to your mother


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Using Our Available Resources

I'm not proud...
I'm just a mama trying to get by on a rainy day.

Friday, September 24, 2010

This Little Girl

Words can't describe my love for her.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

For Ages 3 and Up

Stomp Rocket...

nuff said.

Monday, September 20, 2010


Joe turned three yesterday!

He's getting older before our very eyes. We love you Joe!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Baby Catch-Up

Baby is doing pretty good with the potty.

Sometimes Baby is not nice to her friends...

and everyone supports her in the naughty chair.
Even Baby isn't perfect.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Baby Likes To

get ready to

go for walks and

she loves to snuggle down

and get kisses!
We all love Baby!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Baby's Gotta Eat Too, Ya Know

Be it a snack while chillaxin' with friends,

or a full-blown meal shared with her main-man,

Baby never eats alone.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Baby Plays

What a good Baby.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

For the Love of Baby

Joe's love for baby has been a long term relationship. Almost 2 years ago, as I was cleaning out my closet, Joe unearthed Baby, swaddled in a clear plastic bag. I had been keeping her carefully stored because she was given to me by my grandmother, Jean Loyd, when I was just a wee girl. Her name was Victoria and I loved her to bits. Joe raised the plastic-wrapped Baby over his head and yelled "B!" A sweet relationship was born.

Joe soothed Baby and rocked her when she was fussy.

He took her for endless rides around the house.

There were other babies in which to care...

but Baby always came out on top.

" Awwww B, its k."

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Baby Marathon

I have been planning to post some pics of Joe with Baby for awhile (read: coupla years) and I have felt overwhelmed by the number of for the next week, I'm going to post captioned pics of Joe and Baby over the years. I'm starting tomorrow (Sunday) so stay tuned to see if:

a) I really post each day.
b) The pictures are as cute to you as they seem to me.
c) My captions are witty.
d) I really post each day.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Celebrating Paul

Flashback to last Saturday and get ready to join us for a picture montage of Paul's birthday celebration at Mom and Dad's...

Lori brought her laptop to show Mom the Disney World pictures from Lori, Zach and Cole's trip this past summer. Lori has been a friend of our family's for years, well before Mom had the stroke. Lori is always at ease with Mom, talking with her as if no time has past since they last saw each other, and she always seems to bring a smile to Mom's face...but I digress.

Julie dressed to the nines.

Paul loved the sudoku cake that Joanne made.

It took me a few minutes to figure out that I would need more that one square of the puzzle to effectively solve the sudoku-ness but I digress.

Joanne is a dear friend who cooks, serves and freezes meals for Mom and Dad each you know when to visit to get some yummy home-cooked meals!

Zach came too, but Paul didn't know yet!

Mom was surprised (and very pleased) by the unexpected visitors as well!

Dad was surprised too! No wonder we needed 4 large pizzas!

Paul was so happy to see Cole, Zach and Lori for his birthday...

and pleasantly surprised.

We sang happy birthday (to Joe's delight) and Paul blew out the candles.

Paul is great about bring joy to so many people, it's nice to be able to bring him some joy!

Happy Birthday Paul!!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

He sleeps

with this guy. We sleep cause we know he's safe.

Thanks for the sheets Uncle Paul!