak out for now.  The other post has been a week in the making and each time I think I can finish it Claire starts fussing, kids need feeding or laundry needs to be folded.  

Ah yes...the life of a mother...and I'm not taking any moment for granted either!




Sunday, October 31, 2010

I *Heart* This Nailpolish Color

I cannot tell you how much I love, love, love this color!  

ZOYA Wicked Nail Polish Collection in Carrie Ann
 
I may have to be on a hunt for it this week.  Hopefully before the baby's born!
I can find it here, but don't want to pay the shipping.
I have yet to look on Amazon though!  They may have it and it
may be eligible for Amazon Prime!

I'm a woman on a mission!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Kids, Rocks & Hammers Make for Great Science

A few weeks ago the kids and I skipped outside for a bit of smashing fun!  We grabbed our "safety glasses" (which happened to be Miya's spy kit glasses because the real safety glasses were missing), our hammer and our geodes and sat down on the driveway and hammered away!

This is what happens when you give the kids the Oriental Trading Company magazine to look at!  Actually, that's what happens when you give it to your husband...lol! 

After our smashing we talked about the pretty rocks and how they were formed (thanks to Google I was able to give a quick, kid friendly account!) and how the rocks we just opened came from Mexico. 


Anyway, here are a few pictures of the fun!!

















Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Love = The Green "Clean" Light on the Dishwasher

I just have to say...
"I have the most thoughtful husband in the world!" 
He came home from work late last night. Everyone was in bed and asleep. He left this morning well before anyone was awake. When I went to get my coffee at 6:30 this morning I noticed things were "different". 
Come to find out he had emptied the dishwasher last night with stealth like skill ("silent like a ninja" in his words)...super quiet...one dish/utensil at a time! He said it took a LONG time!!!

I never even heard him and I usually hear everything! 
He even wiped around the stove and counter and made sure my sink was shiny!

To top it all off he purposefully didn't close the dishwasher all the way because
he didn't want the little green "clean" light to go off!  This way I wouldn't 
know it had been emptied until I went to take care of it myself. 

He sure knows how to speak to a woman's heart...well, my heart anyway! That was the most romantic thing he could have done for me!

Thank you, my love! I am so blessed to be your wife ♥

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Day at the Orchard

I am a bit behind in posting, but I have a good excuse.  Really.  I do.  I just can't think of it right now.  Could be the baby that is due on Thursday.  Yeah.  That's it.

A few weekends ago we ventured out to a local apple orchard that has the best, to-die-for apple cider donuts.  We went to pick apples too, but the donuts are always the highlight.

The day happened to be a bit windy and chilly, but we're New Englanders!  We're tough.  We go through winter in shorts and flip flops.  Ok, maybe not shorts, but I have worn flip flops in winter.  Something about not being able to let them go.

Where was I?

Oh...yes, we were going apple picking.  The main objective was to get apples so I could make a few homemade pies.  Which I did.  I ended up making 4 pies and only 1 stayed home.  I was a little bummed especially after all that hard work, but I gave them up willingly since it made other people very happy.

Here are a few pictures from our apple picking adventures.




Waiting for the tractor to come around

Pretty Orchard

Reach!

Caleb loves sticks!



The pros

Going around again




The only proof I was there :)








So, that was our fun and exciting apple picking trip!  I only wish the season hadn't been so short because I would love to go one more time!  There is nothing like fresh picked apples from an orchard!

Yummmmmmm



Monday, October 18, 2010

Aaaargh Matey!



Caleb informed me the other day that his Lego man has an eye patch!  

I thought that was pretty cute and clever.

Of course, he is one of our kiddos so I'm a bit partial!