Friday, April 24, 2009


The new mama in our backyard.

My first tulip.  It opened this morning and was picked by noon.

Grape tomato's

Flowers for my new garden.  

our week...

My sick boy this week.

Playing with his new birthday gift. 

Goofy faces...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Living Lovely- Vacation Time


 Mt. Hope Chronicles this week, Heidi's Living Lovely topic is out-of-the-box vacations.  My favorite vacation spot is our cottage in the 1000 islands.  When I was 3, my parents rented a cottage for a week.  For the next few years they continued renting the same cottage.  When I was a teenager they had the opportunity to purchase it.  It held such wonderful memories, my parents bought it.  I was engaged in that cottage, announced I was going to be a mom, my brother was married there, and so many memories i wouldn't know where to start.  My parents don't live in the same house i grew up in, so our cottage grounds us and is our "home".   

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Carter's Birthday

Yesterday was Carter's birthday party and we had lots of friends and family over to help us celebrate him.  

Here is my attempt to make a space cake- specifically Jupiter.  It's an ice cream cake with oreo cookie base and chocolate cupcakes.  Yummy...
Already diving into his new space books.
Today, Sunday was his actual birthday and he chose where we went to dinner- Moe's.  Needless to say, he is definitely my kid because I love Mexican food.
Trying out his new T-ball set.
Beating daddy at Battleship.

Happy Birthday Carter.
I hope you remember the yellow balloons and know how much I love you.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Almost 5

Carter's birthday is on Sunday and I guess I am feeling a little nostalgic. I was going through old pictures and I just can't believe how he's changed.  When you bring your little bundle home from the hospital you have no idea how it will change your life.  Carter has taught me so much about myself and about life. 

This is my favorite picture being pregnant for Carter.  It was just before my shower that Netty, my sister in law, had for me.  

My brother took this picture when Carter was about 4 days old.
My brother took this one too.  I just love his eyes!  Matt really captures a moment.
He was about a year old here.
This was when he turned one.
and growing...
and growing...

And now he is 5.