Friday, January 21, 2011

Pocket Knife

Well, it's official...I now have a SEVEN year old! Don't ask me how this happened - it all has gone so fast!! Everyday I wish time would slow down so that I can preserve these babies of mine...but it hasn't happened yet!

So, for his SEVENTH birthday he asked for a pocket knife - which I guess is a rite of passage for a boy - plus I'd just read a book that said that it was an age appropriate gift. You can imagine his joy when he opened up his present & saw that his birthday wish had come true. His Dad & I went over our strict rules re: knife usage...we keep the knife when it's not in use, he has to ask Mom or Dad for permission to use it and Mom or Dad have to supervise it's use...

However, the point of all those rules is moot when this happens...

Yes, he cut his finger the VERY 1st time he used his knife! And yes, he had asked for permission to use it & was under the direct supervision of his father when this happened...AGH!! It's just like that movie A Christmas Story all over again!!! But in our case it's "No pocket knife, you'll cut your finger off!"

Fortunately for my boy (and me) the cut wasn't quite so bad...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Snow Day #5

My view right now! One in front of me & one on the side...I do think we are going to venture out for a bite of lunch at a neighborhood pizzeria, then string some popcorn for the birds and the highlight of my day...a movie with my husband...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snow Day #4

In case y'all were wondering how we coped on Snow Day
FOUR. I have a little pictorial for you...

We met up with friends & neighbors and headed to our newest neighborhood coffee house. They'd put the word out that they were having Hot Chocolate & Coloring.

My kids were so grateful to be out of the house!

Saved by the three C's..
.Coloring, Crepes & Hot Chocolate.

Heading home & saying our goodbyes.

One more of my precious, precious babies!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Day(s)!

Ah man, have we had some snow!! Loads of it! Tomorrow will be our third snow day - NO SCHOOL!! We might as well stay out of school for the rest of the week! It's been lots of fun for us, since most of our Christmas break was spent sick and in the bed!!

Stay warm, watch the ice & have fun!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 2007

One of my favorite series of images is of my two children cuddled up together on the bed, laughing & giggling together. They were probably 18mo & 3 years old - precious - just precious!! Yesterday, the two of them were on my bed, rolling around wrestling & laughing much like the 1st images I took and I could not resist trying to capture them again! I think I did alright ;)

Monday, January 3, 2011


We've been celebrating Spot's birthday since Saturday - it's the longest feast ever! Tomorrow it's a homemade pinata'!!