Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Winter, Florida Style!

Push up! MARINE CORP! Clarissa is well on her way to crawling and by the looks of it she may crawl like Lila did. No knees. Silly girls.

Well, I'm knee deep in packing and trying to get ready for our trip. We leave early Wednesday morning for Jacksonville where the forecast for Christmas day is a balmy 77 degrees! I can't wait. We will spend Christmas (or Jeffmas as Jeff likes to call it) at Jeff's parents house with his parents, my Dad and Step-Mom and Jeff's sister, the now very obviously pregnant, Katie!

Kurtis left Saturday morning for Illinois where the Christmas day forecast is a frigid 8 degrees. BRRRRRR! He will be spending the holiday with his family there and comes home on January 3rd.

Rocko gets to stay here at Creekside All Pet Boarding. Luna will be left to guard the house.

Let it snow... I'm going swimming!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

But our day was sure delightful!
We made gingerbread houses today! What fun! Unfortunately one of the houses didn't hold up in the end, but we had a blast making (and sampling) them anyway! Here are the kids hard at work...

Here is Clarissa showing off. She is very close to crawling. I already got out all the outlet covers and cupboard locks. It won't be long.... *sigh*

It started snowing just before 9:00 o'clock this morning and it has only slowed down a few times. Here is the snow at 9am, 10am & 11am!

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

So, Clarissa learned how to open the kitchen drawer. She & Lila played kitchen together. Pretty darn cute!

Kurtis is rad. Plus he has a great shaped head.

Kurtis is such a good kid. He is smart. He is funny. He is talented. He is very cute. Plus he rocks a mohawk! You know you wish you could!

Monday, December 1, 2008


My Mom came in from California for Thanksgiving this year. It was great to have her. Here are some photos from our short but sweet time!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Everyone keeps telling me that Clarissa looks JUST like Lila. So, I thought I'd do a little comparison of Clarissa now & Lila at the same age. Looks like they're definitely sisters!

Double Trouble

I found the girls matching shirts for $.99 each at Old Navy & Lila was so excited to wear them it was very cute.
Today is very beautiful outside so we decided to walk to gymnastics class. It's only a few minutes walk, so no biggie, but is was very nice. We got home & Lila promptly fell asleep on the couch.
Here are my trouble makers (well, trouble maker & future accomplice).

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A belly cast, a pie, a sarcophagus and Daddy in heels!

There are so many things I want to blog about, so I'm giving you the condensed version of everything (Kind of like world in a minute on the evening news). When I was about 33 weeks pregnant my two girlfriends Shawnda and Rachel came over and helped me do a cast of my pregnant belly. I have finally used the paint from Kurtis' sarcophagus to paint it! On that note, Kurtis is studying ancient Egypt and made a sarcophagus with his cartouche (name) on it for school. The weather has turned cold and so what do I do when I can't go out to play? BAKE (see pie picture)! And last but not least there is no doubt my husband is secure in his manhood. When Lila brought him a pair of my high heeled shoes to wear he happily "went to the dance" with her!

Monday, November 10, 2008

for the love of reading

Yesterday as I was unpacking some boxes in the basement when I found my copy of Where The Sidewalk Ends. Inscribed on the inside cover is this:
To Renee with love from her Dad, with hope that she will always find books as fascinating as I do.

Not only do I love books, but it has been passed on to Lila and Kurtis too. We go to the library weekly and spend the start and end of each day reading, plus much time in between.

Thanks Dad.