Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Treats

Monkey Elliott

Snow Princess Jillian

Pirate Delaney

My favorite sweet Halloween Treats!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Jillian's Song

Another great performance from my little star!

Once upon a time. . .

. . . there were two princesses who wanted to share a palace. The King and Queen (a.k.a Dad and Mom) searched the kingdom far and wide for the most perfect bunk beds fit for these beautiful girls. As children do, these princesses grew and grew until one day they decided that they each wanted their own royal space. So the King, along with the King's father, took apart the most perfect bunkbeds and divided the palace (and then the Queen used her royal tools to correct the mistakes of those silly men). With a little extra love and attention, the adorable princesses lived happily ever after . . . until they again change their minds as daughters often do.

Miss Jillian

Miss Delaney

Saturday, October 10, 2009

first snow

"Mom, mom, did you look outside? You've got to see this!" Delaney woke me at 7:01 am, filled with joy over the freshly fallen snow. I can't say that I was terribly excited about this snow on October 10th. I had projects that still needed to be completed, and I needed warm weather and sunshine for them. Guess the fence, pergola and deck posts will have to survive a Minnesota winter before they get stained. That's what I get for waiting through the hot, humid summer months, hoping to get some warm fall days to do my work. The excitement was building as each child woke this morning. Jillian's joyful cries to go out and play right now, soon followed by Elliott's "Where are my boots?!" After a quick breakfast and scrambling to get dressed, the kids were bundled in their winter gear. Here's what we have to show for our morning in the snow.

You all know that my SIL is the most amazing photographer. I'm certainly not in the same league as Ria, but I do love to take photos of my beautiful children, and I do try to consider angles, composition, lighting, etc, when I am taking pictures. And I'm not above stealing her ideas, either. Ria takes incredible pictures of siblings jumping in the air and captures their faces and their bodies in just the right shot. The series of pictures I got when trying to capture my kiddos jumping in this first snow of the season . . . is, well, entertaining anyway!

Jillian has this way of stealing the spotlight. . .
which her big sister does not appreciate. . .

sometimes Delaney has to take matters into her own hands . . .

but seriously, Jillian always manages to have the big finish anyway!

Perhaps the best shot of all three of them in the bunch, but not really my favorite. I have a soft spot in my heart for that little showgirl of mine -- I've been told I was just like her at that age!

Friday, October 2, 2009

What did you say?

Elliott talks ALL the time and often says things that I never thought I'd hear from a two year old. On two occasions this week, I had to stop and say, 'um, what did you just say????'

"Mama, you get a point if you hit someone with your car."

"Mom, I just can't respect that."