Category Archives: fun

photo extravaganzzzzzzza!

Well, we’ve had a busy past couple of weeks at our casa.  First off, Joshijah went for his very first dentist appointment.  Very exciting?  Oh yes.  He wasn’t at all nervous.  Relaxed as anything.  Just look at his very relaxed posture in the super cool dentist chair.  😉


Thankfully the hygienist and the dentist were both so nice and let him pick out the COOLEST shades to wear!  This relaxed him somewhat. 

This was Jos trying to spit into the little sink.  He can’t figure it out still.  He just makes the noise of spitting, and lets the spit just head down the ol’ throat.  Ah well, all in good time.


The dentist.  Again, Joshijah looking very relaxed.  Clutching that chair for dear life!
However, it was a very successful trip.  Joshijah was a big boy and did really well!  YAY! 


With Uncle Cubby and Tante Jes reading stories at my Mom and Dad’s place.  It was my Dad’s birthday. 


Hosanna snuggling up with Poppi on his b-day. 

This was Joshijah’s birthday party.  Jos and Sammi.


Hosanna (or as I like to call her:  May-may-licious.)










Opening up the prezzies.

Yummy treats.  And that’s my friend Julie.  Everyone say, “Hey Julie!”


Markers and Stickers and Play-Dough, oh my!

Cupcakes a la Lightning McQueen.


Traditional birthday breakfast in bed. 

Joshijah with his bed-head. 

Cake!!  This time for the “family birthday party”.


“Uh, Mama?!  What is this?  You call this cake?! And ya’ll can show me some better singing than that.  C’mon.”

Jer and Steve shooting the breeze waiting for food. 


Tom being quiet and contemplative and playing a sweet tune on J-dog’s guit. 

My dad.  I love this picture of him. 

My mom!  All the girls were being Italian mamas in the kitchen making homemade pizza.  Well, Jes was laying on the floor.  It’s ok.  She’s pregnant.  She’s allowed to lay on the floor. 

My sister Sara with her sweet baby girl. 

Joshijah with his cool new airplane from Plan Toys.  Very cool toys.  They are my new favourites.  The kids love them too.  (that’s pretty important I guess)   
And he is wearing the beautiful sweater that my mom made for him.  He looks like a little euro-kid.  I love it!  Notice Jes is still on the floor.  Having a great time, might I add. 

Janna and I being pretty serious about making the pizza.     We had some pretty loud music on to help out the mood.  Sara and Amelie are dancing, I’m sure.   Janna’s gonna love that pic of her.  🙂

This is my Aunt Marion.  She stopped by yesterday to give Jos his b-day present.

Jos and May-May doing their thang with the new easel from Nana and Papa!
(Notice the large amount of snow hanging off the tree outside.  It just.keeps.coming.)





And this is me, taking my before shot.  I am getting my hair cut tomorrow. 
Tomorrow I will post the after shot.  Stay tuned!

G’night ya’ll!!


all lightning mcqueen, all the time…

just a little glimpse of what we’ll be up to this morning….


happy birthday party to Joshijah!

title-less wednesday

the sun is shining today, and i’m off to my friend julie’s for a play-date!

my baby’s gonna be 3 next week!  i can’t believe it. 

i guess i’m gonna plan a good ol’ lightning mcqueen birthday party!  whoot!

well, happy wednesday to you all….

coming up soooooooon:   100 things about me.   (i bet you can’t wait!)

oh, and here’s what i’ve been feeding my husband every morning for breakfast for the past 2 weeks…. he actually likes it….and feels better when he drinks it!


ingredients:    organic bananas (frozen)  1 or 2
                         organic apples  1 or 2
                         raw spinach   (handful)
                         raw baby field greens–mesclun mix  (handful)
                         dollop of honey 
                         teaspoon of ground flax seed
                         water (to engage the blender blades)

blend, blend, drink and enjoy!   the kids love these “superman smoothies” as well. 



hmm…ok, so i am apparently a creative and worldly man-child.  which disturbs me a little, i have to say…just slightly.
gosh, and how’d they know about the hard drugs? 
all you other lost fans out there…give it a try….i know you’re dying to know!

yay! i’m a winner. :)


i finally won a sling!!!!

i am the winner of the cutest. most adorable. hatchling sling (a sling for hosanna to use for her dolls!)  made by the very cool, hip, talented ashlee at nest slings!!!

check out her blog
and check out her slings.  they are beautiful! 
she also heads up mama speaks, a great review site. 

thanks again so much ashlee! i know it’s gonna get a lot of use around here.  🙂

eye candy.



checking out the first snow with daddy in the mornin’.



WARNING: lots of hat pics following….  🙂
these are the snazzy new lids my mom crocheted for my babes.  cute, yes?
i think she should sell them and make one meeeeleeeyon dollars.  🙂








oh, and hosanna got into the markers a few weeks ago.  heh.


but she thought it was pretty cool though, so…..meh.  no deal. as long as she had fun. 🙂


anybody still out there?
i dare not even check my sorry blog stats these days, not having posted in, um…well….3 whole weeks.  so, i guess this entry is likely just for my own cathartic good.  i’ll do my best anyhow. 
to be honest, i have no real excuse for not blogging.  i could make one up (what do you mean NaBloPoMo means we have to blog every day?!?!?! i thought it meant we weren’t supposed to blog for at all!  sheesh.  now you tell me! …….good thing i didn’t sign up for that anyway.  heh)  but i guess really it comes down to life being…well, life.  which is bizzy-for-shizzy, and now with my firstborn no longer napping during the day, well…let’s just say that busyness is extreme. 
ok, maybe some. 
but not many.

christmas is nearly upon us, and the weather is COLD!  which is wonderfully cozy and delightful.  the kids are now outfitted in their new snowsuits. (well, not now , they are in bed sleeping, afterall.  what kinda mom do you think i am?) but they have their fun warm clothes and new hats (courtesy of my mom and her amazing crafty skills!!  pics of those coming tomorrow!) 
i just purchased sufjan stevens’ christmas album today on itunes.  it’s very chill, mellow, fun and festive, and musically excellent.   its great.  seriously. 

we we’ve just about finished the basement, which is now the “playroom” and will function also as a guest room should any persons want to come and visit us.  (please do!)  it turned out REALLY nice…i, for one, can’t believe it is the same room.  so gezelig (which is the dutch word for “cozy”, said with a lot of throaty spitting.)  of course we are still needing some toy storage and accessories (hey ikea. here we come.  although we vow over and over again never to purchase anything else from you, we keep returning like a dog to its vomit.)  did i seriously just say that?!?!  iiick.

yes, well…i’ve started my christmas shopping, but just barely.  picked up a few things here.  (a fun girls only outing with my mom, all 3 of my sisters, my daughter and my new niece!)
a little birdie told me that nana and papa are sending a gift to the kids soon.  (i can link to that, can’t i?  i don’t think my kids really check this blog too often…) 
but, shhhh…don’t tell ’em.  um, i am really excited about this.  i LOOOOOOOOVE playing house, dolls, kitchen, barbies, anything like that.  yeah, still. 
i am afraid i might spend too much time playing, and not enough time doing what i oughtta. 
but that’s ok. 
the kids need me.   

well, i hope this blog entry kick starts me back into action.  i’m feelin’ it.
i truly hope i have not lost everyone’s attention.  (all 3 of you…)
i may gather together my courage and check my stats now. 

have a good night, and i’ll be back tomorrow, Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, ya’ll.