Monday, September 29, 2014

Celia Mae

She has arrived! 6lbs 6oz and 19 1/2 inches long! 

Birth story to follow at some point. :) 

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Isla watches me get ready everyday.  She wants to brush her teeth, put on deodorant, gel her hair and put on eyeliner whenever I do. This has been a new experience for me as the boys have usually resisted my efforts to ingrain personal hygene into their daily routine. :) 

  A few days ago I sat her up on the bathroom counter where she found my makeup bag filled with things I rarely ever use.  She oohed and ahhed over eye shadow, lipstain and blush, it cracked me up.  I decided to put some on her just to see her reaction when she saw herself in the mirror. Although she was happy to comply it was still no easy task applying eye shadow to a squirmy 2 year old! When I had finished I turned her around and watched her face light up.  She loved it!  Once she was able to pry herself away from the mirror she ran off to find her hat, then she made me put her up in front of the mirror again.  

Too bad she hates having her picture taken (although she loves looking at pictures of herself later, go figure!) so these are the best I could get.  

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


This kid, has been a picky eater since birth! All of my kids have certain foods they don't like eating, Evan hates chickpeas, Seth has never been fond of chili and Kane turns his nose up at watermelon.  Ford, though, in the past it was easier to list the foods he did like!  

So what is this kid doing with a bowl of mushrooms or goombas as he calls them (too much Mario Brothers!)?  Would you believe he begged me to buy them for him?!  I wouldn't have believed it myself if I hadn't been there!  

He likes to slice them up, fill up a bowl with water and make "goomba soup"! The first time he did it I expected to find a bowl full of soggy fungi in the sink but he devoured all of them!