Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Eleven Months!


 
She's SOOOOO big! Miss Rosie is 11 months old and a mere few weeks away from smashing her first birthday cake into her face. Where does the time go? We've been enjoying our little lady immensely and she's been enjoying all sorts of things in life too (such as chasing around and stressing out her big sister, lunging for everyone's food, starting to sign, and getting so close to walking).
 
As of late, Rosie...
 
loves pretty much all food, especially spaghetti as she can take down two bowls.
 
has taken a few tentative steps, but realizes that crawling is a much faster way to get around.
 
signs "more" and makes grabby hands when she wants food.
 
finally had her first bottle of formula.
 
has six teeth in her mouth (hence the transitioning to formula).
 
stands and shakes her tushy when she hears a song that she digs.
 
 
So excited to celebrate your first birthday next month, girlie!
 
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Monday, February 16, 2015

February '14 via iPhone

 

 

 

 

I present to you a very random assortment of photos from my phone from the past couple of weeks. As indicated above, February has been a delightful excuse to make indulgent food due to Valentine's Day and a few ladies nights. A couple of weekends ago, my fabulous neighbor and I hosted a wine and cheese party. We were so absorbed in socializing and snacking that there aren't really any pictures (sometimes, I think that's a sign of a great evening!). We are already planning another one for the summer, so if you couldn't make this one, please bring your lovely self to the next one!
 
Valentine's Day was low key (although there was lots of arting by Cece in preparation for the holiday). We exchanged some small gifts, Joe delivered a love fern, a decadent donut, and a box of chocolate my way. Do we know how to do romance or what? We didn't go on a date that night, although we had a delicious hibachi double date the prior weekend. Joe had a couple of football games and we spent the evening making blanket forts with the girls which they loved.
 
And yesterday we visited the Minneapolis Institute of Arts with our friends. I had brought Cece there once when she was little and she didn't care about the art as much as she cared about darting through the exhibits with her friend Penny. She definitely took more interest in the pieces this time, even listened in on a tour guide discussing impressionism. And she definitely made it clear to me that she thought most of the exhibits were weird and boring. Can't please 'em all I guess!
 
 Still glad we went though, it was refreshing to have a change of scenery.
 
Not pictured from the last couple of weeks: lots of rock climbing, lots of sore muscles, Rosie eating us out of house and home, super super cold weather, and a few organizing projects around the house.
 
Onto the next half of February!
 
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine's Day Craftiness


 
A couple days ago we got around to some Valentine's Day projects. Cece had her first Valentine's Day party at school and we both had fun assembling some foam-sticker cards for her class. Cece enjoys making cards for other people so much and she also loves sending things via snail mail. I hope that's something that never changes about her.
 
(I feel like I should also note that Cece ADORED the Valentines and goodies she received from her classmates. She actually slept with her bag of Valentine's last night.)





 
We also made an attempt at that melted crayon craft I've seen on the internets for awhile now. I do not fancy myself a crafty person, but I am skilled at melting things, if nothing else! This is actually a very easy project. The part that is time consuming is removing all of the wrapping off your old crayons. But otherwise, all you do is unwrap the broken crayons, layer inside a silicone pan, bake inside the oven at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes until melted. Obviously let them cool before you try to remove them. Bam, old crayons have a new life, whether they like it or not.
 
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

My Valentines!

The weather is back to cold and we are back to doing things indoors. (Like ordering pizza for lunch and taking photos of ourselves.)  Cece and I recently put our creative brains together and did a heart-themed photo shoot. Some of these shots were her ideas! I think I might collage the pictures as a Valentine's Day gift for Joe. For not having a studio or proper props, this was still fun and I'm glad we took these pictures!
 



 
 






 
Hope your upcoming Valentine's Day is filled with sweet things!
(Personally, I'm hoping for an extra-large bag of Lindor truffles. Hint, hint, JOE.)
 
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Friday, January 30, 2015

A Pink Pancake Morning!

This seems like such a silly thing to post about, but I'm still going to share anyway.
 
 
We had one of those nights where Cece was not staying in bed and kept coming out into the living room to tell us things like "My stuffed animals are being too loud!" So we straight-up bribed her and told her that if she stayed in bed and went to sleep that Joe would make her pink pancakes in the morning. "With sprinkles and whipped cream???" she asked. It worked like magic.
 
 
Joe stayed true to his word and made a gigantic batch of pancakes for us in the morning which we girls all loved. Rosie had a mini pancake in each of her tiny fists and devoured them. And Cece did, in fact, eat hers with whipped cream. It was like dessert for breakfast and the perfect way to start a Thursday.
 


I'm so thankful that Joe's work has calmed down a bit this month so he doesn't have to rush out the door super early all the time and he can be with his little ladies just a little more. It's the best. 
 
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Dominic at Three Months








Recently I took a few photos of my three-month-old nephew Dominic. I didn't shoot for very long, so I felt lucky to catch his adorable smile a few different ways. Looking forward to seeing this little guy grow up! After a slow January, it felt great to be taking some photos with my big girl camera again. Thanks so much for the opportunity!
 
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