Friday, December 25, 2009

Welcome Phoebe Hannah Shoenfeld!!


Born on December 23rd, 8 lbs., 20.5 inches. BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait to meet her tomorrow!! And here she is with my big brother, Eric. Congratulations Eric and Liz!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Where'd '09 Go??

MAGIC HOUSE! YAYAAAAAYYYY!Emmy loves the light table! Stacking blocks with different colors to see how the colors change. Doesn't she look pretty all lit up?
Here are Nash and Mariel. Mariel is the older of two very special girls we spend our days with. They are very good at playing pretend; this picture was taken after finding them camping in the Spiderman tent with cupcakes.
Fairy Princess Margot! These little skirts are too easy to make, I imagine we will have a dozen by the time she's 3.
Hanukkah jammies! Margot would spend all day playing in Nash's bed. And Nash loves playing in Margot's. Are all kids like that? I don't get it! It's cute though.
Put the ball in the hole and watch is go BOING BOING BOING. These little cause and effect toys fill the magic house. And they are indeed magical to the little ones.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hanukkah!

Margot was so little at her first Hanukkah, not so much anymore. Margot hung in there for 14 months and let me nurse her, but she's had enough now and I think she's getting bigger faster with all the cow's milk she's drinking. According to the baby scale at the Magic House she's 21 lbs, which puts her over the 20th percentile! She's never ranked so high before. So we've just finished Margot's 2nd Hanukkah and Nash's 3rd. What a Hanukkah! Margot and Nash's new toys include: a dump truck, books, tubation, CD's, people puzzles, jammies, and a few girly things :),



I've had a birthday since I last wrote. I am now 31! We had a fun morning at the butterfly house playing with my new camera

I started to write deep, reflective thoughts about my age and my birthday and the love and craft and excitement in life, but I don't really have the words to express just how happy and grateful I am everyday. So I'll leave it at that.
Back to more everyday fun: The Magic House!

Margot and I are headed to Richmond, VA on the 26th to give a big welcome to my neice, who I am sooooo excited for! Eric and Liz are due on the 23rd with Nashy and Margot's first (first) cousin, a baby girl. We also can't wait to see Maeme and G and a few friends too!

Was trying to upload more pictures by Blogger isn't responding, so I'll try again later.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Bye Bye Fall!

We all love Autumn. Margot's birthday, Halloween, our Anniversary, Thanksgiving... then before you know it, it's my birthday and Hanukkah! Margot is standing up on her own and takes the occasional step. She's still only got three little teeth, which she loves to show off with big smiles.Stand in the place where you live...

We stayed home for Thanksgiving and missed our families! Ray took the week off and it was really great to relax at home and be goofy.
We made ourselves a yummy pre-Thanksgiving dinner.

Ray is crazy about these kids.

Daddy's girl?
Nashy's a little sick today, but was still playing games with me when I tried to take a picture of him resting on the couchAnd Ray and I after Turkey din at the Bell's house.
And the exciting news of the week is we are now pet owners! Here is our fish Aleph the Beta. Isn't he beautiful?Nash and Margot love this Farm House we got them as a special present to play with Thanksgiving week while Daddy was home


And here's our little Margot, with her hair back, doing what she does. Being sweet, and peaceful, and studying books and cars and chillin' in the doggie bed.

Margot lacing beads

Baby Power

Baby Power
Representin all the babies in the struggle

I'm a super cool little baby.

Bundled Up

Bundled Up

First Crawfish Boil!

First Crawfish Boil!

My favorite picture

My favorite picture

One day old

One day old
Already a little man.

Looking for the waitress

Looking for the waitress

Check out my cords

Check out my cords

First smiles 4/11/07

First smiles 4/11/07

Playing w/ the other kids at Maymont

Playing w/ the other kids at Maymont

THIS WAY TO...

THIS WAY TO...

Mosaic of Nash"s first year

This way to the seafood buffett!

This way to the seafood buffett!

honey pie

honey pie