Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Greg turns 52

The Girl's made Greg his favorite carrot cake for his birthday. Yummy, frosting made from scratch...The house smelled divine, H used the decorating tip, the cake was beautiful but H wouldn't actually eat the cake since it had carrots in it. Couldn't even tempt her with the pineapple, "Pineapple doesn't belong in a cake." I think I will bake a pineapple upside down cake for her birthday. (I will say though, H devoured the roasted heirloom carrots the girls made for his birthday dinner.)

M took candle detail. I guess he wanted Greg to feel young again.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Miss H

H had a party at our esteemed little art gallery in the our tiny downtown. Isn't this a great picture?

Also, this week, I remembered to have the kids practice their handwriting (public schools in this District are no longer teaching handwriting...I am appalled.) Anyway, I had the kids write a joke along with practicing their signatures....I cracked up at Hannah's joke.

House Update

It's been a busy week. M had surgery, H had strep, and the builders started framing the house. I've clomped all over the City looking at faucets, light fixtures, tile, carpet, and paint. Tuesday, I have to call and make an appointment to meet with the cabinet maker...and so it goes. Here is my little builder's photos of the house for this past week.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ballet Class

video video video

I put up the videos not knowing what they were...what a delight...Hannah when she was little!!!!

Hannah still loves to dance, she just hated recitals. It is why we switched to figure skating...to give her something to do while her brother played hockey. Sweet memories.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Skate Break

We had a very small window of free time on Saturday between competitions and volunteer commitments...we headed over to Park's Supply to shop for faucets and a garbage disposal. We didn't have enough time to select anything but we sure had fun playing with displays...

Hannah loves the tub that comes with music...I love the bath faucets that Matthew is answering "Hello? Mom?"...or is he cleaning out his ears??? I adore Victorian.

Meet The Coaches

Hannah and Matthew adore their skating coaches. They both are a perfect fit for each of their personalities. I was able to get a picture of them with their coach at Saturday's competition. I had to laugh at Matthew matching his coach...the Coach's daughter was competing...in purple also...I think purple was the color of the day.

Hannah's dress that I ordered back in June arrived in the nick of time...on Thursday! The competition began on Friday! Doesn't she look beautiful?

Waking Up

M had to have a fistula repaired from a previous surgery and he made me promise to record him waking up. (I think he got this idea from a Duck Dynasty episode where the son is goofy after oral surgery) M woke up from his surgery and this is what I got...


The surgery went well and he is talking my ear off now...he is trying to convince me to take him popcorn selling for Boy Scouts. The answer is no...he has no idea he feels okay because he is on pain killers...later this week we will go set the world on fire for his popcorn sells.