Thursday, November 26, 2009

Turkey Day

My mouth is starting to water as I think about all the goodness that will be filling my belly soon! We all have our favorite Thanksgiving dishes, and some of mine include my grandmother's mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, bacon wrapped greenbeans and of course TURKEY!
I hope all of you have a wonderful day filled with laughter, family and friends. Thanks for coming back again and again to check on our crazy family and fun antics :)

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Nightly Prayers.

After saying our nightly prayer this evening, Big wee one and I said what we are thankful for :)
She makes me she is thankful for:
  • school and all that she learns at school
  • coloring
  • how she can read
  • and her new best friend
  • oh, and her mommy, daddy and sister and all of her "families"

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A little funny.

While Little wee one was using the potty this evening, I asked her if she wanted a book..."Yes, pweeeeese!"

I get a book and bring it to her, with her response being, "I can't rweed dis, it's too pink."

One diva + one non diva = a nice mix :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Keeping Busy

What a slacker! Seriously...

So, we've been uber busy in our house, getting ready for holidays, working tons, helping with the winery, enjoying the last of the nice in general.

Lots of exciting things are happening including: the wine shop's GRAND OPENING!! After months and months of restoring the building and dealing with government and state and borough codes, I am excited to share that tomorrow we will have our official ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30 pm. Mind you, when I say "we" its in support for my dad and mom. If you are reading this and can attend, then I'll be happy to see you there!

On the flip side, my photography has taken off and I am over the moon! I love being able to capture moments between family members and smiles of kids and the love you can catch. I feel very blessed that these families invite me into their lives to capture these moments, they trust me to treasure their moments. *sigh* I have found my love...thank you to everyone who has called me and made me so busy...I couldn't be happier with the road that I am turning on! Check out some of my newest shots here :)

Have a fantabulous weekend and enjoy prepping for the holidays!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Pioneer Woman

Recently had a photobook contest with Shutterfly and I was chosen as one of the Runner Ups!!! How cool is that?? I can't wait to use my loot that I won!! And when I uploaded my book from Shutterfly to blogger it posted it in my photography blog, so please go here to check it out :)
Thanks PW...I'm TOTALLY looking forward to meeting you in December!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Love them.

I do. A lot. Even when they whine and drive me crazy and say things like, "You don't like me anymore." I even (kind of) like it when they run into my room first thing in the morning (I'm talking 5:30 am or so) and Big wee one will give me her brown bear and Little wee one will give me a baby and they let me sleep with their lovies. Just because they love me.
Lately, they have been the best of friends. Playing together so well and entertaining one another. We will over hear BWO saying to LWO, "LWO you love your (insert her nickname for the other here)", and LWO will say, "Yup, I do."
So do I.
And of course so does Daddy.
I love this age! I love that they can do things for themselves, but still run to me for a big hug! I love that BWO can be mad at me one second and two seconds later tell me that I'm the best Mommy EVER. DUH! hehe!
I love this picture of the absolute favorite of them. Thanks for letting me take this picture girls, because later this afternoon (little did we know), LWO will fall on the driveway and scrape up the side of her face. Her poor sweet, teeny, tiny face, now looks like she went into the ring with Mike Tyson (ok, maybe not that bad, but not all that great either!)...there goes our family pictures for Saturday *sigh*

Some highlights from recently:
  • LWO had her yearly check up today and she did not do the eye test or pee in a cup, but she did let the nurse take her blood pressure :)
  • LWO weighs a whopping 28 lbs :)
  • BWO's teacher at school told her she was very artistic and then asked her if she knew that that meant, when she said, "no" the teacher said you are an artist, and BWO said, "I know what that is, my Mommy is an artist" *blush* have I mentioned that I love these kids??
  • BWO wants to have a lemonade stand in the WORST way, we will definitely have to do that in the spring/summer.
  • Both girls have been picking out Christmas gifts every Sunday when Daddy pulls out the toy inserts from the paper...looks like BWO is still going for barbies and such and LWO is still into babies.

If you want to see even sweeter pictures of these two, go little girls are growing up and getting prettier by the second! Daddy is going to have serious issues when they get older!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


The newest wee one to join our extended family...

My sweet and adorable and squishy and cuddly niece!!

Born on Wednesday, October 28th, weighing in at 5 lbs and 11 oz

Love you baby girl and your big sister too!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Just a Picture...

Of a Mommy and her wee ones before their Harvest parties at school. :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick or Treat, Smell my feet...

What a busy Halloween weekend! The weather held out for Trick or Treat on Main St, so we were able to go downtown and enjoy our morning/afternoon. As soon as I was done announcing winners for the costume contest, and everyone went their way, rain drops started falling. We made it back home for naps and a late lunch and dinner, then we headed back out for trick or treating in our neighborhood.
Oh goodness...this costume made me laugh everytime I looked at it!
Little Duck and Pumpkin Princess
The girls were pretty lucky that they ran into Batman to protect us and to remind Big wee one to hold on while walking down steps (she fell at one house, the bricks on the man's steps just crumbled under her feet! Do you know that he didn't even ask if she was ok?! Crazy right! Rude man...).
Once the girls started to get tired, we invited Batman over to trade his peanut candy for peanut free candy (allergies and all). He ended up with some good loot and the girls ended up with a lot of delicious chocolate!

We brushed our teeth and hit the sack. Paul remembered to change the clocks back, but that didn't stop the girls from coming in our room around 5 am. Oiy! Don't they know that they can sleep past 5:00 am?? Hopefully that doesn't last.

I had 3 photoshoots on Sunday, so be sure to check out T Flo's Photography blog. I'm hitting the sack, I'm adjusting to the time change, even though we gained an hour, I certainly don't feel like I've gained anything!