Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mom's Sidekick

MMan is coming into his own.  He's finding his vocabulary and voice and letting his thoughts be known.  His "ayup" answer still makes me giggle every time he uses it, which isn't good if I'm in the middle of a discussion about a poor behavior choice!  He's a hit-and-miss eater, but is steadily growing.  I'm hanging on to the snugly toddler days as long as I can and I love his grin.

Usually I keep my work to the hours that HandyMan is home or the kids are asleep.  Some days, that doesn't always play out.  MMan had woken up from a nap and I was trying to finish up a few things.  He made it clear that he wanted a movie on my phone and wanted to "listen".  So, I outfitted my little sidekick.  Then HandyMan came home and caught us and took the photo.

Friday, February 27, 2015

A Style, Still, All Her Own

GGirl's sense of style emerged early and has continued to evolve.  Her most recent exploration is in the area of prints, and such.  The shirt matched the jumper because they both had white, then everything else was accessories.

She was going through a bag of clothes passed to us and was very excited about the pink, sparkly, pretzel sweatshirt.  I was at a loss until she showed me what she was talking about.  May we all have more pretzels in our life.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ice Cream and Play

It's February and it's cold.  So GGirl had great fun redeeming a voucher for ice cream she received for Valentine's day.  We alao tagged in an afternoon adventure to the Discovery Center.  No matter how maby times we go, the kids still find fun new things to play with.

Friday, February 20, 2015


Every so often GGirl will announce that she has a show.  It's always entertaining.  Tonight's show, directed by GGirl and starring some less that cooperative actor(s), featured Firestar, Spiderman and IceMan in a quick action feature that was beyond the speed of the focus of my camera.  There was flying ice and fire, tickling, running and laughter.  Encore's continued until the "audience" announced it was time for bed.  :)

Tricky Pizza

Pizza is such a favorite around here, but it has become a tricky road to get dinner on the table.  Since I've gone gluten-free, pizza on the menu has gotten a bit more complicated.  I thought I could get away with making my own personal size crusts and then making a "family pizza" for everyone else.  Not so much.  That didn't fly with the Wee-Ones who then wanted their own pizza's too.  OK, we can do that.

So, now when we have pizza, it's a make-your-own pizza adventure.  Everyone gets their own blob of dough to make their own pizza, and everyone is happy.  Usually.  Until you tell MMan to quit eating the dough or GGirl that she can't have anymore cheese.  Then if it's too close to dinner time, the adventure heads south into Meltdown Land.  But, we've gotten it down to a pretty quick science and the kids often eat more, because they made it.  Win!

Kindergarten Graffiti

"Mommy, I wrote a note on your car!"

After I took the picture.  "I wrote 'I love you' on Daddy's car too, but he didn't take a picture."

I'm sure it will be "wash me" before spring is over!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Identity Crisis

GGirl is going through phases where she is absorbing the identity of some of her favorite cartoon characters.  Or at least parts of their names.  Papers come home from school with various names on them, and sometimes include part of her given name.  Sometimes they don't.

Saturday, February 14, 2015


I want to get away, I want to fly away!  -Lenny Kravitz

Well, we don't always get what we want. There were no planes, but there was a 24 hour get away for HandyMan and me.  We ran off to Syracuse to play afor a night.  Go karts, bowling, video games and fun adventures were had and amazing GF Chinese food was consumed and a fantastic chocolate dessert was savored.   We woke up when we were ready to and took our time over breakfast.  It was lovely!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentines Day in Kindergarten

Valentine's day is one of the 'party' days at school.  GGirl was very excited to make presents for her friends.  That party was all about icecream sundaes.  By the end of the party, there was a room full of sugared happy kids!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Snowy Days

This winter we've had a lot of snow-more than I remember getting in the last few years. Delays and snow days just keep coming.  GGirl and MMan have thoroughly enjoyed playing in the cold white stuff.   HandyMan has also spent a fair bit of time joining in the fun

Friday, February 6, 2015

Some Decisions Are Easy

Go out and walk, or yoga in front of the roaring fire.  It's a no-brainer on a morning like this!  February: the longest shortest month of the year.

Monday, February 2, 2015

A Princess Engineer

You've heard about the boy and his train, well GGirl got some additional add-on pieces for our train set for her birthday - complete with a pink train, a castle and an enchanted forest.  It was a great way to pass time on this snowy, cold afternoon.  We had tracks covering most of the living room floor before we were done and enough room for two little engineers once MMan woke up from his nap.