Monday, November 28, 2011

Bread and Butter

This afternoon, I heard the PPPSSSTT of the bus' brakes, and I stepped outside to meet Alli and Ruby as they came home from school.  June sometimes comes outside with me.  Not today.  She was busy.

June was making something for Daddy all by herself.
When I came back inside, the bread was smothered in butter.  Thick.

She knows how to butter up her Daddy.
June was so proud of herself.  And I must say, she did a great job.  She did it neat and pretty even.  So I got the camera...
"Smile."  Click.

And see the shirt she is wearing?  It says "I (heart) Daddy!"  It is her favorite shirt.

Alli and Ruby were interested in June's creation.  June told them it was for her Daddy!  They teased her, which didn't go over well, and I had to put the special slice of bread back on the counter where it couldn't be reached... and I was charged with keeping it safe until Daddy came home.

And, oh was June excited when Daddy came home!

Daddy shared his butter, and we spread it on ten slices of bread... and we had garlic bread with our dinner.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Monday!

Monday... gray skies... overdue books... mountain 'o laundry...Andy's car is in the shop... blah.

And so I need to think about the things I am thankful for...

  • I am thankful for music.  Alli can play a song on the violin!  She is one month into lessons, and she is a master of "Mary Had a Little Lamb!"
  • I am thankful that June's birthday is getting closer.  June talks about her birthday every single day.  She has serious plans.  And I am glad she won't have to wait too much longer.
  • I am thankful for imagination.  Ruby draws pictures everyday and presents them to me.  Sometimes I find her art taped to the walls and windows.  She is so creative and prolific!
  • I am thankful for talents.  I didn't know all the talents Andy had when we got married (or maybe he didn't really have those talents just yet).  Andy is finishing a room in our basement.  He built the stud walls, wired the outlets and lights and switches, put up drywall... the man has skills.
  • I am thankful for my family, our kids, my parents and siblings, in-laws, grandparents... they are all good people and there is a lot of love... and many will be here for Thanksgiving in a few days!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Family Photos!

To see our family pictures that I took, click here.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Weekend at Betsy's

We went to the edge of Ohio last weekend to visit Andy's sister Betsy and her adorable family.  There was a birthday party for this princess...

And there was much cooing and loving on this little guy...

Like his hat?  I made it.  I'm sure he will thank me later.

To see more pictures from our weekend adventure, click here.



Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Trick or Treat!

Monday was the BIG night... trick or treating! 

June was a baby duck.

Alli was a witch. This is the hurry-up-so-we-can-go photo...

(Aren't the wilted zinnia's spooky?!)

Ruby was going to be a ghost.  I made her a costume... I know, big deal, a ghost costume.  But Ruby changed her mind.

So she was a "Halloween Fairy" with a cat face...
and muddy boots.

Oh well.

Andy was a... uh... good sport.

I was a gypsy... but I neglected to get a picture of me in my getup, which I regret.

June found it easier to wear her treat bag around her neck.  She is all about efficiency.

I love how she is hugging the bag!

We collected too much candy.  Success!

Happy Halloween!