Friday, February 10, 2017

2017 Books!

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Every New Year's Resolution I put "read more" on my list, but it never happens! I really do enjoy reading, but with 2 little kids and a job, I never make the effort to find the time to do it. So this year I've made it a doable, measurable goal - 1 book every 2 months. That's got to be possible for me, right? I'm sure everyone that's reading this and reads 3+ books a month are rolling their eyes, but nap time and evenings are usually dedicated to my job. So I'm hoping to steal reading minutes throughout the day. Maybe while the girls play, or while we're waiting somewhere, I dunno. We'll see...

1. The Danish Way of Parenting - so far enjoying it. But it doesn't "teach" as much as I was hoping it would. Still interesting, though.
2. The 4hr Work Week
3. The Spirited Child - Our pediatrician has recommended this book to me multiple times,. I think it's her subtle way of saying, "Your Rosie a wild child." :)
4. Why Not Me? - Mindy Kaling. I liked her first book. Books by comedians are always so fun.
5. Alice in Wonderland / The Alchemist - Alchemist is a short book, so I think I can lump it in with Alice.
7. Designing Your Life

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Big Three OH

I decided to try something a little different this year...

Happy Birthday :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Some Sunday Fun

OK...this video is ridiculous, but Trevor's dance/intro makes me smile. So maybe it'll make you smile too.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Bridges

This past summer we went on an epic 11 day road trip. We drove from our home in Virginia to Philadelphia to Newport, RI to Boston to New York to Assateague Island. We had the best time and talk about that trip often. We went over a lot of bridges and I tried to remember to take pictures over each one.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Tiny Dancer

Remember when everyone thought we named Rosie "Tiny Dancer"? Ha! That may not be her name, but she is a dancer and she is tiny.

Rosie joined the 3-5 year old dance class at the Rec Center here. She goes once a week to plie and hop like a bunny. Literally. Most of the girls in her class are 5, so Rosie's the younggest and littlelest, but that doesn't slow her down...too much.

She had her first dance recital this past weekend and we couldn't have been more proud. I love when she throws up her arms at the end and yells, "We did it!"



So at her dance practices, the parents aren't allowed in the studio. So us parents have to watch our kids through a window, that goes from the floor to the ceiling but is only 12" wide. So the first few weeks it's all of us crowded around this tiny window trying to watch our cute kiddos spin and jump. And on top of that, when they practice their recital piece, the instructor pulls the blinds down so we can't see. Anyway, so I've been to ALL but one of her practices. And of course the ONE class I don't go to is the ONE class her teacher actually lets the parents into the studio to watch the recital piece! When Trevor came home and told me, I was so upset. I kinda wanted to cry. I know that sounds dramatic, but the whole thing was just such bad luck!

Thankfully, Trevor recorded the video, and I love her big, cheesy grin! So just in case you wanted to see one more version of the dance, here's one of her practices.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Megan



Have I really not done a Star Wars birthday post yet? Weird.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Mabe the Babe



People keep asking me to post more pictures and info on Mabel…but the truth is, this girl sleeps a LOT! Like so much that both Trevor and I were worried that there was something wrong. But, when she's awake she's super alert, eats well, so we let her do her thing. She's 8 weeks old now - WOAH - and is starting to be awake a little bit more. The other day Rosie randomly decided to take a nap and it was just Mabel and me so I decided to do a little photoshoot! Now that I have a model that can't run away, I may as well start using my camera again (on Halloween I couldn't even remember how to change the F-stop! It had been TOO long).



-she's so cuddly. Which we love. Rosie was not, so it's so nice to have a little bug that loves to snuggle.
-the negative to her loving to be cuddled means that when she is awake, she insist on always being held. Maybe negative isn't the right word, but it does make things difficult sometimes. Thankfully she's content for me to wear her (most of the time).
-again, great sleeper. I can get a good 5 hr stretch every night. That didn't happen with Rosie until she was a year and half.
-smiling now. I'm pretty sure they're real smiles and not just gas. Gummy smiles are to die for.
-so incredibly sweet.