Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Monday, December 31, 2007

Scenes from Christmas 2007

It was a very jolly day in the P home. The kids were all nestled in their beds until 7:30 am (they awoke much earlier than this but had strict orders to not leave their rooms before the magic hour), they had a joyful time spreading cheer (and paper, and tags, and boxes - but not ribbon and bows as I learned my lesson a few years ago) all through the house, and I didn't hear one complaint for about a good 2 hours that morning. I think that is a record and makes for a very merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My Little Elves

We got elfed! (click here)

Week In Review

Nothing much new here...guess it's been a typical week in the life of the P's. I rescued N&J from their bus stuck in the snow on a narrow icy road - 2 hours after it was due home. I finally got my new glasses - seems the old ones have disappered. Must be with all the missing books and toys we can't find these days. Endured another snow storm that resulted in one day off from school and 2 days of delayed openings, no morning Kindergarten (too bad for J - he's afternoon k-garten). Had a nice little soiree with the P clan at our home. Ken took the boys into NYC for some shopping at Toys R Us in Times Square (thank you grandpa) and then N & Ken watched the Rangers bite it while J baked cookies with auntie A. And M has been up to her usual shenanigans. I must find a better hiding spot for our crayons and markers!

Monday, December 10, 2007

She looks so innocent...

But oh how looks can be deceiving...

You see, my little miss M decided to paint her nails all by herself while I have otherwise occupied. She pushed the chair to the counter, grabbed the nail polish, went to town with it in the family room (fortunately none got on the carpet), and the was SO INCREDIBLY PROUD of herself! After my inital scream "AHHHH, M WHAT THE *$%%* DID YOU DO??" I realized I needed to back down a wee bit and let her show off her handy work. She modeled so very nicely for these photographs and held her little hands out perfectly so her nails would dry nicely. What a classic little girly thing to do I thought to myself. But then my dainty little darling shot me in the eye with the Superman disk shooter.