Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas wrap up.

 santa delivered just what she asked for!

 (notice bear bear under the arm)

 (bear bear still here!)

It was a wonderful Christmas! 
At home, being lazy, playing with new toys and drawing all day long!
I love watching the excitement and anticipation of the 9 year old.
It's more fun with each passing year.
How sweet it is to have little brother this year. 
They are my gifts this year.
And of course the Mr.
There's so much to be thankful for.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

good afternoon sweetheart.

Hello my love!
We're having a great day.
I hope you are too!
Brother is sleeping away in the bouncer, in the crib. 
Sister has a friend from school over having a play date.

I hope you enjoy the pics!
Sis is too busy playing to take her picture.
I Love YOU!
(i think i'll hurry and make caramel!)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

it's chocolate dipping time!

I had help from a little elf today!

toffee- done.

truffle center- done.

Tomorrow- make caramel center,
Or dip truffles?
We'll have to see what mood I'm in.
Love you!

Monday, December 5, 2011

my gift to you!

Good evening my love.
Today, my first gift to you is this post...
these pictures of our beautiful children.
Aren't we so blessed?

...and thank you for helping me with the tree skirt this morning.
Doesn't it look much better?!

My second gift to you is this batch of
perfect fudge
that I made for you today!
My third gift to you is my daily exercise.
I sacrificed my routine to make you this treat.
Because I knew how happy it would make you.
And how much you would look forward
to eating it after your long day away.
I. Love. You.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

what a good girl!

...not only is she playing her songs,
she let me take a picture!
She says hi and she loves you!

todays workout....

...went like this:
12:30:  brother is asleep, off to hit the workout equipment
12:50:   20 minutes complete on treadmill 
12:52:  2 minutes into elliptical brother's hungry
12:53:  feed baby brother
1:23:  brother's on the ottoman-mommy hits elliptical
1:25: brother's not happy-proceed to get the baby carrier
 1:30: this is how I complete my workout!

2:00: finally finish my 45 minute workout!
Brother loved hanging out in the carrier.
I think it brought back memories of being in my tummy while we were on the elliptical!
Miss you.
Love you.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

hello baby...

I missed having your muscles available to get this monster off the car...
but thank goodness your wife is one tough chick!
I rolled it off the car and it's standing in the garage.
Getting it inside and in the stand may be another story.
I may have to recruit the neighbor.
So excited!!!
A REAL tree! (I'm shouting!)

Love you!

Monday, November 21, 2011

...for daddy

This is what I found on sister's bed this morning. 
I think it's safe to say you're missed!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011


how sweet are those eyes?

who knew...

...dressing a boy could be so fun? I mean really, leg warmies, bloomers, and red polka dot shoes...does it get any cuter? 
I'm happy to report that I'm making as much for brother as I did for sister! 
which = happy mommy!...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

so far...

...I still haven't gotten back to my knitting yet, but I WILL get to it today!
I ran my first mile (4 weeks post delivery!) as part of my workout today! woo hoo!

Look who loves his snuggler I made him!

I better get back to preparing dinner...enchiladas! (miss you)
...and the little boy is calling my name.
love you!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

good evening my love.

here's what we're doing...

just the usual- loving little brother.
He's doing better tonight.
He's had one dose of the medicine, but Dr. A said it could take a couple of days to work.
Did I mention we miss you?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

for you daddy... here's our day.

 ...because we miss you, and you miss us.

Friday, August 12, 2011

this girl.

so, last night after mr. w and i finish working out, we all sit together on the floor for fhe. (this semester it's moved from monday to wednesday...yucky schedule) L hops on mr. w's back and says, "ooh dad, your back's all wet. kinda like it, it's sort of sticky." she cracks me up. it was even better watching my mr. with his face in his hands laughing helplessly. kids are great!

::no pics today. camera is in the shop getting cleaned. $75 later, let's hope the spots go away.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

summer love.

I just can't seem to get enough of this summer. I'm loving every moment. The time with Mr. W and my girl, the warm sun on my skin (even if it causes me to have contractions), watching my pumpkins and raspberries grow, having grass in the back yard, feeling patriotic when I see a flag flying, and on and on... 
I love it all!

L had the most amazing teacher in second grade, who still checks on her 2 years later. On Sunday morning she left a book on the front porch (Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell) with a card that said she just knew L would love this book! It just so happens, she was RIGHT! We have read it everyday. We will read over an hour and L will request "please don't stop!" Last night I read to her while she was bathing until she was a prune, then we laid in her bed together and read until almost 10:00. I love it when we find books that I enjoy every bit as much as she does. I love the sweetness I feel between us when we are spending time together cuddled up with a good read. And I love good friends that remember you years after they have taught your daughter in school.

Friday, July 22, 2011

take time to read...

..especially to your kitties! L does 20 minutes of reading each morning. She finds it much more enjoyable when she rounds up the kitties and they have story time in the mud room. This girl loves her cats. 

We did an "extreme makeover" in her room this week. These pictures are now framed and hanging above her bed. Each night we all end up laughing as we kneel to say prayers and look above her bed to see her two cats starring at us!