Archive for the 'family' Category

Poor sick little bop

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

We seem to have all caught whatever has been going around for the last couple weeks. Lilu is especially sick – she can barely breathe and Josh was up with her half the night. No fevers though, and the doctors found nothing at our visit only a couple days ago. Lilu slept about four hours […]

Breakfast on the go

Friday, January 25th, 2013

We’re always rushing in the mornings, so when I was cruising Pinterest with Sofía during today’s snow day and we saw an idea for little baked individualized pancakes, we decided to go ahead and do it. I mixed up some gluten-free pancake batter with extra butter to make it more liquidy, and filled greased muffin […]

Lilu-bop turns 1!

Monday, January 21st, 2013

It’s been a year already? Hard to believe. Alea Lore, born 1/20/2012: Is now a whole year old. My vibrant, funny little girl always has a big smile on her face. She laughs and chortles and points and claps and has two words, “Dat?” and “Dis?” Unless you count “Nanananana” for Mama, when she’s sad. […]

The third little tree

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

I never thought we’d have more than one tree at Christmas. When I was growing up, it was just the one, that was it, it was THE. Christmas tree. Now that I have kids of my own, we dutifully go and pick out a real live tree, decorate it, and put it in the place […]

Saving leaves

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

By tonight most of the gorgeous Fall leaves will be torn off the trees (thanks a lot, Sandy), so Sofía and I went around this past weekend collecting them to make “stained glass.” We sandwiched them between sheets of waxed paper and ironed them on medium-high (put a towel underneath to protect your ironing board). […]

Bath paint

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Did you know you can make great bath paints out of just shaving foam and food coloring? True!


Monday, July 23rd, 2012

A bored little Sofía and I had an hour or two to kill, and I suggested we make a craft. So we started browsing through all the kid friendly craft ideas I had pinned on Pinterest, and she saw something that caught her eye. It’s not a liquid. It’s not a solid. It’s FLUBBER. Luckily […]

Sofía’s swim bag

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Sofía’s started taking swim lessons at our local aquatic center. She loves them! But sharing a gym bag with her when she goes twice a week and I try to go at least 4x a week – which entailed a complete emptying and refilling of the bag’s contents each time – was becoming quite a […]

Easter Party

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

It’s hard to write while you’re holding an infant who screams at you with the rage of a thousand suns, but they say a picture is worth a thousand words anyway. Today was our MOMs Club Easter Party, and I made carrot cupcakes with maple cream-cheese frosting. I loooove carrot cake. The toppers are made […]

Another room down

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

While Grandma and Grandpa were here, Sofía and I took advantage of the free babysitting to give her room a little bit of a facelift. Her room was a pale pink already; but she’s a fun girl and deserves a fun, punchy color. Besides, she’d been begging to paint her room – I don’t know […]