Wednesday, September 28, 2011


This is long overdue but simply must be shared. Here is Caroline in the Kindergarten dress that Great Aunt Claudia smocked for her. Isn't she a doll? Aunt Claudia let Caroline pick the smocking design, colors of the crayons, and the fabric color of the dress...and then she went to work on it. The final result is precious and will be treasured by Caroline always. It's classic style embodies the essence of girlhood, I think.

Here is a close-up of the smocking. Can't you just see how much love went into it? I know I can!

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Brian and I re-covered our kitchen chairs with a laminated cotton this weekend. I by no means think the fabric is the end-all be-all of prints, but the pickings are slim when it comes to laminates. I was happy just to be able to find something remotely the same shade of green that's in our home. The good news is that the kids can spill, smash, and squish as much as they want, and the chairs need only to be wiped down. :o)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

File this one under "Biggest Week Ever"

Caroline decided to knock this week out of the ballpark and lose her first tooth! She is so very proud :o)


Teeny tiny tooth
Daddy did the honors of pulling the tooth, a moment they will remember together always. I was just as proud of Brian as I was of Caroline...he pulled the first one without Caroline shedding any tears and made the first one a wonderful memory.

8 months old!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Walking with Rainbows

My Vans are so pretty with the rainbow laces you sent. These happy feet are off to a second day of Kindergarten.

Hugs and kisses,

Monday, August 22, 2011

And so it begins!

Lord, may she learn much, laugh a lot, feel safe, know she is loved, and have more fun than she can imagine. And please, please, please let there be sweet girls in her class. Amen.

Look out, Kindergarten, here she comes!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Nothing says lovin' like somethin' from the oven...

... so I hope these oreo cookies remind Caroline of just how much I love her when she sees them in her lunchbox tomorrow on her very first day of Kindergarten.