Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Trying to catch up on emptying some of my camera cards today, and thought I'd post a couple of pics to add some cuteness to the blog. :-)

Caught Mr. Max playing with his cars....

And, is there anything cuter than a little boy in plaid deck shoes? Major cuteness happening here!

Friday, March 19, 2010


Just took this photo of Mr. Max a few minutes ago. We are so blessed to have this little guy in our family! He is a true joy. He is one smart cookie too...and can already spell his name! I realize that it's only 3 letters, but he can also pick them out of the letters on the fridge. :-) His two favorite words right now are "Why NOT?". LOL He is fully potty-trained now as well (& he did it all on his own btw, because I gave up after only a week!). :-)

Yes, I definitely need to change the picture in my blog header!

Peter Pan Ballet

While I'm catching up on my poor little blog, I thought I might as well get REALLY current...as current as last night! A rarity for me - yes.

Last night we attended a wonderful performance of the Peter Pan Ballet. Our school is blessed with a wonderful group of staff who encourage participation in the fine arts. Not only is this encouraged, but they have made it a part of the school day. While it's only 30 minutes a week, one teacher (a former ballerina), teaches a ballet class to any students who want to participate. In the spring, the class then performs for their parents. This year's group was made up of 130 dancers, ranging from first through fourth grade. A few of the teaching staff also had parts in the play, including the principal who played Captain Hook.

Our Claire had the part of a fairy in the play. We were so proud of her and all of the other children. They practiced hard, and performed for the school yesterday afternoon, and then for the parents in the evening. The school choir also performed prior to the ballet (& Claire sang in that as well).

What's this? Claire was SO tired by the time we got home, this is as far as she made it to dump all of her things.

Max is 3 !!

Our baby boy turned 3 years old earlier this month! He isn't a baby anymore though. He even describes himself as a "big boy". Mr. Max doesn't really watch tv, so he isn't really in the know about current favorite characters that most kids want for a birthday party. His favorite toys right now are cars, so we just went with a simple race car theme party. Truthfully, the only things Max could talk about was CAKE and PRESENTS! lol

Since this was Max's first birthday home with us, we wanted to keep it simple and low key. At first we thought it would just be our family, but then decided to invite a cousin and one friend. I spray painted some copy paper boxes and decorated them like little cars (complete with a custom license plate), and the kids made a few laps around the house with those. Max really enjoyed his cake...and even knew what to do when we lit the candles! Can't believe Max is 3 already! He has changed so much since coming home last year. I really need to design a new blog header, because that sad little boy pictured just isn't the same boy I live with. Here are some pics of Max's big day:

The racers are ready...

Max in his "car" going forward

and in reverse...

Thoroughly enjoying cake and ice cream!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Epiphanie Camera Bags

It's the middle of March...and I haven't posted since Feb. 19th? Seriously?! Not sure why I've neglected the 'ol blog - guess we've just been busy with our normal, everyday, boring life. Oops!

OK, now for the reason I *made time* to blog again! I just saw on the Epiphanie Camera Bag blog that they are doing one awesome giveaway. Of course I want to enter, and in order to get more points, I need to blog about it. Sooooo, if you're interested in winning a choice of some airline tickets or a cool Canon camera, check out their site here. I would love, love, LOVE to win that camera but if I can't be the one to win, then I welcome all my friends and handful of blog readers to enter.

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