Saturday, February 27, 2010

Special People

This is a weekend with much to celebrate; Paul's mom is having a birthday, my parents are celebrating their anniversary, and for the first time in ages everyone in our house appears to be healthy (knock on wood).

Paul and I didn't plan to stay in our hometown to raise our family. We had grand plans to get the heck out of Dodge, but I'm so thankful now that we didn't. Atticus and Norah's lives are made so much richer by the relationship they have with their grandparents and great-grandparent. I know this would be possible if we lived far away - I grew up 700 miles from my grandparents and they were very important people in my life - but being able to see them regularly is so wonderful. I feel blessed that my children have four additional adults in their lives who love them deeply and are able to spend time with them.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Due to a nasty cold, we've spent nearly all of the long weekend at home.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

In honor of the holiday, we brought out the finger paints today. It was a popular activity and the kids were astonishingly prolific.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Chasing Squirrels

Getting Up from His Cute Pose to See His Picture
All dressed up with no snow to play in

The Littlest Snowman
Photo opportunities have been scarce around here lately because we have a bit of a nudist colony going on around here. Both Atticus and Norah adore stripping off their clothes at any given opportunity. You'd think they'd get cold, but it doesn't seem to bother them. After a while I get tired of applying more clothing and accept that it's a good time to work on our potty training skills. Between the fact that they're naked about 70 percent of the time that we're in our house, and the fact that they now stop whatever they're doing when I try to take a picture and run around behind me so that they can see the pictures on my camera that I haven't taken yet, I'm not managing to get very many bloggable photos these days.Proof that I shouldn't assume raucous laughter means the children are occupying themselves in a harmless manner.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's Family Day!

Two years ago today we met our children for the very first time. To re-live the magic click here and here.

We're so grateful to be parents of Atticus and Norah. It's impossible to imagine life without them in our lives and we feel so fortunate to have them in our family.

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Recent Conversation

Norah: Mama go to work.
Atticus: Mama a teacher. Go school.
Norah: Read books.
Atticus: Mama is a woman. Bapa is man.
Norah: Yeah!
Atticus: Mama is OLD.