Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

25 days of Christmas: day 16-22

day 16

day 17

day 18

day 19

day 20

day 21

day 22

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

25 days of Christmas: day 15

 finally something under our tree!

25 days of Christmas: day 14

one of my favorite Christmas books as a child... and now hers!

25 days of Christmas: day 13

i swear he did this to himself!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

25 days of Christmas: day 11

going to need to add "electric mixer" to my Christmas list... mine died very dramatic like with lots of smoke making these!

25 days of Christmas: day 10

a full day with Jae... lots of cousin time!! (yay for Elmo!)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

25 days of Christmas: day 9

just keep sewing, just keep sewing...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

25 days of Christmas: day 8

my peppermint soap is here... now i can start making one of my homemade gifts!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

25 days of Christmas: day 7

loving those little crossed legs!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

speaking of PB&J

as a parent of more than one child you get to know who likes what, how, when and where... nothing is the same for both children. nothing is easy. for example if i want to serve breakfast one likes oatmeal and the other hates it. one likes milk in their cereal and the other won't touch milk (in cereal or otherwise) ugh! here's lunch...

Mayden's: with crust, cut in 1/2

Cameron's: without crust, cut in 1/4

25 days of Christmas: day 2

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

25 days of Christmas: day 1

a photo a day

gift making

flashbacks: The Ghost of Christmas Past

Dec 31, 2005

so a few weeks ago i took a candlelight tour of woodstown, a town nearby where we live. this town also happens to be a neighboring town to the place I grew up. and also where many a aunt, uncle and cousin live/lived. and this place holds the greatest house that ever lived (do houses live?) my grandparents used to own this house. i grew up spending much time in this house and many a christmas evening here. turns out that specific house was on the tour this year...(actually that's why we went). being in that house again (my grandparents sold it when i was 10) was a wild feeling. it brought back tons of memories and feelings. it seemed sooooo much smaller than i remembered it. that's logical since i was so much smaller when i was last in it. i loved that house intensely and was super sad when they sold it. i always secretly hoped to one day own it or really i hoped my grandparents would come back to rescue it back to the family. below is a pic of me sitting on the steps.

fyi the ghost of christmas present was great, May seemed to have a good (and fairly oblivious) first christmas.  

Monday, November 29, 2010

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

the girl thought of this all on her own!

Friday, November 26, 2010

flashbacks: Seeing Pink

so i'm doing this series VERY slowly (i'll try to be better) where i'm posting my blog posts from years ago that i put on myspace.com i'm trying to move everything over here so that i can finally close my myspace account (that i haven't used in years) but i don't want to lose these memories!


Nov 21st 2005

is it possible that now that im a mom of a girl i actually like the color pink? i told myself, along with most everyone i know, that if this baby was a girl i would be stearing clear of all things pink. now i must admit May's wardrob consists almost entirly in every shade of pink imaginable. and every peice is super adorable. of course i welcome with open arms the occasional non-pink outfit we get from time to time. but pink just seems to suite her...for now anyway

today May is 5 months...ive been trying not to cry about it all day today. here's a picture from tonight before bed in whatelse but her pink hat

Thanksgiving morning

we had plans to go to the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade like we've been doing for a couple years now 2009, 2007,  plus before children were born... ahh those were the days! but this year the pending rain, which actually turned out to be SNOW (!!) kept us home for the morning. it was very nice to stay cozy inside and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.... and dream of a time when the kids are old enough to make that pilgrimage!

seriously good Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls that will be made each and every Thanksgiving (any maybe even Christmas) from now on!

parade watching, the kids were very excited about the parade this year!

snow in her hair!

our first snowfall of the season!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

this moment - before bed

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

inspired by Soulemama

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

1 year

little miss Jaedyn is 1 today.... can you believe it?!? me either.

you can see her 1 year photo shoot pictures here!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mayden Says...

explaining something to Cameron.....

"we're human because we have skin"

i guess that works!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

From a flower, a bumble bee & Tinkerbell!
more photos here

Saturday, October 30, 2010

the boy

Cameron has a strict no kissing Camo rule in effect and it's driving me crazy. each and every time i kiss him (it's a pretty hard habit to break after 3+ years of kissing that face) he yells at me a wipes it off. sad. this rule does not just apply to me but everyone so consider this your fare warning! i'm hoping this faze leaves us soon... i need my Camo love!

Cameron's use of the English language has been improving every week. he's starting to say things that make me laugh. for example, this morning i asked him if he was ready to go watch May's soccer game and he said

"i did, it's enough"

i guess the boy is sick of going to watch May play soccer!

another favorite thing he does right now is use the words "ever" and "never" ooooooh man when he gets mad he goes on these rants that i don't even fully understand but the words NEVER and EVER stand out big time.

blah blah blah NEVER, NEVER do that blah blah blah


blah blah blah EEEEEEEVER blah blah blah

i guess you have to hear it to get the full effect. trust me, it's funny.

Friday, October 29, 2010

this moment... chasing Mama!

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010