Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Birthday of the Ya-Ya!

Today is a very special day in our house. It is Cristina's birthday! My little Ya-Ya Girl. She is my oldest daughter and I feel so fortunate that her little light brightens my world. She is part bookworm-part artist. She is a dash of spice and a pinch of sugar. Cristina is a little bit prankster and a tiny bit gravitasse. She is the quiet observer of the bunch, but the first to offer analysis. She's my Ya-Ya! I love you, Cristina Reese. Happy birthday, babygirl!

Monday, March 29, 2010

The tooth fairy knows how to stimulate the economy....

Poor Shea-Shea.  He finally lost his first tooth! 
Unfortunately, he lost it when he took a big bite of sushi and he accidentally swallowed it. 
That's right. 
He lost his first lost tooth.  :(   There were many tears because surely this is the worst thing that a six year old can possibly imagine.  Fortunately for him, the tooth fairy recognized his pain and compensated him appropriately.  (I love his goofy smile here.  He is trying so hard to show the tiny space where the tooth once was.)  Sweet thing!

Monday, March 22, 2010


This was a fun little quilt to throw together.  I used fabrics from Moda's Blush collection and I used a super-simple pattern from Moda's Bakeshop contributed by CrazyMomQuilts.  I love the way the little trapezoids go together so simply.  This quilt was unbelievably easy (and forgiving.) 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Random 2.0

Truly, I should be working to complete 2nd trimester report cards; however, I'd rather post some random photos. 
Cristina and Gabriela playing around at school on a Friday afternoon.
Daniel and Gabriela measuring some of the blocks that I used for Daniel's Lakers quilt.

Gabs helping me free-motion quilt.  (Don't ya' just love the two left gloves?)

A picture of my daddy, Sarah, and the kids during their visit this last summer. 

Finally, Daniel showing off his mad Guitar Hero skills.  :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Smarty pants

Last Friday, I was invited to Jake's middle school for an awards assembly.  The letter didn't indicate which award, only that he was being recognized. 
Well, it turns out that my Jakey was recognized for maintaing a 4.0 grade point average.  Woohoooo! 
Brains and a cutie, to boot. I am so proud, Baby Smoothface!   :)