Monday, September 24, 2012

Only confirms that I need to hold this little man again. asap.


I have two brothers born in September.
I have two daughters born in September.
And now my two newest nephews join this celebratory month as well!
This is the nephew I am lucky enough to live near.
Simeon Reese.
Slice of Heaven.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Forgive a mother's lack of photo discretion. 1st birthdays just. kill. me.

Miss Poppy is 1 whole year old!  
We celebrated with family.  
She loved her cake.  Of course.
We might have made the mistake of taking it away too soon.
Boy oh boy, she let us know.
Oh Poppy, we love you!!!
Happy Birthday!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A Story About Two Sisters

 Who have equal amounts of love for each other, 
 and impressive independent streaks.
 And when one begins to exert her will, 
 the other naturally runs for
 Unfortunately that doesn't last for long,
when you're only just 1.

A Birthday Party for Lily

Whooo weee.  That's the first thing that comes to mind.  These were 7 of the cutest little baker's you ever did see.  They decorated their hats and then got busy in the kitchen whipping up all sorts of goodies in honor of Lily's birthday.  I wish I had a chance to grab more action shots, but let's just say that all the action was requiring all of my undivided attention.  Setting up for this party totally reminded me of setting up for science projects as an elementary school teacher.  Twenty-five 4th graders "experimenting" is really quite a sight.  Better be on your A-game if you're the one in charge.  There are a lot of details missing from these photos, but each girlie went home with a cake box full of goodies and a big smile.  It was approaching dinnertime as the last little chef was escorted to the door.  Upon closer inspection of my physical energy and my kitchen, David and I loaded our children into the car and headed for... the drive-thru.