Finding the JOY

01: what they do

Assignment:  using catchlight, capture what your loved one does.

Maebel makes messes all day.  This is how we clean her off after lunch.

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Published in: on February 1, 2011 at 7:21 pm  Comments (3)  

“Mom, juice me.”

Published in: on January 29, 2011 at 7:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

Some mothers…

Get their undies all in a bunch when someone mistakes their daughter for a boy.

Maebel is mistaken for a boy every other time we go somewhere.

It doesn’t bother me a bit, I think it’s funny.  And Maebel doesn’t wear undies yet, so hers aren’t getting bunched up either.


We have our healthy, beautiful, fuzzy-headed  Maebie baby.  Not much is going to bug us, you know?

Published in: on January 7, 2011 at 7:39 pm  Comments (2)  

movin’ on up

Claire moved out of her toddler bed a few months ago, but I just now remembered that I took pictures of the big event.

BIG animal friends fit in it!



Maebel prefers her crib.


That or plastic bins.  I don’t really get that kid.



Published in: on January 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm  Comments (2)  

Some mothers…

would comfort their child if she was fussing and hold their laughter, even if her hair looked hilarious.  But I had to take pictures first,

so I could laugh at her later too.

I think she’s already plotting her revenge.

Published in: on December 15, 2010 at 5:33 pm  Comments (1)  

Hafla; n. “belly dance party.”

…and party we did!  Two performances in one weekend.  I think we are real-life belly dancers now.


I think my next goal may be dancing in an Egyptian restaurant.  Better practice up!  To do that I’m pretty sure I have to be able to balance a sword on my head.  I think I’ll start with a butter knife.


…my lovely partner, Audrey, a.k.a “Velma.”

Published in: on December 13, 2010 at 8:12 pm  Comments (2)  

Maebel’s birthday cake

Finally!  Here are the PICTURES from Maebel’s birthday cake.

Published in: on November 9, 2010 at 7:48 pm  Comments (1)  

mermaid running

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Today was Claire’s Halloween party at school.  Each child was introduced and then paraded up to the front for pictures.  Claire, however, ran.  Not having legs didn’t slow this mermaid down!


Published in: on October 29, 2010 at 12:18 am  Leave a Comment  

Some mothers…

would help their child if she got stuck in the giant, round play thingy.  But I wanted to see if Maebel could figure it out.




…she couldn’t.

Published in: on October 19, 2010 at 12:42 am  Comments (1)  



Mae Mae’s birthday is next week!  She will be one year old!

This is her eating a weensie, little nutra-grain bar for a snack.  I think she will be unrecognizable when she gets her hands on BIRTHDAY CAKE.

Published in: on October 9, 2010 at 8:26 pm  Leave a Comment