Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cute Alayna

Instead of diving right into all the cleaning and laundry that I have to do today, I spent a few minutes playing with the kids and my camera phone, you know, the only camera we have. Here's what I learned: it's really diffiult to get good pictures, but there are some fun settings with the color. I think this black and white one is darling, as is the sweet baby in the johnny jump up.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

We're still here.

I know you must be SO relieved to see that I haven't completely given up on this blog of mine! Life is just so busy and I haven't had a lot to say. And not that I have much to say now, but I do feel it's time to post something. I promise it will not be earth shattering. In January, Ian's preschool took a field trip to the Downtown Aquarium in Houston. It happened to be on a day off for Madeleine so we all got to go."We all" being me and the kids. The aquarium is pretty small but I thought they had really cool stuff to see even though there wasn't a ton of it. Then there were a few rides outside that were easily the highlight of the day. I lost count of how many times Ian and Madeleine rode this one. It's the kind that shoots straight up in the air and drops down a few times. Ian was just barely tall enough to ride it. There weren't many people there besides our group so they went on it over and over and over and over. They could have stayed all day!

Madeleine's cute face paint at a friend's birthday party recently.

Remember this ugly buffet I was going to rehab and make into a media table?

To go under the TV in place of the ridiculously tiny TV stand we were using before.

Well, here's how it turned out. What do you think?

I haven't appeared on here in a while, so here you go. I have bangs now. I am pretty lazy when it comes to my hair. I like to be able to just pull it back if I don't have the time or want to take the time to style it and bangs require effort. And I am not at all adventurous. Do you have any memories of me with short hair? I doubt many do. But after having Alayna and losing tons of hair that is now growing back, cutting bangs was the only thing to do to hide all the baby hair growing in along my hairline. Despite the extra effort involved, I actually really like my bangs. What a welcome surprise!