Friday, February 17, 2012


Lucy's first haircut happened on Wednesday at a sweet little shop in Annapolis called Pigtails and Crewcuts.  I had to pull out all the stops for this haircut; a fancy shop and I knew Mike had to be with us because I knew all too well that she was not going to be happy. 

This, my friends, is why this little girl needed a haircut.  See below.

This is what her hair looked like on Monday morning.

Ms. Carole cut her hair, she was just what we needed, sweet and patient.  They had fun, fancy chairs that you could sit in but Lucy chose to sit in Dada's lap.

 And her she is on Wednesday afternoon!
 And now much better and healthy! (wearing a snow white dress)

 That's my girl.
Love her.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Home to Happy Valley

While the girls and I were away, Mike and Brady took a day trip to Penn State!  It was Brady's turn at school to bring home Mo the Monkey, the class pet.   We had Mo in the fall for pumkin picking and boat riding, this time Brady and Mo went snow tubing, went to a basektball game, met the Nittany Lion and paid tribute to our legend and hero, Joe Paterno! 

I know they had a fantastic time on their little Dada/Son trip.  These pictures make me want to get in the car and head home to Happy Valley.

Hope you are having a good week, it's almost Friday!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

a trip home

On Thursday last week, Lucy, Macy and I packed up and went to Pittsburgh for a nice long weekend!  And lucky for us, snow was in the forecast!  Friday and Saturday were beautiful, snowy, cold days!!   Lucy was so excited she woke us all up early Friday morning with a proclamation that snow was on the street!  Annapolis has not been snow friendly this winter so needless to say, we were excited!

The shovel she is using belonged to my sister and I when we were very young.  Think mid/late 80's. 

Lucy and I took a walk in the woods.

Lots of watching the birds with Pop, this is a favorite activity when we are home.

 It was my sister's Birthday when we were home.....
27 candles!
Lots of special treats, like eating in the family room and root beer!

Oh and oreo cookies!

Macy's favorite activity!  She takes full advantage of three extra people who will read to her!
A hockey game for Laura and I!  Thanks to my parents for staying with the girls!!
And the drive home to Maryland, many of you saw this photo on Facebook, good times, good times.
Brady and Mike had 4 glorious days to themselves and took a special trip to Penn State, I will be back tomorrow with pictures from their time home in Happy Valley.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Movies galore

This post is for you, Pop...and Mema...and Grandma and Grandpa!  Movies and more movies of your Grandchildren!  Other friends, this post might be a bit boring for you!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

long overdue

a long overdue post of pictures from my iPhone! I've seen it called a "phone dump", that's not very eloquent....will have to come up with a better name for it!

lucy at the dentist

the birthday donut

the goofs on brady's birthday

self portrait at the inner harbour

brady's lego cake

brady on pajama day at school, wearing the pajama pants he asked me to make for him

*tacky* tuesday at school, wearing mismatched socks and a hideous awesome time that belonged to mike in high school. 

macy playing in the sandbox during recess at brady's school while i was "lunch mom"

the "monsters" as lucy calls them.  her favorite part of the grocery store!

playing with "cloud dough", something i saw on pinterest.  super fun, super soft, you can mold it and it smells nice!
8 cups flour, 1 cup baby oil! 

Wherever you are, I hope the sun is shining down and you are enjoying the day!

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