30 December 2008

Today I took the kids to see Marley and me with Aunt Sarah. I was shocked to say the least. I loved it from an adult's perspective, but not for 6 year old's and under. It had pretty adult content, lots off cussing and talk about things that I wasn't ready to explain. Jennifer Anniston, or Jenny, in the movie gets prego, miscarries and then gets prego right after. It shows her having labor pangs and Bella looks at me in the most sincere and worried fashion and says "Mommy, how did she have a baby?" Then "will I get a baby?" followed. Then "does it hurt?" Then "I don't want to have a baby, do I have to?" YIKES! I knew it was coming, but so soon with the questions? She has had such an inquisitive mind lately. So, how did I answer her you ask? I said, "Let's just talk about it after the movie."

Well...while sitting at the dinner table tonight she asked again. My rather mature 17 year old sister started laughing, I looked at Tristan and he looked at me, one of us hoping the other would answer. We gave her a very simple answer about seeds and babies grow, yada yada yada, and she was pleased. This time. Anyways, don't take your kids to see it! The theatre was packed with little kids...there will be lots of "splanin" to do tonight! It was cute, but too adult for little ones.

After the movie we spent some time in the fresh air and I became mamarazzi.

Jude tried to pose for me.

Bella has no problem facing a camera.

Even Fiona was feelin' it.

And some doggy sun flare for your pleasure.

Mr. Man finally decides to look at the camera...and this is what he gives me...stinker.

Bella's adorable piggies.

More of Bella's adorable piggies.



So sweet...now what did you ask us earlier?

And last but not least...proof that I can knit ;)

my wallpaper.


Courtesy of Potters Craft

29 December 2008

Well, I'm not really quite sure where this last week has gone. It has been very busy though. Tristan took the kids to see A Tale of Despereaux last week.

I was finally able to cook the roast that I got from the co-op a few weeks ago (let me say organic beef is sooooo good) and Nana has been visiting from the East Coast so Bella has spent a lot of time with her and her best friend/cousin Stella. Those two are inseperable and have a love for horses and a new love for knitting. That's right, Tristan's mum taught the girls how to knit this last week. They both can completely do it on their own. Then she taught me and well...I dropped a lot of stitches at first and Bella prided herself in the fact that mommy dropped stitches and she didn't. She is better than me, but don't tell her I said that :)

Nana stayed with us Friday night and we ordered Pei Wei's b/c we didn't have a stitch off food in the house, and did some knitting while watching movies. I think the kids tuckered Nana out, but she was a good sport. She napped, they watched Eloise.

Tonight we headed over to Aunt Lest's and Uncle Rob's for some yummy stew and good company. Aunt Celeste broke out the art supplies and did some batik paintings with the kids and let Bella draw with her "India Ink". Then they do as they always do and played chase around the house, turned up the stereo and danced to "shake your booty", played with Zoe (their boston terrier) and topped of the night with some snuggling and a story.

So, here I am thinking about my day tomorrow, typing and watching Pride and Prejudice at 12:15 am. I tried going to bed, but no dice. By the way, is it normal for a dog to snore? Fiona is so LOUD!

28 December 2008

Just DaNcE.

Turn it up LOUD and let loose...just dance!!!!!!!!

27 December 2008

Pure genuine totally uncontrollable silliness.

Here you go Amanda :)
To participate, just copy and paste in your own blog, and bold all of the things you have done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland- Does Disney World count?
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa-not officially
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Been to Canada
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book-my blog and photography books of course
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating-do fish count?
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Have a tattoo
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone- doesn't most everyone??
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
101. Learned to play an instrument

Ok, well, that was fun...now I feel like a big fuddy dud! Makes me want to travel and so some of these things just so I can be a little more interesting!

18 December 2008


They are so funny these two :)

17 December 2008

Boy Oh Boy.

He played today and I took pictures. I love moments like these. Simple, innocent and inspiring. I love the little noises he makes when he plays. Noises like "choo, chee, yow, pow, hi-ya!" Ok, so I may not be a good karate chop action speller, but boy oh boy my son I sure do love you :) "How much do you love momma?" I asked.

This was his response :)

5 years + 8 years= 13 Years of Bliss

This was meant for yesterday, but let's just say that my video skills are lacking. I downloaded numerous freebies to get this on here and then realized it needs major work...you get the picture...

I Love You T...til the end

13 years? WOW babe...we're getting up there. But you know, I wouldn't want to get old with anyone else...

15 December 2008

Baby it's cold outside!

70 degrees yesterday and 13 degrees today, well that's Oklahoma for ya! It would have been nice to at least get snow so the kids could go out and play, but no, we get ice here which always means no school. We decided to stay in today and not brave the cold. I think living in Chicago burned me out on getting "bundled up" just to get out and about :)

It ended up being a good day, even without the snow. We stayed in our pj's all day and the kiddos went to bed in them again.

They watched TV together...

We had a candle lit lunch...

They played Candy Land...

And napped...

And READ...

And then we made paper snowflakes with glitter, enjoyed a big old pot of tortilla soup together and played hide and seek before settling into bed.

I love days like these...even without the snow...

12 December 2008

Friday nights at our crib...

We have Horton Hears a Who playing in Cinema One...

a dinner of almond butter/jelly sandwiches,apples, popcorn, marshmellow's and vanilla/chocolate pudding (it's healthy junk food, right?)...

What are the Mr. and I having?

And then I must tackle this....


Then some....

Then to spend this....


Thanks Nic! You ROCK! We'll be having movies, your treat tomorrow night ;)

Oh...I just found these...love these two girlies...

Survivorman is on, I'm enjoying my $11.50 wine, and I'm listening to this...

Haven't listened to that for 8 years...we listen to mom/dad music these days like Andrew Bird, Ray Lamontagne and the like.

So, this is how we roll, we know how to party and you know you all would love to be here right now, partying like rock stars with us ;) Ok, so it's 9:18 and I think I'm sleepy...

The Playroom.

Well...we changed the playroom up a bit, not much. Since I have a bad habit of changing things constantly, I thought I would post some pictures so maybe I will leave it alone! I also wanted to share a pic of what I got in the mail the other day...4 perfectly adorable tea towels that I was pining over and decided to buy. I just love things like that :) Have a great weekend everyone!