Sunday, November 29, 2009




Thursday, November 26, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving!

endless games of Ring Around the Rosie waiting for our guests to arrive

Dressed in our Thanksgiving best

Checking out our cute cousins

Enjoying some cake

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I spent all day cooking and cleaning for Thanksgiving and was super disappointed that my signature chocolate caramel cookies fell apart when I took them out of the oven. I think its cause I used a different baking sheet than normal.

The high chairs got stripped down and scrubbed as well ( they were GROSS). L is obsessed with chairs and buckling herself into them, so she spent a good 20 min occupied by her newly cleaned high chair


possibly our christmas card photo? I'm not thrilled with the lighting/shadows, gonna have to see what photoshop can do for me

Monday, November 23, 2009


T was a bit cranky this am, so I told him to have a cup of coffee in his diner.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


And this is why I never get anything clean around here...

Reading Goodnight Gorilla...out favorite!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


picking out some of our favorite books to read


Every day we go to school, Missy gets so excited and insisted on her coat and shoes long before its time to leave. I don't feel bad about it cause she's the same way when we pick her up. She just likes having places to go during the day


The latest thing at our house is snacks in bags - keeps them entertained for a good while!


I'm a horrible blogger....many days to update!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009



You turn around for 2 seconds and they get the laptop bag off the counter and start ripping it apart


T's new favorite toy - a toy broom from Nina


I have some catching up to do as I knew I wouldn't want to blog while working all weekend. But I did take pictures!

Friday, November 13, 2009


This is what the end of a long day at daycare looks like. Total meltdown, yogurt on your forehead, why can't my mother just put me in bed misery. They love daycare, but are so exhausted by the time we get home, its all you can do to get them to eat a few bites of dinner before letting them collapse in bed.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Santa came early.....the diner was just too big for his sleigh. OK, honestly, I had every intention of assembling the diner and hiding it away, but the kiddos saw it and love it. And I'm a major softy. Besides, they don't know anything about Santa yet.

Maybe next week, I'll hide it....


11, originally uploaded by two*firecrackers.

The oft-forgotten 5th member of the family

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


_MG_2410, originally uploaded by two*firecrackers.

A toy car today, a real car tomorrow...can't time just stop?!?

So T & I headed to the doctors today and we don't have the flu - yay! Just a crappy virus. I'm actually feeling much better and I think he is too so hopefully we'll all be on the mend just in time for me to work all weekend :) L still has a pretty snotty nose, but no fever or cough and I'm hoping she'll avoid another ear infection. Fingers crossed!

Maybe by next week, we'll all be feeling better and I will have time to a) clean my house b) take out christmas card pics and c) play with photoshop which has been sitting idle on my computer since J installed it for me. Hopefully......

Monday, November 9, 2009


_MG_2376, originally uploaded by two*firecrackers.

Cute girl. Darn binky. She dropped it out of her crib around 4 am and proceeded to wake up her brother - who doesn't go back to sleep. So now we're all tired, cranky and sick. Time for the binky fairy to make a visit


A day-late crappy quality snapshot.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


_MG_2317, originally uploaded by two*firecrackers.

I make noise and trouble.....

Yes, Buddy. Yes, you do. And I love you.

Friday, November 6, 2009


_MG_2280, originally uploaded by two*firecrackers.

Hey Ma...trying to eat my dinner here....what's with the camera?

Thursday, November 5, 2009


just testing....

wow huge difference in quality by using flickr rather than just uploading through blogger. hmmm

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


So I'm breaking the rules already. No this picture was not taken by me. But it is of me! I'm too lazy to pull out my manual and learn how to set my camera timer, so you get a picture of me taken by my fabulous husband. Deal.
I finally went and got my hair done after 2+ years of waiting (yeah, I was pregnant, then there was twins, blah, blah, blah, excuses, excuses) I like it - its not too blond and its not too short (both of which have happened before and been disasters). Plus it hides all those awesome white hairs that have started showing up. Thanks kids. Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


_MG_2160, originally uploaded by two*firecrackers.

clickable to bigger on black

I really want to pull all the Christmas out and start decorating.But instead, I'll just torture my children in my quest for our holiday photo card.

Monday, November 2, 2009


_MG_2113, originally uploaded by two*firecrackers.

These sure are some busy feet! Always running and climbing and getting this little boy into adventures (and trouble). There's just something so innocently sweet about baby toes

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Project 365

Just a lazy Sunday at home. T wasn't feeling too well so we all just hung out and played silly games. He's really got the best laugh I've ever heard.

I've never been much of a writer. Most of what I write ends up sounding silly to me. So i've decided to do a picture a day for 365 days (Project 365) Having kids makes you realize that time goes by all too fast and I think this will be a neat way to remember what is sure to be a momentous year.