Monday, March 10, 2008

Okay, so clearly it has been a very busy year. Ten months since my last post! I plan to pick this back up again.

In the meantime, see some of what's been keeping me busy at Truly just a hobby right now but, as time allows, I hope to take it more seriously.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Sarah's 3rd Birthday Party!
What a great day for a birthday party! The weather was awesome. Sarah and her li'l friends had a great time playing at the park, making sun-visors w/ foam stickers and eating plenty of cake. Apparently, this was the year for make-up. Sarah racked-up on the lip gloss, nail polish and, of all things, eye shadow!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Lip Gloss

Sydney just loves the lip gloss and nail polish kit someone gave her for her birthday! And she applies ALL the different shades of gloss with such vigor!

Bathing Baby Dolls

The latest activity that entertains the girls for a decent amount of time is bathing their dolls in mini bubble baths out on the patio. Who knew?

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The TN Renaissance Festival

This was the opening weekend of the festival which runs all month long. It's probably been 12 years since I've been. Wow, it's really grown. We had so much fun that I'd like to go one more time before it's over. Sydney and Sarah loved sprites and fairies and they were just spellbound by the sight of the queen and her fancy gown and jewels. For more pics of this day, go to

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Sydney is 4 years old!

Thursday, March 29, 2007


Wow, it really has been a while since my last post. The girls and I have been to Chattanooga again since I last posted!

I wanted to get a picture up of Sydney playing on her first soccer team. Their team name is The Green Ducks. She's doing great at it and just runs her little heart out even when she's worn out. She even played with a nasty cough a couple weeks ago in 40 degree weather.

I have to say, I am so proud of my girls. I get compliments on them all the time, even from strangers. Today, the lady at the YMCA child care commented on how well they play together. I have noticed, lately, that they are playing and interacting like two little best friends. They can really play for long periods of time. They like to play all kinds of imaginative games. I sure hope they continue like this in the years to come.

I have more stories and pictures to post but, I'm tired and will promise to get to the rest of it later.

Best to all!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

So Much To Post And So Little Time To Post It !

So, on my last post, I mentioned we were heading to Chattanooga for another visit to the Aquarium. Fun as always with our friends Cohen, Conner, Joseph and Sammy. By the way, for those of you who watch Entourage, Joseph looks like the 4-year-old version of Adrian Grenier (Vincent Chase.)
I guess we're on the down-side of winter. Seems crazy, 'cause Halloween is still fresh in my memory! And, I guess we've seen our one and only "big" snow (1 inch worth, that is.) Fine with me. I'm ready for spring, now. Today, was the second day in two weeks that the girls' preschool was closed for snow (and today I could hardly tell it had even snowed!) So, we joined our buddies for a trip to Joelton to the Kids Fundome. It's a big, renovated roller skating rink that has everything "FUN" for kids like a big-wheel race track, big slides, swings, bouncy rooms, a big castle, dress-up clothes, craft tables, train sets, blocks, play kitchen, etc., etc. A great way to spend half a day.

Okay, so after a the girls had a full day of not much more than cookies, cupcakes, sweet heart candy and chocolate during their Valentines parties at school, I am now aware of the consequences of too much sugar. By 4:00 that afternoon, Sarah was unrecognizable to me. She immobilized me with fear as we walked into Publix and she suddenly began a re-enactment of the Exorcist! All eyes were on us as Sarah let out a horrifying scream, not once, but 3 more times, because she was opposed to the grocery cart I had chosen. While Sydney refrained from any psychotic displays, she was a bit more disagreeable than usual that afternoon and had a hard time getting to sleep that night. Luckily, there are only 4 holidays each year that involve candy! They had fun making their own Valentines for their school friends. Of course, anything involving glitter-glue HAS to be fun!

Our new favorite thing to do is going to the Downtown Nashville Library once a month to see some of the Nashville School of Ballet students put on a show. They dance to a book or story being told by a narrator. When the story is over, they invite the children to come up on stage and show them how to do some of the dance steps. The girls and I just love it.

Warmer weather is promised for next week. We desparately need some outdoor time. Definitely going to try to hit some parks while we have the chance!
Best to all!