Saturday, June 15, 2013

Summer Time!

We are loving summer time in Sarasota. Our days have been filled with lots of ...



Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Can you believe it?

New Born





Yes, today is Miranda's fourth birthday. We are so proud of our growing, happy, healthy little lady. Miranda is a delight and a constant source of energy, love, compassion and curiosity in our home. I love watching her with her eye brows furrowed in concentration and then her big eyes light up when she has a new idea or finishes a task. "Hey, hey, I have an idea!" is a phrase we hear a lot, and I love it because you never know what adventure or deep thought is going to follow.

YAY for four!

Miranda with her friends at her birthday part

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Baaaaa-utiful Ribbon Dancing

Some of Miranda's friends at school gave her a new princess dress and ribbon wand for her birthday (more on that later). She hasn't stopped ribbon dancing since. We're thinking she should be ready for the 2020 Olympics. Check out these skills.

Isaac has been working on some skills too. He is learning animal sounds. Baaaa!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Children's Museum

We went to the St. Petersburg Children's Museum today and had a great time. Miranda and Isaac drove a fire truck, built towers, harvested vegetables from the garden, gave a dog a bath, grocery shopped and begged to come back. We will absolutely return!

Happy Holidays

ZsaZsa and Grandpa Joe visited us for Christmas, and we had a great time. Then, Nana and Granddaddy came last week to celebrate with us. We had a great time with them and are so glad they could come see us since we couldn't travel to see them. Unfortunately, I barely took any pictures of either visit. Here are a few little highlights of our time.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

'Tis The Season for Citrus

Clementine oranges have been a huge hit in our household this citrus season. So much so that I have enough material for a whole blog post dedicated to them. Really? A whole post just about oranges? Yes, it's true! Just keep reading. Here's what my children have been saying about Clementines this year...

Story #1
Isaac's two favorite things in the whole wide world are food and balls. The clementine gloriously unites two favorite things into one extremely favorite thing. He knows where I keep them on our countertop. Throughout the day, I find him pacing back in forth in front of that spot, pointing to them and saying, "Ball! Ball! Ball!..." He then occasionally rubs his hand against his chest, signing "please." This happens 8, 9, 10+ times a day.

Story #2
I've been working with Miranda on synonyms, so I frequently tell her, "Another word for Daddy is Father" or "another word for sofa is couch." You get the point. Yesterday, we were all eating clementines, and she confidently declared, "Mommy, another word for orange is lemon time." Apparently we've been having a lot of lemon time around here lately. Maybe next we should work on pronunciation.

Story #3
After handing Isaac his third (maybe fourth?) clementine at breakfast, I said, "I should tell Santa to fill your stocking with oranges." Miranda immediately got a panicked look in her eyes and a split-second later she yelled, "tell Santa I want chocolate!" It's much as we like oranges, we still like chocolate better.