Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Grammommy and Gramps spent Christmas with us.  We had a great time, including a trip to the Baltimore Aquarium, playing the girls new xbox, and opening lots and lots of presents.  On the 26th, we took off for Massanutten and enjoyed the water park and snow tubing (no pictures).  Monty has become an awesome dog and can do way more than go up and down stairs.  He's a cutie.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Cookie Time

The girls have already made gingerbread houses - twice - now it was time for cookies!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

New Family Member

We adopted a dog this weekend!  A pure breed Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  We got him from a rescue organization in Smithfield, PA.  Apparently, they were shutting down a puppymill and when they went to get the dogs, the owner brought this doggie out by his leg.  Poor boy.

We've named him Montgomery, but call him Monty.  He's 3 years old and incredibly sweet.  He sat on my lap the entire 6 hours home (through a terrible storm!).  He is learning steps (he can go up, but not down). He hasn't had an accident in the house and while he hates the cold, he loves to run through the yard.  He's sooooo sweet and Sylvia carries him around all day.  He snores like a big, old man.

The girls had to test out his crate before we got him.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Snow Days

The girls had two days off of school.  They loved playing in the wet snow and even built a snowman and got in a lot of fun sledding.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

White House Christmas

I had a fun time taking Carolina and two of her Swedish au pair friends to the White House.  I thought the decorations were really beautiful this year.  I was mostly taking pictures of them, but here are a few,  including one of the huge National Christmas tree.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

We Will Miss You, Uncle Kirk

The girls' Great Uncle Kirk, Mommy's Uncle, Grammommy's only Brother and Granny's Son passed away on Wednesday, November 13th.  We are all so sad, but he passed peacefully and had a chance to say goodbye to everyone.  Our big hugs go out to Laura and Nicole, his daugters (my only female cousins).

We will all miss him.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cast Is Off!

Sylvia did so well with her cast.  It was no big deal and 4 weeks flew by.  She's so laid back and such a great sport.  Now she wears a brace for 2 more weeks, but the bone is growing back great.

She says "it fees funny, Mommy."  She looks at it like it's a foreign object and unsure how to move her wrist and fingers.  It's really cute.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Carolina's First Visit to the White House

Tours of the White House reopened (closed for 6 months due to sequestration).  The girls and I showed her around on a White House Garden Tour.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Budding Artist

Evelyn LOVES to draw!  This is a picture of fall trees (leaves are falling off) with a rainbow, sun, clouds and birds.  I was seriously impressed

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Halloween & Fun Fall Activities

Fall festivals (4!), Halloween parade and songfest at school, carving pumpkins, trick or treating, fun Halloween snacks and meals!  The girls had 3 costumes each.  Evelyn was a butterfly, princess and doctor.  Sylvia was a butterfly, garden princess and Aurora.  We got good cute of our cute Halloween shirts too!