Thursday, December 16, 2010

P365: December 6, 2010

December 6, 2010

The tree has been up for weeks. We were trying to get more shots for a Christmas card. Unsuccessful again! Seriously, if you are reading this blog AND expecting a Christmas card from us this year, don't hold your breath. :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

P365: December 5, 2010

December 5, 2010

This was the only good shot we got from the annual Hughes family Christmas card photo shoot. Too bad Johnny isn't in it, or we might be able to use it.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

P365: December 2, 2010

December 2, 2010

Oh, LeBron. While we loved the boo-fest and first quarter of the game... turns out we do need you to beat you. Thanks for nothing.

Go Cavs!

Monday, December 13, 2010

P365: November 30, 2010

November 30, 2010

Do you hear what I hear?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

P365: November 24, 2010

November 24, 2010

Mmmm. My first homemade pie. It was delicious too!

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

Saturday, December 11, 2010

P365: November 16, 2010

November 16, 2010

We went wedding dress shopping with Aunt Vicki today. Obviously, I can't post those pictures. However, Maris was loving trying on dresses herself! I think this is the one we decided on but in Watermelon.

Friday, December 10, 2010

P365: November 11, 2010

November 11, 2010

I love this picture. She fits right in!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

P365: November 5, 2010

November 5, 2010

I bought a new flat iron a month ago. It came with a tiny one that is supposed to be used for travel or touch-ups. Maris has been under the impression that it was just for her. You know, since it is "Maris sized." Probably doesn't hurt that it is pink either. She kept asking for me to straighten her hair. I finally did it today. She looks like a completely different kid!

As expected, about 75% of the way through she started crying, "I want my curlies back!"

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

P365: November 3, 2010

November 3, 2010

29 weeks pregnant, today!

Monday, November 8, 2010

P365: November 1, 2010

November 1, 2010

Maris's haul. She trick or treated all over our neighborhood. We intended to take her only to a few houses, but she didn't want to stop! That's an insane amount of candy for two year old. She even got 7 full size candy bars (which she wisely hid at the bottom of that bowl there)!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

P365: October 31, 2010

October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

P365: October 28, 2010

October 28, 2010

This was about as close as Maris would get to the pumpkin insides. She was not a fan of the icky stuff.

Friday, November 5, 2010

P365: October 27, 2010

October 27, 2010

Maris, what do you think of Daddy's costume?

(Click on the picture. Her face is hysterical.)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

P365: October 24, 2010

October 24, 2010

During a walk with Daddy.

Maris is very into posing after having some professional pictures taken last week.

Monday, October 25, 2010

P365: October 22, 2010

October 22, 2010

Being a parent is full of stages and steps. Allowing new phases to arrive and accepting that the old ones have to go. Today was one of the hardest for me - the move to a big girl bed. Maris loves her crib. She never once tried to climb out and sleeps like a champ in it. However, with another baby coming, she'd have to leave the crib behind at some point. Today was that day.

Helping Daddy take apart the crib.

The big girl room.

First night in her big girl bed!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

P365: October 21, 2010

October 21, 2010

Johnny REALLY wanted to go for a buggy ride.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

P365: October 20, 2010

October 20, 2010

Look at this cute little gourd shaped like a goose! This guy was hanging out near the entrance to our Inn in Amish Country.

Friday, October 22, 2010

P365: October 19, 2010

October 19, 2010

I insist on keeping the heat at 65 degrees right now.

Maris and Johnny are dealing. :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

P365: October 15, 2010

October 15, 2010

One of my favorite pictures!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

P365: October 10, 2010

October 10, 2010

Apple picking with a two year old:

Pick the apple.

Show off the apple.

Insist on eating the apple, right then and there.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

P365: October 9, 2010

October 9, 2010

At a picnic today, Maris was all about the bounce house. This picture isn't great, but it makes me laugh. It looks like Maris is about to body slam that other little girl, WWF style!

P365: October 6, 2010

October 6, 2010

25 weeks pregnant!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

P365: October 2, 2010

October 2, 2010

My good friend, Jess, was married today. Here I am with some of my teacher friends. However, this photo is mostly to celebrate my new flat iron. What took me so long to jump on that train??

Anyway, congratulations Jess and Mike!!

PS - We all survived having our first babysitters that were not my parents!

Monday, October 4, 2010

P365: September 29, 2010

September 29, 2010

She sure loves this dog.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

P365: September 26, 2010

September 26, 2010

Today, my husband's family (plus my parents) participated in a run/walk to promote awareness and fund-raising for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. Johnny's sister (holding Maris) won the race in her age group!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

P365: September 19, 2010

September 19, 2010

Turns out I'm crafty.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

P365: September 12, 2010

September 12, 2010

Our friends, Eric and Kari, passed on an awesome Thomas train set. It's huge! Maris loves it.

Excited to get started.

It's hard to tell who will have more fun with this. Maris, at least, can stop to take a picture.

"This piece goes here." (But probably not really.)

The finished product. It takes up the whole kitchen floor!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

P365: September 10, 2010

September 10, 2010

Maris is showing off her new Chucks. Neon pink. We won't lose her, that's for sure!

She loves them and wanted to wear them to bed.

Thank you Uncle Dan and Aunt Vicki!

Monday, September 20, 2010

P365: September 9, 2010

September 9, 2010

Another trip to the zoo.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

P365: September 7, 2010

September 7, 2010

Grandma and Grandpa had to replace their toilet. Maris thinks it is the funniest thing in the world that the old potty is in the backyard. She insists on sitting on it every time we've been there this week.

Friday, September 17, 2010

P365: September 6, 2010

September 6, 2010

Maris helped me celebrate the anniversary of my 29th birthday. I got some fun slippers from Aunt Vicki and Uncle Dan. Maris promptly claimed them for herself... of course they did match her outfit!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

P365: September 5, 2010

September 5, 2010

Our cousins from California were visiting. Glad we could squeeze them into the crazy wedding weekend! We miss them!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

P365: September 4, 2010

September 4, 2010

Happy Wedding Day, Jason and Jenalle!

Johnny performed his first ceremony (and did a great job!) and Maris was a dancing fool!

She never stopped moving for two hours.
She danced with the groom.

And Daddy...

And Mama...

Okay, so Mama did a lot of sitting and Maris danced around me. She still had fun.
(Here, I think she's saying, "Enough with the pictures! There's more dancing to be done!")

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

P365: September 2, 2010

September 2, 2010

Hopefully this means she will be a good little helper. We've been bringing the baby stuff out slowly to acclimate her. Maris loves the carseat!

(She's wearing the dress again, not still.)

Monday, September 13, 2010

P365: September 1, 2010

September 1, 2010

Someone is a pretty pretty princess.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

P365: August 23, 2010

August 23, 2010

Happy birthday, Grandpa Corey!

We celebrated by racing in the backyard.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

P365: August 22, 2010

August 22, 2010

Just more proof that my dog thinks she's really a person.