Saturday, December 27, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Alex, Ben, and Dani are excited for Santa to come tomorrow night (we're playing with dates a bit to accomodate family travel!) so here they are to bring YOU some holiday cheer. We love all you friends out there and hope to see you in 2009!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


This is the first year the girls willingly sat on Santa's lap (after some candy cane ringpop bribery and witnessing 2 other kids who survived the event) and Ben was in a good mood too, so we actually got decent pics! Hooray for good Santas! And for nice days at the mall. (We go so infrequently that Dani asked me to explain what a mall was. I think we need some variety from our weekly Costco/Trader Joes/Kroger trek!)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Garbage Man

Things we've pulled out of Benny's mouth in the last 3 days (besides somewhat appropriate toys and food):
- magazine paper (many many times... if paper had nutritional value, he'd be huge)
- crayons
- cracker dropped under the girls' play table
- pirate booty (cheese puffs)
- lint
- bit of candy cane (from the floor of a gymnastics gym - UGH!)
- unidentifiable whitish item looking like dried paint
- blue painter's tape
- spinach (a full leaf)

He is reaffirming my belief that I really should get CPR certified... I never got around to it, but now we have a BOY in the house.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

let it snow... pictures please!

Since my last post (sorry for the delay. I blame facebook.) we've had our first snow, and another one. And the girls made their first paper snowflakes! Dani's is on the left and Alex on the right. As different as the girls are! They made a bunch more after those first.

In addition, I tried, in vain, to make it snow inside for our holiday card pics. Word to the wise - when you have three kids under age three, keep ideas simple and setup to a minimum. I should know this by now, but I never seem to learn. I made more snowflakes after the girls were done (LOVE making snowflakes! A holiday favorite. Mike, have you made at least ONE this year?!) and then set up a home studio in the playroom.

Since I have no idea what I'm doing, the lighting was terrible, the setup awkward, and the results? Well, here are the outtakes (thanks for the idea, Jill!). Ben isn't even pictured - he was crabby and slept through the whole thing.

Needless to say, I'm formulating a new card idea. Stay tuned.