Thursday, March 27, 2008

Donny Osmond's Dreams Come True
I found this movie on my sister's website and had to post it myself because it is SO FUNNY!! Take a look.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Down the road if anyone ever wonders why Matthew has a terrible sweet tooth, I now have evidence that it was all Mark's doing. Mark loves to give our babies ice cream and watch them react. Here we are in San Francisco at the Ghiradelli's Ice Cream shop. Mark is feeding Matthew from a sundae that is the size of his head.

We Love San Francisco

On Monday we spent the day in SF. It had been a really long time since we had been so everything we did seemed fresh and new to the kids- especially Emma who was wide eyed and amazed at all of the tall buildings and interesting sights. We began our day by watching the sea lions play at Pier 39, watched street performers around Fisherman's Wharf, and then drove to Union Square to have lunch/dinner at the Cheesecake Factory on top of the Macy's building. After that we took a Cable Car down to Ghiradelli's Square to have famous hot fudge sundaes.

Can you see Mark and Abbie in this picture??

This year Easter snuck up on me and with everything else going on I never took the time to find cute coordinating outfits for my kids to wear to church. It has never been a big priority for me anyway to have my kids dressed alike, although I think it's cute, but if I happen to find something I think it's great. This year it wasn't until the last minute that I gave it any thought so I totally lucked out Sunday morning when I pulled out these outfits for the girls from last year and, of course, not being pink, they worked out great with the baby's blue.

History Repeats Itself...AGAIN

One of my earliest childhood memories came to mind on the morning of St. Patty's Day when I was WRONGFULLY pinched by my green-clad kiddos. It was St. Patrick's Day at Children's Choice Preschool in San Juan Capistrano and I was four years old. All of the kids were wearing green but me. Because of that, I was the one and only target for pinchers and I had had ENOUGH. I really did have green on--only no one could see it. Underneath my outfit I was wearing underwear covered with little pink roses--WITH GREEN STEMS. I confronted my teacher, Mrs. Young and told her about my problem that no one believed that I was wearing green. The wise woman cut out a piece of green construction paper and pinned it on my shirt. Problem solved.
But why did I remember this experience thirty one years later? Because after I had been the target of my girls pinching all morning and they had gone off to school, I realized that I was in fact wearing green, this time on my feet. My running shoes have bold green swooshes. Figures.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

A Bugs Life...

This Thursday night our skin was crawling as the third grade classes at Abbie's elementary school performed their sixth annual performance of Going Buggy, a musical presentatation depicting the daily struggles and aspirations of bugs. Abbie was selected to be one of the six singing ladybugs and she inspired us with her show stopping performance. I know that I will think twice before I trap a lady bug in a jar again!

The third great did a great job. Their costumes and sets were adorable--we loved how the black lights made them glow in the dark, their singing was wonderful (great job Abs) and the dancing was fantastic. The play is a great Rock Creek tradition and we are so glad that the school and teachers are willing to devote so much time and effort to make it a sucess!

If you wish that you could have been a fly on the wall but had to miss it, check out this short video clip!

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Bed Fairy...

This might just look like a made bed to you, but to me, it is much more. On Saturday morning Emma tracked me down in the house and had a BIG SMILE on her face. She had not only made her bed, but also made our bed too!! No small task for a 4 1/2 year old. She's a sweetie. Thanks Emma!!!!

What a Guy!!

This little guy's face says it all. Matthew is just a doll and I couldn't resist posting this recent photo of him. At five months, he is rolling, smiling, laughing and winning our hearts all over again every day.

Dripping with Love

Nothing says "I love you" to my kids more than unlimited chocolate fondue, I discovered. On the night of February 14th we geared up for the sugar rush of the century and loaded our plates up with more treats than my kids have ever seen on one plate at one time. We had two types of chocolate fondue and dippers such as cream puffs, cheese cake, marshmallows, pretzels, bananas, strawberries, raspberries and donuts.

The feast started out normally enough, but it didn't take long for the sugar to kick in. It was a riot to see the chocolate stream down our girls faces and watch their eyes roll to the backs of their heads as they laughed and laughed and laughed. Definitely and new Valentines traditions.