Pia post

A bit more than 8 months, we are just about at a turning point for Miss Pia. Crawling with abundance, rather, dragging her lower half all over the house, frantically scooting after her older sisters. Mobility has opened up a whole new world of participation with these two other little creatures she is fascinated with. Just this week she has started pulling herself up to standing, mostly on my le[...]

It's, um, Tallis

Sweet little Tallis, with her raspy voice, hair constantly in her face, peeking out at me through wispy blond strands- "Mom, picture me?" She runs to the chaise lounge, ready to pose for my camera, often completely inappropriately dressed (read: no clothes), as she and Araiya push each other off the chair, fighting over who's turn it is to get pictures. Tallis has just figured out she can pos[...]

Easter '09

Easter Celebration, finally upon us. More than fluffy bunnies and cheap candy. A day of unbelievable rejoicing and celebrations. We have a lot to celebrate this year as a family, as a part of something bigger. My heart bursts with joy today, confident in the risen and living Jesus who is the real focus of the day. A day with far more inference than simply coming to an Easter show; It's about the[...]
I have been going though the logistics of skiing with Toddlers. Constantly we are asked the burning question "HOW do you do it?" as we have spent at least one day a week at the mountain with 3 girls 3 and under. The first post can be found HERE. This is installment #2 :: Clothing and Gear. We have found the big, essential keys to making skiing work is being adequately prepared. If the kids are un[...]


Update on the teething/nursing front: Pia's top two teeth have poked through, though we only had one really rough night while the second was cutting through (it seemed to take a looooong time). However, the nursing issues haven't gone away. Perhaps it is simply the duration this has gone on, or that it is now compounded with the biting, but I have come close to throwing in the towel several time[...]
"But Mom, it's MY long swirly skirt. It's a purplish-winey color. It's slilky." Actually, it's my one good Lace-trimmed Silk Slip from Victoria's Secret, tucked under a Teal tank top and finished off with a Pink belt. "But Mom, Princesses wear it!"
6:30 AM, 2 girls climb in bed with me. "Cuddle with Mommy!" (while bouncing on my head) "I hungry" "I didn't sleep well last night" "Make cookies for breakfast?" "I wanna go to the park" "Pia awake?" (no, but be quiet so we don't wake her!!) "Take picture my butt?" "I'm ready to get up now" (I'm not) "I'm hungry" "We going skiing today?" "Cookies?" "Me PINK skis" "I don't like pink an[...]

Happy weekending

I am hoping ours will be quiet and low-key. The kids have been a little sick the end of this week, Pia is cutting a tooth and we could all use some good recuperation. Our only excitement has been the abundance of Birthday crazies, which I am ready for a break from. The only exception I would take to rest would be taking advantage of a Date with my Hubby. My fingers are crossed Matt and I might g[...]

Proud Mama Day

Araiya is just over 3 1/2 and this past Saturday, she rode up the Big Black Chairlift (Armstrong/Chair 1) at Alpental for the first time. Then she skied, ALL BY HERSELF, just about all the way down (we carried her on a few steep pitches). Then she not only went once, but FOUR TIMES. This Mama is SO proud! She has been asking to ride the Black Chair, but stating doing so was for bigger kids and s[...]