Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee

 Another good one!

Saturday Night Sisters

My favourite way to do 'date night' is to bring them with us! OK, it's not that I don't love to go out with Jake, it's more that our daughters LOVE going out to dinner. Yes, because they are big eaters, but also because they love the whole experience - choosing what to wear, telling the waiter what they'd like, getting dessert, staying up late. Some of our best nights out this summer were trying new outdoor patio Scottsdale restaurants as a family.

Random Pictures of Fall 2013

I haven't posted for two months! I always say "well, there hasn't been much going on". Yet I still find a ton of pictures I want to post and things I want to say.  I will, again, as usual, blame the amount of hours I've been working. Kids MUST get their toys at Christmas, people *insert eye roll*

took this picture because I love the lighting on her face
Abigail's first hike (with Brayden)

how to tell they are hungry

Friday, November 22, 2013


This is rare for us - we got to spend Thanksgiving with both sides of grandparents. Grandma flew out from California for it and we spent the day at Nanna and Grandad's Scottsdale house. For once, I got pictures of everyone and used them for our Christmas card.

Abigail reading her Thanksgiving message

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bryony Turns Three

I know every mother thinks this but, really, this child is so special. Happy 3rd Birthday my love!

school pic

She got to choose her own present because we had no idea what to get. She flipped over this singing Ariel money bank.

opening presents with nanna, granddad & Aunty Alex

the restaurant was way too much excitement that night

Ariel candle in her dessert and her eyes went as big as saucers

Bryony's 3rd Birthday Party

Jumping all over the place with dates here because, as always, I'm playing catch-up with this Blog. Real time and Blog time just do not seem to jive.

Anyway, Bryony wanted an Ariel themed birthday party for her 3rd birthday. We've been there before! So the cake was an exact replica of Abigail's 4th birthday party. The event was much smaller though - I have learned that we all have a much more enjoyable experience when it is just family and friends in an intimate setting than the whole preschool class and their families. Grandma came from California and Nanna and Granddad were in town too. I didn't get many pictures, here are the only good few:

Happy 3rd Birthday my little love!