Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Action shot of the ballet dancers. We had around 8 little dancers, very fun and low key, but crowded in our little house.

Happy with the tower of Red Velvet Cupcake. I used Paula Dean's recipe, excellent!

Pumpkin Patch

Calendar worthy!

"Stop making faces and smile."

"Honey, that's as good as your going to get."

"That's the perfect ball gown for the pumpkin patch."

They are such hams.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


My husband said it best: "To my little ballet dancer, master artist, scrappy independent, and giver of hugs and kisses that touch my soul, Happy 4th Birthday. Your joy is infectious. You are my birthday present even though you insist you wouldn’t fit in the box."

I took E to a inflated jumpy place for her birthday with her best friend. Yes, she is wearing a Dorothy costume. I made the day special since I had class that night. Girls are so fun to hang out with.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


First day of first grade! Yes, that's an angler fish on his shirt.

Zoo visit before we were locked into a school schedule (mom included). We all look at Butters that way, at some point in the day!

Some days, she looks like she's a teenager! This girl sits and colors page upon page of pictures. She paints, the colors in the lines, she write letters. She colors first thing in the morning and right before bed.

The leaves are falling, the rain has come and I'm back to making soups for dinner. The autumn is here. With the new weather, brings the biggest change of all, I am now a graduate student, back to school. Excuse me while I go read 100 pages of scholarly articles!