Wednesday, March 24, 2010

a holy experience

Just had to share this incredible blog I found through my friend Tara's blog. Go to it, and savor.

Monday, March 22, 2010

More birthday

To celebrate Bean Town's birthday (yes, we call her Bean Town...long evolution on that nickname), we had a joint-party with a family whose youngest son is about a week younger than Caroline. As you can see in the final pictures, we are unabashedly trying to arrange their marriage.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Birthday, Caroline!

Caroline, oh, sweet Caroline, we love you so much. You bring such unique joy and happiness to our family. We love your slimy open mouth kisses (that sometimes involve biting), we love the spider walk you've figured out so you wouldn't get tangled in your dress, we love how you never fail to hear a single airplane that flies overhead (about 45 a day), but most of all we just love YOU! Happy 1st birthday, little Peanut/Bunny/Carebear.
March 20, 2009A few days oldApril 2009June 2009July 2009August 2009October 2009December 2009March 19, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

You know it's Spring when...

...the Dairy Kastle opens!

I must admit. Ever since the warm spell we had a few weeks ago, I've been compulsively driving by the Dairy Kastle several times a week to see if it's open. Yesterday when the girls and I were out for a walk, I saw that the boards had been taken off the windows...could it be? We strolled over and the owner told us that it would be open tomorrow...which is today! So, did we go? You betcha!

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As if it weren't enough for the Kastle to be open, Katie also had a St. Patrick's Day party at her preschool...and I got the privilege of helping with it! It was so fun to visit her class and see the other kids, although their teachers said they were being unusually quiet. I like to think that they were blown away by the cupcakes and punch I made (which I confess I was a little stressed out about...but that's another blog post).


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Monday, March 15, 2010

New tricks

Our littlest sweetie will be one year old on Saturday! She started celebrating early by taking her first steps this past weekend. I've yet to capture her "walking" on camera, but I did manage to get some of her other tricks this past week.

Desperately trying to see what sister's doing
I climbed up all by myself!
And now I'm going to really spook my mom
and try to stand up on it...

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Sorry for being a doof and not having the camera turned the right way (and for having an incredibly annoying 'mommy voice'). Any ideas on how I can fix that? The video, I mean, not my voice...although if you have any tips on the voice I'll take them too! And just in case you were wondering, she did NOT fall off the box at the end.