Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Oh good heavens, how is our baby girl two?  Delaney Fay, you have delighted us in so many ways over the past twenty-four months.  You talk non-stop, probably more than any child I know. (Including both Brinnly and Jack Ryan!) You prefer to run, not walk, or climb anywhere possible.  Everyone who sees you remarks how you "keep right up with your sisters'.  But you are certainly a child of your own personality.  You love peanut butter and jelly, the color blue, Eeyore, your blanket from Aunt Karianne (blue, of course), and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. Like clockwork, you turn wild at 7:45 pm each night, much like you did in the womb.  But when you sweetly declare "hugs!" and lunge for each of your sisters after bedtime prayers, we can't help but be charmed by you.  You have the sweetest possible manners but know how to play hard-to-get, especially with one sister in particular.  Sigh. We've also learned how to delicately tell you "no" so we don't all get drenched in your waterworks.
Laney-cakes, we love you from head to toe. I can't imagine a better "assistant" teacher (or, wait, am I your assistant?) or a sweeter sour apple little girl to cuddle.  We are so very thankful God saw fit to add you to our family!

Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Recap

I'm loving this 2013 photo recap that Google+ was kind enough to put together for me!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Rejoice! Our King has come!

Merry Christmas!
Love, Jonathan, Kaethe, Amalia,
Brinnly, Carrigan, & Delaney

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Look who performed at PPG Place today!

Monday, December 09, 2013

Five to Start the Week

1.  Here's my girls looked like last Monday morning at 7:25 am.  All four ready to walk out door for school, uniforms as required.  It was THEN I realized that their bus hadn't driven past yet. And that there hadn't been any lunch listed on the school calendar.  Yup. Somehow I had missed a SCHEDULED day off at school


 2.  So we headed to the mall instead.  I had forgotten how much fun this play area was.  Delaney was elated to see a "Daniel Tiger" exhibit.

3.The next morning was unseasonably warm so by 8 am, the little girls and I were doing this: 

I love Pittsburgh mild winters.

4.The girls' new Christmas dresses arrived the other day.  Here's a sneak peak that in no way does them justice.  Compliments of Grandma Sandy, of course.  I just may do all of our shopping at Hanna Andersson.  The sale prices are reasonable and I love the modest, comfortable, but yet pretty clothes for little girls.
5.  Delaney has wrapped up this evening by learning to climb out of her crib.  Heaven help us.