Friday, March 6, 2015


Guys.  GUYS.  It's been such a long time!  I don't even know where to begin.  In the time since I last posted, so much has happened! 

We've had the Topsfield Fair:
 Dashiell shows Aurelia how to feed the chickens!

 Dashiell gets to hold a baby chick! Cute!
A visit from my mom and aunt:
 "Train" ride with Auntie Diane (or as Aurelia calls her "Dantie I-ane")

 Mom and Diane enjoying a tasty lunch!

 Mom (grandma) reads to Ms. A


 My little purple pumpkin!

 Ready to trick or treat!

 Vampire boy!

Carving the smallest pumpkin ever!


 My turkey

 Dashiell's Thanksgiving decorations

Aurelia's Thanksgiving decorations
 First snowman of the year!

 A ride on the Holly Jolly Trolley in downtown Lowell

 Official visit to Santa

 Bonus visit to Santa (he showed up at the Spaghetti dinner at Dashiell's school)!

 Dashiell's letter to Santa

Rudolph - the Musical!
 Aurelia's Christmas "princess" dress

 Dashiell looking all dapper!
 Aurelia's 3rd birthday:

 Celebrating with a "family" birthday cake the day before her birthday

 The official birthday party cake!

 Blow out the candles!

My silly 3 year old!
Many, many snow days (D missed 8 days of school due to the weather, and at last check Lowell had received about 115" of snow in just over a month):

 Baking cupcakes on snow day #1

 So much snow - and this was just from the first snow storm!

 More snow day fun - building rocket ships and space helmets!

 Making Valentine's cookies

I can't even remember which snow day this was...after a while they all blurred together!
 Valentine's day:

Dashiell made me two awesome valentines this year!  A 3D flower made of hearts, and a "pop-up" picture of the two of us.  Love!

Our Valentine's day cake!  It was pretty yummy...
A visit from Aunt Elizabeth and Uncle Danny:

And a lot of other memorable, often silly, moments:

 Punk rock girl, sporting some blue "eyeshadow" (chalk)

 Everyone pile on Daddy!

 My dollhouse arrived from Minnesota! Joy!!

 Practicing escaping from a smoke-filled building

Dashiell loved the butter curl on his pancake plate
 Mommy-Dashiell "date" night.  I wanted to go to a real restaurant, he wanted to go to McDonalds.  Guess who won?

 Dashiell reading his response at church during the special mass for 1st graders.  He did great and read strong and clear!

 Not strange at all to read while sitting in a basket of clean clothes.  Not strange at all...

 "I'm a princess!" (???)

 Dr. Cool is in the house!

 Skating lessons!

 They both improved so much in the few classes they had!

 Watching movies on the inflatable bed that barely fits in the living room

 Sick day tea party!

Wonder Woman!

Soon it will be Dashiell's 7th birthday, and I'll have even more to catch up on!  Woo-hoo!

No comments: