Friday, April 18, 2014

Desert Botanical Gardens

The Desert Botanical Gardens had a new Chihuly exhibit and Madre Dos invited us along to see them.

They also had their butterfly experience open which was very exciting for one curly-haired girl.

I thought this guy was pretty cool, but I think he's technically a moth.

This butterfly is my favorite though.

J's favorite part of the whole day was probably this ground squirrel's performance. He was as interested in M's gold fish as M.

Grandma's extra hat was a little too big.

M rather enjoyed his ride, and a little sunshade peek-a-boo.

Of course, we never pass up a chance to play in a water feature, especially such a beautiful one like this.

Thanks Madre Dos for taking us!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Meet a new Maidename!

 She is simply lovely and I'm sad she is in Tucson so we can't love on her more. Her other auntie, Lil' Sis was in town from New Jersey and we were able to snap some pictures.

M was feeling a little jealous so I didn't get a chance to pose with my new niece. Look at that look of congenial distrust.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Blueberry Beard

Thankfully a few drops of hydrogen peroxide have saved his shirts from the same fate as his chin.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sleeping on the Couch

It's not a traditional pose, but it's how I found her

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Side Effect of the Flu

Tissue boxes were at more accessible heights 

"Did you need one? Here you go!"

When did she get so big?

She dons a petite little backpack and I get foreshadowed trauma of her going off to kindergarten.

Friday, March 21, 2014


Meet my newest nephew!

 And with a photo bomb...

Monday, March 3, 2014

A bit of life as from my phone

J packed her own lunch- an apple, a tinkerbell of water, and 3 bottles of BBQ sauce

 She also decided to rearrange the pantry

We toured inside the Gilbert temple

WE went to the zoo with Jacob and Caleb. They looked aroable with their hands on each other's shoulders.

J went outside and made tea. "This is my tea. It's hot. Don't touch it. It's very special to me."

M fits just perfectly inside the roaster.

J decided Lemon Meringue needed to play the part of Gretel.

Her I spy quilt from her grandma makes the most perfect play mat.

We bought a minivan and I adore it.

In lighting that isn't florescent, I look a bit like a cartoon character.

J wanted me to wear a princess dress and I blew her mind when I came out in an old prom dress.

 We had Melanie and Jason play with us and ate popcorn outside

My dear friend Jayme got hitched. The 4 of us have been friends since nursery.

 I tried my hand at wood burning with my husband's soldering iron (with permission)

 I taught J the duck face and the bathroom selfie.


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