Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Preparations

On Thursday the girls and I headed to the National Zoo but since we totally forgot it's Spring Break and everyone-under-the-sun was there, we had to leave. I mean, there wasn't even any parking. So, because I saw Maddie's face begin to crumple at the thought of leaving without seeing any animals, I offered to take them to the toy store and let them each choose 1 toy. (This was easy to do because almost all of their toys are in boxes at this point!) We headed to the toy store and each girl was different as to how she chose her item. Maddie had a plan; she wanted the Barbie a friend has. We found it in no time. Grace, on the other hand, wanted to peruse each and every aisle. She finally decided on some toy cars. They were on sale and there was 9 of them! As we headed home, I an idea. I remembered how my Dad would do "picnic's" with us inside the family room, on the ground,on a blanket while we ate a meal. I used to LOVE it. So, I offered up this idea and Maddie was excited! As we dined among Maddie's new Barbie and Grace's new Toy Car collection, I thought to myself "this is the kind of mom I like to be."

*The Collage above shows our Indoor Picnic, The girls enjoying "Resurrection Rolls" and also the egg dyeing fun we had this afternoon!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Bunny! :)

Successful trip to the mall yesterday; new summer sandals, cinammon-sugar pretzels, and pictures with the Easter Bunny!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Park Playdate & Nate's Sweater :)

Playdate at the Park this morning!Nate's Finished Sweater!
For my sweet friend Rosana's newest addition :)
Pattern available here

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Happy 7th Birthday to Tucker (yesterday) & Zora (today)!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

3 years for me ;)

Dos Collages ;-)

Well, a lot has been going on around here! I'm headed out the door as I write this, but most of my days are spend running errands (what else is new? :), and packing!!! We are moving in 3 weeks and are so excited :) We spent the weekend in SoCal and so I created a collage to show some highlights.

Then, this evening Gabe decided to get the ingredients for Strawberry Shortcake for dessert and it was a hit :) So, to honor how fun it was, I created yet another collage :) Enjoy!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Headed to CA

Good Morning! Gabe and I leave this afternoon for sunny Los Angeles to attend a wedding. I know it seems like we just had a vacation, but let me tell you, Disney is not really a vacay. It's exhausting and there is never a moment away from your children! I love my girls with all my heart but 6 full days together, without any break, was quite much ;) So, Gabe and I are off to a weekend away and we are not only going to a wedding but we also have SO much to celebrate. We have a 3 year anniversary for Gabe tomorrow, and our 5 year wedding anniversary is one week from today! Plus, with selling this house and buying another one, we have a lot to look forward to.

The pictures I'm including are from the beret I finished knitting 2 nights ago. I took a knitting class and my friend asked me to knit it for her sister's boyfriend (Hi Siobhan! :) So, it turned out well and I plan to make it again!