Saturday, January 3, 2015

Declan is 5 months old!


This handsome, smiling boy is 5 months old today!  He loves people and is so interactive with them.  His favorite thing in the world is when someone sits on the floor and just talks to him.  It is so sweet.  Now if he would just sleep at night .....

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Stockings

Something I take great pride and joy in is our Christmas stockings.  My mom made mine when I was a child and I made one for my husband when we got married.  And one for each child when they came along.  Last year when Fiona's 1st Christmas came along Claire decided her stocking was too babyish and asked for a new one.  So last year I made Claire one and Fiona used Claire's old one.  This year I made one for Declan and one for Fiona. 

Fiona was "helping" me. 

Our stockings!
And they are done!  Nicholas has the Grinch, I have the red one with birds and lace, Claire has the sparkly Christmas candy, Chandler has blue snowmen and trees, Fiona has the gingerbread men, and Declan has the red one with snowmen.  I love them!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Tree

The amazing tree farm we have gone to for nearly 20 years sold and closed.  Makes me so sad!  This year we tried a new farm.  It was a steep hill!






But look at that view!



The kids got a kick out of the tree baler.


All loaded up!





Fiona loved helping to decorate the tree!  It's such a cheerful addition to the living room! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Cookies

We only made a few types of cookies this year .... trying to cut back you know.  We decided on just making the favorites and that ended up being seven types!  Sugar cookies to decorate, Sesame Seed cookies, Italian Rainbow Slices, Black & Whites, Linzers, Meringues, and Biscotti.  Oh, yum!





Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Declan is 4 months old!


Declan is 4 months old today! How did that happen? He is such a handsome, happy fellow and I am blessed.  



Monday, December 1, 2014

Hungry People!



We have hit a new stage in our family. Last night a 9x13 casserole was not enough to feed us for dinner. And Mom was working and wasn't here!  So, two adults and 3 kids eating. I can't imagine how much food I will need to cook when Declan starts eating too!

It's time for me to adjust how I cook again!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

2014 Christmas Parade



Beautiful day for a Christmas parade. And Fiona had the best seat in the house!