Thursday, February 17, 2011

Our Valentine's Birthday

We celebrated another birthday for Dave this week.
Read about it here.
Can't even express how much we love this guy.

Katie's First Piano Recital

In January, Katie had her first piano recital.
She takes group lessons from a friend of mine and she loves it.
The group played a few pieces together.
Then Katie performed a solo of "Go Tell Aunt Rhody."
She was awesome! We were so proud of her!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's A Free Country!

Katie cracks me up. She is five going on thirteen. I'm already seeing a little pre-teeny bopper coming out of her and I'm not sure what to think. For now, I just laugh. To myself, of course.

Today, in the car, she says:

Katie: Mom! I couldn't believe it! Yesterday, JJ was like, 'Emma, this is for someone else.' It was soooooo mean.

Mom: Oh no.

Katie: I mean, ya, it's a free county!


Katie surprised us tonight by popping her tooth out by herself in the bath.
She's been wiggling it like crazy, desperate for another visit from the Tooth Fairy. I have to admit, I didn't think she had it in her to pull it out. Every time we offered, she would give us a nervous, "No!"

But she did it!
And now she has a new smile fit for an almost six-year-old.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Meeting the GG Busaths

Classic example of why I'm loving this photography class.
The prompt today, "Generations," stretched my creativity and led me to take this shot. Otherwise, I'm sure I wouldn't have taken it.
Now I have a photo of Katie with her Great-Grandma & pa Busath.

Katie has not yet met them, but she knows that she is named after her Great-Grandma Joys. I also have not yet met Grandma Joy Busath, but I know that she is a very special lady. I hope Katie looks to her throughout her life. I see her example and legacy lasting in the family and am so thankful for her and her faithfulness.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Rhyme Time

{{to keep us busy on our way to Home Depot}}

Meg: What rhymes with car?
McKenna: Guitar. Jafar.

Meg: What rhymes with tire?
McKenna: Choir.

Meg: What rhymes with ladder?
McKenna: Mad hatter.


She's a clever girl, that one.

Our Fashionista


Katie went to a diva birthday part today.
She was quite the fashionista. Or Madonna.

We have packed all our dressups, so Katie got to raid my closet and jewelry box. Lucky girl. She was in heaven. We had a fun photoshoot after she was all dolled up.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


This might be my most favorite picture of Brooke.
Since she was born she has always had her blankie in hand and two fingers in her mouth. In her days of pacifiers, she would still shove her fingers in her mouth along with the binkie. This blankie is her best bud and has been named "Dainties." I love it. And oh do I love her!

I'm flexing and stretching my photography skills (or lack there of) in a free online photography class (Thanks Liz!) through the month of February. The class is called "the joy of LOVE" and we're supposed to take pictures of those we love while practicing skills and tips from each class.

I'll be posting most of my pictures over at So Buttons, but some may find their way over here, since my subjects are our sweet little girls. Naturally.