It’s confession time – Sometimes I’m discouraged when I read other people’s blogs – especially creative blogs where every resulting project is perfect and looks like Martha Stewart helped in the final styling. I’m dying to know what happens behind the scenes. Do they ever mess up? Is their house a disaster? Mine is. But I’ve shown you those pictures before. For posterity though: Someone … Continue reading Thoughts on Failure and Honesty
All kinds of hysterical things seem to fly out of Claire’s mouth, I suppose it’s one of the joys of being around a three year old. Recently, all three of us were snuggled up in bed watching a movie and Claire said, “ooooh I’m making magic.” Dan and I turned towards her as she rubbed her eyes, enjoying the fireworks inside her eyelids and just … Continue reading Making Magic
It’s a new month and I’m trying to keep up with those desktops. Since it’s October I figured I’d try for some photos with pumpkins. I had to share this one, I’m titling it “Poopin’ Pumpkins” or “Girl Lays Orange Eggs.” Look at that funny face! The desktop/calendar will be up shortly – I just have to parse through the rest of the photos from … Continue reading Hilarious Pumpkin Photo
I was going to save this short video for Friday (thus keeping the blog organized with my “Friday Films”) but it was too cute and I couldn’t wait to share it. Claire’s been making this silly noise for a while, usually in the morning when she’s waking up. I filmed her Friday evening during her (read our) relaxation time before bed. Listen carefully at the … Continue reading "Bye-bye!"
Poor Claire, she got her first taste of insect protein tonight (at least we believe she did). Lil’ crawler was hanging out on the floor and snacking on what Dan and I thought were some leftover “O’s.” She crawled over to her Daddy for a snuggle and Dan said, “what’s that on her chin?” It was half a cave cricket leg…ewwww. Have the shivers? Here’s … Continue reading Cave Cricket Chow Down
Today Hilltop was holding a photo session with Santa to support Project Self-Sufficiency in Sparta, NJ. We dressed Claire up in one of her festive Christmas outfits (there are multiple ones) and headed out for a snapshot. She didn’t cry…but like Skylar (just ask Bob & Ceil) she was so excited she pooped herself. Here’s a photo of the damage. Heehee! It was quite bad, … Continue reading Santa Baby!