This weekend has been calm, quiet, and pretty low key. Outside it looks like the inside of a snow globe, huge flakes drifting everywhere, all day long. I have been busy choreographing for the dance recital, teaching my little ones their routines, and taking my daily photos for my 365 project. I went to Trader Joe’s and picked up some gorgeous white tulips to brighten the dining room table and have been making batches of scones (which get gobbled up before I can take photos). All in all it has been pretty nice.
My goal is to get back into the habit of blogging everyday or every other day, even if it is just a quick hello. I had forgotten how nice it was to de-stress by writing more about what is happening in my life. =)
Well, back to working on dance stuff, have a great night and see you back here tomorrow!!
I am sitting here typing, hands freezing, listening to the happy sounds of little girls frolicking upstairs. They have tried to go out and play in the snow but it is just too cold for their little fingers. So I entertained them with Brain Pop, You Tube, and Pinterest…. they loooooove Pinterest. Above are some pretty things that caught their eyes, especially that adorable kitten. Gabby wants to make arrows, Amelia wants that doll and to paint her nails. Moira is really into princesses so I am definitely checking this book out from the library along with a few others from this board.
I’ve really enjoyed my girls lately, taking more time to ignore the messes and pay more attention to the imagination. It is a struggle, especially when Moira decides that practicing scooping is way more fun with sugar than plain noodles. But then I catch moments like this and it is all worth it.
This little girl…. she parties hard until midnight, has all these opinions, and has replaced the word “no” with “NO WAY!”. She tells me to go away, insists on watching movies while nursing, and follows her sisters around with big adoring eyes.
We have been enjoying our snowed in days, I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
For the last week we were infest (again) with the stomach bug. We all got it in mid December pretty badly so I figured that we were all good for the rest of the winter… wrong! I woke up to poor Miss Moira throwing up on me (again) and also got a text from Klint that we was also getting sick at work. Yuck! A day or so later and poor Amelia was really ill with it, poor thing. And now it seems that I am hit…. ugh!
I am a fan of the TV show The Neighbors, a cute show about a family who moves into a townhouse community of aliens pretending to be people. The latest episode is one where the humans get a cold and explain to the aliens about getting sick. It is funny when the poor mom, who is also sick, is taking care of everyone and yells at her husband for not being helpful in the caring of the sick kids. It is how I, and many other moms, feel- when everyone is sick we are expected to care, attend to, and help our family. But when we are sick, well the world keeps turning and we must soldier on.
We are typically a very healthy family, rarely getting even normal colds. But this stomach bug sucks! Everyone I know has it or has had it recently, most more than once. Hopefully it will die down as the days get warmer… and I am hoping that everyone is better for my birthday on Monday.
So I leave you with this adorable photo of Miss Moira, who sorely needed a bath after getting sick all over me and chasing me around the halls wailing when I went to get new sheets. =) Here’s wishing you all very VERY healthy thoughts!
Happy Belated New Years!!! I hope that you all rung the new year in with style and happiness!! Gabby and I were the only ones to make it until midnight, which was fine since it was a looooooong day.
New Year’s morning last year!
I decided that I am going to do another 365 photo project, hopefully I can make it through the whole year. There are many different websites, posts, and people who do a 365 project of some kind. Some people do a self portrait, others participate in a group, and many people just aim to take a photo a day. Then there are all the options of how to publish your project- a blog, a flickr account, a Facebook album… there are so many possibilities!
I chose to do a combination of things: I’m going to take a photo a day (usingthis website for suggestions- I may go off-roading once in a while!) and I’m using a website called ShutterCal to post my photos, as well as posting to my 365 Pinterest Board. I’m really excited to improve my photography skills this year, as well as capture the gift of an ordinary day. Let me know what you think of the photos!!!
Is anyone else doing a 365 project this year?
This is Holly. I rescued her from a very high kill pound here in Ohio. I don’t know her story, how she ended up there or what her former home was like, but I know that someone lost out on a truly wonderful dog. She will eventually go to live with my aunt in NY (who is getting her cats behavior therapy as they are dog aggressive we found out yesterday) but for now she is all mine. =) This gorgeous dog is completely housebroken, cat/kid/dog/bunny friendly, and a joy to have around the house. Her only fault? She is completely deaf. Definitely not something I expected but a new challenge as she has yet to learn commands like sit and no. Check back for more posts on her progress as training a deaf dog is both new to me and interesting.
I hope that each and every one of you has a wonderful holiday season! This year was not what I had hoped it would be, there were plenty of tragedies and heartaches. But there was also great joy and at the end of the day I am so very lucky. I am grateful for all my friends, my job which I am in love with, and of course my husband and children. I have high hopes for next year, am planning on trying another 365 project, and am turning the page on 2012. Enjoy your families and celebrate all the things in your life you cherish. See you all soon!