Monday, September 29, 2008

Family Photos

I realize I haven't posted any photos for a little while. I still have a lot to edit, but here are a couple of the family.
We had such a good time and many adventures while we were away...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Rainbows and Lollipops

So I figured since I have shared some of my shopping horrors, that it's only fair and reasonable to share our successes. Few that they are.
Having said that, I recently had a nearly perfect shopping experience. With all 3 kids. At the huge grocery store. Where you must bag your own stuff.
All 3 kids were actually IN the cart for starters. Their idea, not mine. Which is why it was so perfectly executed. We got a lot done. Some bribery was needed, but I don't mind at all when it works so well. No one cried or screamed or fell out.
At the checkout we had a helpful, cheerful cashier. Another lovely employee came over and helped me fit all my groceries into my new green bins AND helped me fit them all in the cart. Which was full of kids.

And diapers were on sale.

AND we got a free turkey. Which our spectacular cashier had brought to us so we didn't have to go find it ourselves.

It truly was the most Super shopping experience I've ever had.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Goodbye Summer Hello Fall

To whom it may concern,
I don't feel like being the mom today. I have plenty of things I'd really like to do. The kids are fine. I'm just feeling creative and distracted and I don't want to wash the floor, pick up the disaster trail behind each kid that goes from room to room, or clean up any poop today. So if it's all the same to you, I'd like the day off.

Mrs. Twomittens

Friday, September 19, 2008

Home Again

Hellooo internet, we're back! I've missed you. It was nice to have a bit of time away, and now it's nice to be back and to catch up again.
We stayed away a little longer than we planned but this week was so beautiful. The leaves changing and the sun shining...
On the way home today I was thinking how nice the past few days have been. Life was less hectic and less busy. We all seem to relax and enjoy each other a little easier. I wish I could bottle that feeling and open it up whenever I need it.
Now there's plenty of unpacking and laundry and I think I have a trazilllion pictures on my camera (that's slightly more than a googillion). But what makes coming back to 'reality' a bit easier? Presents waiting at our doorstep! I've started receiving some of the gifts from Tutus and Turtles. I will post more on that later as well.
So much to catch up on!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Best Before


Hey, we're going on a little vacation this week. Off to visit the chalets for one more time before Grandma and Grandpa move.
Have a great week and we'll see you soon!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Blue on Blue

I've been feeling 'blue' lately. Not blue/boo hoo/sad, but the color blue.
I find that at different times in my life I'm drawn to different colors.
When I was pregnant I had a craving for green. A beautiful vibrant 'living' green. So I went out and found a pair of earings with a perfect green stone in them. It was the perfect color.
And I have felt drawn to reds and yellows and pinks. Mostly warm colors.
But never blue.
I'm not a blue person for the most part. I have no blue in my house and not much in my wardrobe. I chose some light blue/green colors for the boys, but that's about it. Blue is generally a bit bland for my taste. Not that it can't be beautiful. Just not my thing.
But I guess it is right now.
Particularly navy blues and soft muted blues. Overcast skies and ocean shores.
(sorry 1980 electric blue, you still make me gag)
I keep thinking about these colors.

When I googled this is what I got,
Blue is the color of truth, serenity and harmony, by helping to soothe the mind. Blue is good for cooling, calming, reconstructing and protecting.

Which goes along with how I'm feeling I suppose. I feel like I have turned inward a bit. I'm trying to find some answers to some questions. Looking for change in a positive way. Searching for ways to establish more harmony and peace in my life and my home.
(Serenity Now!! I could be Frank Costanza)

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Tagged by Jamie!

The rules are: 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 surprising facts and then tag 5 other people. Leave a comment for the people you’ve tag so they know they have been tagged.

*I say it should be tag 3 people...all 3's.

My 3 Joys:

  • I think everyone would say their family, so that goes without say, but I have to add my baby girl especially. She's so sweet and such a joy to our family. And she doesn't talk back. Yet.
  • photography
  • travelling

My 3 Fears:
*There is something a bit scary about naming fears in my mind. I don't like putting it all out there, so I will refrain from putting down any kind of family tragedy etc. It creeps me out. Maybe that counts as a fear? Naming fears.

  • dark water
  • having things touch me when I'm in the water (so yeah, no scuba diving for me)
  • not having a close relationship with my kids when they are grown

My 3 Current Obsessions:

  • sewing (see below) although I haven't actually DONE any yet
  • I can't stop thinking about upcoming holidays (Halloween and Christmas are just around the corner??!!)
  • The Creative Family - how to make my days and projects with my kids more meaningful

My 3 Surprising Facts:

  • I don't think I am quite 5'6, but to my dying day I will tell people that I am 5'6
  • I am allergic to a lot of smells/perfumes but food smells are usually ok (I can't wear flowery/grassy scents but you may find me smelling of coconut or pumpkin spice)
  • I cut my own hair yesterday. Just a trim. I know I really shouldn't do it, but I've done it before and I will probably do it again. I just get too impatient to make an appt. I don't recommend it.

I tag:
Mrs. Mmmmaaahvelous
Mrs. Sweetpeas

Sew What?

I feel like sewing.
Which is weird for me. Because I don't like to sew. I find it frustrating and annoying. I have trouble following patterns with all those picky little notches and allowances. And then there's the thread...don't get me started. It just always seems like a lot of work to only be disappointed in the end.
And yet, there are so many cute little things that I think maybe...just maybe...

Monday, September 01, 2008


My day was starting out in a crappy sort of way and then low and behold...I'm a winner!
Shock and awe, shock and awe!!

tutus and turtles

I shall never whine about not winning a contest again!
(you didn't know I was whining, but I was)

Thank You Tutus and Turtles and all your generous sponsors.

Baby Girl 15 Months

Wowzers. My Baby Girl is determined to grow up fast! She is literally growing and getting taaalller and taller. She is also trying to do everything and anything the big kids are doing. She does not want to be left out.
Example A. The Backpack. I had to get her one because she kept trying to wear the boys'. Of course, they do not like that. A girl needs her own stuff anyway.

And naturally she is very into shoes. Her brothers', mine, even daddy's. She will often get upset when I take her shoes off. She is just starting to wear 'big girl' shoes and it's pretty fun.
Speaking of Daddy...The Babe and her daddy have become pretty tight lately. They like to hang out. Daddy makes her laugh. And she likes to feed him!

The Babe has been mimicking sounds for a little while now. I wasn't sure at first if she was really saying words, but she definitely is. She says her brothers name. In fact, I think that was her first word. The first one I recognized. The longer one mostly, but I've heard her say the other one too. She says 'hi' and 'bye' and 'uckie' and 'hi daddy'. I really expect her to be quite a chatterbox. She has the gift of gab like her Nana! **Hi Nana**
She also loooves animals. She sqeals and gets excited whenever she sees them. She almost jumped out of her seat and jabbered on like crazy when she saw the horses at the zoo. I guess they are her favorite?

I really am excited for all the new things my babe is doing these days. She is so much fun and we all enjoy her so much.

I just wish she wasn't in such a hurry to grow up.
Although I suspect that is not going to change anytime soon.

*I want to nibble all of their juicy little munchkin legs in this photo!