Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sneaky Sophie

NONE of my hiding spots are out of reach. My 3 year old manages to outfox all of my baby locks and now this! She didn't think I knew but then I caught her with the camera.

And then there's this little angel...

Monday, August 25, 2008

What dress do you think she should wear?

Next Tuesday is the first day of KINDERGARTEN!! K. is my first child to enter the public school system; and the kindergarteners go all day. As happy as I am for her to go, I'll miss her during the day. (I needn't worry about being bored, I've got Little S. and D. to chase after.)

I'd like to ask your opinion on what dress K. should wear on her first day. I really want her to look cute and nice and I don't care if she wears it on the playground or whatever. You only have ONE first day. (in grownup terms, you get one shot at a first impression.)

Here are the options... so far. All of the dresses are a little big but the ones that fit well are just a tad too casual. She can wear them on the 2nd day and so on.

I've created a poll over on the side so you can vote but by all means, leave me a comment. I have to take K.'s opinions into this too so don't be upset if I don't choose your favorite or even the one that gets the most votes. Since I'm incapable of making a decision on my own, I wanted to see which way I should sway her.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Pink Daisies

Well, she did it. Awhile back I mentioned to K. that she could get her ears pierced. What I didn't expect was for her to take me up on it. So, a promise is a promise and she and I had a special day last week. We went together to swimming lessons and then headed to the mall. She had 2nd thoughts when the gals (yes, there were two there thankfully) got ready to go but she really wanted them so she regrouped. It was over before she knew it, all of the tears were in anticipation of what to expect, not the actual piercing (or "getting your ears pinched, as little S. says). She was so pleased!!

We went over to Silver Diner for a late lunch and K. got to order whatever she wanted. That could only mean chocolate chip pancakes. We had a lovely afternoon and she's been showing them off to EVERYONE.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I'd like to introduce you to my new nephew! Isn't he the cutest? I just can't wait to go see him and hold him. Sadly I don't know when I'm going to get to go visit and he'll be bigger then. Can I just mention that he looks so much like his beautiful big sister, LJV? Give him lots of kisses from Aunt K. will you Neenee?

Friday, August 15, 2008

Summer Vacation

We recently went to Tell City, IN on vacation to visit with the B.'s Our visit was during Tell City's Sesquicentennial Celebration and Schweizerfest. Grandpa G. is a big deal in town and basically runs Schweizerfest and Grandma C. ran the Quilt Guild Show. The kiddos had lots of time to spend with their cousins (I didn't ask if I could post their pix so you only get the back of one). We went to Holiday World over in Santa Claus, Indiana. Yes, that is really the name of the town. I think our favorite part was the Lazy River. I didn't really laze though because I was constantly *swimming* to keep up with one of my kids or their cousin K. It was fun, even though I did look undignified floating in my inner tube. We also were invited to take a cruise on the Ohio River on a Riverboat. Thanks Grandpa G.! It was a bit chilly when we started, which surprised us all, but soon warmed up and we really enjoyed our time on the River. I got to see all the landmarks that played a role in C.'s youth.

There was so much going on during our visit but we had a chance to relax and catch up with everyone.


Sorry I've been remiss about posting. We just got back from vacation (that was so much fun it deserves it's own post and photos) and now we are recouping. Let's see, I've been busy taking care of fevers, tonsillitis, strep throat, cranky kids. We had an awesome house sitter/dog walker! Thanks tons Lindsey. Little Miss S. looks so innocent BUT she got into my makeup TWO days in a row. Before you think, "why didn't you put it away somewhere safe?" I did! I hid it in the far recess of my bathroom and she still found it the next day. What you can't see here is the mess on the rest of her body, on the rug, on the bedding and you can imagine what else. Lest you think this is all she did, the little minx cut her own hair yesterday!! Yes, it's too unbearable to post a picture. The makeup picture is before this travesty. When I came downstairs from taking care of my feverish toddler and nauseous preschooler, I found huge chunks of 4-5" lengths of beautiful blond hair. Scattered all over the front room. Enough to build a bird's nest. Argh. And the start of school is just around the corner. So if you'll forgive me my lax posting, I promise I'll update on all of the wonderful stuff going on in our lives soon.
Have a great weekend.

Friday, August 1, 2008

drumroll please...

I'll get straight to it, the winner of the Design Your Own Travel Mug is.... Nicole.   I'm looking forward to working with you to design your custom mug.  A big thank you to EVERYONE who posted a comment and played by my rules. (wink)  I was excited to read so much positive feedback and hope that maybe I've introduced you to a new product.  If you are interested in placing an order, contact me or visit my website;

Have a great weekend!  *hugs*