Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Our neighbor we didn't really know died. I've talked to his dad and his mom's caretaker before when they were trying to check on him over the years, but never him. He was pretty reclusive.  
Apparently he was in a pretty bad state of decomp. Cops put on booties and face masks. Had two photographers. 
The truck is the coroners. The white is a cop car. There were two other nondescript cop cars on the street, plus a regular cruiser and a K9 truck. 
Also yesterday, the power was out over a sizable portion of the city. 
We played outside while watching what was going on across the street. 
We tried out my snowboard on our hill in the back. It worked perfect for a beginner hill. DQ is enjoying it now. 
Mischief has parent teacher conference tomorrow. She thought it was today so we went to the school to ask, and then we played on the playground for a little bit. 
Gorgeous blue skies today. 
Mischief has been making good use of our little trampoline as well. 


Friday, January 29, 2016

Flower Pink turns one

Oh how I've wanted this day to take longer to arrive.  My baby is turning into a toddler and I'm not ready for that.

We made a carrot cake.  Which she loved.




This sweet and spunky little girl brings so much joy to us all. In a week she has gone from occasionally taking 3 or 4 steps to walking more than crawling.  She is definitely a mama's girl and she loves playing just like her big sisters.  Flower Pink is a music lover and will start dancing when she hears any bit of music she likes.
She cooperated beautifully with a birthday photo shoot.










Flower Pink at one week and at one year.

So grateful to have her in our family!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

IKEA trip.

After school Friday we headed up to ikea to look around. It's been a long time since we were there. 
Mischief was not overly impressed and spent most of the time whining, thus losing the opportunity for ice cream at the end. In fact daddy just took them to the car while I purchased new toilet brushes. 
But it wasn't all bad. 

DQ's favorite room.

Sunshine's favorite bed

Did you know they now sell child size hoop skirts, and an Elizabethan collar? Cracked me up. Great dress up section. 


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Ever her majesty.


It is a fancy dress and high heels week for Sunshine, regardless the weather. 

Today though she started crying from the play room, frozen standing in one spot. 
"Mom! I peed!" 
Usually she'll head to the bathroom to get changed herself (it's about once a month that she doesn't stop playing fast enough to make it to the bathroom), so I was like, um, okay, head to the bathroom and I will get you some clean things. 
"Mom!" She cries out in an ever increasingly concerned voice, there's PEE in my shoes!"

She really didn't know how to deal with that in the slightest. I had her pour them out in the toilet and then put them in the washer. "But will they be okay?!"

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

When baby has a cold

the world comes pretty close to stopping. Or the state of the house makes it seem that way. She just wants to be held or sleep.