Friday, January 30, 2009


Look at that cute little Honda. We just found out that her transmission is shot. We are going to keep with her until she finally dies. Until then, we will contemplate our good times with her (california, dot's first ride home from the hospital, slow goings up hills...)and try to decide what to replace her with. Any suggestions?
criteria:
1. good looking
2. roomy, possibly a third row
3. 4WD (we live in the snowy mountains now)
4. Good MPG
5. Not too expensive

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

For Aunt Gilly

During our Christmas Holiday in Calgary, Aunt Gilly introduced Dotty to dancing and dancing outfits. As you've probably noticed, we have a very limited selection at home with only my old (teenage) pieces to choose from. We just got Dot's birthday present from the Rasmussens in the mail and look what she got!



We had to put it on first thing this morning and try it out with the Yo Gabba Gabba dance roll call.
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So a big THANK YOU to Gillian, Alice, Jackie and Eve. {I have a feeling Andrew wasn't as involved with the selection.} It is absolutely perfect!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Inauguration

I know it is a little late, but these are some awesome pictures from the inauguration posted on the boston globe.


a crazy crowd.


"i love you"

and for Gill and Casey...

Obama is a lefty!

See the whole post with all the pictures- here. You really need to, they are amazing!

Friday, January 23, 2009

vintage dot


make it here

tap dance

My mom found a bunch of my old dancing clothes when I was up for Christmas. We took home a few key pieces that are great for dress up. Here Dot is displaying her new ballet skirt (or "dancing skirt") and my tap shoes, which she now will never wear but makes we wear them all the time. This video shows the best piece of all. You can only guess how Cory feels about this "dress".

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dotty's Music Birthday

Dotty had so many great friends come to her musical birthday party. We decorated with piano colors- which I later learned were also "over the hill" colors. Oh well. looking at the black and white balloons now, I realize it is a little sad...Oliver liked them.


Flynn, Dot Oliver

Dot's friend and future boyfriend- Luke Our sad piano cake.


blowing out the two candles.


Dot pushing Oliver away from her cake.


A girl friend for Dot- Sobe Stubbs
Dot got a lot of musical presents. The cutest was this recorder from Brett, Meghan, Flynn and Sobe. This video shows her excitement and her musical party hat.
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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Silent Night

This is the best video I could get of Dotty singing her favorite new song "silent night". It is January 15th and she still listens to it while she falls asleep.
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Note: I love how the video camera chord is so obviously a scarf to her.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Dot

Dotty woke up to a birthday card and some new dancing shoes. She, of course, needed her jammies off to full enjoy them. I can't believe she is two- I almost started to cry last night telling her how I excited I was two years ago that she was joining our family. I'm such a mom.
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Monday, January 12, 2009

Dotty's Birthday 2.0


I can't believe Dotty is turning 2 this tuesday. 2 on Twosday. Love it.
But we aren't having the party until Saturday. It will be music themed. I'll tell you all about it next week.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Don't Tell Dot


I just ordered this print for her birthday. It will look so cute in her bedroom. It will be the second religious piece in our house. We are pretty picky.
Check out others here

Dotty's Friend Luke



The weekend before Christmas we had our friends Tom and Alysha come over for dinner. They have a son Luke a year older than Dotty- and as the older man, he is pretty intriguing. The two of them had so much fun watching muppets, climbing on the couch and just generally giggling.


And without mistletoe they kissed goodnight.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pictures Pano

Dotty missed waking up to all the girls and all the toys when we moved over to my parents' house later in the week, but the piano made up for it. She played it at least three times a day. She'll sing the songs she knows as she plunks out random keys. It is really cute. Everytime I tried to catch it on camera she would run to me saying "pictures pano" She wanted to see the pictures I had taken of her on the piano. So I only got pictures.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas Cousins

We stayed with my sister for the first half of the week in Canada. Dotty doesn't have many girls her age to interact with and so this was a week of indoctrination in everything girly. They played dress up, dancing to 'Hairspray', played school at the chalkboard, and endless games involving dolls and dressing up dolls. It was pretty magical to witness.


Dotty loved wearing any of their 5 pairs of princess shoes.


Not so into the crowns...


All the girls together coloring! So cute.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas 08


Dotty had a charmed christmas! Had her first boyfriend kiss with Luke dec.21, went caroling christmas eve, openened presents with grandma Donnay christmas day, witnessed a huge snowstorm, had a fun christmas with D&P, flew to Canada boxing day and just had a whirlwind time with her girl cousins and uncle Greggy in canada. I bought a new camera to capture all the happiness, so look forward to a new post every day.