Friday, September 30, 2011

Day 273/365


(Photo taken on saturday 10/1)
The kids wanted to play at the park after Andrew's soccer game.
I walked around to find Katie sitting next to Andrew enjoying his post-game snack.
Little buddies.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Day 272/365


It was a beautiful sunny day today.
With cooling temperatures and rain in the forecast we seized the moment and went for a family walk.
I got lucky and caught this sweet moment between Matthew and Dan.
Possibly one of my favorite photos ever.

Day 271/365


"I'm all done with strollers!"
Katie declared today when we went to the mall.
My little girl keeps growing up.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day 270/365


Katie and Grace after pre-school.
When Mick was spied through the van window, there was no keeping the Bug inside.
A short "walk" and some petting was in order.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Day 269/365


Ever since Andrew was 2 he has had an affinity for yellow flowers.
Daffodils, Dandelions, Black Eyed Susans....
I love any flower clutched in those little hands.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day 268/365


The kid were very excited to help me decorate for fall.
Their excitement was really fun.
Katie keeps saying, "I want to look out the window and see if it's Halloween."  :)
The countdown has officially begun!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Day 267/365


Andrew's first soccer game!
He had a great time!
He was more comfortable on defense ~ not one to steal the ball away.
But he had a GREAT time running around, and I smiled a LOT watching him.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Day 266/365


Sweet Brothers.
"Sports Attire" day at school today.
Go Blazers!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Day 265/365


And I wonder why I'm doing laundry all the time.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day 264/365


Haircuts for the boys ~ picture day tomorrow!
Matthew refused to pose with Andrew because he looked like this....


And it was embarrassing. (Already!?)
You think that's bad, you should have seen Mama!
Oh the horror. :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day 263/365


Joined the 21st century today.
Dan brought home an iphone for me.
This is what it says when he calls. the ringtone (Sinatra's) "The Way You Look Tonight."
The song we danced to at our wedding.
My general ringtone: "Singin' in the Rain"
As a reminder to myself of the attitude I hope to keep this upcoming rainy season.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day 262/365

day 262

This is remarkable in itself.
But look at the GREAT craft!
The face cracked me up.
"Mama, her face looks weird."  :)
3 year old crafts are the BEST.

Day 261/365

day 261

I have not read all of the Chronicles of Narnia.
Matthew and I started the series today.  He reads to me then I read to him.
I'm really looking forward to reading these books with him.
It's fun having a child old enough to experience this with.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 260/365

day 260

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
I'm ceasing my mourning of the passing of summer and jumping into some of my fall favorites.
Add a pumpkin spice latte to this photo and we'd be good to go.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 259/365


The last large baby item to leave our house.
Many naps and nights were spent in this pack 'n play by our babies when we traveled and little friends who came to visit.
An era has passed.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 258/365


Katie started Ballet today.
A dream come true for the Bug.
Mama too.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day 257/365


Matthew made a "mixer" out of legos.
He mixed up chocolate milk for dessert after dinner tonight.
The kids all took a turn ~ it worked great and even made foam!
He is definitely our little engineer.
Just like his Grandpas.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day 256/365

I'm a rule follower by nature, but I'm sorry Regal Cinemas....
Why would I pay $3.50 for M&Ms when I can buy them at Walmart for 98 cents?

Wool socks and a cardigan are my other movie going essentials.
I slip the socks on my feet after I sit down.  It's always so cold in there!

I had a great time at dinner with Michelle ~ Happy Hour at Gustav's.
And a second viewing of "The Help." 
The movie is good, but the book is REALLY good.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 255/365


Andrew is all boy, but his tender side came through with his first library book selection from school.
Just happens to be one of my favorite children's stories.
Andrew and I both have special childhood stuffed bunnies.
Probably why we both love this book.
They are after all, real.  :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day 254/365



Katie wore one of my favorite dresses to church today.
I couldn't resist a photo of all the pink bow-ness.
On a side note ~ Matthew helped collect offering today at 11:00 church service!
So neat! ~ Such a big kid!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day 253/365


Batman and Superman celebrate Noah's 6th Birthday at JJ Jump.
The kids had a blast!
Happy 6th Birthday Noah!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day 252/365


I LOVE the big smile on Andrew's face in this photo.
HE'S the big boy riding the bus now.
He makes me heart happy.

Thursday, September 8, 2011



Crunchy leaves and Dandelions provide endless entertainment at the bus stop.
Oh, the simple wonders of the world....

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day 250/365


My little helper assisted with baking Noah's birthday cake today.
She licked the beater.
Clearly it won.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Day 249/365




First day of School!
Everyone had a great day
Matthew ~ 2nd Grade Ms. Ford
Andrew ~ Kindergarten ~ Mrs. Sawyer
Katie ~ Preschool ~ Miss Beth ~ "Gummy Bear" room

Two Milestone years made for an emotional day for Mama.
But it was a great day all around.
Such relief!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 248/365


School starts tomorrow!
Matthew:  2nd Grade
Andrew:  Kindergarten
Katie:  Pre-school
Everything is ready to go!

Except me.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day 247/365


A delighted Kitti "helps" Daddy mow the yard.
Dan gives me many opportunities to think to myself,
"What a great Daddy...."

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day 246/365


A Belated Birthday celebration with Shannon.
Shopping at Bridgeport, Lunch at Pastini's, saw "The Help."
We talked nonstop from 10am until 7pm.
One of my very favorite days of the year with one of my very favorite people.
A wonderful day.  To say the least.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Day 245/365


Clinging to summer with both hands.
I'd like to have many more of these warm, carefree, playing in the backyard nights.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Day 244/365


A remorseful Matthew swings with Gus and Blankie after he lost his new school planner at Back-to-School night.
I'm sure it will find it's way to his class.
And yes, he was comforted.