Sunday, July 31, 2011

Farmer's Market


Lauren made the most recent trip to the Farmer's Market with me.  I let her carry the shopping bag and choose almost all of our goodies.  It was so much fun to watch her sweet smile as she transacted with the merchants.  $63 dollars later, we had a fridge full of freshly picked, organic fruits and veggies, 1 jar of jam, a pound of organic cheese made from raw, grass-fed cow's milk, 1 bunch of sunflowers and some raw crackers (which I plan to hijack the recipe from ;))

Saturday, July 30, 2011

3 + 2 = 5


Five and holding.  Firm.
(the outfit Lincoln is wearing was worn by all of my babies!)

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Gettysburg Address

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As Madeline & Abigail have been busy memorizing script lines and dances this week (you had to be 8 to attend drama camp), Lauren wanted her own "script" to memorize and this is what she chose.    p.s. I love her adaptation.

Quatro!


And then there were 4.
I remember this moment like it was yesterday.  I had just bathed my crew and was enjoying a sweet moment in the nursery as each of them took a turn holding their new baby brother. 
(if you look closely you will notice that only Madeline's big toe has a bit of polish on it.  Ahhhh, that's more like it! ;))

Thursday, July 28, 2011

3 Princesses


Back in the day, when I was Mommy to 3 beautiful girls, and Daddy was outnumbered 4 to 1.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Our backyard 8 years ago.




Our backyard today.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Duo


Back in the day, when I was Mommy to two.




You didn't think I could post just one picture did you?
(on a side note, I love how perfectly manicured Madeline's toes are.  The poor things haven't looked the same since.  And neither have mine.)



Monday, July 25, 2011

Only Child.....For Now


Back in the day, when I was Mommy to only one.
(I still have that bathing suit, shorts and shoes, btw.  I'm such a dork.)


Mooooo!


For part of Lincoln's birthday celebration, GLAM convinced me to participate in Chick Fil A's "Dress Like a Cow" day.



And then I convinced some of the cousins to join us!
Yes, I also dressed for the occasion.  Oh darn, there are no photos of me. 
  

Monday, July 18, 2011

She's Famous!

Honey Cinnamon Pancakes from Maddie

And if that didn't get her excited enough, she received an email yesterday asking if she would be willing to write an article for their Fall issue.  

One proud momma,

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


I wish I could say this was not my husband jumping on our trampoline.
Disclaimer:  Don't try this at home anywhere.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lauren on the Violin

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Lauren's teacher says she is making great progress for 3 months in.  Go Lauren!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Organized my linen closet.
Realized how blessed I am.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 4th of July


For the 3rd year, we picked up Grandma & Papa and chauffeured them to and from the fireworks.  (before that, I think it had been a couple decades since they'd been)
This has become our favorite part of the 4th of July festivities.



 Papa showing Gabe how to throw the football.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Moment in Time

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Alternately titled:  Happy or Stairs

Couldn't pass up the chance to capture a moment of life with Lincoln right now.  He's become accustomed to getting his own way and being quite babied.  I have no idea why.  Ok, we do refer to him as, The Grand Finale and take every opportunity to spoil him accordingly....GLAM included.

Recently, Ron & I decided to reel him in a bit before someone changes his name to Divo before it gets out of control.  Some days seem exhausting as I accompany him to the stairs 2, 487 times.  Did I mention I don't do well with whining?  Never have.  However, I know I will look back and realize this for what it is, a moment in time.

Disclaimer:  this footage is rated M for mild.

Friday, July 1, 2011


Happy 4th of July weekend!