Tuesday, February 22, 2011

This 'n' that

How was your weekend?

We had a visit from some beloved family, long hours spent gabbing, eating, and playing with the kids. I am honored and humbled when people love my kids, I mean really love them. It never ceases to amaze me.

And they came baring gifts! Just home from a lovely Caribbean cruise - all relaxed, glowy, and tan - then presented us with a pretty killer souvenir:

Coconut rum filled chocolates?!
You know it's good when it comes with a warning label.

I also received a slightly belated Christmas gift from my mom - a beautiful fingerprint necklace with the boys' fingerprints and initials. Love.

I never thought I'd find a piece of "mother's" jewelry that I liked, but this? Oh, I'm just loving this.

Other than the big boy's screaming while we pressed his finger into a clay block,
I love everything about this necklace.

In other weekend news, there were dueling doodles. 

Whatever he's got: I want it.
And stories.

1.) Don't be hatin' on my sweet hairdo. 2.) Sailor? Escapee from baby prison? I don't
know. All I know is I like me some fat baby belly in horizontal stripes.

We enjoyed every last second of our winter-weather reprieve.

The conversation goes like this: "Blew!" "No, honey, that's purple."
Pause. Furrowed baby eyebrows. Then firmly, "Blew." "Okay, then, blue it is."

So now our company has left us, laundry piles and sticky milk rings await me, and we are back to hovering-around-zero temps. Sigh. It was dang good while it lasted though.


  1. Looks and sounds like fun - and what cute jewellery! Here we had a throat infection (me), a tummy bug (Girl), chicken pox (Boy - and ongoing) and long-suffering husband!
    Zero degrees and laundry here too - and, yes, blessings for everyone.
    Gayle x

  2. agree with your assessment of the jewelry ..looks like you had a great time so jealous of the travelers those lucky ducks to mom and dad go?? was it a cruise?? need some heat ..hope you had a great weekend..got to get up myself for some big boys hugs for nana..

  3. Sounds good - and can you mail me some of those chocolates or is that against the law? LOL

  4. I think I could go for some rum-filled chocolates today! ...and it's not even seven am...

  5. The chocolates look fantastic, and I must agree that's some mighty fine mama jewelry. Glad to see a post from you that doesn't involve so much as a sniffle!

  6. Good on you, girl! Looks like you had a fabulous weekend. :)

  7. Your necklace is beautiful, what a treasure. I found you through Kelli's blog, and I'm your latest follower. Happy Tuesday.

  8. Thank you all for your comments. I heart you.
    Gayle - sorry you guys are so sick :( I totally feel your pain. Sending well wishes.
    Mom - yes carribean cruise...
    MM - check your mailbox :)
    R&T - I am SO happy to not be the only one having that thought :)
    MJ - Me too!!!! Thank you :)
    THK- thank you :) It is SO good to be healthy...
    Young Adventures - Hi! Thanks for coming over :)

  9. That necklace is awesome! Off to go check out that link!

  10. It was good to have some warm weather there! Gorgeous necklace and those little ones just crack me up!! Thanks for taking the time to share their kiddo words. Makes my day!

  11. Catching up on your posts here. I totally dig your humor, brightens my day. BTW - loved the necklace I am gonna have to get me one of those!