a day in photos

some fridays just end of being a bit lazy, where we hang in our pjs and refuse to brush our hair all day long.  that pretty much sums this week's friday together.  messy, lazy, pj wearing, hot cocoa drinking.  don't mind my messy house our this baby's tangled hair! xo

twirling and flute playing
twirling and flute playing
practicing with our valentine's day harmonica
practicing with our valentine's day harmonica
mr. potato head building is serious stuff
mr. potato head building is serious stuff
yummy snack

yummy snack

messy hair, pjs and a tutu

messy hair, pjs and a tutu

hot cocoa with stripy straws is always a good choice

hot cocoa with stripy straws is always a good choice

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this little bird is getting in her 2 year molars.  pretty uncomfortable and grumpy about it but still awfully cute!

this little bird is getting in her 2 year molars.  pretty uncomfortable and grumpy about it but still awfully cute!

a day in photos

what a great day.  the weather was better than forecasted, we spent the morning at the zoo with our dear friends Jill and Eli, we napped well, played outside and even baked some valentine's goodies to deliver to friends.  pretty darned good! 

excited to see the other kiddos at the zoo!

excited to see the other kiddos at the zoo!

coloring with our friends jill and eli at the zoo!
coloring with our friends jill and eli at the zoo!
making monkey valentines
making monkey valentines
today we learned the reason all the lions hang on that particular rock all of the time is because it is heated!
today we learned the reason all the lions hang on that particular rock all of the time is because it is heated!
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hippos are our favorite

hippos are our favorite

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we get very excited to see the animals at the zoo!

we get very excited to see the animals at the zoo!

buds since they were in their mama's bellies

buds since they were in their mama's bellies

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happy mail from nanna!

happy mail from nanna!

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grocery store dollar section pom 

grocery store dollar section pom 

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a day in photos

happy friday everyone!  we started february out very nicely with lots of tutus and twirling, eating cookies and coloring with friends and making yummy dinner with daddy.  just about perfect i would say.  

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no better way to start the day than with cozy footy pjs and a tutu to dance in. 
no better way to start the day than with cozy footy pjs and a tutu to dance in. 
starting to add a little love around the house...since it's february and all. 

starting to add a little love around the house...since it's february and all. 

oh channing...

oh channing...

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helping with dinner...this little bird loves her citrus  
helping with dinner...this little bird loves her citrus  
cheers!
cheers!
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a day in photos

happy friday!  we had pretty nice weather and sunshine for our day.  it has been lovely weather all week long and we've spent most of it outside.  have a wonderful weekend! 

channing decided her baby doll needed a diaper change. she spent a good hour working on that this morning. 

channing decided her baby doll needed a diaper change. she spent a good hour working on that this morning. 

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finding alternative uses for her potty
finding alternative uses for her potty
we love books

we love books

getting so big, she can walk down the stairs on her own.

getting so big, she can walk down the stairs on her own.

i hate wearing socks in the house but if i really have to, fun socks are best. 

i hate wearing socks in the house but if i really have to, fun socks are best. 

chillier morning than it has been this past week.

chillier morning than it has been this past week.

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dinner dates

dinner dates

peeking in

peeking in

good nite! 

good nite! 

a day in photos

it seems like forever since i have posted a day in photos here on the blog.  it's been so busy with the new semester starting at school and getting back into the groove of things after the holidays.  it was a beautiful, sunny day here in colorado....56 degrees!  we played all day long and were happy to get in a long walk this morning and walk to the playground this afternoon.  i am looking forward to warmer weather this entire weekend. i you have a wonderful evening and weekend ahead! 

thanks to nanna, channing is now a huge fan of cereal and milk
thanks to nanna, channing is now a huge fan of cereal and milk
morning tea for me
morning tea for me
bed head, pjs and playing with boxes

bed head, pjs and playing with boxes

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morning records and playing

morning records and playing

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first, she told me she was reaching for the birds with her stick.  then we saw a squirrel and she told me that the "squirrels were waiting for the aqua bus to go buy new clothes".  we do have lots of squirrels and our city busses frequently drive by the house.  10 minutes later the aqua colored one drove by! 

