And she’s OFF!


You gotta hand it to her, when she wants to do something she’s as determined as hell!  Since Saturday morning, Frankie has gone from a crawler to an unassisted walker.

This story from her daycare sums it up perfectly!

Giddy up!


Adventures in self feeding, baby #2

Yes folks, it’s that time again.  I can almost hear the walls sighing…..


Why wouldn't you stand in the highchair and eat at the same time?

Have spoon, will throw food.

Oatmeal on the fingers, face and in the hair.

Mmmmmm, oatmeal.

Baby dress ups

Saturday night was spent dressed in headbands, bracelets, necklaces and anything else my costume jewelry bag was hiding.




And yes, Iggy is wearing purple nail polish!!!

Wet and wild

The kiddos started a new daycare in January and I love it.  It’s all about what I think, right?

I won’t bore you with details about center layout, arts and crafts tables, teacher personalities etc but have shared a report from the online portal they use to send “learning stories” through to parents.  It’s awesome!  I get a link via email, login to the site and can then view and download the pdf showing what my kids have been up to.  I love it!

Wet and wild


3 + 1 = 4

I’m the first to admit that I don’t take a good photo.  I feel awkward and vain looking at a camera, but if I don’t take photos with my kids now I’ll be regretting it later.

Cue, a beautiful day in the park and a chance to take a few photos.  And here they are…..

4 - 1 looking at the camera


Up close and personal

Sweet little Buggie

I don't ever remember a stick holding my attention like this....

I’m not sure if the camera really does add 10 lbs, but I do now that having 2 kids 18 months apart could possibly add 10 years of wrinkles to a face!

1 year old, oh my!

My little girl is 1.  Can I just bottle her up and keep her this cute forever?  Please?


Buggie’s first swimming lesson

Iggy has been taking swimming lessons since he was about 4 months old.  As a result he’s super confident in the water, (not one of those sissies who plugs his nose), and will happily jump off the side and into the water to me.

For some reason, I’ve waited until Frankie was 10 months before introducing her to the pool.  Maybe it’s because she seems so much more precious than Igg or maybe lack of time, whatever the reason she finally had a lesson this past week with her Poppa.  The jury’s still out as to whether she enjoyed it or not…..

Credit to Paul Frank for the adorable togs (bathing suit in New Zealand speak)

And thanks to my Dad for getting in the pool with Bugs.


Uh oh, I've been spotted....

I think it'sa safe to say that my Dad had more fun than Frankie did.

And the best part of it all, Frankie slept for over 3 hours when she got home.  Yes!  Swimming lessons really take it out of you when you’re 10 months old.