Saturday, December 12, 2009

December 12, 2009

I want to post pictures from the first night of Chanukah, but my laptop died and we haven't been able to replace the hard drive yet. For now, I'm using a computer set up on the bar in the kitchen that has no card reader for my pictures. I could go dig the usb cable out of the closet and retrieve the pictures that way, but that's more trouble than I want to go to for now. So, I am posting a boring blog without any pictures.

We went to mom's house last night along with my sister and her two boys, my brother and his wife and two kids, and Pete's niece Emily. Due to mom's recent surgery and recovery, we wanted to keep everything as low key as possible. We ordered pizzas, Janine made some delicious latkes, and we had some jelly donuts. The kids had a wonderful time seeing their cousins again and playing with the Little People Chanukah set. I really had a good time watching the kids play so well together. I also made each of the kids some Chanukah pajamas and they all looked super cute. The girls each had a sleeping bag and slept on the floor in mom's room. Ethan and I played a good game of dreidel (I lost). After Zee went to sleep, Ethan and Blake came back to my house to spend the night. We had a great time playing card games and Rock Band until 3 am.

Anyway, a good time was had by all of us. For tonight, the second night, it was just the four of us here at home. We lit our candles and said the blessings. The girls are looking forward to a good week filled with plenty of fun and lots of activities (and a few gifts).

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The girls had a lot of fun going to Amarillo to visit their cousins and friends for halloween. Sara was a ladybug and Sophie was a garden gnome. We went to a balloon festival, a carnival at my aunt's church, then trick or treating. I think they both had the most fun trick or treating. Sophie didn't really know what was going on, but she really liked holding open her bag and getting candy put into it.

Here she is with uncle Avi just before we went trick or treating.

All of her cousins anxiously waiting to leave.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Funny Stuff

If you haven't already, you should browse

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fun in the Fall

We went to the pumpkin patch this morning with Bubbie and the girls had a lot of fun loading up baskets with the little pumpkins and gourds.

Last night we went to the fair so the girls could see the animals and we could eat lots of junk food. We all had a good time. Sophie really liked petting the sheep and goats.

This one is just a cute picture we got last weekend of the girls watching tv with cousin Tzippy.

Now, after all the fun we've had, Sara appears to be coming down with the flu. She had a fever on Saturday and Sunday, then was fine for two days. Now the fever is back along with a cough and runny nose. She's just been laying on the couch since lunchtime and even took a nap today. Poor girl doesn't feel good at all.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tea Party

Sara is always wanting to have a "special tea party" for snack. Since they were both dressed cute the other day, I took pictures during our tea party. They love doing this and you can tell Sophie thinks she is big when she drinks out of a "real" cup. Such cuteness.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Blogity Goodness

I haven't really felt like I have much to say lately. Things have been going well. I'm doing good on my medication and have been feeling much better. Day to day life is still hard with two very needy little girls, but it's much easier than it was before I started my medication.

Rosh Hashana was yesterday and the girls had a lot of fun helping mom get things ready for the party she had.

Here they are putting together gift baskets for the guests.

The finished product.

Playing with special Rosh Hashana toys

Lighting the holiday candles

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Website

I have recently signed up to sell Usborne children's books to help me make a little money and have something to do. I have a website for free for the first six months, check it out and order some books if you can. I'm thinking about having a "party" in Amarillo and here sometime for those that can make it, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to. Anyway, here's the website, thanks for looking!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Worst Movie Ever

OK, so the movie wasn't actually the worst, I even enjoyed it. It was, however, the worst movie going experience I've ever had. We went to see Transformers Saturday night because we had free tickets from KMart. We had to buy tickets early, then go back to the theater to wait in line for nearly an hour to get a seat. Once in the theater, we found good seats and just waited. Of course, we forgot to bring our own snacks, so we spent $25 on our free movie, but that was our own fault. The movie finally started and we watched for 2 1/2 hours. Then, just as it was getting intense and was probably 10-15 minutes from the end, the projector broke. The theater went dark. People were all yelling and wondering what was happening. Then the manager and a police officer came in and gave everyone "rain checks" to see another movie or watch that one again. It was already midnight and we had to pick up Sophie or I would have stayed and demanded my money back. Then I remembered we didn't actually give them money, so I got over it and we went home. We still haven't seen the end of the movie and will be using our rain checks for something else, probably Harry Potter next month. Pete is looking for a copy of it to download so we can at least see the end. We were very irritated that night and disappointed that we sat through that long of a movie only to miss the very end.

Monday, June 15, 2009


More Cookies

These are some cookies I made today for Blake & Ethan to give to their teams. The soccer balls were the hardest cookies I have made yet. They didn't turn out as good as I had hoped I could do them, but I am still proud of them. I hope the boys enjoy giving them to their team members. Now I have to work up the work ethic and courage to make ballet slippers for Sara's ballet class. I'm still not sure that will happen, but I'd like to at least make a bouquet or something for the teacher. We'll see if I feel like it when it's time for the last class.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


For those of you that have been praying for us on the insurance issue, Pete told me last night that we will be able to keep our insurance for the time being. I am very happy about this and plan to get on the waiting list for MHMR so that if need be, we can cancel it later in the year. The children will qualify for CHIP if we do need to get off of the insurance. Pete would be the only one left without any kind of medical coverage. Hopefully this won't happen and the business will be booming, but it feels good to know we do have some options if something happens.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers during this time. I appreciate it and know that it helped.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who came to Sara's party this weekend. She had a great time and has been thoroughly enjoying all of her gifts. We hope to see everyone again soon :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

3 Years Old!

My little Sara turned three on Saturday. I am amazed by her every day. She's really growing into a big girl now and looks less and less like a toddler all the time. Here are a few pictures of her, I'll post more from her professional pictures when I get them later this week.

Monday, May 4, 2009

It Begins

Menido started her electronics obsession today. Daddy let her play with his iphone and she sat on the couch playing her puzzle game for over thirty minutes. She was great at it too. Very cute.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


3 posts in one day, that's unheard of!
We took the girls to the arts festival yesterday and had fun, then after nap, we took our girls and cousin K to the Ice Cream Shoppe to meet Cinderella. They were terrified and didn't want to take pictures with her.