first, she told me she was reaching for the birds with her stick.  then we saw a squirrel and she told me that the "squirrels were waiting for the aqua bus to go buy new clothes".  we do have lots of squirrels and our city busses frequently drive by the house.  10 minutes later the aqua colored one drove by! 

pretending to "go to work like daddy"

pretending to "go to work like daddy"

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measuring things

measuring things

getting ready to head to the playground

getting ready to head to the playground

post bath curls
post bath curls
shopping with bunny before bed
shopping with bunny before bed

a day in photos

what a day...we had a play date come to visit and then decided to do everything possible to keep from taking a nap....including doing our first somersaults in the crib and jumping up and down while holding onto the side rails.  at least i got a lot done while she messed around in there!  after finally taking a very short nap, we hit the post office (not my favorite item on my list but surprisingly, the wait wasn't nearly as bad as i feared), walked around old colorado city and headed home for some hot cocoa.

baked corn bread donuts for breakfast
baked corn bread donuts for breakfast
today's advent...the most darling vintage replica music box.

today's advent...the most darling vintage replica music box.

favorite spot for watching cartoons...bed head and all

favorite spot for watching cartoons...bed head and all

advent goodies from the month...wooden fruits and veggies

advent goodies from the month...wooden fruits and veggies

hot cocoa

hot cocoa

our colorful family room
our colorful family room
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after bath, snuggly and cozy in her pjs

after bath, snuggly and cozy in her pjs

good night all!
good night all!

a day in photos

today seemed really busy.  we did all kinds of things.  mainly, clean out my ridiculously messy crafting space.  the bird had fun sorting through my things with me, in between twirling in her tutu, playing with play-doh and singing "twinkle twinkle" (her current song of choice, at all times of the day).  the weather was a little chillier although, still not wintery for it being the beginning of december in colorado.  i am ready to sit down and relax for the night.  have a great weekend! 

we've been doing lots and lots of coloring lately

we've been doing lots and lots of coloring lately

making messes

making messes

and more mess...

and more mess...

new favorite place to sit.

new favorite place to sit.

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getting out for a chilly little stroll

getting out for a chilly little stroll

fitting in a little crafting

fitting in a little crafting

adding a little sparkle to this corner of the bird's room

adding a little sparkle to this corner of the bird's room

nite nite

nite nite

a day in photos

we had a VERY early start to our day...the bird was up and awake and 4:50 this morning.  after a little back rubbing and being told to get back to sleep - she actually did!  amazing, however, i was still wide awake at that point.  she did, however, sleep until 7:10.  though i am feeling pooped, we did manage to have a nice day and the lovely weather here helped a lot.  i can't believe how warm it has been here in colorado, especially for the end of november.  we hiked and played and danced. a nice way to end the week.  let's hope she sleeps in a bit later in the morning though! 

"eggies" for breakfast
"eggies" for breakfast
friends "playing in grass" she says
friends "playing in grass" she says
a little crafting during a very short nap.  gimme a break... can we get a little more sleep in this house !?!

a little crafting during a very short nap.  gimme a break... can we get a little more sleep in this house !?!

this girl and her walking sticks...

this girl and her walking sticks...

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taking a break from our hike to enjoy the lovely day

taking a break from our hike to enjoy the lovely day

excited to start our advent calendar tomorrow!
excited to start our advent calendar tomorrow!
"napping" while watching toons
"napping" while watching toons
lovely flowers for the weekend. 
lovely flowers for the weekend. 

a day in photos

channing, channing, channing ... you make each day memorable.  and you make me laugh like crazy.  this girl has the funniest quirks and says the best things.  lately, it's been "oh yeah", as in "oh yeah i am excited about that!" and also "wow!"  and what i really love is that she uses them in the correct context and exclaims them in a very loud and excited voice.  

today was lovely - we played at home, mixed things in my silver mixing bowls while watching giada cook on the food network, ate breakfast together at montague's, took a trip to whole foods with "GG" (luc's step-mom/c's grandma) and enjoyed playing with dadda when he got home from work.  

