Monday, June 28, 2010

self dressed

The other morning Anna disappeared in her room for a few minutes. She went in with her pj's on and came out wearing this. It was very appropriate since it was within a day or two of the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bathing Beauties

Now that Elsie is sitting on her own, we are able to bath the girls together. As in, at the same time. It's great and a huge time saver for Matt and I. Plus they really like being in there together. It's very sweet.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

so many choices

hhmm, what color to pick?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fake 30th

Since I was super pregnant when I turned 30 last year, we decided to pass on a party at that time. I mean, I wanted to look good and have a good time too, since turning 30 is a little depressing in itself. We finally got together with friends and family a few weekends ago to celebrate. We went downtown Chicago to a great Italian place called Enoteca Roma where we passed and shared many dishes . It was fabulous. A special thanks to Matt for throwing the party for me!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


We planted one rose bush last year, and another one this year. They are doing wonderfully, and we have had many blooms already this spring and summer. I just love having them as part of the landscaping.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Everyone's Favorite Friend

I don't know what it is about the Old Navy dog that is so great, but I know a few kiddos who just love this silly dog. All was going well on this particular visit until she knocked the darn thing over. Tears were shed.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Elsie is sitting on her own now. It is super fun for her (and me, I'll be honest) because she can sit and play for much longer periods of time. Oh, and everything is going straight into the mouth too.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The belle

I look at these pictures, which were taken about a month ago and I think that she has changed so much since then. How is this already happening? She's enjoying her first swing and her first broccoli here.

Laid out

Anna and I went to the pool at my mom's house today. She is doing so well in the water, totally getting the hang of her swimmies! She had a blast!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


I took Anna in for her first dental cleaning a few weeks ago. She did great! I think that it really helped that the hygienist is Sarah, also known as DD's mom. DD aka David is Anna's BFF and also happens to be Niki's nephew. Anna spends a good amount of time with DD, Evelyn, and Sarah. I would say that they get together at least once a week for a play date. So, back to the dentist...she was a little unsure at first, but Sarah showed her the water gun, the air gun, and the polisher. She even let Anna press the buttons and try it out for herself, which was super cool. Anna was insistent on wearing her vest and her sunglasses for the cleaning, which the dentist found to be very funny. I guess she didn't want to get to comfortable in the office - had to be ready for her quick break out of there! And all is well that ends well, we have no cavities. (can't say the same for mom though, who has to go back for a filling - ouch!)

My new babies

We treated ourselves to a new washer and dryer during Illinois' green campaign this spring. (Think 'cash for clunkers' for appliances) We traded in our apx. 30 year old models that came with the house - for these sparkly HE models. I am totally happy...about laundry! The reason that I have two separate pictures is because we still don't have a side by side configuration in the basement. One day all of my laundry dreams will come true, but until then - I am still thrilled.

Guess what time it is!

Catch up time! I realized that I have about a month's worth of pictures that are needing to be shared. Oh My. Without further ado - lunch al fresco, on our new patio after swimming lessons a few Sundays ago.