Saturday, February 25, 2012

{picture a cutie} February 21-25

the rest of our week in Florida largely looked like this:

Grammy + Cutie Pie
sweet bonding with the oldest and youngest in the fam


 Here, Papa.
Have a chip



finally, Cutie Pie 
is NOT
screaming in the pool


we couldn't get her out of the water from morning to night!

Monday, February 20, 2012

{picture a cutie} February 13-20

Big Blog Picture Catchup! Here goes!


Craft time while her sisters sleep
very sweet times with my equally sweet Cutie Face!


 Happy Hearts Day!
The girlie girls received 
jewelry boxes, baubles and jewels for V-Day!


 fingerpainting with homemade fingerpaint
(made too thick in the Vitamix...oh well!)


Mom! this reminds me of "I Ain't Gonna Paint No More"! 


 hello there, friend!


 Prima Ballerinas


quality outdoor time before we hopped in the car
to drive down to Florida!


kitten, meet baby

Sunday, February 12, 2012


This almost had to be the picture of the day

I turned on my camera, realized i didn't have any pictures from today and remarked outloud to J, "AH! I don't have any pictures for today!" and then snapped his facial response to such an atrocity.

and then, relief!
i realized i'd snapped a sweet one of Cutie Pie
on the iPhone
waiting patiently on Mimi & Poppy's couch
for me to finish packing up the car

not, of course, to say that an impromptu picture of J
wouldn't count...


Saturday, February 11, 2012


Oh my head
Cutie Cakes
has a personality all her own

thank goodness because
only she could handle it all by herself!

it's pretty dynamic 
and we love it!

Friday, February 10, 2012


This little cutie
was supposed to be in Chicago today

instead, she was lucky enough to hang out with her Poppy
on my birthday
because...she and her sisters all have ear infections
Cutie Pie's being in BOTH ears
at a sadly pathetic 12-weeks of age

what a trooper!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


post-doctor playground visit 
for Cutie Cakes 2-year well checkup

Poor Cutie Cakes cried from the moment we walked into the room to the moment we left. Thankfully, the stickers and the "treasure" (teeny tiny puppy dog) from the treasure tower helped cheer the cutie up in time to enjoy the playground!

Can you spy all three cuties?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


speaking of crafty time with Cutie Cakes
we did some craft time at Cutie Face's preschool today

(painting rocks for a class project)

they were very kind to let the kid sister participate!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Cutie Cakes loves all her new birthday presents

& i love that we can do some one-on-one crafty time
when Cutie Face is at preschool

Monday, February 6, 2012



Cutie Cakes is


she had an absolute blast celebrating

it was cute

she paraded around all day
in a tiara & purple painted sparkly nails

We are so blessed to have this cutie in our lives!

**more to come**

Sunday, February 5, 2012



the Giants totally won

we think their outfits might have been lucky.

Well, at least Cutie Face thinks so

Saturday, February 4, 2012


4-year old birthday parties
are in full swing

Cutie Face and one of her preschool buddies
had a blast
pretending to be tweens
just camped out chatting & laughing with each other

eeek! too much!

Friday, February 3, 2012


sweet sweet kiddos of 
a sweet sweet mama friend

i love that we can get together 
once a year 
and chat like next door neighbors 
who see each other every day!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


the girls love to read to themselves

today, they set up camp
in front of the door
and each read their respective "monster" books.

i love that they love to read!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


If this particular cutie
takes a particularly good nap

she gets "to watch the kids sing"*
for half an hour before bed
it's kind of a fun new weekly tradition

*ie, american idol