Friday, June 5, 2009

Its the 5th...

and that means they new gallery is up at A Million Little Things!! Check it out here!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Look at me...Two in a row!

I am shocked myself! I had to share these cute pictures of the girl. You know how I love me some feet shots...but I have been trying for a while now to get good tootsies on a swing. I think I may have succeeded! I love these:

(not sure why she's holding her breath in that one!)
And just in case you want to see that in bw:
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And of course I have to share one of the golden halo:

I guess I'll start with baseball...

since that is a little all consuming these days. (I am just going to ignore the fact that I have not updated in over two months...I have no good excuses)

Yesterday we had a good cousin vs. cousin battle:
Billy's on the Orioles
and Brandon's on the A's
The game was a long one...ended up going into 3 innings of overtime. Orioles ended up taking this one! 
Brandon played catcher for the first time this year
And a lot of first base, which is new for him this year

And no more t-ball for Max...he has moved up to coach's pitch this year.
So fun to watch his age group..they are so enthusiastic!

And of course the girl that gets dragged to all these games (actually she loves it!)
She always ends up with some sort of treat!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Because i don't want to forget...

A couple of days ago I was in the bathroom doing my hair when Ally came and knocked on the door. Dressed in in princess gear she asked me "Can I come in your castle?"

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Love this princess stage:)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The calm before the storm...


It is an understatement to say that we are going through a rough patch with Ally at night.  Sleeping has been so difficult. We took her binky away about 3 weeks ago and she is still having a really hard time. After many nights of major middle of the night tantrums we are doing the cry it out method. It seems weird to do this with a 3 year old. But it seems to be the only thing that is going to work. Last night was progress because she actually went to sleep without crying...actually gave me a kiss and a hug and laid in bed. Of course when I went to check on her I see her surrounded by books with the light on but hey, at least she was quiet and went to sleep! In the middle of the night she woke up twice and cried for about 15-20 minutes each time and then ended up falling asleep on the floor. Found her this morning on sleeping on the floor in front of her gate on her door. Hopefully she'll be sleeping through the night in her bed in a few nights!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Wow...its been forever

since I have updated this blog! Not really sure where to jump back in so I guess I'll just try to start current/stay current. Not much has been happening around here anyway, especially in the photo department...darn winter! But we did go skiing/snowboarding last week for a few days so i got a bunch of pictures of that. The big story of the week was on our last day when Brandon was attempting this jump:


but had a bad landing and ended up with a broken wrist:(
He was so bummed, especially about the fact that he will have to sit out the end of his basketball season. But he did think his orange cast is pretty cool:)

I go a couple pictures of him getting worked on by the mountain medic


and getting taken down the mountain

It was quite the ordeal:)
in happier news...Ally skied for the first time and absolutely loved it:


And Max made huge improvements since we last went on New Years weekend...he was doing awesome!


And Brandon is so fun to watch...but hard to keep up with! And he is a little daredevil:


We had an awesome time!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Day, New Wig

I picked up this Gabriella wig on clearance at Walmart the other day and was going to put it away for Easter but somebody found it in my closet this morning:

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I love this one because I can actually see her with hair like this
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And she loved it because it is very bouncy and fits on her head really well with that "I Love Troy" band
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Drinking her "boffee"
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And, of course, a classic Ally booty shake!
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

She's so glamorous...

I left her alone with the watercolors yesterday...all was quiet...too quiet. Walked into the room to find this:


"I painting my toenails Mommy" she said...soooooo sweet!

She worked hard...did both feet and both hands





I just love her so much. We've been going through a rough patch, her and I. Lots of battles. But the past 3 days have been amazing...I just want to bottle them up. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Its a Snow Day today...

again! Its a good day for some scrapbooking! Thought I would share a recent page that I made...this one is I think my favorite of all time:


Thanks for Looking!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

At Least The Sun's Out

It is frigidly cold here...I'm really missing the outdoors, grass, fresh air.  Feeling couped. least the sun is shining! Makes a big difference. And Ally has discovered the fabulous combination of the sun streaming in and anything sparkly:

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Ah...the magic of winter:)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

My baby girl is 3 today...a bittersweet day for me. I am having so much fun watching her grow but I miss my little baby too. I made a little slide show with pictures of her over the past 3 years. The HD version is so much better but I can't get it to go on youtube.

Its been an eventful year...from knocking out her front tooth on the coffee table to moving to a big girl bed and potty training. To say she likes High School Musical is an understatement...she is obsessed. She refers to it as "Fabulous" ("I want to watch Fabulous") and knows all of the songs. She loves to sing and dance. Right now she sings Old MacDonald all the time. She loves baby dolls and pretending...she has a great imagination. She has a temper and has perfected her whine...time outs have been a daily occurence. I heard someone recently describe their child by saying "when given a choice between A and B she almost always chooses C" That is so Ally.

There is so much more I could say about her. But I'll just leave it with we just love her more than words can say. She has brought so much.. joy to our lives in the past three that we never knew was missing but can not imagine being without now.

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!!

Monday, January 12, 2009


I have decided after living in NH for 35 years that this year I would embrace winter. I bought some snow pants, good hats and mittens and have been playing outside. It snowed (again) this weekend so I took this kids sledding for a bit yesterday afternoon. I had grand plans of sledding with Ally andsitting at the bottom of the hill and getting some shots of them coming down. But under the snow was a layer of ice...I went down once and it took about 20 minutes to climb back up the hill because I kept slipping. So after that I parked myself at the top and tried to get a couple of pictures before Ally decided she'd had enough (she hasn't yet decided to fully embrace winter...but she's close!)

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And that's all I got!

Monday, January 5, 2009

A video

So I am not doing to well on my New Year's Resolution to update the blog more often:( My goal is 3-4 times a week so I think i better get something up here to get back in the swing of things. So I thought I would share this little video of my favorite little girl. While dismantling the Christmas Tree she discovered a "microphone":