Saturday, February 23, 2008


Between the Wii and the Sit & Spin, the girls had a good time while Ayden was at school. Ayla insisted that Ayv help her spin, but she has since found her personal freedom with it. I'm actually surprised at how fast she can go by herself now. Boy do babies change in only a week!

Look at all of that hair!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

Our day is filled with parties, candy hearts, and I'm sure a plethora of other sugar options. Here are the valentines we created this year. They were so much fun to create.
Enjoy the excitement that comes with the day!

Baked Ziti

It was sooooo good! The kids (including Levi) really like it and I like it because it's so much like lasagna. Layers include: penne pasta - sour cream (I use light) - blend of provolone, mozzarella & parmesan cheeses - marinara sauce with added onion and ground beef - more penne - blend of cheeses - sauce. Baked for 30 minutes - YUM! Ayla decided to wear hers...

(Actually, Ayla ate two servings and only wore the sauce.)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I remember when

my sister and I would wake up on Saturday morning and wait anxiously to watch the Smurfs....or watch recaps of Friday Night Videos that we taped on the VCR (and I am sure I still have some FNV on tapes somewhere in this house of mine). So, last week when Ayden was stuck home with strep, I got to see the kids get up with some energy in the morning (you read that right - strep didn't keep Ayden down). But it wasn't to watch cartoons, it was to play video games. The Wii kept them busy! Here they are with bed-head and all!
Ayden is still taking the pink stuff...And Skeeter has gone crazy. He was digging in this basket after Ayla upheaved everything in it to the floor. Too cute!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

I've edited some personal shots...

I have been working on editing wedding photos the past couple of days in addition to tending to a sick boy. Ay isn't acting sick at all, but it has been verified that he has strep throat. The first time he's had it from what I remember. It's bad enough that they want him on antibiotics for 48 hours before returning to school. He thinks he's in heaven and having a break from ITBS this week. Meanwhile, the kids and I have had fun hanging out while Levi locks himself in the bedroom for work.

Last weekend I caught Levi & Ayla napping on the couch. Ayla has been snuggling with the blanket I knitted for her - makes me proud. Yesterday, Ayla had so much fun wrapping herself up in Ayv's sleeping bag on the floor. Oh, I remember those days... My sister and I would zip two together and play in them.
I messed with some reflection in the microwave in this picture. And as you can tell, some texture, too!