Thursday, December 31, 2009

happy new year!

what do you resolve to do differently this year?

me? i am not such a new year's resolutionist...

but. i do intend to-

be more purposeful in 2010. purposeful in terms of my body, my family, and my free time.

that is a window wide open really. lucky for me.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

children's museum...

we ventured to the children's museum last week. we met the massie kids there with ro.
i didn't get many pictures of the big kids..

but thought these were reasonably post worthy.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

preschool program

well, ava's class did a little preformance today.
i will post pictures later, but it was the cutest thing. of course, they all got shy... so you could really only hear one or two kids.

i had tears in my eyes the whole time. because i was.. proud of my big girl... in shock because i can't believe she is old enough to be in school... and because she is the cutest three year old i know.

guess i got my mom's crying gene.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

want to win a computer?

a blog i fell in love with while on bedrest..
and now have met the family in real life...

is able to giveaway a free HP touchscreen computer!

here is the link...

good luck. actually not. i hope we win. no offense

( i am working on making it a real link)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

italian for life

as you may know, scott has been out of work for awhile.

here is one of his projects that got completed while i was at work.

he told me it was either this or our mailbox. i opted for this.

he is an italian.. that is for sure.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

so long.. so far away

my apologies.

it has been well over a month now. i do have a reasonably good excuse, as our wireless internet went out for awhile. it is much easier to update while lounging on the couch, rather than making an effort to get to the desktop that is a not so convenient location.

what is new around here?

we had a great Thanksgiving. lots of family time. we ventured down to prior lake to scott's cousins house the weekend before. it was a nice time, as i am not sure the last time there was a gathering like that for a holiday. i presume scott's mom and sister were thrilled. more events entailed, with gathering the rest of the week. we are so fortunate to have family close that we get along with so well.

ava- is finally taking to school. she talks about it often, and is excited to go. the teachers even commented what a change she has made. we know she would need some time to get comfortable; we also knew that once she did, she would love school. we were correct on both predictions. we are still working on pooping on the toilet.. and you can be sure, i will post on that once it happens. arg. the advice we were given was, "she will do it when she is ready." so.. we wait.

vinnie- they are only to one nap a day now, which leaves the mornings for fun. vin loves to play with the cozy coupe, little people, and is babbling more and more. he is toughing up, and isn't quite the momma's boy he once was. it is all good though, as it is nice to see him trusting others more. his smile still brightens the room and warms my heart. he loves our dogs.

florie- interestingly enough, she has become more of a snuggler. maybe because there is finally a chance for her to be held? :) she is still a pistol, a joker, and a presistent little peanut. she is starting to look more like ava. she is a caretaker. she looks out and helps both ava and vin. like i have said before, what she lacks in size, she makes up for in personality. i can always count on her for a good laugh.

there you have it. my intentions are to update more often again.
i hope your hearts and homes are warm this holiday season.