January

Typically January is a tough month. As a stay-at-home parent, I usually bundle up, hunker down, resort to indoor activities, inhale large portions of hearty comfort, and wish that I lived some place where the air doesn’t hurt my face.       I am going on record to say that this January has not been bad. Frightfully cold for a few…

Cabin Christmas 2014

  One last post about 2014…   The day after Christmas, the girls and I headed up north to spend a few days at Joe’s parents’ cabin with the rest of his family. Unfortunately, Joe couldn’t come with us due to work, but I like to think that the girls and I did a good job representing….

Merry Christmas (2014)!

Merry Christmas! (Or “Merry Craziness” as Cece said today. She has uttered a lot of gems this holiday season, including “Rosie is my reindeer!” And also “Is Santa bringing MORE presents tonight?” Good times.)   Today felt special as we celebrated our first Christmas as a family of four. It was also the first time we spent Christmas…

Cece on ice!

  Last week Cece and I went on a very memorable date to her first open skate! I had been going by myself recently, just to stretch out these old legs. Then she told me that she wanted to come along and there was no way I could refuse that request. Fortunately, my brother was able…

Bubbles are joy.

I tell you what. Winter can be a real joy-suck. Cece has been requesting to do simple things that we simply can’t do because the snow is so high and the weather is so cold (such as drawing on the sidewalk with chalk, blowing bubbles, and driving her Barbie car.) We found a way around…

January Bits and Pieces (via iPhone)

            For awhile there, it seemed as though our entire life/schedule revolved around potty training. Now that C is really getting the hang of things (and so am I!), we’ve been able to add more fun and activities back into our lives. We’ve had a couple solid play dates. Joe and…

Surviving January (via iPhone)

      Hey! January is halfway over! We’ve been trying to get out and enjoy ourselves, weather permitting. Over the past few days, we made a trip to the Children’s Museum, had a coffee/hot chocolate date with friends, did a lot of reading, a little shopping (I couldn’t help myself around the teeny tiny clothes…

Our besties

              No debate necessary. The best way to start a new year is with a visit from your best friend! The past three days have been a fun-filled (and a coffee-filled) blur as Sarah and I were able to finally catch up and exchange Christmas gifts (note Cece’s awesome…

To a new year

    It appears that I have NOT started out 2014 with a blogging bang! That’s ok though. There’s lots of year left to catch up.   We are doing well around these parts. Or at least as well as anyone can be doing when it is -22 degrees outside. Since Christmas, Cece has been…

Delicious Christmas Cheer!

                I present to you… more photos of our messy kitchen! I think this is the third explosion of edible holiday cheer that has occurred in here this month. Just in the nick of time for Christmas, we got our sugar cookies baked and decorated (with Azure’s help. THANK YOU!).   The…