Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Few Favorite Things

Dear Miss Dinah,

Possibly my favorite conversations from today...

Din - "Kael, we live in Maaan-haaat-taaan. We are in Manhattan ... (pause) ... Mom? Are we in Manhattan?"
Me - "Nope, we're in Sublette."
Din - "Kael, we live in Suuuu-blette. We are in Sublette, Kael!"


Din - "Mom? Is that metal or chocolate?"
Me - "That's cardboard, Dinah."
Din - "Oh ... (pause) ... For us to eat?"

Possibly my favorite lot of pictures from this spring.

I love you.


Mamma <3

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mothers' Day

Dear Miss Dinah,

Looking back at Mothers' Days Past...

Great Grandma (Mimi) and Grandma (Sisi) a few months before your mamma (me!) was born.

Your mamma and your Sisi on Mothers' Day 2011. This was the day of your baby shower, about a month before you were born.

Mamma, Grandma (Ginni), YOU, and Great Grandma (Dickie). 2012 was your first Mothers' Day here on the earth and out of my belly!

Mothers' Day 2013. Mamma and Dinah (almost 2 yrs).

Mothers' Day 2014. You are almost 3. There's me again :) and Kael is 6 months.

 We love you, Dinah.


Your mother (and your brother) <3 <3

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Let's Post Again, Shall We?

Dear Miss Dinah,

Have we really not written for 2 months? How in the world did that happen?

Well, we should do a quick update right away!

We got a new kitty cat!
Pizwit got lost a few months ago and we searched and searched for her. We weren't planning on getting a new cat soon, but one evening...

Daddy brought this little one home from one of his last seed cleaning jobs, and instantly, we fell in love! She has a similar personality to Pizwit. Very social and loving. She is also highly energetic, and unlike Pizwit, seems to have a very, very quiet meow.

You named her Autumn (you might have said 'awesome')  ;)

Did I mention that she is laid back? 

...We went up to Manhattan a few weeks ago to take care of a few things. We stayed with a wonderful friend of Guinny named Ms. Kay. You called her Miss Aunt Kay Kay, combing her name with your aunt's. She didn't mind though. She said, "I love it! My father used to call me Kay Kay when I was a little girl!"

Here you are playing with 2 of her young grandchildren.

Visiting Great Aunt Leslie on the way home and learning about gardening.

A picture of baby brother from a few weeks ago!

You love going to the doctor's office because you get a lollipop every time. You will talk about it up to a week in advance.

Exploring outside. You put on the hat and backpack (and probably the shoes) all by yourself and are ready to go. You like finding feathers, sticks, rocks, and dandelion seeds. 

Grandpa Tom visited and helped Daddy with the outside of the house. They put brick, decorative siding at the bottom, and it's starting to look beautiful!

Tea parties! We love them. 

Riding our bike to the stump. We like to "jump on the stump."

Hats for baby.

Play dough.

Documenting daily life and sending it to Daddy when he had to go out of town for a week. Here's one we sent to him =D


Chalk drawing with baby.

Animal cards for animal buddies. 

I love you,

Mamma <3

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Dinosaurs, etc.

Dear Miss Dinah,

This past week:

This tree stump looks like it satisfies your love of high places :)

First painting: Completed at a library Learn and Play Group.

Sunday swinging with Daddy.

Helping Mamma ride the horsey.



Trying out the new baby seat.

Visiting with dinosaurs at the music festival this weekend. A man wore these on his back and walked around with them. You followed him around all weekend :)

Dancing at the festival.

And on stage!

I love you,

Mamma <3