Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Before you can bake brownies, you have to warm up the oven. Bad thing about this time though was that Grandma Mary forgot she had put some store-bought cupcakes in the oven for safe keeping. Oops! Funny thing - the plastic didn't even small bad burning. It smelled liked cupcakes!
The brownies were delicious!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
We had parties and get-togethers from Friday through Sunday's disappointing Cavs loss in the playoffs.
I'm going to do a series of posts to commemorate the fun ( and heart-breaking) festivities.
Starting with Thursday, Isabella and I had a "girl day." Disappointed by a rainy zoo visit the day before, we stayed inside to do our hair and nails and get some play time in. She's finally taking a liking to dolls thanks to my recent babysitting of little girl Jordan, our four-month-old neighbor. Isabella loves to help feed and change Jordan, but does not like it when I have to hold Jordan without her.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
First night in the converted bed - Sunday!
We lectured Isabella about always staying in her bed unless one of us was in her room. She's listened well. No problems so far.
Trying our her new Big Girl Bed
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Isabella gave me a beautiful card and two Precious Moments figurines (I collect them.). Kevin's card brought tears to my eyes. Even the dogs got me a card!
We started with our traditional brunch at Bob Evans with Grandma Mary, Papa Steve, Aunt Julie and Uncle Chris. Four cups of that hot chocolate and two pancakes later, I was stuffed. Isabella woofed down mini-pancakes, scrambled eggs, two sausage links and two cups of apple juice.
After brunch we headed over to see Grandma Sue and Papa Al. We were surprised to see the whole family there, too. Isabella gave Aunt TT and Aunt 'Lissa candles. This was a special Mother's Day for Aunt 'Lissa because she's 10 weeks pregnant. YEAH!
After a nice visit, we headed home for - yep! - laundry and dishes. Hope all you mothers enjoyed your special day!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
To our moms - thank you for all you've done and continue to do to help us be the best parents we can be!
To our sisters, sisters-in-laws, aunts, cousins, godmothers, grandmas and friends who are moms or moms-to-be - that includes dog and cat moms: Have a wonderful day!I'm going to cuddle up with this munchkin and thank her for letting me be her MOM!
Monday, May 05, 2008
Aunt Julie joined us for a day of shopping at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets. Bella needed shoes - desperately - and I was getting a jump on Christmas shopping (Yes, I know. Christmas, you think? Well, I have to find the deals because we have a lot of people we celebrate with!)
Bella had fun riding along in her stroller and playing at the parks.
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