Friday, February 29, 2008

Lily's Winter Fashion Show

This has been one heckuva winter...50 inches of snow (so far) and they say there is more to come. Lily would like to thank her aunties for keeping her in such stylish warmth this winter and show off her beautiful coats. Her outerwear has provided the material for conversation with many strangers this season.

Lily's first coat is a casual, faux fur jacket given to her by her Auntie Beth. Although you can't tell from this photo, the fur swirls and looks like little rose buds. Most common comment from strangers about this coat "Look at the little glam girl."

Lily's second coat is a dressier swing jacket. It has a hand crafted/felted look to it. This coat was given to Lily by her Auntie Jen. Most common remark from stragers: "I love her coat. Where did you get it? Do they make it for adults?"

Thanks Auntie Beth and Jen for such lovely coats!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Look Mom!

Sam came running into the kitchen the other day..."Look Mom! Look what I made! It's the coolest truck--it can fly like a helicopter, it has a shooty thingy to kill robots, and you can pay your phone bill." (Notice the computer keyboard access.)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Lily's First Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Lily Walks!

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

Monday, February 4, 2008

Our Valentine Tradition

For the past several years a few weeks before Valentine's Day, I have placed a tray of papers, pens, stickers, ribbons, etc. on the kitchen table so that anytime anybody has the urge to write a little love note to someone in the family, all of the supplies are available.
We all have mailboxes or envelopes sitting outside our bedroom doors and we check them every night to see if we have received any notes.

At first, I thought the kids would make these beautiful Valentines from the lovely scrapbooking papers I made available to them. Then, I learned that beautiful, isn't always what we picture in our minds when we plan something : )

But really, what does it matter as long as you have fun along the way?

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Facepainting with Jenna and Kara!

Joey, Sam and Lily had a great visit to the Kohl's Childrens' Museum with their cousins Jenna, Kara and Jack. The older kids seemed to especially enjoy face painting and the improv stage.

While the face paints made for good photos, the improv stage made for good laughs!

I don't know what they are acting out, but it looks pretty well staged!