Wednesday, January 25, 2012


My first trimester was rough. Aven watched a whole lot of movies on the laptop after we got home from school while I laid on the couch reeling with nausea and fatigue. Now that I'm feeling better I'm trying to wean her off of her screen dependency. When we get home the first thing she yells is "let's watch a movie!" to which my response is "no- let's play toys!". It usually takes a little convincing, but so far she has been happy to play toys with me.
Aven playing with one of her favorite toys. She either yells "Mom, let's play Mrs. Tato!", or  "Let's  play mash tatoes!". 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Big Sister

That's right.
Coming this July.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


 We FINALLY got some snow in the valley. 50 degrees and sunny for days at a time in January just feels so wrong. There is no more snow in the foreseeable forecast, but at least the temperatures are supposed to stay closer to the mid 30's.
Aven finally got to try out the snow shovel that Santa brought her. Up until now she's just been sitting on the shovel part, rocking back and forth and saying "yee haw!".

Grace is always a special sort of happy when she's laying in the snow. 

We even made our first snowman of the year!