Saturday, November 29, 2014

By The Light of Our Tree...

After bath time tonight, Eve and I snuggled together reading her bedtime books by the light of our Christmas tree.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sledding Fun!

Happy Thanksgiving

My three little loves on Thanksgiving morning.  I am so thankful for them.

Thanksgiving Morning

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Snow!

Grace and Jack are on Thanksgiving vacation and are so excited that it's snowing outside. They are having the best time playing together. It's the best feeling having all three of my children home with me today. I have so much to be thankful for.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


While Grace was at a play date with a friend over the weekend and Eve was taking her nap, Jack and I had a special date of our own. We went to a show about the Solar System at the University of Southern Maine's Planetarium. I love going out with this little man of mine. He is a true gentleman and so sweet!

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Happy weekend! 
The sunrise this morning looked just like a painting...a beautiful way to begin a new day.

Christmas Music

When we got home from piano lessons on Thursday evening Jack went right to our piano to start practicing a new Christmas piece. There is just something so extra special about seeing and listening to a child play Christmas music. This was such a sweet moment in my day!

Our Differences Are What Make Us Beautiful...

It's that time of year at our home when three little sets of hands get painted to make the classic hand print turkeys for Thanksgiving. Eve painted her own hands this year. Eve told me, that in addition to the usual turkey feather colors, she also wanted purple and pink paint because, "just like people, all turkeys are different." Eve then said it is these differences that make both people and turkeys "special" and "beautiful."

Cow Kisses!

Eve getting a cow kiss at Pineland Farms earlier this week!


Here are my two sweet girls snuggling together near the fire to warm up after a morning hike we took outside last weekend. I love how much these two girls love each other.

Eve's Snow Girl!

Eve and I made a snow girl last week. We had so much fun enjoying all the snow that had fallen that day!

Eve giving her snow girl a kiss!

 Eve warmed up with a mug of hot cocoa when we came inside!


Here was Eve waiting for her breakfast after she came inside from playing in the snow. Eve told me that she was so excited about the snow that she was going to wear her snowsuit all day!!! 


 On November 14th we woke up to our first really big snowfall!  
It was such a surprise for all of us!


Thankful for Our Veterans

 I was able to take my children to the Children's Museum of New Hampshire on Veteran's Day since there was no school that day. In one section of the museum they had a thankful tree, where the children were encouraged to write what they are thankful for on post-it notes and place them onto the tree. Both Grace and Jack first wrote how thankful they are for our veterans.

To all who have served out country and to those who are currently serving our country, thank you so very much. Your courage, service, and sacrifice is not forgotten. A very special thank you to my father and brother-in-law for their service.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Grace's Painted Globe Pumpkin!

 This is what happened to Grace's blue pumpkin that she painted earlier this month.  It's now a globe!  

The First Snowfall of the Season...

Here were my children standing at the window yesterday morning...watching in awe as the first snowflakes of the season fell outside.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Story Behind the Cast of Characters from the Wizard of Oz...

 Grace was so excited to be Dorothy for Halloween this year.  I think the character of Dorothy was just perfect for Grace.  Grace had first suggested the Wizard of Oz theme back in August.  Jack and Eve agreed right away and from there the characters were chosen and Maddy started designing and sewing.  

Every time I think of Jack as Toto it makes me smile...of all of the characters in the Wizard of Oz Jack knew right away that he, most definitely and without any doubt, wanted to be Toto!  Grace tried really hard to talk Jack into being the Scarecrow or Tin Man but his heart was set on Toto from the start.

Little Eve as the Wicked Witch of the West.  This also makes me smile because Eve is such a little sweet pea so it was fun to see her in such a different role.  She has perfected "I'll get you my pretty and your little dog too" and she has the cutest little witch laugh.

Got Gracie, Jack & Eve?