Wednesday, October 31, 2007

{ Birthday Wish }

Come true.

These red and white polka dot rainboots from

one of my very most favorite people ever.

You know who you are. :)

Thank you. It's one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me.

I love you.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

{ For Fairlight }

A precious friend of mine is about to have a baby. Another girl.I have not been able to get her off my mind in the past days, so I have taken to "doodling" mosaics full of pink and frilly, sisterly, pink and pretty things.And sending her packages. And praying for her, that God gives her all sorts of peace, and patience and that every detail of this new little ones birth is just so blessed by Him. I even went as far to go out to the garage and sort through my maternity clothes last night. Seriously.

The song playing is for you baby Rose and your
Mommy and Daddyand lovely big sister Olivia,
as they anticipate your soon to be birth-day.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

{ New Development }

She calls me " Momm-ia."
She calls herself, "Luc-ia."

I have no idea why. But wow, it's cute.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

{ Quote of the Day }

( said with great gusto: )
" Touch your nose! "
-Annabelle Lucy

Monday, October 22, 2007

{ Frolic }

Afternoon walk

Past golden colors.

Smiles multiply,

Racing and skipping about in the leaves.

Hands entwined,

Hearts soar,

Laughter floating on the breeze.

Obsessed with Toes

Thursday, October 18, 2007

{ Talking up a Storm! }

The following are some little vingettes taken from the day to day life of a happy 20 month old. Mine, to be exact. As well as a list I have been keeping of the cute things she says and how she says them. This is my favorite age so far.

Sometimes she calls me " Mommy-Chelle"
ocean ( osh-oon )
yes, yeah & yep
"come !"
She'll say, " No, mommy, no! "
And after we've dealt with her on it , in a pitiful little voice, " sorry, Mommy, sorry "
high five- " high tive"
"see _____" she's always wanting us look at something
" dancing, dancing "
band-aid, owie, bonk-o ( for bonk)
play - "pay!"
a flower is a - " flowery "
"running, running"
" lets read this "
bottom - " bummey "
love you- luuuvv-oooo
" daddy's truck "
balloon "boon"
beautiful is"boo-ti-full"
she knows the names of all her body parts
music is " moo-sic"

She calls herself " baby." I love that, oh I love that!

When she sees a baby smaller than herself she squeals with delight and proudly explains to me: " baby! tiny."

Because she can't make the s sound in Nelson (beloved boy cousin of hers) , insert a sound like you are blowing your nose here between the Nel and on ( her daddy gets the biggest kick out of this) Also, she knows the names of all her grandparents, auntie's, uncles and cousins. And that is quite the acommplishment since there are over 30!

Her favorite snack: " pretzie's " (pretzels)
Her favorite book: ' I love you Through and Through '
Her favorite word as of today: " Hoooray! "
Her favorite article of clothing: Red Crocs, I can hardly get her to wear anything else but she'll sleep in her crocs
Her favorite toy: her purse and dollies
Her favorite thing to do: play outside, and dance

I tell her something ONE TIME and she'll remember it days later. For example, pulling up a chair next to the sink and having her "help" me do the dishes, which she's crazy about. One day last week I put her little apron on her and after that promptly forgot it existed. But today when I asked her if she wanted to help me wash the dishes, she ran over to where the aprons are hanging and pulled on hers until I realized she wasn't going to "help" me wash dishes without it.

She has taken it upon herself to make sure the cat behaves. Poor George. He's the official bottom of the family pecking order. He's constantly being told "down tat!" ( she can't say her C's ), " no tat!, " "out tat!"

While we were on holiday at the "osh-oon" she also learned how to say the two big C. Which of course come out sounding like "tandy" and "tookie."

The other night in the car, as we were coming home from a weekend with our best friends in Colville WA, and listening to my new favorite CD, we hear this sweet little voice floating from her carseat in the back, and with her own little angle voice she started to try and sing, for the first time. " Halleluiah...halleluiah, halleluiah..."( or her baby version of it) and as soon as the song would end she we'd here this quiet little" again?" One if the top ten most frequently used words in her growing vocabulary. So we listened, Again and Again. And she sang along. For almost and hour.

While my parents were here we showed them the DVD of the slide show from David's Dad's memorial service. Of course David and I can't watch it without getting teared up. When Annabelle noticed her Daddy's tears, she reached up for him and with the most concerned little look said, " Sorry Daddy, Sorry."

Wednesday night at dinner she suprised us by saying: " broccoli." What suprised us even more than that is that she just loves eating it.

On the way home from our date at Coldstone where I enjoyed on of these decedant treats absolutely Free for my birthday , David was goofing off in the car, just being a total ham. She looks at him with this major twinkle in her eye and says: " Daddy...funny!"

She goes around the house, on the tippiest of toes chanting this line,
over and over: " happy, happy, happy, happy! "

Yesterday she learned the motions to the song, " If your happy and you know it..." and by far her favorite part is shouting "hoooooray!"

She does not allow the wearing of jackets without the "hat" (hood).

When she sits down to "read" a book you hear: " ABC...ABC's..."

And so she continues to steal our hearts. A bit more every single day.

Oh the delight and wonder of discovery! I wouldn't trade these days for anything, the wide world over.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

{ Go jump in a pile of leaves }

Credits Here.

Friday, October 12, 2007

{ under their spell}

Poppy and Nana are at our house this week.

We are reading books, squirrel watching, "p(l)ay-ing!," going for walks, eskimo kissing, eating apples and cookies, playing golf in the back yard. And in general, having a total ball, together. Here are pictures to prove it.

But we will be back next week. I still need to tell you about our grand
time at the ocean and write a entirely Annabelle post.

Wishing you, a cozy sort of Friday.

Monday, October 08, 2007

In the Air....

Friday, October 05, 2007

{ anticipation }

I am so excited, I can hardly see straight. In less than two hours we are leaving for two nights at the Ocean. From our two room suite ( David's Mom and the kids will be there with us ) we can walk to the beach. And we are going to walk hand in hand, and let the wind whip around us, and fly kites, and write silly things in the sand, and get drenched by the waves, and eat junk food, and stay up late, and swim in the the pool. And just be together doing anything and everything fun. We are going to rest and revamp and fit as much as we possibly can into the next few days.
And we are going to make precious memories.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

A Banner Day!

The Beautiful Banner Gracing the Top of My Blog, is Compliments of the Ever So Lovely and Talented Fairlight. Who Spoils Me Rotten. Thanks To You, I am Just So Thrilled to Enter the Ranks of Those Bloggers Who Have Pretty, Personalized Banners . You Are Ever So Dear!

{ Newfound hobby }

I can't seem to stop making Mosaics from my Flikr Favorites.I decided it's like quilting only WAY faster! Start to finish product is like 5 minutes instead of 5 months. Or years.
I call this one - Slice of Life.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

{ I Crave }

C o L o R
My very first Flikr Mosaic!

Monday, October 01, 2007

{ Two New Things for Fall }

1. A new Blog endeavor. Because I just love quotes that much. And this is a good way for me to keep track of the ones I run across that resonate. And blog-form is such a quick and easy way to keep track of stuff. It's really is a no brainer.. Why would I want to keep the wit and wisdom of people much brighter and deeper than myself, to myself, when I could so freely share it with others?

2. After much procrastination on my part I have finally listed new things listed in my Etsy Shop.