August 29, 2008

Cupcake Cuties

Around here, there are a few traditions we try nobly to uphold, the most important one being: Dessert Night! It only happens twice a week, on Tuesdays & Fridays, though during some weeks, we've been known to add a night or two, or seven--you know, in the interest of strengthening traditions, and all.
Another thing we try to do regularly(and regularly fail in, unfortunately), is set aside some time each night to do something fun as a family. I have had the good fortune of bearing children who love to cook, and love to create, so tonight's family time choice was cupcake-decorating!
(Malia had the sad fortune of throwing a fit right before the cupcakes were done, and then falling asleep during her THREE MINUTE quiet time--you'd think she was exhausted, or something... :p So, she's not in these shots, but, rest assured, we saved her some cupcakes to frost tomorrow.)

The Artists' Pallettes

Chef de Cuisine

Sous Chef

Tower O' Cupcakes

My sweet girls, with their sweet treats. :)

August 28, 2008

A Post Only A Mother (Or Grandmother, Or Aunty) Could Love...But I Post It Anyway. :)

And Baby Makes Five...

In the (modified) words of Stevie Wonder, "Isn't he loooovely/isn't he won-der-ful?"
This is (one of the things) I was bursting about on the last post!
Introducing (sort of; I had to let his parents do it on their blog first)
Finn Xavier Leon (Moczarny, when Adrian is tired)!
If you want all the details, be sure to check out Adrian & Jennifer's blog; I'm wondering how often we'll see them around blogville, now that they have another beautiful time-taker-upper.
And let me just say, I get dibs on being favorite non-blood-related aunty, since I got to be there the moment he was born--thanks, Jen & Adrian, for letting me be a part of that. (I'll pretend that you didn't just use me for my webcam broadcasting abilities. Or lack thereof. :p)
I'll close with a shot of the family;
Congratulations, family!
(By the way, I stole these pictures off their blog. :p)

August 27, 2008

"I Wish I Could, I Wish I Could..."


You know that feeling, when you have fantastic news that you just want to share with everyone, but you know you shouldn't, because that would be stealing the thunder from the rightful owners of the fantastic news? (Feel free to go back and re-read that; I can't guarantee it'll make any more sense the second time around...)

Anyway, that's where I'm at.

So, instead of posting about what I really want to post about, I'm going to post some random pictures from our summer that I've been meaning to share with you, but haven't gotten around to yet. And hopefully, this will appease my blabbermouth until the rightful owners of the fantastic news get it posted on their own blog.

A Puppy Birthday Party!

Miki's kindergarten class on the last day of school

At the drive-in with their favorite (and only) boy cousin, Matt! :)

Alexia's 2!

The Kids Picture, Olympia 2008

Well, it didn't cure me, but this will do for now. School starts back up again a week from today, and the girls are surely looking forward to that (mom, too!). Hope everyone's had a great summer!

August 17, 2008

(Insert Contented Sigh Here----->_______ )

Hey, all. Just wanted to mention we're back after 2 fabulous weekends at Olympia conventions-just what the doctor ordered, I say! :) We heard so many awesome things, and were in good company with some of our favorite people, it was hard to leave. But, all good things must come to an end; at least until next year, anyway, eh?

Oh, and I got to see Marla and baby Jack. Neener neener neener. But then, I guess all of you who would even appreciate the "ha-ha" of that were there, too. So anyway...:p

Will post some pictures later--I'm officially wiped out! Hope everyone had a good weekend!