Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
[Philip and his baby girl]
She has the biggest blue eyes and sweetest disposition - there's always a smile on her adorable little face. She likes to chat and babble at whoever will listen. She already knows how to say Dada -- in Chinese, no less -- as she calls Philip, Baba! Yes, we do believe she is a genius! She's 7 months old now and quite the little crawler. She babbles and blows bubbles -- we are blessed to have such a beautiful and sweet baby girl in our family!
[Catherine & Janie -- beautiful Mom and beautiful baby]
[Photos by Sara Rogers Photography]
Monday, September 20, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I have lots of little posts swimming around in my head,
- A Move Will Do You Good! Connor has moved into an apt now. While we loved having him at home, I knew that he wanted to be out on his own. We are barrels of laughs, but after living away from home, it's hard to move back to the family house again. He found a great apt and is really enjoying being in our downtown/Haymarket area. Maddy asked him when she and I could have a sleepover at his apt?!!! He laughed -- somehow, I don't think that will happen any time soon!
- Change of Name! Mr. Tennis has now become Mr. Candidate!! Woohoo -- yes! He is running for Lancaster County Attorney. If you live in Lancaster County, please remember to vote on Nov. 2nd and vote for the Rickster. I can vouch for his honesty, hard work ethic, legal knowledge and his all-around "good guyness" not to mention, he is very handsome! Yard sign anyone??
- School Report! Third grade is harder than second grade! Oh yes, we are finding that out very fast! Homework is every single night -- well, except Friday, that is. I pick her up from school on Mon/Wed/Fri and had thought she probably didn't want me to wait at the door for her since she's in 3rd grade and all. But, she told me she'd really like me to meet her there so we can walk together to the car! So sweet AND she still holds my hand! It's the little things that make this Mom's heart jump for joy!
- Muffy News! Miss Muffy, our little Scottie girl, is doing great. She LOVES being the boss at puppy daycare. I'm not sure how the other puppies feel about that, but she's the boss, so they better just get used to it. Gotta love terriers and their feisty personalities. She sleeps in her little kennel at night (yay) and enjoys chomping on rawhide chews when she's not hiding them in the yard.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Happy Birthday to my sweet son Connor. He turns 23 today!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I can see how Vegas can lure a person in with the jingle jangle of the machines and excitement of the win! Actually, I've never been to Vegas so guess I am fibbing about that. I'm not really sure about the lure of Vegas, though I did think "The H*ngover was kind of funny . . . naughty too though!! Warning - do not watch that movie with young children close by!
Anyway, back to moi and my great win! Recently, I found Jess and Mr. Manhattan at Reclaimed Marketplace. They are the cutest young couple and have a wonderful website and blog! Their mission statement: " reclaimed products range from old to new, but they all carry a timeline; a heritage of stories." I love that -- especially since I do love old things!
I was the lucky winner of their first-ever giveaway -- lovely, lovely, lovely letterpress note cards from Hazel and Violet Ink! I picked the lemon -- the color is even more beautiful in real life. Truly, it's almost too pretty to use! I know, I know, that defeats the purpose, but would it be ok if I write myself a note so I can keep at least one? (Yes, I may have a bit of a hoarding issue!)
Thanks again Jess and Mr. M and Hazel and Violet!