October 18, 2007

The Candy Man

I asked Andrew yesterday what he is going to be when he grows up.

He replied, without any hesitation, "A candy character."

"What's a candy character?" I asked.

"A guy who gives out candy, of course," exclaimed little Andrew.

I've learned something new today. Here's hoping that Andrew saves the Heath Bars for me.

October 3, 2007

Can I Tell You How Much I Love this Girl?

Sweet Therese. Some days I just want to hold her, and hug her, and snuggle with her, stalling time and savoring all her toddler cuteness before she grows up on me.

Here we are playing "nuzzle," where I kiss her firmly right on the neck where it tickles most.

Playing on the floor.

They Sew!

Our girls have turned into little sewing fiends. I love it! We've been working on sewing skills for the last year or so, but so sporadically that it had not gotten us very far.

Things took a turn this summer when I signed my two oldest girls up for a four-day sewing camp and, in move of perfect timing, Grandma Kate bought Anna Marie and Kathleen a sewing machine on the occasion of Anna Marie's birthday. (The Grandma Kate machine is a huge improvement over my old clunker which was mostly frustrating for the girls and for me.)

Anna Marie has been sewing everything from doll clothes to little purses to pajama bottoms. Kathleen has followed suit, learning alongside Anna Marie. Here are a couple fun little bags that Anna Marie whipped up for her twin cousins, purposely setting the pockets askew. Great fun!