Friday, May 20, 2011

It's all about Shirley.

This morning Shirley found ultrasound pictures from my pregnancy with Richard. I sat down to show her the images. I said, "Here is his face, his nose, see his fist? Here is his foot."
On the final picture she pointed to Richard's squiggly profile and said, "And here is my hair. It is so long and beautiful, Mama. Like Rapunzel."
I said, "Yes! Yes it is."

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It's hard to argue with that.

Shirley: Oh, hi, Dad.
Erin: Shirley, his name is Dad-DY.
Shirley: No, his name is Richard.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Clown Face

Last week, we got together with our friends over at DoW. We foolishly thought the girls could play on their own for seven minutes, but we were wrong. This is what we fould when they emerged from the bedroom. Sophia exclaimed, "Mama! I helped ShirleyJean look like a clown!"
Holy gasp!
Honestly, it was one of those parenting moments where I didn't know whether to laugh or I laughed til I cried. After all, was any real damage done? Nah. She still has all her hair, and it was "washable" marker, so, I will joyfully explain to strangers that no, the remaining marker around her eyes and hairline is not bruising...just markers "clown make up."


Happy Easter!

Strike a pose. Checking out her Easter gifts from Grandma K.
Showing Great-Grandma her fuzzy shoes.
Dapper Dude.

Grandma B made these sweet collages of the kids from our Easter party with them.

So sweet!

Easter Goodies

Lots and lots of cooking and baking happened over Easter weekend. Here are some of my favorite food creating pictures from the weekend.

Shirley always insists on "closing her ears" when the mixer is running. Uh oh...
Did she just double dip? More tasting.
Richard made Scotch eggs for the family. Yum! Helping set the table for our magnificent feast.

Friend Birthday Party

Oops! I can't believe I forgot to post pictures from the FRIEND birthday party we hosted for Shirley and Richard at the beginning of April. We invited all their friends to party with us at an indoor playground near our home. This sampling of pictures gives a good feel for how much fun we had.

That's enough birthday parties for 2011. Agreed?