Thursday, January 31, 2008

Birds Don't Eat Peanut Butter!

With snow on the way...we decided to make a little treat for the birdies. Maddox was surprised when I mentioned the supplies we would need for our little project. He insisted that birds don't eat peanut butter and clearly thought I was crazy. Then he became concerned when I got out "HIS" peanut butter. I assured him there was plenty of peanut butter for both him and the birds. He was a great helper.

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No birds yet...
It was snowing when we hung the birdfeeder.

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Evey enjoyed watching the snow in her high chair by the window for quite some time.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Today I took some pics of little Mia. Her favorite word seems to be "no" which has many meanings beyond the obvious and is actually pronounced more like "noah." Very cute.

Working it for the camera...
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She had a wonderful time running around the couch and playing in the curtains...
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Mia and her mommy Becca...
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And it may be a little hard to tell but this is actually a happy squeal...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Little Evey Potter

Maddox got some Harry Potter glasses. He loves them and yet he won't wear them for more than a few seconds.

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But we had fun putting them on Evey.

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My favorite:

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Fun With Letters & Numbers

Maddox has some of those foam letters and numbers that float in the bathtub and stick to the walls. He has a pretty good time with them.

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I like to stick them to his back and watch him try to get them off. Sounds mean ;-) but he thinks it is funny. He was having fun with the letters as well. At one point he was holding a V up to his eyes, closing the gap in the V, and saying that he was squishing my head. Brought back fond memories of Kids in the Hall. ;-) Anybody else a fan of Kids? "I'm crusing your head!" hehe
Sorry, I digress. Anyways - here are some other fun (completely non-educational) things to do with the letters!

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And here is Maddox demonstrating how long his arms have gotten. He is indeed getting to be a big boy!

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Law of Fives

Ever heard of the Law of Fives? You can google it. Or blackle it or darkoogle it. ;-)
It basically says that everything can be related to the number five if you try hard enough. Let's take Evey for example. The letter E is the fifth letter in the alphabet. The letter V is the roman numeral for five. And Y is the 25th letter in the alphabet...which is 5 squared. AND today Evey is 5 months old! :-)

So we had the usual monthly photo shoot for the baby book. I had trouble narrowing down which pics to share!

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She is still fascinated with her hands.

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I am too. They are awfully cute little dimpled hands. It's hard to get a good picture of them because they are almost constantly moving.

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In addition to her cute little hands and feet, I am fascinated by her hair. It's coming in a lot more now. She has a lot of crazy wild hairs that stick straight up. I think her hair line is neat.

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She is still doing her tummy crunches.

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But now she can sit up ALMOST by herself. I was able to prop her in a sitting position and then use my hand as a guide to keep from tipping over when she would sway one way or the other. Shouldn't be too much longer before she doesn't need my help anymore!

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My favorite pic from today:

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She's a happy happy girl!

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Broken Chain

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you; you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories; your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.
~The Broken Chain (author unknown)

Great Grandma Edna (holding Evey this past Thanksgiving)

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Pretty in Pink

Sweet sweet Evey.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Fun Dining

We spent last Sunday evening at the house of Jen and Dave. Jen made a delicious dinner! Yummy! We started with a fantastic salad (my favorite actually...with apples, pecans, and a balsamic vinagrette). We each made our own entree. Jen provided delicious ingredients...

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Here is Dave's entree. Any guesses?

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Believe it or not - that is a calzone. Dave stretched his calzone to maximum capacity - rendering it unrecognizable. :-) The rest of the calzones may have looked a little better than Dave's - but they were all extremely tasty! Plus we had brownies & ice cream for dessert. :-) :-) :-)

Sean was more serious about eating than Maddox.

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He chugged a cup full of milk in seconds. Very impressive.

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Then it was back to playing. Maddox and Sean played together very well with only minor disagreements and one bloody nose incident. :-)

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Evey couldn't really join in with the boys but she did enjoy staring at their ceiling fan until she passed out. I love how smooshed her little face is here.

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Thank you so much for having us over. We had a wonderful time and on the way home Maddox said he wanted to go back soon and play with Sean for a "long long long time!"

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Have you heard of blackle? I just learned of it a couple days ago. Quite fascinating really. Blackle is google but with a predominately black screen to save energy. You can read all about it HERE. It's my new home page! And I have added blackle to my Go Green Links on the side bar.

Spread the word about blackle! And please let me know some great and helpful websites that are worthy of being added to the Go Green Links!

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Monday, January 21, 2008

SRP version 2.0

Finally! At last! I was hoping to unveil the updated Sarah Rimel Photography website at the beginning of January to kick off the new year. Unfortunately there were a few snaffoos that slowed the process down...but I am thrilled to finally have an updated website! So please check out the new website and let me know what you think! You might notice the blog has had a little face lift as well to match the new look...

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Sitting Pretty

I took some pics of Evey in an adorable outfit she received from our friends Neil & Irene. I was able to prop her up for these - we are practicing sitting and she is getting pretty good.

Thank you Neil & Irene for the lovely gift!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Dance Party

It is sooooo cold outside - I am not at all motivated to go anywhere these days! One way we like to keep warm is by having a dance party! Maddox claims to have the coolest moves...and while I prefer to keep him is hard to argue because he does have some pretty sweet moves. ;-)

And there are different moves for different songs. For example, when dancing to Michael Buble's 'Spiderman' he likes to pace around on the couch with hands in pockets singing along. To Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' he likes to do walking, singing, and pointing. Lots of finger pointing.

But he goes crazy to Kanye West's 'Stronger' and really shows off some of my favorite moves of his.
Evey is working on her moves as best she can while stuck in one spot.