Skipped lunch today and instead got full on two of my favorite delicacies: ruffle butts and striped leggies.Cubby Bear still curls her toes like a newborn!!!
Relaxin' in the grass while she "reads" to me...
Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Signs of Spring in Our Home:
-the peeps have arrived (and mine are unwrapped and waiting on top of the refrigerator while they come to a proper "crisp")
-bunny hats on babies
-fresh tulips on the coffee table
-unveiling the Easter kitchen towels and rug
-replacing the black toss pillows with the floral ones...they make me smile
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
You know what's a Wonderful Thing? The Dollar Section at Target.
You know what's equally wonderful? Finding THIS in that dollar section:That's right, folks. They're animal crackers. But, not just any animal crackers. They're Honey-I-Shrunk-the-Animal Crackers. As if animal crackers weren't good enough, they're even better. They're the most miniscule animal crackers you've ever seen, but each miraculously still maintaining every bit of detail as its respective predecessor. Minis are delicious. And yes, I still save the cats for last, but in this case, they're kittens. Oh, and they're impossible for Baby to choke on.
I'm not enjoying the small things. I'm childishly amused by them.
I believe in writing letters--not e-mails, not texts--but hand-written letters.
I believe in fine stationery.
I believe in a good "muddy" gel pen with ink that slides onto paper like butter.
I believe in asking "Are there any cuter stamps than this?" at the post office.
I believe in searching for the perfect address label.
I believe in decorating the envelope with colored pencils.
I believe in "extra postage required."
I believe in teaching children to write a proper "Thank You."
I believe in "Love," over "Best Regards,"
I believe in Ink on My Fingers.
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Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Enjoying a sunny wagon ride in February...because we can.
Latte always likes to come along. Wild horses could not keep her away from the door the minute the word "walk" is mentioned. Usually, she sits in the basket below the stroller, but today she enjoyed a first class seat. That's why she's smiling.This one's for you, Emma.
And Brett picked out a "beer cooly" that would match his shirt. He's obsessed with coolies. Takes them to people's houses and everything.Instead of the "figure 8" route we usually take on our walks, we took the long route yesterday, visiting the back of our neighborhood and stopping at the lake to look for turtles. Latte only jumped out once to chase another dog. And, midway through our journey, I became entranced with a "porch" on a house. It had two big white wooden rocking chairs and a little table in between them, atop which rested a beautiful vase of pink tulips. I made Brett stop walking and look with me. "See that? That's where I would sit with my sister and drink coffee." Less enthused, he kept walking, but I had to stay for awhile, just standing there, looking at "my" porch. Oh, to have a porch.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Here we are planting our lily bulb today for sweet, sweet Baby Lily who will become Lainey's pal in April when she arrives (our friends David and Kelly have waited for this baby for a LONG time, and we are so excited with them! Check out their incredibly touching story at Waiting for Lily). We love you Baby Lily and cannot wait to hold you! Lainey put some extra love in the pot so we know our lily will grow just as sweet as the real thing! The small things we enjoyed today: Oh, why the park again, of course! Blue skies, sweet sunshine and a baby as sweet as sugar! Doncha wish you could kiss her sweet cheeks through the monitor? I'll do it for you...and yes, she's every bit as delicious as she looks. She's dessert, I tell you! Dessert! Speaking of, my two-scoops-of-sweetness-with-a-cherry-on-top is chirping a sweet little melody from her crib right now. Ahhh...waking up from naps is delish. She sees me, she smiles, I smile. And it's lots and lots of Daddy time this weekend too. Pictures to follow, of course.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
When I was seven years old, my mom bought me a pair of lavendar double velcro tennis shoes. I wanted them so badly, and when she caved and let me have them--beautiful purple ones, not sensible white lace-ups like most practical mothers would purchase--I remember feeling loved. And as I held my feet up to admire them in the back seat on the way home that day, I remember smiling. "She must really love me. She got me purple tennis shoes."
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Back into the woods for more fun...
I'm on a crafty kick right now, sewing flower headbands and attaching big bows to her shirts. She needs a little hot pink beret in this picture. Oh, but look! One handed stand! She could take the gold in the Baby Big Girl Olympics!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
And, Will you succeed?
Yes, you will! Yes, Indeed!
98 and 3/4 percent, guaranteed!
Kid, You'll Move Mountains!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
...thankful. For happiness...for her health...for life being so much fun every day...for friends...for my family...for my hubby who held my hand today while we pushed the stroller around the neighborhood. I love these pictures. Smiling tonight...an ordinary day, but to me, nothing's ordinary.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
...still had to do it. We had a tea party today in her new table and chairs.
"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again." ~Elizabeth Lawrence
And, if those are 'eating the cake' then, these are 'licking the spoon':
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Ooooo....chocolates? For me?
My Laineybug: Every day is Valentine's Day when you're here...you fill the air with love! Cupid struck us good with you and I am forever thankful! Truly, your love is better than chocolate, your smile sweeter than candy, and your company more precious than all the roses in the world!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The first time I wore it was the night she was born. I bought it special for that day...searched for weeks until I found the perfect one. I like the way the lace pleats into layers of pretty folds. I like the way the cotton feels when I slip it on straight from the warm dryer. I like the way the lace straps hug my collarbones. I like the way I think of that heavenly night every time I wear it. It's my 'new mommy' nightgown, it's blue, and it's my favorite.
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