we had a great day and are looking forward to a fun weekend ahead.  

breakfast of "mush" (oatmeal but, thanks to the book 'goodnight moon', all oatmeal is now "mush).  she's getting so good at using her spoon! 
breakfast of "mush" (oatmeal but, thanks to the book 'goodnight moon', all oatmeal is now "mush).  she's getting so good at using her spoon! 
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playing hide and go seek...not realizing i was being sneaky and getting her photo! 
playing hide and go seek...not realizing i was being sneaky and getting her photo! 
i am addicted to these christmas tree cherry/vanilla gummies from whole foods.
i am addicted to these christmas tree cherry/vanilla gummies from whole foods.
busy  mixing
busy  mixing
enjoying our new plan toys fruits. c has been "cutting" and "chopping" them like crazy!  the two halves are attached to each other with velcro and the wooden knife cuts through them and pulls them apart.  so clever.
enjoying our new plan toys fruits. c has been "cutting" and "chopping" them like crazy!  the two halves are attached to each other with velcro and the wooden knife cuts through them and pulls them apart.  so clever.
new wooden little cars from the dollar tree...that's right...$1 a piece!  love a deal like that. 
new wooden little cars from the dollar tree...that's right...$1 a piece!  love a deal like that. 
also getting very good at "stabbing" with her fork.
also getting very good at "stabbing" with her fork.
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lit teepee
lit teepee
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hangin with dadda before bed
hangin with dadda before bed
hurricane channing strikes again. nite nite everyone! 

hurricane channing strikes again. nite nite everyone! 

a day in photos

it was a bit of a rough day for us...i am really feeling under the weather and the bird is starting to feel better but still having bouts of being cranky and clingy.  i have to admit, we watched way more tv than we should have, stayed in our pjs all day long and did not get outside to play like i would have liked.  but, we made it through and are ready for a fresh start tomorrow.  here's hoping for a good night's sleep! 

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singing and watching toons

singing and watching toons

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lining up "o's"

lining up "o's"

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kind of grey and gloomy all day

kind of grey and gloomy all day

we did get some laundry done at least...she's a good little helper.

we did get some laundry done at least...she's a good little helper.

mazto ball soup for dinner.

mazto ball soup for dinner.

watching "rio"

watching "rio"

and sitting on daddy's feet while watching

and sitting on daddy's feet while watching

a day in photos

it's been quite a friday here.  we woke up to our first snow, nanna is here visiting, the bird got her first wee hair cut....nanna trimmed her bangs, we had a playdate and woke up from our nap not feeling well.  we had plans to visit the zoo for their halloween celebration but after getting all dressed up, realized the bird was just really not doing very well at all.  we've spent the rest of the evening on the sofa relaxing and taking a nice warm bath.  poor girl, she is pretty mopey and sleepy and just plain under the weather.  looks like a weekend of snuggling and staying warm.  hugs. 

cornbread donuts with apricot jam.

cornbread donuts with apricot jam.

first snow

first snow

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first trim

first trim

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treats for our play date

treats for our play date

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friends stacking toys

friends stacking toys

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craft time during nap time

craft time during nap time

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last minute halloween bling for mama

last minute halloween bling for mama

cute little elephant

cute little elephant

a beautiful fall friday!  started off a little chilly but warmed up into the 70's and was just a beautiful day.  we spent a lot of time in our new teepee...that's right...TEEPEE!  c is excited but i am pretty certain i am even more so.  more on it later...

as for now, i am ready to sit down and relax after a day of playing, crafting and running errands.  looking forward to a beautiful weekend ahead.

starting off the day with our box from citrus lane

starting off the day with our box from citrus lane

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making a blanket

making a blanket

a new friend...the "deer mouse" for the bird's room.

a new friend...the "deer mouse" for the bird's room.

shopping

shopping

snacking

snacking

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tunes before bed

tunes before bed

hello teepee!

hello teepee!

you can't catch me!

you can't catch me!

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ruuunnnning

"napping"  

"napping"