Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Quality Photography

Ok, just look natural...
No Morgan, really, that means you...

There we go...(twenty)third time's a charm!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Have Yourself A Merry Little...


Everything! Christmas this year was, well, perfect. We are so grateful for our generous and loving family, our wonderful and supportive friends, and of course, our daughter. Morgan fills our life with such joy, such awe...she reminds us each day that the world is still magical. Merry Christmas indeed.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Who needs mirrors?

When you can just stare at yourself in the mixer all day?!?!?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Just A Little Bleary Eyed

For those of you who don't know, Morgan is about as much of a morning person as Dracula. The morning sun is NOT her friend. She kicks, screams, and basically threatens anyone who comes into her room with bodily harm. Except for this morning, when she dragged her blankie into the kitchen, settled down with her little cup of milk, and let her mommy take her picture. I'm sure it was all a ploy so I will forgive her the next time she punches me in the eye when I try to get her up.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Oh look, a sparkly pumpkin!

What these pictures didn't capture was a confused toddler who tried to use the glue stick as lip gloss, put the glitter back in the container, and then had a HOLY melt down when she realized she wasn't going to get her pumpkin clean -- her exact words may have been something like, "Take if off, Mommy, take it OFFFFF!!!" So much for craft time.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

And someone is REALLY happy about her new little coat and mittens!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

In The Jungle...

The Mighty Jungle...Trick or Treat, from our Littlest Lion!

p.s. Thanks to my Mama for finding Morgan this little treasure of a costume!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Positive Reinforcement

A little voice from beyond the bathroom door this morning:

"What you doin' Mama? Oh you going pee pee? Good job, Mama"

I guess we're doing something right!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

HONEEEE

I just wish bed time was this easy every night!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy Birthday...Again?

Morgan received two wonderful birthday presents from her Uncle Shaun and Aunt Julie. Although Morgan opened them a few weeks after her birthday, it didn't stop her from making us sing "Happy Birthday" ...non-stop...for the next two days!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Iron Chef Idaho

Okay, okay wishful thinking...but doesn't she just look so proud with her little face all covered in flour?

Monday, September 27, 2010

What's wrong with this picture?


Still not sure? Need a closer look?


Okay, I'll just tell you -- what you're looking at is my own little Goldilocks "Someone is sleeping in my bed!" It's all fine and well to tell your kids to sleep in their own bed...until it's 3:00 in the morning and you just.want.to.go.back.to.sleep. Too bad she's a bed hog!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ride a Little Pony


Looks like we've got a little cowgirl in the making!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What Does It Mean

When you say to your daughter, "Morgan, do you know how lucky I am to be your mom?" and she replies with, "Straight up, Mama.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Because She's So Cool

If you haven't heard me say it before, let me tell you now - Morgan is the coolest kid ever born. She is ridiculously smart, so very funny, and the naughtiest toddler on the block. Not only that, She's got SO much to say (wonder where she gets that?) -- My little punkin is currently working it with the following:
  • Can count to 10 (11 if she's really ambitious)
  • Knows her colors (for a while everything was "Beuw" but we've got it figured out!
  • Knows her shapes, including hearts and stars -- she can even tell the difference between a pentagon and an octagon
  • Can dress herself. Granted, things are often backwards and inside out, but we're getting there!
  • Can eat with a fork and spoon and drinks out of a cup (with NO lid!!!)
  • Is learning how to do chores -- she helps unload the dishwasher, put clothes in the dryer and even put away her toys!
  • She talks. Not just a phrase here or there, or even those cute little sentences that only a mommy could understand; girlfriend could be working at a call center!
Here are a few examples:
  • Come here, Mommy. Stay a while.
  • No Sassy, Gamma had it first!
  • Where'd Daddy go? Oh, Daddy mowing da lawn.
  • Come on Mom, come with me.
  • I wanna go back to bed. (Oh yeah, she is CRANKY pants in the morning!)
  • Do you want a chocolate milk? (We've been playing A LOT of pretend)
  • Rub a back, Daddy. (part of her little bed time requests)
  • That's so cute!
  • Hey girls, check it out!
  • Look at me, I did it!
  • Morgan's helping Daddy.
  • My Mommy is my bestest friend ever! (My personal favorite!)

Just look at that resourcefulness! ;)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

All I'm Gonna Say

Is that it's a really good thing I check on her at night-
















Don't worry, I didn't leave her that way! ;)










Sunday, August 8, 2010

Just Because

My daughter is precious, and sweet, and I love her!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

In Da Fridge

They say kids learn a lot from mimicking their parents. Believe me when I tell you that Morgan did NOT learn this from us!

Now This One

She learned straight from me!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Here Fishy, Fishy!!


Please disregard the fact there is no water, no fish, and that my almost two-year-old is absolutely not skilled enough to cast. She's a natural!!!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

She Knows Her Shapes

And they know who's boss!

Take Two Didn't Go So Well

Twinkle, twinkle, little diaper?


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Because It's Summer

Which means watermelon, tank tops, and grubby little girls!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Joy of Not Wearing Pants

Or a diaper for that matter. Morgan thought this new-found (and short-lived) freedom was about the funniest thing she'd she'd ever done!

The Power of the Jelly Donut

Nothing like an ooey, gooey treat to round out a perfect weekend of camping...next stop, marshmallows!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Little Baker

Too bad I was making beer bread! ;)


Monday, June 7, 2010

Because tubs aren't just for baths


But that doesn't mean they aren't awesome -
rubber ducky, you ARE the one!




Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Listen Carefully

Morgan puts the spatula in "timeout" -- mind you, this is all while she's wearing pants on her arm, "making" pancakes, and yelling at her momma. Such a busy, bossy girl!


Technically...


I gave birth to this child. In reality, there are days when I have no idea who she is!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

To My Mum


Your words of wisdom, love and support have guided me through my own adventures of motherhood. Although my journey is just beginning, I take each step with confidence, knowing I have you.


Happy Mother's Day, I love you!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Really, Mom?

Can't a girl read her Sunday comics in peace?!?!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hi

Who really knows what goes on inside their little heads?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Some Things Never Change

Although she does have more hair now!














Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Disturbing Moment

I just wanted to capture her eating dinner...never saw this one comin'!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Is In The Air

And our yard is quickly becoming filled with the delightful squeals of two best friends!













A little more love...

Sealed with a kiss!

Meatballs, Moo Juice, and Gamma---

At this point, she can say anything you tell her to -- better start watching what I say!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring Portrait


Morgan had a little photo shoot at daycare
last month -- despite the fake flowers, my
baby girl is definitely ready for spring!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Dinner Just Isn't Complete Without A New Dress

A special thanks to my Uncle Peter and Aunt Jen, who helped get me all dolled up!






















And one big kiss for my new Easter Bunny!

My First Easter...Bucket?














Who are we kidding? David and I would have eaten all the candy ourselves -- Morgan was just as happy with her plastic pail and her new little shovel! Best of all, this didn't have any calories (okay, except for the box of Junior Mints)!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Our First Hair Cut

I can do this...as long as I have my crackers... and my daddy.












But where did all my hair go?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Play Dates

I wish my friends were this excited when I was coming over!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Budding Artist


...or 18-month old marker eater. Either way, she's got skills!


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Come on, pucker up!!!





You know you wanna!