Wednesday, December 28, 2011

We Are Young

This is my new favorite song of the moment.  There's something about it that just makes me feel wistful and free and well...young.
(which, as I approach my next birthday in January, is something I definitely need to feel a bit more often.)


We Are Young by Fun.
ps-the music video is odd.  not bad, just...odd.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas to all...

and to all a good night.

ps-pajama pants made using this tutorial and nightgowns/peasant dresses made using this tutorial.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

trees and planes and spit-up...oh my!

On Monday evening for Family Home Evening we went to the Crown Center to see their giant Christmas tree, gawk at the gingerbread village, and play on the Christmas playground (a bunch of kid-size wooden vehicles and buildings...on top of concrete.  Here in the midwest we don't care about liability too much).  It's a must-do for us every December and oh-so-much fun (and free!).  Here's the proof:

The 100-ft Mayor's Christmas Tree
(one of the tallest in the nation)

Ezra flying through the air with the greatest of ease.

The resident homeless person
(if that hat looks familiar, it's because it is)

Little Miss Sunshine
(who, incidentally, is wearing a size 12 month hat)
The flight crew

 The faces behind the camera.

In other news...

 As a 4 kid-veteran momma, all of which have had reflux, I think it's fair to say...

I am so. over. spit-up.

That is all :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

But Mom...

...Oakie liked the cupcake!


So said Scarlett after generously sharing her black and white graduation cupcake.

This picture doesn't eeeeven begin to do the black bakery frosting mess justice.  I keep on finding little spots of it scattered all over my light carpet.

this is Oak's "contrite" face

I'm honestly trying to find the humor in the situation (hence this post)...but I'm just not there yet.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

random pictures for your amusement

In case you need a giggle :)

 This picture makes me smile.  Does Oak not look extreeeeemely pleased with himself?

 Lately, Georgia has been stealing our camera and taking gobs and gobs of random blurry pictures.  The subjects usually consist of...

her favorite toys

weird-angle shots of her underpants

and Christmas decor.

The best is when she blames it all on Scarlett, denying any picture-taking involvement what-so-ever, but then shows up with 50 pictures looking just like this one.

pretty sure she's been caught red-nosed.

Just for posterity's sake, here's a few pictures of the girls playing in the first snow of the season.

Yes, I am fully aware of how white trash this picture makes my backyard look.

Georgia posing in her coat-less state.  For some reason she always prefers snow-play without one.  *shrug*

 "Rooooar" said the Scarlett Monster

Now I'm off to do more Christmas sewing...