happy birthday to me!

I am 32 years old today!


good time waster

bela took a really short nap today so we wasted time with photo booth until sebrina woke up.


the fam

stole some pics from paul.


my kid is so f-ing cute!

thats all i have to say. thanks to jenny for sending me these pictures from thanksgiving.


the party

here are some pics from belas birthday party on saturday! not as many kids as i had hoped for, but they had so much fun! thanks to everyone for coming!!


today's the day!




last saturday we went with the newly engaged joanna to look at wedding dresses! bela came along too and i told her we were going to watch jojo try on princess dresses. so of course bela had to wear one of her own, she kinda looks like a clown. i did my best to crop joanna out, didnt want to show off potential dress ideas, but she looked just gorgeous in all of them!!



so my mom gave me her old camera and i have been enjoying taking lots of pics with it! only problem is that i dont have a way to get the pics from camera to computer, hence no new pics lately.

anyhow here are two pics of what bela looks like pretty much everyday lately!! these are from photobook, not the new camera.

in other news, belas birthday is coming up soon!!


oldie but a goodie

this is old, but i never actually posted it. belas video for macey when she was away!


halloween pics

after long deliberation on belas part, she finally settled on alice in wonderland for her costume. she was such a trooper during trick or treat despite not having a nap that day. she even made her entourage (me, oma, jenny, karen & karon) wait at the bottom of each driveway so she could go to the doors and do her thing by herself! my mom was super cute too dressed as the white rabbit!


new and improved?

so i have given the blog a facelift, obviously a halloween theme for now! whatca think?



i hate commercials! ok i dont hate them, i kinda like some of them, but i hate them when bela is in the room. this is the reason that we usually watch pbs, no commercials! xmas is upon us, so every commercial break is filled with toys. being the nice mama that i am, i recorded alice in wonderland for bela to watch but it has commercials! and of course she wont let me fast forward through them, she wants to see what she is missing out on. so just in this last commercial break i heard "i want a puppy that swims like that!", "i need a party dress wearing bear like that!" and "i need a tink that flies like that!". UGH. she then followed all of those statements with "for my birthday".
you all now how i am with toys, i get it from my sister, no crappy plastic junk! i like learning toys and nice wooden stuff. no swimming puppies or giant hair styling heads of dora!!
enough. sorry for the vent.


i took bela to a pumpkin festival on sunday! we had so much fun!