Friday, May 20, 2011

Ode to the Weekend

Why I've loved our weekends recently (prior to 'Snifflefest '2011')

...sweet family time at an organic pizza shop (and we only broke one dish)
...adoring those kissable cheeks



...and the surest cure for the Sunday night blues. Weekly Sunday night dinner at Nataliam's!

Now that we are all finally over this nasty cold we are ready to rejoin the world of sniffle-free people!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Light at the End of the Tunnel

It's been a rough little stretch around the house lately.  Between allergies, a nasty cold that we all are fighting, and 4 (FOUR!) teeth coming in all at once for Samuel, we have had many sleepless nights.  Through the haze of sleep-deprivation, cold medication, and wiping endlessly runny noses there is a bright spot.  As of yesterday afternoon, Ben has officially completed his comprehensive oral exams and is nearly done with his PHD!  He has finished all of his course work and requirements except for his dissertation.  He has successfully defended his dissertation proposal, so he's getting close on that front as well.  The light at the end of the tunnel is growing brighter!

Eleanora is obsessed with kites.  She has been talking about flying a kite for months.  Lucky for her, the Easter bunny brought her a kite of her very own.  A couple of weeks ago, before the never-ending cold and teething season hit us, we made a family trip to the park to try out the lovely ladybug kite.

 "Be careful, Mr. Ladybug! Not too high!"

 Samuel is less interested in the kite than the grass, a rare site in Tucson!

 "I gots a boo-boo.  You tiss it, Daddy?"

 Reprimanding her hair for blowing in her face..."No my hair! No wind blowin'!"

Enjoying a post-bath snuggle with Natalie who spent the night while Liam was traveling. When asked how her sleepover with Na-Na was she replied, "Vewy special"