Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I’ve been ready to bite the bullet and get a nice, new camera for at least a year. As I can’t stand spending a big chunk of money on ANYTHING, it was not easy to take the dive into the deep end. Thankfully, I finally did it.
Picking it up when it arrives!
My own treasure chest…
A post is coming soon regarding what’s taken oven my life for the last 6 weeks (particularly the last 2 weeks!), but for now, here are some of my favorite shots. You decide why .
Friday, March 16, 2012
Putting Bridget to bed tonight:
(she’s recently had some “bootie” issues and though she initially refused after bath, she requested bootie cream as I was tucking her in – oh, she’s also become a genius manipulator)
As I’m rocking her and singing together:
Bridget: “thanks for giving me bootie cream tonight, Mommy. make me feel better”
Mommy: “you’re welcome sweetie. its my job to help you. do you know why mommy likes to help you all the time?”
Bridget (just a one second pause): “mommy loves me”
She helps me fall in love with her so many times everyday!
Monday, March 12, 2012
…how to get to Sesame Street!
What a delightful time we had with our friends at Elmo Live! recently. Music, dancing, picture opportunities – this mom was in heaven. I’ll just through you a ton of shots to help give an idea of the memorable time we had with the McCauleys .
So excited, she had to RUN inside:
And running turned into FLYING once Daddy got involved:
Our little Elmo friends are ready to go:
This was her absolute favorite thing of the whole event. This piano really should have just come home with us. Could save me a lot of money on babysitting!
And they had the most adorable picture-taking spots in the foyer. We took advantage of each and every one!
And…back to the piano
Getting these two to BOTH stand still and look at the camera together is pretty much like parting the Red Sea:
More from the awesome show!
As a mom of a toddler, I’ve decided that I’m out on “intermissions” at kid shows. Just make the dang show 1 hour total instead of two 40 minute sets. Officially TOO LONG. But we made it through. And intermission meant more opportunities to enjoy the cool Play Zone!
Of course B knows all about visiting the grocery store…
My favorite pic spot of all. It’s 123 Sesame Street!!!
More piano…had to let Daddy in on the fun!
We were pretty tired when it was all said and done, but man was it a fun time! I’m happy to have the chance to expose Miss B to live performances. Never too early to model good audience behavior, people. Never too early!
Love our McCauleys. Thanks for the good times, friends!
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Hello?! This weather has been AH-MAZING, right? I’m so thankful that even through the craziness of school/work/life we’ve managed to get outside and enjoy the natural gifts that have been laid before us.
Last weekend, we made time to scamper over the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve (a fav of ours!) for a family picnic. Even Penny got to come with!
A family-self-portrait is never easy but here’s my favorite attempt from the day:
Ready to eat!
Eating her sandwich like a big girl. No small bites! (‘cause Mommy forgot to bring a cutting utensil)
Of course, Penny got her share of picnic snacks, too!
How adorable are B’s teeny Timberlands???
Food is done – time to run!!!
We love this beautiful park. It’s only 5 minutes from our place!
My little adventurer. I couldn’t resist taking a picture of her next to the sign saying this area is designed for 5 year olds and above! There’s a perfectly lovely toddler play area right next door, but she’s never been that into it. Always the explorer, just like her pal, DORA .
How sweet are they? Telling Daddy “I love you” over the playground phone!
Right after I took this pic, Penny had her turn down the slide. She’s the best!!!
Leaving the park is way easier when Daddy and Penny are with us. Usually tears and tantruming ensues, but who can resist an upside down exit?!