Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day, Daddy!

**Hannah's bib may say "daddy makes me smile," but her face is saying, "sister's rocking is making me sick."

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Who's Who?

starting you off with an easy one... (thanks Jon!)


















Monday, February 8, 2010

self-esteem booster. or maybe not.

Elizabeth currently has been obsessed a new interest with coloring.

I asked her to draw me (dangerous I know) and didn't feel as bad when she drew Jonathan (aka her favorite parent) and he looked like a big blob too. And of course, I'm the prettier one of the objects she drew, just in case you were having a hard time telling who was who. :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

hatin' wintertime and longin' for summertime...

The winters are long here. Really long. It is the worst thing about Minneapolis, honestly. If it had Carolina weather here, I think I would be okay. But snow as early as October and snow that lingers around until May...

It's a difficult thing for this once-upon-a-time beach bum. I mean there are beaches here. Lake beaches (what the sam hill is that, anyway?!) where the water feels like little cold knives stabbing you in the legs. It is nothing like baking basking in the sun, taking in the parnorama of the endless sea of a Carolina beach while soaking your feet in its luke-warm salt water.

I mean, yeah, North Carolina winters are schizophrenic. One day it is 70, the next it could be snowing. But that's the beauty of it. It keeps me on my toes and allows me to have my summer apparel out all year long.

But I am thankful for Minneapolis. If it wasn't for this place, I probably wouldn't have a love song with my home state.* I would probably not see the beauty that the Carolinas have to offer. And I probably wouldn't enjoy this new blog Abraham just started. I can just enjoy his love for his city while I'm going to Carolina in mind.

**Here are the other love songs I have..
Wagon Wheel (sorry for the cheesy video, but the original had weird skankly dressed women)
Carolina Girls (of course)
Carolina (great song, but terrible youtube video)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I know. I couldn't choose just one...

I had lunch to make for Elizabeth and I had a slightly fussy baby. So I asked Elizabeth if she could help Hannah. When I walked into the dining room, there Hannah was hidden away by all the Elmo stuff animals Elizabeth could find. My heart was full to see Hannah content and Elizabeth so proud of her accomplishment to settle her little sister.

Now if Hannah Kate makes it through her childhood and isn't afraid of this red monster who frequently shows up in her face, we'll be doing good...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

she's a charismatic of sorts...

but as long as she is graced to believe what she is singing is true, I don't care.