Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A night with Mia, Che and Pippa Miller

The Friday before T-giving (so behind on the blog!!) I drove with the girls to Aiken, SC to meet up with Rob (already there for a conference) and galzinbrad girlfriend, Mia Miller. We lunched at the yummy Magnolia Natural Market. Super fresh and yummy food! This place is also a health food store where I bought some supermommy supplement juice. It tastes terrible but it makes me more energetic and nicer!Mia gave us a custom personalized tour of Aiken. Man, that's a classy town. Ritzy food markets, kitchen stores and an amazing coffee shop, New Moon. They were just cooling some freshly roasted beans - I had to snap a pic! Can you see the steam??We made a stop where she works, at the Aiken Steeplechase. Look at this quaint little office situated next to a training track and woods. Seriously folks, if you are looking for a getaway from Atlanta- take a day trip to Aiken! That goes especially for Mike, Leslie, Katherine and Jane (Aiken).
CC kept warm in her coat and hat made by granny. She didn't seem to mind having one eye blocked. Precious.Pippa and Esther hit it off pretty fast after Pippa woke up from her nap. The girls dined on hot dogs and macaroni, an Aiken classic.Beautiful bubbly babies.After bedtime the adults feasted on yummy pasta with sausage, olives and sundried tomatoes. Thanks for dinner guys!The next morning was pretty chilly-cuddle time in the playroom!
Mia and Pippa -morning love.

Pippa shares a bucket with CC.
Esther and Pippa- bucket.

Che, Pippa and CC-bucket.
Marvelous Mia with my baby.

We had a great time with the Millers- thanks for hosting 4 Burlingtons! Mia, I ALWAYS wanted to hang out with you in college and I (11) years later, I still do. I love you! Thanks for sharing your beautiful family with us. And tell Pippa- No more pulling hair.

CC knows how to pose.

me and CC in snow dress.

This quote is not for the faint of heart.

While mixing gingerbread this morning in a bowl, "Wo- this looks just like diarrhea!"- Esther

Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Esther's monologue (part 1)

. . .Mom, did you know that you have SO MANY BONES in your body? You have so many bones and THOUsands of them everywhere in your whole body It's a-MAY-zing it's so A-mazing how many bones you have in your body- five THOUsand bones, in your body Really And the octopus has blood in its body, inside And a mermaid can go inside the octopus and see the blood, really see it, in the octopus A-MAY-zing. Did you know that mom? Got it? Did you get it that the mermaid goes into the octopus? And there's blood and bones A-MAY-ZING. . .

Thursday, November 13, 2008

All Saints Choir Party at Studio Chambers

This party followed our Cole Porter revue on Sept. 26. I sang "You'd be so nice to come home to" to Rob. Good times.

Click to play All Saints choir party
Create your own slideshow - Powered by Smilebox
Make a Smilebox slideshow

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CC's day

Nonnie and Grampy came to Atlanta last Friday night to attend CC's baptism on Sunday.
Robert and Esther making cards in preparation for their arrival:

Big Daddy and CC get reacquainted.

Nonnie and a peaceful baby.
Sunday morning - before getting dressed at the last minute, so she could sleep!Nonnie dresses the babe, in her very own baptismal gown.Robert and Grampy hang out in the library before the service. My father-in-law did us the honor of baptizing all three of our kids. Thanks BD!The families at the All Saints' altar. Godmothers Pat Kiley and Karla Kosar with CC.Another family picture

Nonnie and the grandkids plus Oliver Kosar looking dapper.John, Karla and Oliver Kosar and CC.

Scott and Gloria Brown and Pat Kiley.Glo, Karla, me and mom. Chapel in the background.CC's baptismal banner- made lovingly by Pat Kiley. Thanks Pat!

Back at our house, Oliver and Esther snagged the best seats in the house.

Thanks for the yummy desserts Gloria and Karla!

How does Oliver wield that lightsaber so naturally?

The Browns.

Beautiful ladies- Pat and CC.
Robert feeds his sister later that night.

Monday, November 3, 2008

fairies and dogs and bears oh my.

The Halloween Break-down:
5:15 - 6:15 hung out with the Kirk Cronin family at their house here in Jefferson Park. Notice their adorable dog posing in the yard! Veronica made some memorable snacks such at Troll's Snot (guacamole) and eyeball pizzas. Thanks for letting us hang out with you and your family!

6:15-7:15- trick or treating in Jefferson Park during which my memory card on the camera filled up, before taking many photos. Drat.

7:15-??? Passing out candy at home and dinner with Gustavo, Werner, Dylan (their Wheaton terrier) Glo and Scott.

Glo made multiple desserts Martha Stewart style including a graveyard cake and finger cookies-

Everyone brought extra candy this year (6 bags total?) so we never ran out!
Why don't I have photos of the adults?

The kids love passing out candy more than getting it.

Robert and CC crashed in his bed. They were both sucking their fingers (which they do exactly the same) and I missed the shot! CC has Tylenol on her onesie, not fake blood.
Proceed with caution please: the following photos are not for the faint of heart.
Rob spent Halloween day at Atlanta Girls School in drag.

The kids still claimed him!

CC makes up for her dad's lack of feminine beauty. :)

I could eat her up!