Thursday, November 10, 2016

Splish Splash

This little girl has done a 180 and went from hating bath time to hating when bath time is over. 

She quickly grew out of her baby bathtub sling insert ... OK, truthfully, she had a poop in the bath I didn't realize it until I saw the brown stains when getting ready for her next bath (I know, Mom of the Year right here) and that's when we realized she LOVED being in the bath without it, but I digress ... 

Here's our little swimmer girl ... aka the activity that provides the entire family with a good 5-10 minutes of entertainment each bath night : )  

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The day after

I can hear Maya speaking these words that have never been more true. Now is the time to rededicate ourselves to building a more just, peaceful, and loving world. #ForOurChildren #ForOurFuture 

(Illustration by Nate Williams Creative -- to view more of his work, visit his website at

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

First homework assignment

We're no longer homework virgins ... Anna came home with her first assignment last week, a school-wide Kindergarten assignment to disguise Turkey Tom for Thanksgiving. Anna choose a sheep and of course her little sister got in on the action too! 

Glueing and cutting, two of their favorite activities!

Bah Bah! 

Charlotte decided to write Anna's name on her sheep since it was her homework : ) 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

No cavities!

Both girls had dentist appointments over the last month and this proud Mama is happy to report that there were no cavities, they received rave reviews from the hygienists and dentist, AND Miss Anna has a couple of loose teeth and her six year molars (tiny tear from Mama on this news). Miss Madeline was the perfect watchful assistant : ) 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

K is for Kion ...

... the super hero, PJ Masks loving lion who went with Charlotte for show and share yesterday : ) 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday funny: time change edition

Edited to add ... the result of a busy weekend with grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, no naps, and at time change ... 7:30pm on Sunday : )

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Reading rainbow

Middle sister reading to little sister =  melt my heart! 

(We love this Me Reader set that was a gift!)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Word(less) Wednesday

"Did I do that??!!" (insert Steve Urkel voice) ...
aka the look of a baby who just had a HUGE toot : ) 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ladies who lunch

Just your regular 80 degree day the first week November! Since the big girls are both home on Tuesdays and the weather was begging for it, we enjoyed an al fresco lunch before lots of playtime in the backyard. 

(But, no, no one should believe there's global warming...)

A ghost, a princess, and a straw-baby ...

I always start asking about Halloween costumes a few months ahead of time to see what ideas / themes stick. This year both girls were pretty consistent and went with a scary ghost and princess Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) early on. I kept pressing Anna about the ghost costume and she held steady, even scoffing at some of my friendly ghost suggestions. "Puh-lease, Mommy, that costume will NOT scare ANYONE!" ... Ok, noted ...  She's her Paw Paw's granddaughter and is apparently now "brave, because I decided to be!" and into all things scary (and a little gore'y). It's hard to find scary ghost costume without a hood in her size (shocker, ha), so we went with a zombie / ghost / corpse bride costume and scary make-up. On the flip side Princess Belle was a no-brainer and Miss Charlotte played the role perfectly. They were both an excellent compliment to the straw-baby who was just along for the ride.
Our trial make-up run before Trunk or Treat at school.
It's hard trick-or-treating and then sitting still for a picture ; )
aka the story of Charlotte's life, ha

The trick-or-treat crew; Mike didn't have a choice this year, I forced him into the Halloween spirit.
Oooohhh, scary!!
"You mean you made me wear this hat and I don't even get any candy?"
The cat and straw-baby held down the fort at home while the big girls went door to door.

#unimpressed ... as we walked to the neighborhood pizza party before trick-or-treating started.