Archive for August, 2011

Smith family fix

Bryan’s parents visited us last weekend–we had a fabulous time hanging out downtown (and at home)! I shot this photo with Doug’s camera, though the photo editing credit goes to him…

Overhead: Smith family edition

Olivia, talking about a dog hanging out at swimming lessons tonight: “Why is that dog sad? Where is his mommy?”

Swim instructor: “He’s not sad, he’s ornery.”

Rebecca: “Hmmm. Sounds like someone I know. Do you know anyone else who’s ornery, Liv? Hmmm?”

Olivia: “Wyatt.”

All the small things

I keep a ceramic cupcake on the kitchen window sill, and it’s filled with little things we’ve collected around the house. Mostly, they are small items like Barbie shoes and crowns that used to pose a choking hazard for Olivia, but now, she loves to look through the container and show you everything she finds. There’s a pretty hilarious range, from rocks…

To rings that my mom wore in high school…

To buttons…

And shells…

Wine charms (which double as rings for little girls)…

Thimbles…

And more shells.

It’s amazing what passes for entertainment around here, but it’s infinitely better than Dora!

Keeping up with Katie

As you probably know, it’s sometimes hard to keep in touch with Katie. So, I thought I’d share my exchange with her from today—just in case you had the same questions I did.

Strawberry Meringue Buttercream

I made these (giant!) cupcakes–topped with strawberry meringue buttercream–at my friend Carly’s request. There were a couple of other girls that appreciated them as well!

 

Ava Fix

Wish I was here…

It’s been a very long work week. While I’d appreciate a vacation, I don’t think that’s an option again this year. So, I am looking forward to what I hope will be a restful and relaxing weekend, or at least one that gives my attitude the tune up it needs.