Friday, March 30, 2012

What's Brilyn Getting Into?

She's checking to see if she's going to get caught!
 But.... when you say "No, No" she
quickly relents and closes the door.
Things like Grandpa's X-Box are tempting!
But.... Brilyn is eager to please, so she normally obeys!
She is such a good girl!
She is busy and adventurous and gets into
everything.... but, she also gets out of it
when she's told to. I love that about her!
She's so quick to obey!
That is such an important skill for little ones.
It can be a life saving skill if it prevents
them from running into the street - just once - at
just the right time!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Brilyn And Her Baby!

 Brilyn is so cute playing with her baby!
It has a pacifier.... just like her!
 And it likes to snuggle and rock.... just like her!
 She's so gentle as she loves on it.... and pats it...
And she's so proud of herself when she
gets it's pacifier in it's mouth!
Yep.... she knows just what that baby needs!
Someday, she'll make a great little Momma!
She's learning from one of the best...
her own Momma!
Who does an amazing job
taking care of HER!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Olivia's Day At The Park

 Olivia likes spending time at the park, too!
There just isn't a lot a little one can do.
 But.... she loves swinging!
 And swinging!
 And trying to climb up the slide!
 And feeling the breeze on her face!
For some reason she seemed to enjoy climbing on and
off of the end of the slide. It must be just the right
size for her to climb!
And soon.... she'll be able to climb and slide
and swing and jump and do the obstacle
course items and everthing!
But for now, we'll enjoy helping her!
And holding her!
She's a sweet snuggly girl and we want
to make sure we've gotten all the sweet
snuggles out of her that we can before she decides
enough is enough
and prefers to play!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Grace's Day At The Park

 It's been warm and sunny and just perfect
for spending time at the park!
 And Grace loves going!
 This is a Teeter-Totter that you sit caddy corner on!
 And this is some sort of climbing thing!
Grace loves to climb!
 And this is a bouncy thing!
 And a Baby Swing! Grace can swing in the
big kid swings, but she still loves these.
 And an obstacle course!
And here Grace is on the ropes!
She really enjoyed climbing on this until her
Momma called it a spider web. Then, she wanted
off because she didn't want any of the
spiders to get her.
Sometimes, she takes what we say
just a little too literally!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Rub A Dub Dub, There's a Kid In The Tub!

 And look! It's Brilyn!
 Isn't she just the cutest little thing?
 She loves her bath and she loves splashing!
And getting water in her face doesn't bother her
in the least. Maybe this sumer,
she will learn to swim!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Ear Infections

Brilyn has had a series of ear infections and when this
picture was taken she wasn't feeling good!
But, even when she's not feeling good,
she's a sweet angel of a child!
She snuggles and rocks and cuddles and kisses!
I really love this little girl!

Grace Take A Picture

 Grace got ahold of my play camera and decided to
take some pictures!
 I'm not sure what she thought she was taking pictures of...
 But, she got pretty creative with the angles.
And - her focus and lighting are good!
Someday, I hope to have a little
photographer's helper.
Hmmmmm.... it might be a little while.
But - she's good at getting kids to smile, now!
If she goes to work with me,
that can be her job for now!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


 Just look at this little one!
She's such a happy girl!
And so, so sweet!
She like playing with blocks!
Or rather... she likes to watch as YOU play with blocks.
Until you build a big, BIG Tower!
Then she likes for YOU to watch as she knocks it down!
She LOOKS sweet and innocent....
But - she can destroy a block tower faster than
you can blink an eye!
Time to start building again!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Brilyn and Olivia

 Heather took Grace to the doctor... and Brandy went
to the doctor with a friend, so I ended up
getting to babysit Brilyn AND Olivia!
 They had so much fun playing together!
 Brilyn  was One in January and Olivia was One
in February, so they are just about
a month apart.
 And they play so well together.
 I'm sure they will have lots of good times growing up!
Look! They're sharing!
Taking turns!
And becoming great friends!
Cousins should be friends!
And I think these two have figured that out!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Good Morning Little Princess!

 Brilyn spent the night and woke up happy, but hungry!
 So... I intoduced her to Princess Pancakes!
(that's what we call these tiny ones)
 She loved them!
Of course, Brilyn loves just about everything!
This little girl likes to eat, so she is
a cook's dream!
It'll be so fun cooking with her when she's
big enough to help!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Grace & Olivia Enjoying The New Tea Cups!

 Here is Grace & Olivia enjoying the new additions to our tea collection! They came over and wanted a tea party...
So we partied!
 Olivia is getting quite skilled at drinking from a teacup!
And the girls love cherries, so this is what I fixed for desert!
Chocolate dipped treats from Heather's trip to
Germany garnished with LOTS of cherries!
Fast, simple and delightful
to the two little girls
who gobbled them up!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

New Additions to Our Tea Room

 This is our Tea Room!
Or - part of it!
It's where the majority of our tea parties take place!
And... while on a recent shopping trip to
my favorite Antique Store
I found this!
 A BEAUTIFUL set of vintage plates, saucers and tea cups!
 Here is a close up!
 And another one from the side!
I bought them, carried them home and hoped to find a
teapot to match online.
I've looked and looked to no avail, but still,
we're enjoying the pretty cups and saucers.
 I got new napkins, too!
 A close up of the little flower on the front
of the crocheted napkin ring.
And - the label on the bottom of the tea cups!
Just in case!
Does anyone know anything about this brand?
Or know where I might find a reasonably priced teapot?