Monday, December 19, 2011

paper bag gift wrap

i had a go at making this the other day. 
very easy, simple and satisfying. 
if only i had some polka dot paper lying around. 
super cuteness. 
find the instructions here.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

oh and by the way...

with no formal announcement having been made....
let it be known that there is another wee one cooking 
inside of me due to be born this june. 
you could say ruby is pretty excited and is pretty positive 
its a girl, or twins. declan on the other hand just says 'yeah!'
yeah yeah, what ruby said.
some pretty awesome questions have hit the table lately:
'what is the baby going to eat? just milk?
 not the kind from the store?'

'is your baby going to fall in the toilet when it comes out 
(followed with much concern and worry)?'

'if the baby is a girl, can she sleep in my bed?'

And as for the above photos, i dont have any swell shots 
of myself yet, but i look about 6 months so watch out for this one.
the photos above are of our very exciting laundry mat day...
we could barely squeeze into the car and at one point i almost fell
out of the car trying to get to the kids. 
i do highly suggest the laundry mat. done in one and a half hours, 
instead of all day. something like 12 loads i think. good times!

Friday, December 2, 2011

family photos.

so we recently got together with pete and emily 
to take eachothers family photos. 
 i was pretty pumped with the results. 
im thinking maybe some kids pics with cousins for their room.
so in case i slack on getting a card out, here is a wee taste. 
there are like 5 million other to share. 
cheers to the jolliest of seasons. 
its officially cold here!!
{all photos taken by the talented emily}

Saturday, November 26, 2011

happy birthday declan!

 the big no. 2 
was shared by lots of wonderful family. 
nothing like the joy of turning two
and being surrounded by cousins, 
love, presents, cake, and cheer!
Thank you all for was perfect!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

saturday morning walk.

we had this really perfectly cold, cozy and incredibly long walk 
to the market a couple of saturdays ago. 
the lighting was just so lovely and so i snapped some fun photos.
it was nice to just take our time and let the kids just be for a bit. 
very much enjoyed by all. 
this is indeed the best time of year in phoenix for long walks!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


 halloween was pretty lovely this year...gorgeous weather
and lots of fun. we attempted some pumpkin carving, 
which basically was more like drawing all over pumkins
with black markers and then carving it out really quickly.

 Ruby was "Annie" and played the part gloriously
as she does most days.

and Declan was a leprechaun who refused to wear his 
giant hat. how about that beard painted by Ed?
pretty awesome. 

he really didnt want any photos taken. oops. 
and he was all too into trick or treating. 
once he saw his house at the end of the trip
 he cried and wouldnt come home. 
apparently the idea of going to doors for candy  
was just too good to be true the the little lad.
hope you had a happy halloween! 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

capes for christmas.

ive been meaning to post this for a bit
as i've been thinking seriously about making
one of these and i thought sara (ahem...therese)
might enjoy a circle skirt spiced up for the 
holidays. looks pretty easy right?
find the tutorial here

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

super heroes.

 some pretty fancy stuff going on here. 
let me tell you.
ruby was overlooking my martha stewart 
magazine and spotted these super heroes
for halloween, which led to some spontaneous
capes, and many a damsel in distress being 
rescued by some very cute little heroes.
 some intense consulting going on here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

so behind.

 so ive been a pretty horrible slacker when it comes 
to blogging...or more precisely being online in general.
i just usually feel like i can always find something better 
to do...dishes, picking up, sleeping, soaking up my kids, 
reoganizing, sewing, and the list goes on. 

so on that note, a little while back i really felt inspired 
to buy some patterns and make girlie dresses...
working up to maybe making myself another dress 
(we'll see shall we).
so ruby helped me to pick out the pattern and fabric
which was half of the fun. 
we ended up with this 'annie' dress
which i am just happy she likes to wear,
b/c there is nothing worse than all that work and effort
and the honesty of a 3 yr old not really liking it. 

so here a some fun pics to share of one of our downtown 
adventures recently. a trip to the market for a few things.
and a surprise pink apple. 
quelle surprise!
oh, and for some reason the water was still on.
oh yeah, it was still kind of hot.
so declan had no problem getting totally soaked.
that crazy guy.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

great show.

always a great show around here.
i do have some funny lively kids for sure.
they keep me laughing, 
and exhausted. 
could not ask for more. maybe just a little 
less sometimes. heheehee.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

a day out.


we ventured out last friday night 
to the some coffee/beer 
and a quick pizza which is now 
being sold at pane bianco. can now get those hard
to attain pizzas to go and cozy up with 
them at home. too good.
but boy was it nice to get out and walk.
it has been too long. praise the Lord
for a change in weather!