Thursday, May 31, 2012

New Blinds

Our final house project (for now) completed: the new up/down shades in the front room let in light, but continue to provide privacy.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bunch of Monkeys

Aria hangs out among her birthday decorations. She kind of blends in...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wall Art

The completed view of our new photo wall (with room to grow as needed).

Monday, May 28, 2012

Auntie Cindy

We were lucky enough to see Auntie Cindy again after a while.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Princess Aria

Not only did Aria surprise me by wanting to make a arts & crafts crown, but she surprised me again when she actually wanted to put it on after it was done.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Guess It Was Warm Today

Aria was too hot for clothes today. I found her pile of clothes in the hallway outside her room before seeing her in the crib like this.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Jetpack Joyride

Aria and Brian play tonight - pretty soon, I'm sure she will beat mommy's (but not daddy's) high score.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Active Runs In the Family

Baby Holmgren #2's first NST: just as active as his big sister.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Summer Girls

Miriya, Mia and Aria take a break from the water mat in our backyard this warm afternoon.

Friday, May 18, 2012

The New "Do"

Got a new haircut today. Chopped it off in preparation for all that is entailed for a new mommy...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Nighty Night

Not much going on today, so a quick snap of the video monitor of our little lady, fast asleep.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hanging Out

 Brian helps Aria hang one of her new monkey decorations (for her upcoming 3rd birthday party) on the door.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

A nice surprise was waiting for me this early Mother's Day: a rose bouquet, a single rose from our bush out front, and a "Mom Rocks" balloon (which Aria will no doubt enjoy playing with very much).

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Personal Shopper

Shopping at Lowe's today for some flowers. Of course Aria manages to find the largest watering can possible and tote it around with her in the gardening center.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Do I Have Something On My Nose?

I know, mean mommy: I stuck a sticker on her nose today at lunch and asked her what was on the sticker. :-P

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Show Me Your Happy Face

Working with Aria to understand the difference between happy and sad. She got the happy down pat!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Where's Ernie?

Playing with her duckie game, minus the Ernie center.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Aria practices more coordination with her big blue bouncy ball. Although her definition of "catch" is hitting it right back into your face. :-P

Monday, May 7, 2012

Any Excuse

She will find any excuse to play with water. Aria "helps" water the flowers in our courtyard today.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Choo Choo!

Riding the mall train with daddy (I just couldn't hang this time - it makes me so dizzy these days)...

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Swing Hog

Aria begged and pleaded with me to get off the swing this afternoon. I thought she wanted to go kick the ball around in our backyard, but this is what she did as soon as I stood up instead...

Friday, May 4, 2012

Dessert Anyone?

My yummy dessert for lunch today at Papillon restaurant.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Surprise Visitor

This is what I woke up to this morning. Aria climbed into bed with me and proceeded to snuggle under Daddy's blankets.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

...She's Gotta Wear Shades

Another look at her new shades, this time outdoors before her walk with Po Po in the neighborhood.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012