December 31, 2012

12.31.12

A bright spot in our sick, blah, New Year's Eve.
We're thankful for her.

December 30, 2012

12.30.12

Trying to sneak in some {thumb-free} snuggles with my mini-me.

December 29, 2012

12.29.12

Celebrating Lucy! (She's 5 today!)

December 28, 2012

12.28.12

Another successful round of small group white elephant-ing.

December 27, 2012

12.27.12

We have been enjoying Ella's (often minute-to-minute) updates 
she leaves us on her new art easel.

December 26, 2012

12.26.12

Christmas Day do-over. Somebody loves her new bike.

December 25, 2012

12.25.12

Merry Christmas!
Hope you got everything on your list!

December 24, 2012

12.24.12

A couple of proud "mommies" on Christmas Eve.

December 23, 2012

12.23.12

It's all fun and games... until a goat bites your finger.

December 22, 2012

12.22.12

Cookie decorating, in progress.

December 21, 2012

12.21.12

Party time again for this 2nd grade crew.
(& this mom was busy organizing the party, so no time to snap a more meaningful picture than this!)

December 20, 2012

12.20.12

If you've ever lived with kids & without a mudroom,
you'll know why this is exciting!

December 19, 2012

12.19.12

Mady's last day of Kindermusik*sniff*
{& her first}

December 18, 2012

12.18.12

The {current} soundtrack of my life.

December 17, 2012

December 16, 2012

12.16.12

This one sure does melt our hearts.

December 15, 2012

12.15.12

A lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon:
helping a dear friend prepare for a precious little GIRL!

December 14, 2012

12.14.12

He pulled it out of his backpack and I may have swooned.
Alligator art, complete with a paper habitat.

December 13, 2012

12.13.12

Matt's Bike Shop: coming soon to a kitchen table near you.

December 12, 2012

12.12.12

I {heart} basement progress.

December 11, 2012

12.11.12

Somebody got a little overzealous with her fake plant watering
during bath time.

December 10, 2012

12.10.12

That sort of day. (Dilly Man, this time around.)

December 9, 2012

12.9.12

I have NO idea what's going on here...
but it's keeping them entertained so I'm not complaining.

December 8, 2012

12.8.12

Trying to play it cool, but the truth is we just passed the Year 2 mark!

December 7, 2012

December 6, 2012

December 5, 2012

12.5.12

Don't you think Advent is best experienced with friends?

December 4, 2012

12.4.12

Our little choralers ready to sing their hearts out.
{Christmas Program 2012}

December 3, 2012

12.3.12

Last night, alliteration style: frosting, friendship & fun.

December 2, 2012

December 1, 2012

12.1.12

A big, pine needle-y item crossed off our holiday to do list:
our tree is trimmed!

November 30, 2012

11.30.12

Ready for a little shopping and a little hopping.

November 29, 2012

11.29.12

A Santa Secret Shop gift from my boy last Christmas,
and I wouldn't dream of not proudly displaying them this year ;)

November 28, 2012

November 27, 2012

11.27.12

A round of after-dinner HedBanz.

November 26, 2012

11.26.12

Lockers, coming soon!

November 25, 2012

11.25.12

A day at the {cyclocross} races for our boys.

November 24, 2012

11.24.12

Staying up late, helping Daddy make a baked oatmeal treat for morning.

November 23, 2012

11.23.12

And suddenly, a tea party breaks out.

November 22, 2012

11.22.12

Apple to Apples, Disney/Thanksgiving/Fun-For-All-Ages Edition.

November 21, 2012

November 20, 2012

11.20.12

Swinging by school to watch Dylan's Thanksgiving play...
and to give his pilgrim hat a try.

November 19, 2012

11.19.12

A couple of turkeys.

November 18, 2012

11.18.12

Heading home a tad bit sleep deprived but with happy, full hearts.

November 17, 2012

11.17.12

Dilly Man catches a wave.

November 16, 2012

11.16.12

Another round of birthday cake?
Sure! Why not?
{celebrating November birthdays, friend edition}

November 15, 2012

11.15.12

Look who's {almost} THREE!

November 14, 2012

11.14.12

A special Wednesday afternoon treat:
Three Billy Goats Gruff, Popsicle-stick-puppet style.

November 13, 2012

11.13.12

EIGHT years ago,
we were waiting for this {little} guy to make his debut.

November 12, 2012

11.12.12

In the blink of an eye, our baby girl is SIX!