Monday, August 31, 2009

First Day

I know everyone does a post about their child's first day of school, but I don't care, I'm doing it anyway. Last night after careful consideration of what to wear (0nly to try on 3 different outfits in the morning before deciding), Macy told me she wanted a special school breakfast. Pancakes. (we don't have eggs) with strawberries (no strawberries).
Luckily I can count on my neighborhood grocer, Lee's at 6:00 AM.

As always, Macy was more than happy to show us her stuff. This photo in the middle she says she is doing

"Whoo-hoo for school"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Future

Polly has her path in life figured out. It took her a while to hammer out the order, but I think she did a good job.

She wants to be

a ballerina

a princess

a mom

then a dad.


She also wants to marry her little buddy, Lincoln.

I'm not sure where he fits in, but they make a cute couple, don't they?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


They did it
It's major
I'm amazed

These two cleaned the play room start to finish without my help.
For those of you who have seen our playroom in it's regular state will agree with me in it's major-ness.
More importantly, without whining.
(I know... I'm tearing up just thinking about it.)

Wait... Macy is almost 6?
She should have done this by now, hasn't she?
Crap... In my defense, this was taken at least a month ago.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Okay, most of you don't care, but I do.
m talking about the 30 pictures I'm about to post.
It won't hurt my feelings it you don't look.

Sweden was superb!

For those of you who are going to look. Here's the lo-down. We went to Sweden because my genealogist mother made contact with long lost relatives and we all wanted to visit. All includes my mom, her sister, myself, my 4 sisters and my newborn niece, Piper.

Yes, eight.

We stayed in fabulous hotels/manor, took some boat rides.

We ate delicious food (lots of ice cream)

We saw awesome sites.
(Carl Larsson's (famous painter) house)

(Orebro castle)

(Brahehus catle ruins)

(Annie and Erin in the outdoor museum Skansen)

(Annie and Holly in Stockholm)

We met lots of wonderful relatives.

Everyone was very welcoming and they all made delicious meals including Swedish meatballs, Swedish pancakes, pickled Herring (did not partake) and moose.

(This beach was covered in jellyfish and ladybugs.)

We shopped.
There was an H&M (started in Sweden) and a McDonald every four blocks. Once, next door to each other.

We stayed a the cottage of my great, great grandmother.

It's right on a beautiful lake, where we rowed boats and took a bath.

It has been decided that Sweden is so wonderful, I must summer there with my family. Everyone who lives there has a summer home, why can't I? 2 months a year will do. Warm summer only.

Fun facts:
It was light as day at 3:30 A.M.
All women in Sweden work and get 1 year paid maternity leave.
Husbands get 6 months paid.

Everyone has a summer home.
All houses are red or yellow (charming).
Everyone drives a volvo.