Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010


Jonathan had his very first "Academic Day" -- and he chose sharks to research. The final result was pretty impressive (we thought!) for a 3rd grader. We love you, Jonathan David!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

the committee - fire, winter break and other ramblings...

My little Katie Grace is growing up. I see it in little and big ways all the time! Just a couple of weeks ago she wrote her name for the first time! I have been wondering if she was going to go to Kindergarten this coming fall, but she's showing signs of getting ready.

One thing I have never done is to correct them if they say words incorrectly -- I KNOW the day comes when they learn the correct way to say the word and I will never again hear that sweet mispronunciation out of their little mouths. For instance -- Jonathan used to call the baby monitor the "mom-iter" -- which actually makes more sense, since it was more for MOM then anyone else ;)

Another cute thing Jonathan used to say was ba-dee-dee for banana -- how he got that was beyond me lol but it was adorable.

Katie calls the humidifier the "committee fire" and I LOVE THAT so much!!!! Every time one of my girlfriends comes over, I ask her what that is and she says, very seriously, "The committee fire, Momma" and I DIE every time!! LOL

This week has been winter break so they are both out of school and we have been B U S Y!!!! We have had playdates every day and we have more today and tomorrow! It's been fun (and necessary lol) to keep us from going a leedle crazy.. They have gotten outside as much as possible but it's cold and windy and snowy out there as well..

I'm in an organizing mode in my house --- Not working at the moment, so I have been spending pretty much every spare moment organizing and cleaning out drawers, etc. (wondering how long this energy will last, haha!)

So thankful for each moment with them -- they truly are growing up before my eyes.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Very Special Day

Katie Grace had her very first hair cut and experience at the salon today.

This feels really nice Momma!!!!

Look at that sweet profile....

Sweetie Girl

It got a little overwhelming at one point, so we're glad we had "Lovie" along...

Getting a Style

the final product -- perfection ♥

Miss Kelly even gave her hot cocoa -- Katie declared it "a GREAT day Momma!" ~ and it was.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fun Meme

Haven't done one of these in awhile. This one looked kinda fun.... (I know I did one similar to this before, but this one looks cute)

1. Go to
2. Type in your answer to the question in the “search” box
3. Use only the first page
4. Insert the picture into your Blog.

Here goes nothin'!!

1) What is your current relationship status?
Kids Pictures, Images and Photos

2) What is your current mood?

sleepy puppy Pictures, Images and Photos

3) What is your favorite band/singer?

Selah Pictures, Images and Photos

4) What is your favorite movie?
Singing in the rain Pictures, Images and Photos

5) Where do you live?
The City Buffalo New York Pictures, Images and Photos

6) Where do you work?
home Pictures, Images and Photos

7) What do you look like?
CATHY'S OWN CARTOON Pictures, Images and Photos

8) Favorite TV show?
Jake Pavelka at FRC Pictures, Images and Photos

9) What do you drive?
Dodge Grand Caravan Pictures, Images and Photos

10) What is your name?
catherine zeta jones Pictures, Images and Photos

(except not the zeta jones part ;) )

11) What did you do last night?
Coffee With Friends Pictures, Images and Photos

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thoughts about Haiti....

I'm so sad and heartsick for them. There was a horrifying photo on the news tonight of a man carrying what looked to be his dead baby. The anguish on his face was indescribable.

Kelly Stamps, a blog author that I follow, shows us a few different easy ways to donate to help out the people there. Check out her blog and see...

I texted the word "disaster" to 90999 tonight. It will charge my mobile phone $10 at the end of the month -- and it will help out Compassion int. to set up disaster relief. Easy and so do-able.

Praying and my heart is aching.

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Special Day...

Katie got invited to her Pre-K teacher's wedding on New Years Day. She was in awe of the fact that her beloved Miss Rachel was going to be a bride... and the day came and she just stared at her -- it was a precious moment and I'm thankful for a sweet teacher who was thoughtful and gracious to invite her whole class to her special day. Here is Katie with Miss Rachel and her best friend Sydney...

Monday, January 04, 2010

A little bit of Christmas ....

Jonathan's performance at school :)

Papa and Katie watching too

Singing at church

Jonathan really was happy doing this! LOL in mid - word here...

Playing with her scarf and singing ...

Christmas Morning -- Happy happy babies!

What did Santa leave us??

He ate up his cookies and drank his milk!

Happy with her Dora Hair Styling Station

...and her new princess dolls...

Jonathan is BEYOND happy about this game...
...He actually cried a little lol...

MOM!!I got it, I got it!!! I really got it!!

Merry Christmas, Nanny!

..and Aunt Becky!!
happy with my new books :)