September 30, 2010


Ella's first field trip.

September 29, 2010


Girls' day in Holland with Aunt Katie.

September 28, 2010


Thank goodness Big Sister is such a big help!

September 27, 2010


It's a simple pleasure to watch your kids play with your own childhood friends. Mady and Knox enjoy a day at the park.

September 26, 2010


One of Mady's favorite pastimes: emptying the crayon box.

September 25, 2010


Soccer super fans on a chilly September morning.

September 24, 2010


Eagles 27, Bulldogs 16.

September 23, 2010


Who needs Hallmark when you have the best little card maker living in your house?
(Pictures on top half of card - all of my dad's favorite things, according to Dylan - clockwise from top left: a book, a fish, 59 - my dad's age, a rabbit, and a foot kicking a soccer ball)

September 22, 2010

September 21, 2010

September 20, 2010

September 19, 2010


Meeting our new neighbor, Lucy O
[I was so excited that the kids were all looking at the camera that I didn't realize Lucy was not :)]

September 18, 2010



1. not possible; unable to be, exist, happen, etc.
2. unable to be done, performed, etc.
3. not to be done, endured, etc., with any degree of reason or propriety: an impossible situation.
4. utterly impracticable: an impossible plan.
5. hopelessly unsuitable, difficult, or objectionable.
6. ordering pizza for twelve friends in a timely fashion and keeping everyone happy. 

September 17, 2010


A much needed weekend away with great friends: we danced the night away, laughed until we cried, shopped until we dropped, and ate until we (very happily) slipped into food comas.

September 16, 2010


We are in that terrible place between needing an afternoon nap and not needing one, so when Ella fell asleep in the car at 11am, I let her keep snoozing.

September 15, 2010


Patiently waiting at the bus stop for Big Brother to come home from kindergarten.

September 14, 2010


First homework assignment of Dylan's formal education. 
We both survived. Barely. Can you tell?

September 13, 2010


Mommy-Daughter pretzel date (OK, so this didn't technically happen today but who's keeping track?)

September 12, 2010


Our little apple pickers eaters.

September 11, 2010


Dylan's first soccer game of the season.

September 10, 2010


We have lived here three years this fall - probably about time to get to cleaning that window.

September 9, 2010


First day of preschool. (double *sniff*)

September 8, 2010


First day of Kindergarten. (*sniff*)

September 7, 2010


A new chair makes all the difference.

September 6, 2010


In honor of Labor Day, a home improvement project (wish we could take credit for the painting and staining but we only wrote the check!)

September 5, 2010


Thank you, Costco, my pen pot has never looked fuller. Any guesses on how long it takes for every last one to disappear?

September 4, 2010


My favorite sort of Saturday.

September 3, 2010


Another milestone: first day I found Mady standing in her crib. (She was NOT happy when I ran to get my camera instead of scooping her up immediately).

September 2, 2010


Baby Princess FINALLY decides she can be troubled to actually hold her own bottle ( know, whenever she feels like it). It pays to be the baby!

September 1, 2010


Dylan has been known to spend hours up in his room organizing, arranging, and displaying his car collection.