Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A very cool 5 year old!

Sophia is 5 and fantastic! I don't know many kids her age, that when asked what they want for their birthday dinner vacillate between sushi and Indian food (miso soup with a sweet potato roll won). I shouldn't be surprised since last night when I offered to end the evening with a Wendy's Frosty while we watched Daddy play soccer, she told me and I quote "Ummm, Wendy's? Don't they put chemicals in their food? I thought we didn't eat at places like that. Would it even taste good with all those chemicals, ewww!" Oh my!

I am proud of the fact that at home we eat mostly organic and healthy foods and we don't go to chain fast food places (Only been to McDonald's one time with Soph and Abby and I was pregnant with the boys and NEEDED a shake and fries- so the girls got one too.) But to hear her say that just made me laugh and cringe a little at the same time. So after my justification of why it was okay to have a Frosty every once in a while and agreeing that we would not get fast food more than a couple times a year we enjoyed our treat (which was described as a fudgesicle in a cup). However, Wendy's is next to WalMart and we had to discuss why Daddy won't shop there and I was forced to explain exactly what bad business practices are...not kidding!!!!!

Yes, she is 5 and I have trouble believing it. So much has happened in the last 5 years most of which has revolved around her (no matter what the other little ones think) and she may just be the coolest person I have ever met. I look forward to each year, each new interest, new hobby, new friend...I look forward, but I also love to enjoy what she enjoys now and look for worms, identify birds, read her books about kindergarten, poems, pretend to be a spy, play dress up, cook, paint our toe nails, late 80's early 90's music and dance moves and of course organic foods, world peace, animal rights, WalMart's bad business practices and hugs-lots of hugs!

Happy Birthday Sophia, I love you and enjoy the fantastic little person you are!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Simon got a hair cut.

Handsome little man!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Happy Birthday SIMON and CHARLIE!!!!

WOW the boys are 1 today! I can't believe it. This year has been a blur. I remember saying to Rich "the first year will be the hardest, we just have to make it a year". Well, that year has come and gone and I have to say it was hard, but not as hard as I imagined. I think the shock and fear of having twins made me imagine the worst and fear complete and total mayhem. Yes, there were sleepless nights (and still are sometimes), days I thought would never end and a couple of times I just broke down and cried (but only a couple-really!!!) oh yeah, my house is a disaster too. But for the most part it has been great! I think we were meant to have a big family because it just works!

When I was pregnant I feared that each morning I would wake up and frantically tread water all day until the kids went to sleep, just to wake up the next morning and keep from drowning all day again. (I'm going to pat myself on the back here...)It isn't that way at all! We enjoy the days and go out and about when we want to. I'm not trapped in my house as I had feared, I get dinner on the table most nights and sometimes I even shower! We have fun and we make it work!

Happy Birthday my handsome boys I love you! (Check back later for birthday cake pictures!)

Monday, July 13, 2009


Can you say FUN!!!!! This is The Plunge by Bonsai. It is a giant (10ft tall) blowup water slide for our backyard (thanks Grandpa and Michelle). I don't think the pictures actually show how big this is. Put it this way, my big butt went down it a bunch of times and so did Rich. We had so much fun. Abby and the boys liked to stand in the pool part and get splashed, the rest of us loved the slide. We laughed and laughed, I don't think we need to leave the yard all summer.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Fun Pic Randomness

This is the donkey we visit at a local farm, isn't he the coolest! I always wanted a donkey, I would name him Harry and say things like "Hey, do you want to see my Ass, he's Harry".

Stroller shots- big red stroller, comfy ride, but draws lots and lots of attention everywhere we go!

Love these sleepy eyes

I want to squish that chunky face!

Love the expressions in these shots- very telling of their personalities!

"Mom take my picture, I'm going to act shy!" I think she nailed it.

My little artists...

Again I would like to squish that face!

Charlie helping Daddy build his shelves.

Sophia and Harvey (Heather and Trav's little man)- I would also like to squish his chunky face!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Free Labor

I just packed the girls up and sent them to the Adirondacks with Grandad and Tina. They will be enjoying the mountains, the lake, fishing, swimming, campfires and all other fun things the woods offer. They need this vacation since we have been working them around the house, I'm sure there are some kind of child labor laws against this, but they LOVE to peel wallpaper, really they DO (hey, we use vinegar and water, no crazy chemicals). So enjoy girls, because when you get home you will be scrubbing floor and swapping out all your wire hangers... Mommy hates wallpaper as much as wire hangers...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Burger and Fries Anyone?

We went to a party for the 4th and I was inspired by the coolest blog
I made "burgers and fries" for dessert! Cupcake buns, brownie burgers, frosting condiments and sugar cookie fries. Come on isn't that just the coolest thing ever, I just wish it was my idea! They were so cute and fun and delicious- what more could you ask for...

Lunch anyone?

"Mmmm, I'll take mine medium rare please"

Burgers, burger and more burgers...

Yummy and so fun to take pictures of!

Yes I did feel a bit like a superstar walking into the party with these, I'm not afraid to brag a little, they were freakin cool man!

Charlie Walks!

Yes it's true he is taking steps. However he won't do it when the camera is on him or if the video camera is rolling, so you just have to take my word for it! Yes I realize it makes this post a bit unsatisfying , but hey he isn't walking to make you happy, he's walking for himself okay, geesh give him a break would you and enjoy this photo of how tired walking makes him

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Soccer Season Over

Ahhhh 8 weeks of soccer have ended and Sophia is sad. She really enjoyed it and can't wait for the fall season to begin. We did a photo shoot with the trophy...
Seriously proud display of the trophy.


Sealed with a kiss...