Friday, April 29, 2011

Kate Middleton has nothing on this Princess!

Since today much of the world is watching the creation, anointing,  and spectacle of the new British Princess, I thought it would be appropriate to show that we've had a new Princess here for almost one year.

 And personally, I think that this Princess is far superior in beauty than Kate.  IMHO.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bear Number 1

Seeing her bear for the very first time (with Auntie's help)

...running towards it.....

..and finally grabbing onto (as of last night) 'Brownie' her new best friend.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Easter Auntie

Auntie and Uncle Dude got the girls these huge stuffed bears for Easter.  Mommy's reaction?  "We need a bigger house."

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

And the party is just getting started...

Olivia's reaction to her Easter basket was, " Meh..."  She was more interested in watching the adults get excited about the baskets than she was.  Next year, with some chocolate in her?  Watch out.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Finding the eggs

At year number 3, Sammy is remembering all about finding the Easter eggs because they have two M&M's in each one.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

The act of coloring Easter eggs was punctuated with the question "Why" repeatedly.

We're going to color eggs.
So the Easter Bunny can hide them.
So you can find them.
To put in your Easter basket.
Here, let's put an egg in the green water.
So we have lots of color.  Now blue water.
and on and on and on.....

I fully appreciate the saying, "Because I said so, that's why."

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The first time

Here is our sick little birthday girl trying her new slide for the very first time.  She did this, had the chills, came inside, climbed onto Daddy's lap and threw up.  What a crappy way to spend your birthday.  Feel better soon, baby girl.

Friday, April 22, 2011 sweet is this?

Don't let this little snuggly bunny fool you like she did me.  I saw her new Mexican tattoo!  She's hard core.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The book reading

I pray that all the kids find a love of reading the way I did.  Loving books and loving reading are two different things.  I love coffee table books, but I usually don't 'read' them.  I can read books over and over again.  These two here love for me to go through the books with them reading a page, skipping 8 pages, pointing to an animal on another page...Sammy loves when I read the silly rhymes of Mother Goose stories.

Happy Birthday to Daddy!!  I love you!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The first one

Here is my attempt at capturing her hair color, her eye color and her skin color.  As fair as she looks at first, these swatches show that she's darker than she looks!  And being in chlorinated pools has put some green tint in her hair as well! :-D

Let's not get distracted, ok?

It's funny to see how she wants to wave at her Mommy but somehow, someway, other things catch her attention....

Monday, April 18, 2011

Her amazing eye color

This is a little layout I did of Olivia using only the color of her eyes and skin tones.  She's a knockout.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

My halo's where?

Another cute little shirt that Olivia wears.   Let's hope that this isn't a sign of behavior to come! ;-D

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Who's missing?

When Mommy sent this last vacation photo to me, I asked, "Where are you?  I haven't seen you in any pool shots!"  All I got back from her was laughter.  And we weren't even on the phone.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Picture Perfect

My jaw dropped when I saw this photo of all the girls and little Camden.  I love it and it will be framed here in my home!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

And we're spent

Same time same place tomorrow cousin?

People keep thinking these two r twins here btw!! If that's the case Olivia got all the food :-) jk

Saturday, April 9, 2011


To Darling Olivia,

Someday you will be able to wear little cute bows and ribbons in your hair.  When you get hair.  When you get hair and it's long enough.  You'll be about 2 1/2 years old if you're anything like your sister.  But for now, we'll just balance things on your head, much like a trained dog.  Have fun with that because I do.


PS...the family is on holiday now for the week and Mommy will be sharing photos from there.  Can't wait to see them!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Outfit No. 1

This was the first outfit of the day.  Please note the basket FULL of play clothes?  You'll have to ask Mommy how many more changes of clothes Sammy had on that day.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Let's share

Four months apart in age between these two.  Did the two Mommys plan this?  Although Olivia isn't mobile yet, when she does...and the two of them take off playing?  I can hear the yelling and the running and the yelling now.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bed head

I was at Sammy's house yesterday when she woke up in the morning.  Barreling out of her room, running into the family room, she jumped on me.  What a great morning hug, I thought, trying to see my way around this mass of hair.  Yikes!  When I got a look at it, I had to laugh, thinking, 'Oh my, you're gonna hate this when you grow up!'

Monday, April 4, 2011

Her happy place

If she's not in a high chair eating, this is her happy place.  Right on Mommy and watching her big sister play, dance, run circles around me...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hey Batter Batter!

This is a top secret site that the Giants use when training.  Little did we know that they had signed Sammy earlier this year.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Take a look at this face, at these eyes.  Would she lie to you?  Would she play jokes on you?  And if she said no to those questions, would you believe this face?  Wrapped.  I'm seriously wrapped around her chubby-lubby baby pinkie.