Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Happy Easter

The Easter Bunny brought bountiful baskets to Clare and Danny, and a family photo for Tim and me (via our visiting photographer, Cat, a.k.a. Aunt Cat). It was a lovely day that started with church, followed by our traditional feast of waffles, and then on to an egg hunt and potluck at the Kings' abode.

A few other snapshots from the day:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Girl Talk

With a guest appearance from Danny at the end. Laura has been cooing up a storm lately, and it's SO CUTE, but it's very hard to capture on camera. This is maybe 1/10 as darling as she's capable of, but better than nothing (again, according to grandparents).

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Denim Debut

Jeans: a girl's best (or worst) friend. Here's Laura's first pair, courtesy of the Bergstroms. Man, I love hand-me-downs.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Banner Day

We are less than three weeks from Clare's First Communion, about which she is very excited. With Danny and Tim out of the house for "Daddy and Me Day" at Danny's preschool, it seemed like a good time to create the traditional banner. This will hang at the end of our pew during the mass. It's also designed to be used again for Danny and Laura, so hope they like our handiwork!

Thought I'd also post a picture of Clare's finery, purchased back in November on our Black Friday shopping excursion. Won't she look sweet in this?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Signs of Spring

As our spring break winds to a close, the weather has really warmed up. Some signs that spring has definitely arrived here in the South:

A baby in a onesie.

Azaleas in bloom.

Easter decorations.

Sidewalk chalk masterpieces.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring Break Snippets

For the first time in a long while, we are home for Spring Break. I wasn't looking forward to this staycation very much, considering we had a whole week of togetherness in January thanks to the ice storm. But with an attitude adjustment on my part and a back-to-basics mentality, it's turning out to be okay. Indulging in leisurely mornings has been a welcome treat for all of us (especially Tim). The weather has cooperated, affording lots of outside playtime which is also a refreshing way to spend the day. Trips to the library, going out to lunch, and most importantly playdates are all contributing to a very pleasant week.

I decided that this week was as good a time as any to return a sleepover that Clare enjoyed with one of her best friends from school, Abby. Danny fluctuated between feeling left out and being right in the thick of things, which is about what I expected. To soften the blow, I invited his friend Brennan over for a playdate the following morning. Tim and I have discovered that importing friends is really a sanity saver.

What will really make my spring break, or at least my day, is if we all take a nap this afternoon. A mom can dream, right?

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Triple Threat

...or Terrific Trio, as their Grammy prefers to call them.