Thursday, January 31, 2013


These beauties from Allie's birthday party are still brightening the table

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Snow day numero dos for the week!
Another benefit of being the oldest: Sending your younger sister back to the house to snag a carrot for your snowman's nose. 
Note the direct path Allie is taking.  :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


A little snow day fun...
playing, baking, birthday party prep, The Price is Right, reading, RELAXING
{After watching TPIR, Allie stated she would like to install a system in our stairwell so she can ride in a chair up and down stairs...I wonder what audience they are marketing???  Probably not the under 10 crowd. :) }

Monday, January 21, 2013


Lessons learned today:
1. Because you asked several times during your morning together, Grandma will brave the bitterly cold temperatures to take you for a walk to get the mail.
2.  Grandma will bundle you up "super warm" in random hats, gloves, and extra pants because Mom didn't pack outdoor clothes.
3.  Grandma sometimes forgets that there's no mail on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  :)
4.  Grandma sure loves her grandchildren...well, we already knew that one.  

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013


Excellent Mexican food with great friends...a perfect combination!

Thursday, January 17, 2013


It's dangerous when two sweet tooths are home together on many weekday afternoons.  When Allie asked today if we could make "No Bakers" Mom caved.  Pure deliciousness!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


The x-rays confirm what we already suspected...A clean break of the left tibia.  Fortunately Angie was in the care of the skilled Dr. Lauren who put on a cast and was even caring enough to sign it.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Allie to ladybug: "Hey, little guy!  You want to climb on my finger?"

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Although delicious, $3.09 for an original pretzel seems a bit much.  We bought this kit with a couple over-priced pretzels in hopes that we could recreate the yumminess on the cheap.  :)

Friday, January 11, 2013


Hopefully this sickness isn't anything a little "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" can't heal...

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Day one of coming home from school with very dirty snow pants, coat, gloves, and hat = everything cleaned in the washing machine with a "little talk"
Day two of the same thing = everything cleaned in the washing machine with a stern "little talk"
Day three, ditto = washing your own dirty stuff in the tub a la Laura Ingalls
She's come home clean ever since (although she did seem to actually enjoy washing her stuff in the tub).

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


"Mom, my only clean jammies are summer ones!"
I guess the slippers will keep her warm...

Monday, January 7, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


This is how we found Lauren and Allie sleeping in our bed when we finally called it a night early on New Year's day.
Question is...are they pushing each other away or reaching out to make sure their sister is nearby?