Saturday, March 31, 2012


I think everything in our neighborhood is bloomed out already. I couldn't resist taking a few pictures of the girls today. Claire had her friend Meagan over, and they went back inside before I could snap very many of them, so most of these are of Mia.


Here are a few pictures of Mia helping me make cupcakes last weekend. These were Key Lime cupcakes, and they were a real chore. It took forever to zest a bunch of Key limes. They are so small and hard - you hardly get any zest from them. Then I squeezed them, because the recipe called for juice, too. When they were all done, I was so disappointed, because to me they tasted just like lemon. Next time I'll just buy a lemon cake mix!

Sorry, Andy - you can't have any...

...but I still love you!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Playing 21

 Here are some pictures of the girls taken during a rare getting-along moment. They were playing 21. Let's see - you take turns counting, and I think you can say one to three numbers at a time. The one who gets to 21 first wins.

See if you can tell who won and who lost -


Wow - I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted. I've been so busy at work that I'm exhausted when I get home. I have hardly had my camera out.

Anyway, the latest news is that Claire got braces last Tuesday afternoon. She's not too happy with them, but I think she looks cute. The orthodontist thinks they will probably be on for 18 months. Meanwhile, I've had mine on my bottom teeth for over a year, and will be getting them off on Monday. I can't wait!! The insides of my mouth are so tired of being scraped all of the time. And flossing with braces is terrible! When they change the wire, they let me go brush and floss, and it is so easy to floss now that my teeth are not overlapping anymore. I may just become a daily flosser!

Here's a picture of Claire the first day: