Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jonny!

We celebrated Jon's birthday this past weekend. Forty-something. Kind of old. But still smokin' hot! We went out to a fun Moroccan restaurant Saturday night and he totally got up and danced with a belly dancer and put money in her waistband. Kind of sketchy, but since it was his birthday, I let it go! It was yummy and super fun. I sure love this guy!

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My baby boy...

How cute is he???

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Cowboy Max

Today was cowboy/cowgirl day at preschool. We borrowed some awesome cowboy stuff from a friend, and Max has been in heaven trying all kinds of combinations of cool vests, chaps, and shirts. He loves it, and has been super imaginatively playing for the past two days. Which makes for a very happy mommy. And, I would imagine, a super proud Papa. Needless to say, I have some bids in on Ebay already for some great cowboy dress-ups!
Unfortunately, Molly has a lingering cough and was a bit tired this morning, so we decided to keep her home. She was sad to miss cowgirl day, but has had fun dressing up at home.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I really super love this guy. Especially lately. Not sure why it goes in cycles for us, anyone else like that? I mean, I love him all the time, really, it's just that there are those rough patches, and then the smooth ones come, and it's a great reminder of why we stick it out together. We are on an upswing now, and I am enjoying the bliss of it all. The affirmation of why we ARE. I mean, the storms come, and we weather those together, sometimes well, other times, not so well, but when the clouds break, and we are still us, it makes my heart sing! (sappy, but true)
Happy Valentine's Day, Jonny!
(what could he be whispering in my ear? I will never tell!)

Friday, February 11, 2011

a heart melter...

Since it is almost Valentine's Day (which is my second favorite holiday, for those of you who are keeping track), I thought I would post some things that melted my heart today (so far):

1. Max crawling into bed with me for a snuggle before breakfast.

2. Jonny starting my car so it was nice and warm (seat included) when I got in this very chilly morning!

3. Ian sharing his old-fashioned donut with me by his own free will and choice. Yum!

4. Max saying, "don' t take my Ian from me!" when I told Ian it was nap time.

5. Reading three Thomas the Tank Engine stories to Ian before his nap while he cuddled right under my chin. Then, tickling the buttermilk out of him while he giggled until he ran out of breath!

6. Molly telling me that I am the "best cutter ever" when I helped her finish her valentines (which entailed butting 57 hearts and 36 leaves from cardstock).

7. Max asking me, "is there anything I can do for you, Mom?"

And, it's only three o'clock, so I am sure there will be many, many more. Wishing all of you a heart-melting weekend.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Locks of Love...

Molly has been growing her hair for a long time. She has never really been into the long hair thing. I told her that if she grew it long enough, she could cut it and make a hair piece for someone who lost their hair due to an illness. She immediately said, "like Grace?" (Grace is our friend who just ended 2 1/2 years of chemotherapy for Leukemia, and lost her hair during treatment). I told her, yes, like Grace. And, that is all she needed to make the commitment to Locks of Love. Her hair grew, and grew, and grew, and this past weekend, she took the plunge. Here are some pics!

Before: Long, long hair!
Here she is right after the pony tail came off. Wow!
And, here is the little doll with her new haircut. She couldn't quit smiling the whole rest of the day. She loves her short hair and she loves telling everyone she meets why she cut her hair and who she is helping. She is quite humble.
We are super proud of Molly for her giving heart!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day.....every day...

Does anyone else LOVE this movie? It has become a typical joke in my life that I am living this movie. Does anyone else feel this way? Every day is the same. Get up, run, shower, make breakfast, clean up, get kids ready, take them to school, dance, gymnastics, clean the house, fix lunch, clean up, laundry, laundry, laundry, make dinner, clean up, piano, basketball practice, bathe kids, clean up, put kids to bed, clean up. YIKES. I make it sound so glamorous!
However, the beauty of my personal Groundhog's day, is that I get to do all of the above with the people I adore most in this world, so I don't really mind so much that what I do is the same each day, because I get to be the mom to the greatest miracles in this world-my children, and the wife to my soul mate. Things could be much, much worse.

And, Puxatawny Phil did not see his shadow, so Spring is coming very soon. Yeah, right.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Same, same know your name...

I would like to introduce you all to "Jen" Barbie. Molly named her that because (this is the best part) "she looks exactly like you, Mom!" I couldn't agree more. Jon can't stop laughing.
*dress designed from a wet wipe, by Molly*