Saturday, November 14, 2009

Get out of my way!

So I laugh at this one every time I see it. Doesn't she just look like she's ready to sock someone? =) (Sorry it's a little blurry.)

Okay, here's the real Serene. Most of the time, lol.

Party, party!

So today was full of fun! Since it was the most doable time for parties for both our November birthday girls, that's what we did! Marina had a snake-themed party complete with all kinds of snake games from snake freeze tag to stick the tongue on the snake (created by Marina herself, but can you tell Jessie got closest? Body language tells all). And her party ended with lunch and cake in the shape of a snake . . . and somehow she also got a giant plush pink snake from us! Wow. So even though we remain firm on the no real snake policy (imagine if we got each of our kids a pet -- we'd be in a zoo!), she still gets some of what she loves. Go slithery, winding, hissing critters!

So after all that fun, who wouldn't want another party that night? Well, Xeneea organized this one, and it seemed like they had fun with minimal fuss. Just birthday cake and singing, then off to ice skating at the rink. And I will admit it was probably a lot more fun in an indoor rink than I remember having at an outdoor one . . . especially since it's been snowing most of the day today (and the last several days on and off). (And oh by the way, Xeneea's cake originally was several chocolate cupcakes, but for some reason they burnt on the bottoms . . . but she said she was fine with the little cake made with leftover batter in a cake pan. Just FYI, lol!)

So hey! Happy 9th and 14th, even if we are a trifle early! =)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Power of Mirrors

It started with this, just a whim over three different days . . .

Then I found this.

Aaaaaaaah! So maybe it's not grammatically correct, but I got the message. And this from a man who doesn't speak a word of French (but who found my English-French dictionary, lol).

Math Lesson

So apparently we have nothing better to do than to work out real-life math problems Steve comes up with on a Sunday night. Fun, fun, fun!!


So a new baby is a blessing all by herself, but today was so much fun and so spiritual with family and friends coming together for Serene's blessing (and dinner!). So I had to show off the beautiful dress courtesy of Serene's unofficial godmother Alli. =) And, of course, Serene's wonderful father!


Just a few pics here. =)

Serene as a cute jack-o-lantern . . . and said jack-o-lantern not sure about the sitting thing! (I love the face she's making in the seat, almost like she's going to attack something in a fit of craziness! Click on the picture for a close-up.)

Then our beautiful eastern Xeneea . . .

Little Witch,

Yours truly as Little Bo Peep (and photographer combined!) . . .

And of course, everybody's favorite -- Darth Santa!! (With a couple kids.)

What better Halloween could you ask? (And we didn't even get good pics of my maid or Miss Smartie-Pants!)