Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Before 2014!

Before 2014, I have to fit in these last photos! 

Ice Skating at Seattle Center!
(special thanks to Sandi, who kept our gals upright)

Cookie Decorating!

My aunt and uncle came to visit from near Calgary, Alberta.
We went to breakfast and our girls were served Loaf Size Cinnamon Buns!
G is overly pleased about her portion!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Talent!

 "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"
Accompanied by Kazoos!

 Entertained Audience!

Brother - Sister Duo singing "Box of Rocks"!
This was a really cute song!  She sang about Santa bringing her brother a big ol' box of rocks and HE sang to santa about bringing his sister a box of rocks.
Cute link to youtube (above) if you'd like to hear part of the song!

G won a skunk ornament in our gift exchange!  She LOVES it!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Garden d'Lights Bellevue Botanical Gardens

CC's favorite light was the above cascading waterfall of blue lights.
G's favorite "light" was the star stamp she got on her hand.  :)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Apple Holiday Ad

Sweet enough to share!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gingerbread House(s)

Night with Grandpa and Grandma building a Gingerbread House!

The same day, CC brought home her own design from school!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Concerts

This week both girls sang in choirs. I have to say, they were really quite sweet!

Where's CC?

(G far right)

Away In A Manger

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Little People Ice Skate!!!

With all the freezing temperatures, we had some fun with ICE!
Ben and the girls created a "Little People Ice Rink". If you have an ice rink, then you of course have to serve hot chocolate. So, the "Igloo Cafe" was constructed from ice cubes. AND the rink was in the country, so you got to go on a field trip while riding the bus.

Baby Jesus Skates...

Joseph orders hot chocolate from the shepherd at the Igloo Cafe.

Truly loved by our girls!
(special thanks to their creative daddy)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Reindeer Cones!

Super cute (and easy) reindeer cones from our neighbors!  Inside each cone was enough chocolate and marshmallows to make a cup of hot cocoa with a sugar cone for dipping!

Our girls loved them!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Liam's Senior Photos

Brad and Kathy asked me to take Liam's Senior Portraits. I admit to trembling at the knees, emphasizing full disclosure of amateur photography and of course agreeing to give it a try.   It was a cold and DREARY day and completely fogged in across Lake Union.  In the end, I had a lot of fun.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Liam's sister, Rosie!

The whole gang!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thankful For Grandparents!

Thankful for Grandma this week!
With two kiddos sick, an overnight trip to Children's Hospital (G is doing well now) and a super busy work schedule.  Don't know what we would have done without all Grandma's help and thoughtfulness!  Thank You!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Theater!

The stage is set and it's a SOLD OUT HOUSE!
(Standing room only for giraffe)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Brief Thief!

Funny Book!
(G's library pick)
I highly recommend it!  Not because it's got any deep message or lesson.  Not because it's the best written or illustrated book (I don't claim to be a judge of either).  Simply because it's FUN!  Our girls laughed so hard at the ending (warning: we may have an odd sense of humor).
Anyway, read it because it will make you laugh (or at least roll your eyes).  AND be prepared to read it at least 20 times before you return it to the library!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Unicorn & Fairy Princess!

CC really wanted to be a Unicorn, but HAD to match her sister. So, she convinced G to be a Fairy Princess... 'cause they of course MATCH?!

No smiles from our Unicorn... "They can't smile, mom.  They're just beautiful."

Hope you also had a very Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Belly Bump!

I think I already had an outie at week 6!

Feeling a little better these days and hoping the nausea will end completely!

Thursday, October 17, 2013


The first drawing of G's that does not look like scribbles!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Favorite Days!

One of my favorite days of the year!
The Pumpkin Patch!

Opa and Oma were visiting and joined in the fun!