Sunday, January 31, 2010

Day 31: Weeeeeeeeeee...

You can't see her, but Big wee one is squished between Daddy and Little wee one. She was nervous about going down the slide, but I really think it was the crowd of people standing around that really made her nervous. Little wee one had no problem hitting the slide by herself...being the kids of the coordinator, they don't get to enjoy the fun like everyone else, so we hit the slide and checked out the ice today. Daddy's lax team helped man the slide and pick up trash during IceFest 2010...great team work by everyone!

Day 30: HOT, HOT, HOT!

This committee is so amazing! We all work so well together and we have such a good time! This year's chili cook-off was held under a huge tent, with live music and lots of enthusiastic chili cookers. We even had a large turn-out for the hot pepper eating contest! Fourteen entries and only one could eat all 6 (well....5 and 3/4's) peppers.

Day 29: Throne

Another full day packed with ice, cold and fun! Cold does not describe the bone-chilling wind that was whipping around Chambersburg on Thursday and Friday....brrrrrrr!

Day 28: Ribbon Cutting

Here they sit, sipping the best hot chocolate in town, waiting for the official ribbon cutting ceremony to start for IceFest 2010. Big wee one thought it was, "So boring.", but enjoyed the cake that followed.

Day 27: Ice is flying!

IceFest 2010 carving begins today with the building and sculpting of the 40 ft. ice slide. This day also begins my crazy work schedule and trailing of that man there, Ernie the ice master. Exhaustion and a lot of fun are about to begin!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Day 26: Speaking

My dad was approached by a women's group to come speak about his winery. He asked if I would do it for him and I said, "Sure!" If you know me, you know that I have no problems being in front of people. At all. This particular evening was wonderful! Women networking with women, drinking wine, listening to me (try to) be funny, eating chocolate...a nice night and I'll be sure to go again!

Day 25: Hugs

I walked in the room and Big wee one was reading Little wee one ni-night stories, and then she said, "Ok, Little wee one, it's time for bed. Go crawl in bed and I'll tuck you in okaaaayyyy." Gee, I love these two!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Week 3: Layout

Day 24: By herself.

Big wee one: "Can I write Santa a letter and let him know that I took a shower all by myself?"
Mommy: "Sure can!"
BWO: "Can I do this every morning?" (as in take a shower by herself every morning).
Since Big wee one didn't want to take a bath tonight, I told her she had to take a shower then, by herself, which means she'd have to wash her own hair and wash her own body. She did it. I checked in on her and told her if she still had soap in her hair, but she did the rest. She even got out of the shower and put her own pj's on and brushed her hair and teeth! Why can't everything go this smoothly??
Everyday is another step to becoming an even bigger girl. *sigh*

Day 23: Ears

On a whim while shopping for a new hat, boots and pj's (which of course I didn't find a new hat or new boots), Little wee one decided she wanted to get her ears pierced. She did an awesome job sitting still for the ladies! Who also commented on how tiny hear earlobes where about 1000 times! What a big girl :)

Day 22: Sing it!

picture taken from google images...we took a couple of pictures out, but not on my camera and they didn't turn out so hot anyway :)

Date night! We headed out to dinner to EJ's with some friends, had a good dinner and then enjoyed karoake! The girls even sang "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus...good times!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 21: keys

This has been my life for the past week or so...every night. Working away, trying to catch up. Not so sure it's working, but I'm trying and in the meantime, I'm trying not to lose my mind!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 20: Baby

My baby just LOVES babies! With a capitol L.O.V.E. This particular baby's name is Tillwee...fitting I think :-)
This baby of mine, can bring a smile to my face at any moment! She is so funny and whitty, the other day she even told her sister, "You are sooooo busted!" hehe!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 19: Bleeding

Big Wee One: "My blood is coming out of my knee!"
That pretty much sums up the day for everyone. Crappy.
Tomorrow is a new day.
Seriously though, I don't think that boo-boo was worth the drama! Can you see that boo-boo...I can barely see it...ha!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 18: Cook Books

These are some of my cookbooks. Tonight, I used the very top one to make some delicious sandwiches! The one underneath it, is one of my favorites because 1) my brother gave it to me...empty 2) i have been (slowly) filling it with my favorite recipes from magazines, books, the's a great book :) I love cooking, and I loved that everyone ate dinner tonight without an argument!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 17: Sunday

Sunday means laundry. It means donuts and coffee in the morning with a browse through the local paper. It means cleaning up around the house and not getting out of our pj's. Sunday means vegging on the couch watching football and digi scrapping. Sunday means taking a nap wherever you are laying and eating snack foods through out the day.
Sunday is veg day and that is exactly what we did today.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Day 16: Scrapping

Enjoying a day trying to scrap with crazy, funny kids, layed back, football watching husbands and bowls full of delicious soup and garlic bread. Just a relaxing Saturday in the hood.

