Sunday, February 20, 2011

the three real loves of my life...

chocolate, sleeping, and the food network...i mean my kids and my main squeeze of course (enter sheepish grin here).  

i really did have high hopes of being here at least a couple days ago, to make this a "weekly" blog.  i guess, every 10 days is a step in the right direction, though.  as we all know, february is the month of love, and any footlong at subway for five dollars...but something you might not know is that it is also the month that the pain i mean true JOY of my life came into this other words, sofi was born.  we celebrated this wondrous occasion in true tara style, or in other not doing a whole lot :)  we had some family over, bought some make your own sandwich fix-ins (winco, i heart you, really i do) and opened some presents.  oh, and the boys watched the super bowl.  good times?  i think so.  

the "spread"

yes, the sign does say happy 1st birthday.  it just wouldn't be one of my kids' parties unless everything just wasn't quite right :)

her version of blowing out the candle was hilarious.  as you can see, my brother is giving her some much needed assistance.

i had no idea that this singing teapot would be the amazing hit that it was.  lets just say we never stop hearing, "tea, tea, tea for two...would you like to pour."  oh, and do we ever.

it took some time to explain to the little guy that the hearts go side by side, not directly on top of each other.  we're just going to call it artistic license and leave it at that.  better self esteem that way.

i had to capture this on film (or on digital sim card...that just doesn't have the right ring to it does it), even though the iphone was the only thing handy.  i just love that andy jumped in and sous chefed for luke's preschool cookies.  sigh

i found this little gem on a friend's phone and just had to share it.  this is the little dude about sofi's age.  i don't even remember that little tie, but i love, love it.  his cheeks aren't so bad either 

and last but not certainly not least, that is me in the zoo bathroom taking a picture of my jubilation at acquiring a real camera.  plus, i really do love that hat.


Larissa said...

why are you so cute???

The party looks just lovely. She is super lovely.

When are we going to move next door to each other?

Ria said...

Blog-hopped and landed in your wonderful blog. I was thinking of having supper after my last blog-hop but saw your photos of cupcakes and cookies. It made me more hungry ;)

Great family you have there and nice SLR cam too :)

God Bless.
Ria C

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Heidi Dyk said...

Aww, Sofi's birthday party looked wonderful! She is so adorable, as always. Love the pic of Luke at 2 and your self pic (going to steal your hat) :-)

Kristi said...

Heidi, you're going to have to fight me for the hat. Seriously, you are gorgeous Tara. Oh, so are your kids. :-)

AndyPandyJackaDandy said...

How did she get so old?! I remember when you were blogging about names for her! Your kids are SO photogenic, and guess what--they get it from their hot mama!

Mindy and Benjamin said...

ok, so you look super cute. but mostly this post actually got me teary. cause you live so darn far away. i miss you kinda sorta a lot.