Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New favorite pic

I mean, seriously. Edible.


The littlest one was in my room the other day when I was getting dressed. We were doing our normal chatter, Leo being the chatterbox that a 3 year old tends to be.

Suddenly, he just started laughing. Full, belly laughing. He was pointing at me, thinking my brand new pink-with-white-polkadots bra, which I think is pretty snazzy, was the funniest damn thing he had ever seen.

"Mommy! You are sooooo funny! That is ridiculous!"

When seen through the eyes of a child, I looked in the mirror and realized the whole thing was kinda clownish. I couldn't help but laugh with him.

I don't think this was what Victoria had in mind...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Ah, the holidays. That time you eagerly anticipate each year with images of fireplaces, gifts, family time and glowing childrens' faces.

And every year to let out a big sigh of relief when it's all over. Not because I don't love all of the above, but because I secretly love the dead of winter.

No sports.
No gift shopping.
No decorating.
No races around the corner.
Not a lot of work or social obligations.

Just me, my kids, my hubby and some homework.

I have often thought in July of how I love THIS time in January, which seems completely nuts. July is supposed to be the best time of all for a Minnesotan. But I am going to soak in the NOW. The calm is just what the doctor ordered.