Thursday, February 17, 2011

Grandma helps at school

I usually help out in Ian's class on Monday mornings but while Grandma Clay was here Ian let me know that he would prefer that she help out in his class - so I brought her along.

I'm so glad because she took pictures of lots of fun things at school and Ian felt so lucky to have her there with him.

She even found some of his artwork in the halls.

Off to Astoria and my favorite new video

This was such a fun trip to Astoria - maybe it was because my kids are old enough that I don't have to worry about them as much - or maybe it was because they were so loving with their great grandparents. They wanted to be on their laps nonstop and couldn't stop giving them kisses. It was very sweet.

Showing off how big they have gotten.

A trip to their favorite park.

Have I ever told you that I love tire swings? Why don't they still put those in parks?

More love for grandpa.

They even saved some sweetness for me.

Thanks for having us Grandma and Grandpa.

This is a video of ian getting off the tire swing.

Grandma Clay

I love this picture because it just shows exactly what having my mom around is like. She is full of energy, and fun and lots of love.

We were so excited to celebrate her birthday while she was here (I don't think I have been around to do that since high school) and I tried to spoil her but she fought it pretty hard. I did at least make half of her delicious vanilla butter cream and coconut covered cake filled with raspberries. Happy Birthday Mom!

We also did lots of visiting, shopping, sewing, playing games and, in general, enjoying being together. Ian cried himself to sleep last night asking why Grandma had to leave.

The best part was watching her enjoy the kids and spend time with them. They love her.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy Valentine's Day!

In Addition to the post card (above) we also made mustaches and lips with suckers for our friends and family. Here are the Leonard cousins with theirs, but my very favorite photos of them are found here.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


Together forever. Nine down.....

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Littles in suit coats

are so charming. Even if I had to beg them to wear them.