Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bath Turtle

I've never seen a cuter turtle. I've also never seen a pink turtle, come to think of it...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tatted Up

I texted this picture to my parents with the message "Thanks for tatting up my kid, you guys."

Now, it's not that I'm necessarily opposed to tattoos. I'm not wildly in favor of them, but I could live if my kids ended up with a few tattoos. (Except for face tattoos. Absolutely not. Ew. (Maggie, I'm talking to you.))

However, I do hope that once they're old enough to get the more permanent kind, they'd be wise enough not to choose Pixar characters. Fingers crossed!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dainty Breakfast

This is Maggie, eating breakfast.

 I would not call her dainty...

nor demure...

but dang, I sure would call her cute.

Friday, February 22, 2013


Even though this is a fuzzy phone photo, it's one of my favorites of the kids recently.

The reasons are as follows:

1) I love kids dressed like grown-ups.
2) Maggie is flapping around and on her way out of the frame & Henry is totally cracking up, which is just a perfect representation of both of their current personalities.
3) They're both clean and dressed in respectable clothes, so I look like I'm doing an AWESOME job.
4) Really, guys, I LOVE kids dressed like grown-ups.

New Mid-February Resolution: Put down the dang phone and start using my camera more often, so that cute pictures actually turn out cute! (You know, since I have such a fabulous track record with resolutions.)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

January Photo Stream

For Christmas, David & I got ourselves a new computer.

Well, actually Santa got it for us. But, since Santa & I share a joint checking account...

It was a long overdue purchase: we'd been sharing one laptop for almost out entire marriage (I know, AMAZING our marriage withstood that kind of hardship) and it was 5 years old and... well... lets just say, it served us well for a long time, and it deserved to be retired. (i.e. IT WAS SO SLOW IT MADE YOU WANT TO BANG YOUR FACE AGAINST THE KEYS)

David uses the computer daily for his writing, and I use it a lot for at-home work, so it was a TOTALLY JUSTIFIED purchase. Plus, blogging. Can't do THAT without a computer.

(Also, I'm so sorry that I made you read all that. It's just that I'm so incredibly cheap that when I do make a big purchase I have to justify it to myself over and over and over again so I don't drown in my own financial guilt. Thank you for listening.)

So, ANYWAY, we got the dang computer, after I was done wailing and gnashing my teeth, and guess what? It's amahhhhhhhzing.  AHHHHHHHMAHHHHHZING.

I have a torrid love affair with Apple products (which is funny, since I can neither afford them, nor am I especially technologically gifted) and this one is no exception. I keep discovering new things that it can do and squealing for joy. I just feel like the MacBook WANTS to make my life easier every day. There are not many things that do that for me, so obviously I'm attached.

Last week, I was uploading pictures from my camera and iPhoto AUTOMATICALLY sorted them into EVENTS for me. I kid you not. And THEN, when I was looking through my photo stream to find a picture I had taken with my phone, I realized that it had categorized all of my iPhone pictures by month for me, and sorted them into lovely little folders. LOVELY LITTLE FOLDERS, YOU GUYS. I love folders. I love this computer.

If only the MacBook could help me with the laundry situation...

So, courtesy of my computer, here's our January, as told by phone photos:
Baby Ellen!
Henry's First Interview 
Bubbles Boy
Bubbles Baby
(Side Note: Immediately after those pictures were taken, Henry totally freaked out because he couldn't get the bubbles to rub completely off of his arms, and because Maggie kept getting MORE bubbles on him and splashing his face and shrieking with joy. And OBVIOUSLY, that's an intolerable combination of events.)


Flu Shot, Yo.
(Another Side Note: When Henry got his flu shot, he Did. Not. Cry. I'm not even kidding you. So, bath bubbles: totally freak-out worthy, sharp needle plunging into arm: not so much.)


This January brought to you by Apple Products.*

*And, no, I am obviously not a big enough deal to do sponsored posts, and especially not a big enough deal to do sponsored posts for Apple. So, duh, this is not a sponsored post. But, Apple, if you are listening I LOVE YOU, AND YOUR STORES MAKE ME FEEL LIKE I'M LIVING IN THE FUTURE, AND THIS COMPUTER IS SO NICE TO ME, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Christmas in February

We DID celebrate Christmas in December, but you didn't get to enjoy the PICTURES until February. Which is sort of nice, because who's not ready for a little Christmas by February, right??

February has always been my least favorite month because it's so gray and dreary, and the sparkle of the new year has worn off, and it's gray and dreary, and I always hated Valentine's day, and it's gray and dreary. Did I mention the grayness? The dreariness? 

And then, I went and got married in February, and then a few years later Henry was born in February and the month was (mostly) redeemed  Except for the gray & dreary part. February's apparently not budging in that department.

So, just for you (and for me, too, I suppose) here's a little spot of Christmasyness on this (suprise!) gray & dreary February afternoon.

Christmas Eve:

Christmas Morning:

Christmas Evening:

Second Christmas:

 Only 10 more months, until next Christmas...