Tuesday, November 22, 2011

baking time

i'm not the made from scratch mom, but my girls love a little dump, stir and bake action.

there's so much help sometimes...
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the excitement is almost, well, unconfined! {she takes after her father's side...he he he}
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jada is a natural born chef or "cooker" as she often refers to herself.  she glows in delight when she is in the kitchen. {see what i mean about the father's side?  hmmm?}
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and what does brooke do while the other girls cook?  chill and wait for the baking to be done.
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Friday, November 18, 2011

dressing up for the day

i'm not the biggest halloween fan, but i do love the dress up and get candy part...so that's what we do!
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my parents always are part of the night...which i love!!!
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brooke is still brooke...running like a tazmanian devil.  she does the princess part, but still totally has to be her own unique self...with jeans, and a plaid jacket.
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jada is always the perfect little sparkly princess...
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and sofia is simply elated to be her most fav minnie mouse ever!
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and in the end, they ate way too much sugar, had a blast and mom and dad ate some "tax" candy.

Friday, November 11, 2011

coffee, please and thank you

sometimes, not so often, i leave a drip or two of coffee in my cup and walk away for a second.  honestly, i usually have the cup firmly attached to my hand while there is any caffeine love in it for me.

of late, i've been caught a few times by the sofia...who is a mad mad lover of coffee.  she takes what's in my cup, pours it in hers and takes off...

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when i find her she CHUGS to the end...

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then shows me the spit shine clean bottom of the cup...
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and it's always followed by the "i'm so cute you could die face"...
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and a giggle.
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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

gone wrong...

fam shoots are necessary, but this flipping DST killed my fam shoot last night!

i had the field and the wood boxes and the rocking horse, but hubs conference call went until 5:20...and the light was gone.  i'm not talking about sunset, i'm talking PITCH BLACK!

so i grabbed the lighting and hubs grabbed the extension cords so we could at least see how the outfits looked since it took me an hour and a half to get everyone dressed, hair done and in one place.

the lighting worked fine...i was hacked though.

it wasn't what i wanted...i just tossed them in the yard and said stand there and we'll see what we get.

and what we got, well, was not the best. {seriously terrible...i mean, i should have at least posed them}
 

i was being somber a little and brooke looks at me and says, "mom, if you don't think about it and just move on, it will be better.  besides, you are totally making it worse.  i mean, we are all in the picture."

not such bad advice after all...i mean, a family is a family in spite of circumstances and clothes and locations.

a family sticks together, prays together, laughs and cries together.

and well, that is us, in spite of the crappy picture.  a motley crew.  a family.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

sweetness

i grabbed a few quick shots of sofia...and i just had to share them.

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and then there's the smile to end all smiles...
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and the real girl finally comes out!
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