Thursday, May 19, 2011

Paleontology & A Birthday Party

I got this idea from a dinosaur book from the library. It turns out that, while dusting cookie crumbs (ancient dirt) off precious chocolate chips (bones of prehistoric animals) is sort of tedious, it's far more tasty than your average day of excavation. Just ask Jeremiah.

Bennett had his birthday with his friends last Saturday. I can't believe he's turning six already! We had five little wild boys and one of their sisters (as moral support for Audrey). This is Bennett waiting patiently to blow out his sweet.

For those of you who asked, the new camera, that I'm trying desperately to control, is a Canon 60D.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

It's hard to know what sort of sacrifice and dedication come with motherhood before you get to be a mother. I think I sort of figured that all mothers were as involved and devoted as mine - without even recognizing all the acts of love and hours of worry and years of example that she showed.

Mom was at just about every gymnastics practice, absolutely every meet (and there were a lot), she sewed Christmas jammies every year and made ultra creative birthday cakes, she rolled my hair in those soft, pink curlers on Saturday nights and cooked countless delicious meals. Mom (and Dad) flew to Isreal, New Hampshire and Portugal to be with me and experience what I was experiencing. I am just one of six to keep track of, but I'm grateful that she has always made me feel important and let me know that she believes I can do anything with my life.

Happy Mother's to all the wonderful moms I know and especially to you, Mom, I love you!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Bed time photo shoot

We finally ordered (and received!) our dream camera. Perhaps I shouldn't admit that till we figure out how to make it take breath-taking photos, but I wanted to share anyway. I earned the money (Mary Kay - thank you to my awesome, supportive, beautiful customers) several months ago, but we were afraid to take the plunge without THOROUGHLY researching all the options and finding the best deal. The kids have been very patient with both Rob and me and our shutter happiness.