Sunday, February 28, 2010

P365: Day 59

February 28, 2010

I do like February. Sad to see it go.

Sit N Spin!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

P365: Day 58

February 27, 2010

Johnny built a snowman and snowdog for Maris.

P365: Day 57

February 26, 2010

We get the William Wegman Puppies calendar each year. When the year is over we keep them around for Maris to look at. She asked for one yesterday and I turned around a few moments later to see she had laid it out for Erie to look at.

P365: Day 56

February 25, 2010

I have no idea...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

P365: Day 55

February 24, 2010

We have been thoroughly enjoying the Olympics at our house. Mostly *I* watch after Maris goes to bed, while Johnny falls asleep on the floor. Because I was tired, I DVRed the last hour or so of Tuesday's coverage and watched it with Maris on Wednesday morning. She was quite enthralled with the figure skaters. I'm sorry to post more than one picture for today, but it's really quite funny and you don't get the true idea of what she did without all the shots. She did this on her own without any prompting from Johnny or me.

"What? The figure skating girls are on? I think I shall join in."

We should probably be signing her up for skating lessons in the morning.

P365: Day 54

February 23, 2010

We had a tea party today. The only thing missing was a giant floppy hat.

Monday, February 22, 2010

P365: Day 53

February 22, 2010

Johnny and I tend to snap our fingers when we dance or when there is music on. Maris picked up on this recently and has been trying to mimic. She ends up looking like she is using invisible castanets.

P365: Day 52

February 21, 2010

I was a terrible slacker and didn't take a picture today. Unfortunate too because we had a lot of fun at a Souper Bowl party today. All the families (even the dads!) from one of our playgroups got together for a pot luck. Everyone brought soup or chili in the crock pot to share. It was "soup"er fun and oh so delicious!

P365: Day 51

February 20, 2010

Whatever, Forbes magazine. You can kiss it. Cleveland has beautiful weather this time of year and it's occupants are clearly NOT miserable as you can see from the example above.

P365: Day 50

February 19, 2010

This is the mess in our master bedroom. We are trying to clear and organize our attic crawlspace. So these are the tubs, bags, boxes, and miscellaneous junk I have to go through. I have no time though and the pile is bringin' me down!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

P365: Day 49

February 18, 2010


P365: Day 48

February 17, 2010


Today I died.

I died from The Cute.

My girl's first pigtails!
You were warned.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

P365: Day 47

February 16, 2010

All Maris's pants that weren't adjustable, now are! I'm so excited about this.

Monday, February 15, 2010

P365: Day 46

February 15, 2010

Pretending to drive the big truck at Papa's work.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

P365: Day 45

February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

P365: Day 44

February 13, 2010

We visited one of Maris's sets of grandparents yesterday. Because they live about an hour away and we don't see them much, we stayed a little longer than nap time would normally allow. When Maris started to hit the end of her rope, she pulled out a blanket, pillow, and armrest cover (for good measure?) and tucked herself right in!

Friday, February 12, 2010

P365: Day 43

February 12, 2010

This is what happens when you tell a 1 1/2 year old to sit still for her picture!

Here's what I was trying to get.

Looks like she was eating her yogurt through her eyes today.
And YUM, blueberries!

P365: Day 42

February 11, 2010

I like to enter online giveaways during nap time. I've won about 20 things since I started in December. This hat is one of my favorite wins! Viki hosted the giveaway on her blog and offered up one design of choice from her Etsy shop! This hat was what I picked and I even got to customize the colors. I love it!!

P365: Day 41

February 10, 2010

We were having a nice little snow storm. Many area schools were closed. Maris threw on her boots and stared out the window. Think she was trying to tell me something?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

P365: Day 40

February 9, 2010

To the great delight and amusement of both my husband and myself, Maris learned to pull up her own pants tonight. We have about 50 similar pictures because she just walked around the room for half an hour yanking her pants up to her chest!

P365: Day 39

February 8, 2010

Poor girl smooshed her finger in a drawer. (It looks much better now a couple days later.)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

P365: Day 38

February 7, 2009

We played in the snow today!

P365: Day 37

February 6, 2010

Maris loves "Brrr cookies!" (Thin Mints which we keep in the freezer, of course.)

P365: Day 36

February 5, 2010

I love my girl.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

P365: Day 35

February 4, 2010

I drive a Nissan. In general, I love the car. Lots of weird things happen to it though. Most recently, whenever it is really cold (in the teens or lower) the driver's door won't open from the outside. We took it to have it checked out and they told us what they thought (they didn't even open the panel to be sure) the problem was and the least amount it would cost to fix it. $193. Obviously we didn't pay that. We came home and looked the part up on a website that sells Nissan parts. $2.03. TWO DOLLARS and THREE CENTS. I have a few connections in the car industry so we're definitely going a different route then the Nissan dealership.

In the meantime, Johnny's rigged up a nice little contraption to open the door from the backseat so I don't have to run back and forth after putting M in the carseat:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

P365: Day 34

February 3, 2010


We couldn't be more excited to have Uncle Dan home. Maris was a little timid at first but was soon demanding politely asking Daniel to sit with her or follow her wherever she went.

(My mom likes to protect her furniture from shedding dogs. That's why there's a sheet on the chair.)
(He's not sitting on her.)
(We were drinking red wine out of white wine glasses. So what?)

P365: Day 33

February 2, 2010

Today maybe the greatest day of 2010. I hope we can top it somehow, but for now it's the best!

My brother is home for the first time since August.

LOST premiered.

Monday, February 1, 2010

P365: Day 32

February 1, 2009

Maris loves all things music. Occasionally, Johnny will pull out the guitar and sing songs with her or let her play. She was strumming away here.