Week 2: Layout

Friday, January 15, 2010

Week 1: Layout

In the end I will have an album for the year :)

Day 15: Girl's Night

A Girl's Night was greatly needed! We watched "12 Dancing Princesses" and ate popcorn. We made pork chops and rice for dinner and I made a cheesecake. We snuggled and giggled and just spent some time doing nothing together. It was nice...I just love these wee ones!

Day 14: 9:30 pm

picture taken from searching yahoo for "9:30pm clock"; unfortunately I did not get a picture of a clock myself

The last couple of night I haven't gotten home until 9:30 pm or so. Two late night meetings (plus dinner) means I've missed time with the wee ones and the hubs at home. I'll make it up to the girls with a "girly night".

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day 13: Mixer

Oh what a busy day yesterday was!
I am honored to have been selected as a student for the 2010 graduating class of Leadership Franklin County. This group is compiled of other members of the community that are either leaders now in their work place, or have the potential to be leaders...and I should say not only in their work place, but in the community. We have a session once a month where we learn all kinds of valuable information that will in the end, help us to become better leaders. Yesterday's session covered diversity (GREAT, GREAT session!!), and politics. Both very interesting and informative.
Following the session the current class had a mixer with alumni and faculty members of the program. It was nice :) I believe in this picture, we are probably laughing about stories of skiing and snowboarding.
After the mixer, I had another meeting to attend, so it ended up being a long day, but a good one.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 12: Scrub-a-Dub Dub

After a long day of working, and then a frustrating moment at home, all I have to do is look at these two wee ones and melt. Those big beautiful eyes, and long eye lashes...*sigh* even the tattoos are cute...hehe :)Thanks for making your Mommy so proud to be your Mommy!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day 11: Then and Now

My little chubs, so sweet and mushy at 6 months old and now so big and bright eyed at 5 years old. Can someone please tell me where the last 4.5 years went? Anyone? Because I feel like it was just yesterday that I was laying in Bryn Mawr Hospital, with my tiny little bundle wrapped up in my arms, high on the thrill of just having my first baby, exhausted from being awake for over 24 hours. I love every piece of this fiesty girl! Happy 5th birthday Big wee one!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day 10: Beignets

Delicious! Not so nutritious, but enjoyed by all.
We made these this morning out of Big wee one's new cookbook based on "The Princess and the Frog" movie :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 9: Make a Wish!

She has been so excited about her birthday for a long time! I think she's been asking about it for about 6 months and since today was the day she was beyond excited!! She was nervous eating breakfast and had butterflies and was super thrilled when she saw her cake for the first time yesterday. Her party was a success, and now I'm exhausted, but it was all worth baby is 5! Wow!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Day 8: Home.

After losing his luggage twice, dealing with freezing cold weather, snowy roads, frozen planes and (of course) missing his ladies...Paul is home. Heading to Wisconsin in the butt of winter equals all of that fun, but having him home equals happiness for all of girls :) We are thrilled he'll be home for Big wee one's birthday and I like having him on the floor in front of me wrapping birthday gifts and watching Elvis. Daddy's home :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 7: Clean Up, Clean Up!

The girls and I know that Daddy doesn't dig a messy room...I mean, really who does? But when he's away it gets a little out of control. The girls are insane, I'll help them clean the room before bed and the next morning before I wake up the room will be destroyed again. So here you go Daddy, I can't promise it will be clean at 7:30 am tomorrow, but when you get home at midnight it will be :) We tried...and we are very excited for you to come home!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 6: Embrace

After Dance Party 2010 in our living room the girls embraced in a loving hug. Seriously, that Big wee one has some serious moves! You can check them out here.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day 5: Vino

Sometimes a glass of this just helps. Especially if it is Tuscarora Chenin favorite :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Day 4: Grub

When the husbands away the wife will...
head to her mom's house for dinner.
Thanks to Uncle Jay's delicious beef stew, which both girls actually ate, followed by some left over birthday cake (Mimi is a New Year's baby), our bellies were full and the girls were wound up! We headed home, watched a little Miley Cyrus and then crashed.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Day 3: Book

Two days.
If you love to read like I do, then go snag this book and read it. You'll love it. I did. I finished it in two days. What book do I want to read next?

Day 2: Snowboarding...oiy!

Snowboarding looks easy. No sweat! Paul and I jumped on the lift, headed up to the top, got off, buckled in our boards...and he set off. I then spent the next exhausting half hour trying to get down! I didn't take to it very quickly, or at all for that matter. I slid, slipped, wobbled my way over to snowboarding lessons while Paul took every other trail down, except for the double black diamond monster trail. With the wind blowing about 50 mph, I still didn't learn much during the lesson, and then fell on my knee and busted it up :( I won't give up...I'll try again. I'm just glad Paul loved it so much after so many years.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Day 1: Relaxing

After a crazy year filled with so much (on all levels)'s nice to lay in bed with Paul, doing what we do. Watching tv, reading a book, touching feet...reconnecting. This year is going to be a good year.