Thursday, February 25, 2010

girls day





Last weekend Charlotte and headed to Dubois with friends for a girls weekend. What fun we had. We hit the road Saturday morning while the snow was flying. We made it to Dubois with constant commentary and questions from little Miss. We ate a relaxing lunch and headed to Deception Creek for some Cross-country skiing.

With all the new snow on the ground the going was laborious. Luckily, I had several friends helping me pull Charlotte in little red sled. It was peaceful, quiet, and just what I needed. After 2 loops we headed back to our cabin, for some yummy dinner and birthday celebrations with friends.

Charlotte has asked me every day since if today is a girls day too :)
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

three year old in the house

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLOTTE!!! She is 3 (or was on the 16th). We had a fun day and a fun week. MiMi and PawPaw have been here spoiling grandkids. Charlotte had so many presents to open it was a whirlwind. She has finally now had time to really sit and play with all of them,and it is nice to have some new toys around the house to occupy her time.

Charlotte at three is a creative and sometimes defiant little girl. She is extremely loving and cuddly, when she is in the mood. She has strong opinions about what she wants, color of clothing, cups, bowls (all pink), how her toast should be cut, what size utensil she should use, and how quickly someone should respond to her demands. Oh boy-we are working on manners and calm voices.

She is still into tigers and now sharks too, they are like her imaginary friends chasing her, being bad and needing to be scolded. She has gained quite a motherly instinct and loves to be the Mama. She often tells me that she lives in another house far, far away and that she is the Mama there. She has also developed more patience for sharing things with her brother. Which means we have had a little less sibling rivalry around here lately and more cooperative playing.

She loves art projects, playdough, and coloring on the windows. She draws people complete with eyes, mouth,arms,legs, and hair. She loves reading and would be content having someone read to her all day. She is inquisitive and I love watching her mind grow. I cannot wait to see how she grows over the next year.

Happy Birthday my sweet girl :)

Friday, February 12, 2010


I was just browsing through some recent photos and found this sweet one of Timothy at Christmas. I love when he cares for his baby, it makes me smile and realize that he is already practicing to be a great father some day. He has not been doing as much baby care recently, and so it makes the moment in this picture even more precious. His favorite thing to push in the stroller now are his trucks.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010



What is wrong with this picture? Snow and ice cream-bbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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Conversation at my house yesterday between Charlotte and Mama:

C: (sitting at the breakfast table) where are we going today?
M: We are going to story-time at the library and then to ALCO to get some things.
C: What are we getting at ALCO?
M: We need to get some more soap for the dishwasher.
C: Oh, for Papa’s dishwasher?
M: (smiling inside) yep, for Papa’s dishwasher.
C: Where is your dishwasher?
M: (now laughing inside) Papa is my dishwasher.
C: Huh?
M: Papa washes my dishes.
C: Oh, we need to get him some soap!

He he he he he he he he

Friday, February 5, 2010

i spy



What fun we have been having with the deer in our yard lately. We came home a couple days ago to find this doe staring right into our breakfast nook. She stayed for quite a while, staring back at the kids and then eating under the trees. The next night she brought back 5 of her friends while we were finishing up dinner. The kids had a blast and Timothy was not pleased unless everyone had there noses glued to the window. If we left the window, he would come get us insisting "'mon, 'mon, dee" (or c'mon, c'mon, deer). We even got to watch 2 bucks sparing, and a coupleof the deer bedded down in the snow and were still there when I went to bed that night.

I still haven't quite figured out who is on display, them or us?
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