Wednesday, November 19, 2008


On the way home from the birthday party, we heard a little voice from the back of the van: "It was a beautiful birthday celebration that we went to." How cute (and articulate) is that?! Yes, it was Shelby and it made me want to cry.
We decided at the last minute to have a special day for Shelby. The last 2 birthdays were acknowledged during Thanksgiving with the whole family, so it felt a little lumped together. It was at Chuck E Cheese's and she was so surprised and excited when we got there! We were all a little sleep deprived from the previous middle-of-the-night's disruptions. Delaney wouldn't settle down, Ava wet the bed, and I don't know WHY Shelby decided to get out of bed. We were all awake at 3:30 am! Everybody eventually settled down, but the girls were up again before dawn. If it wasn't for DH, I wouldn't have gotten ANY sleep!
Delaney had an allergy test (positive for milk) earlier, and I wonder if she wasn't still itching from it. Daddy told me this morning that he ended up giving her some Benadryl because her skin felt rough (she has eczema) and she was scratching. My poor baby! Shelby's birthday cupcakes were vegan due to her allergies (eggs, milk, fish, peanuts). She and Ava helped me make them and they weren't too bad! We got the recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Fall Frolic

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Halloween Pics

2 Mermaids and a soldier (cousin Cory)
Mermaid Princess #2

Mermaid Princess #1

the girls' costumes: made by me.


Life has gotten in the way of me posting more regularly. There are bloggers out there who homeschool, work, cook and keep up with their very interesting and informative blogs. How they do it I don't know. I really really wanted to post something about the Obama win, but in spite my emotion, just couldn't find the time. For now, let me just say how proud I am. Not just of him for winning, but of our country for voting for him. I really think he'll do a good job, but let's not expect miracles early on, people. And if he does a bad job, it'll be an improvement over what we've endured over the last 8 years. Sometimes I get all emotional when I think about this historic event. Being biracial myself, I can really relate to Barack. Not that I'm anywhere near his league, just that whole racial identiy thing. He has not let race be an isuue in his life, and I just love love love that!