Snow Day

It looks like we’re going to have another white Christmas. This will be our 11th Christmas up here and our 8th white Christmas. I’m only a big fan of snow until about mid February and then I’m DONE. Beckett had a great time watching the snow fall this weekend

He probably doesn’t remember this from last year so it was all new to him.

Sunday morning I took Lucy and Beckett out to play in the snow

After about 20 minutes I asked him if he was ready to go in the house (he had wet mittens and hat) he reached his hands up for me to pick him up. ha! This is the first time EVER he didn’t throw a temper tantrum when it was time to go in the house. I guess he’s going to be more of a summer guy. Fine by me!


Little Elves

Our little Christmas elves are back! When the girls were little our elves would bring them little treats throughout the month of December. They had little stockings that hung on their dresser drawers. They would get things like Christmas stickers, pencils, Hershey kisses, candy canes, etc…… as they got older they got things like lipgloss, nail polish, headbands, etc…. I’m not sure WHY this tradition was started and I’m pretty sure it’s too late to tell our elves to lay off the treats. Ha! But we’re down to two Little’s getting daily treats from our favorite elves so we’re gonna enjoy this a bit longer.

Beckett did NOT know what to make of the elves this morning. He was a little nervous at first but he’s starting to warm up to the elf idea. He walks by, points and blows them kisses. Sooooo cute!!

Oh what fun!! Is there anything better than little kids at Christmas time?

Happy December!

‘‘Tis the Season….

……. for germs.

I have a bunch of little sickies in the house this week

Lucy’s been out of school all week. I finally took her to the doctors today and it’s just a virus. The doctor prescribed soup, chocolate ice cream and Disney movies. I think I can handle that.

Beckett has a cold but that hasn’t stopped him from taking care of his big sister. He LOVES having her home during the day, we both do.

Sunday Snapshots

My New Years resolution was to take more pictures this year. Today is the 11th and I haven’t taken my camera out once!
This morning we took the girls to TJ Maxx and Lucy fell in love with this gigantic unicorn


You could tell the woman working behind the counter got a kick out of her. She looked pretty cute walking up to the counter with a unicorn bigger than her and her Christmas money (thank you, Auntie Di)

We also played in the snow for a little while with Chloe and Lucy




Fun, but too cold!!!

Jon is leaving for London this week and Emma has to go back to College in a week so we’ve been trying to enjoy as much family time as possible. No time to take my pictures. I did snap this one at dinner tonight, though. I love that we had a dinner guest. It’s not everyday that we’re able to dine with a majestic unicorn


Thank God for iPhones!

Another Snow Day

There hasn’t been one snowflake to fall from the sky since I woke up at 5:30 this morning but they have another day off. It’s been raining ALL day!! It’s been a perfect day for some tea:ImageImageImage

A perfect day to watch some Netflix movies on your iPad:


And a perfect day to watch some makeup tutorials on youtube:


It’s also a perfect day for me to sit here with a friend and commiserate about sending our babies to kindergarten in the fall. We had kindergarten parents night last night and it was great to see some familiar faces.  As I looked around the room I realized that I’m not the only one stressing out about sending our “babies” to school and that made me feel better. You know what they say, “misery loves company”. Hahaha! 

Happy Valentine’s Day

I decorated the kitchen last night so the girls could wake up to a sweet Valentine’s Day treat:Image

They had a half day of school today so I got to spend the day with the 5 sweetest girls I know:


How lucky am I?

In other news, I’m trying to teach Lucy that it is not ok for her to answer the phone. Even though it’s funny when she tells the telemarketers “duh, my dad’s at work”, I’ve been missing all kinds of phone calls. She is just too quick for me! Plus, if she’s upstairs I just don’t have a chance!  She did make me a sweet Valentine’s day card so I can’t be too upset.

Happy Valentine’s Day!