Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day Recap

What a beautiful, hectic's been a recession in the Ferry house for a whole year now but things are definitely looking up. I recently added a great new freelance client to my schedule and some other really cool things are happening.

We had a few nice presents picked out for the girls and a nice quiet opening this morning. Then we had a brunch for the whole Ferry clan...yummy food and a TON of presents for the girls, everyone was incredibly generous and thoughtful! In the days to come they will have no shortage of things to play with or wear! At the end of the day the girls and I stayed home, missing the big Christmas dinner but...Persy was out by 4 and Pi was fading by 5:45.

I miss my family and friends up north but we are committed to spending next Christmas up there, I am already counting the days. In the meantime, here is the Annual 'night before Christmas version for you entertainment:

Twas the morning of Christmas and all through the house
Not a creature was sleeping except for my spouse.

The children were wearing their jammies with socks
While Mushy and Joxer kept begging for walks.

The stocking were hung by the living room tree
Where toddlers and doggies couldn’t quite reach.

Mama in her sweatpants and V-necked sweater
Was preparing some food that never looked better.

Out on the lawn there arose such a clatter
Even Eric got out of bed to see what was the matter.

There on a crest of newly mowed lawn
Arriving for the party were Scott, Hunter and Dawn.

When what to his wondering eyes should appear
But the whole Ferry clan arriving here.

Away to the shower he flew like a flash
Turning on the water he stepped in the bath.

Soon the guests were all gathered for grub
While Eric still lathered and sang in the tub.

While Piper played princesses and trains with Will
Eric, the bather, was showering still.

Before the party ended the people were fed
Eric descended with his spiky haired head.

Piper and Persy gave hugs and kisses to all
Then picked up the phone to give Grammy a call.

Mama and Dada exclaimed as the guests turned to go
Merry Christmas to all, next year it might snow.


Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Been a while since I was tagged with a meme

And I still wasn't but my kid brother had it on his blog so I have to be cool like him:
Five names you go by:
Margot, Stewart, Chase, Mouster, EmVee
Three things you are wearing right now:
Olive green velvet sweatpants, University Elementary Fall Festival t-shirt, gold earrings
Two things you want very badly at the moment:
A pedicure
A white 2001 Land Rover Discovery
Three people who will probably fill this out:
Cindy, Sarah, Laura
Two things you did last night:
Let Joxer out at 2:14 am
Wrote review of organic baby food for Cookie Magazine
Two things you ate today:
Blueberry Oat bar from Starbucks (thanks, Matt)
Chicken Tenders
Two people you last talked to on the phone:
My mom
My neighbor, Liz
Two things you are going to do tomorrow:
Walk with Liz
Mail Christmas cards
Two longest car rides:
Pittsburgh, PA to Salem, OR via Denver, CO (1989)
Portland, OR to Milwaukee, WI (1992) return drive (1996)
Two of your favorite beverages:
Sumatra coffee with half and half and one packet of Splenda
Green tea iced tea at Starbucks with two pumps of syrup

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ho Ho Ho

Only Pi has seen Santa so far this year...Persy slept through it...

To recap...




Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

We were selected to be a test family for organic baby food for one of my very favorite magazines, Cookie. Salome thought she should weigh in as well so here are both Persy and Salome's reactions to Tasty Baby Squash.

Piper is ready for winter in her Uggs, well those are really Sarah's Uggs but don't tell Pi that.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tooth Alert

Persy has decided to fill our weekend with the fun of teething! She is breaking in her first two teeth. Such a big girl. No pictures yet. :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

An actual update

I usually just post pictures of what the kids have been up to but there are so many things these days that aren't being captured in photos.

A quick run down - Piper just turned two. Talks constantly, is obsessed with the Moon, the Sun, princesses, asks for the clothes she wants to wear - tonight asked for the pink pajamas instead of the blue ones. She is a picky eater, happy most of the time but is a master pouter and has selective hearing. She counts to ten avoided five, six and seven completely. 

Persy is six month old, is awake all the time, sits well and is nearly crawling. She is very vocal and very, very happy. Persy loves her doggies, her big sister and her daddy (probably me too :) ).

I am still excited by things like...sleeping in until 6:35 this morning...which is two hours later than usual - amazed by these little people and all the adventures they take me on and things they are teaching me.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Goings On at Our House

Persy is recovering from a cold and just might actually sleep through the night...Piper decided to wake up at 1 am and demand a change of clothes and a sippy - weird but okay - changed diaper, put her in yoga pants and a long sleeved onesie instead of her jammies then we headed to the kitchen to get a sippy of milk. Leaving the kitchen we passed the family room with the TV in it.

"Mama, Lazy Town?"

"No, Pi-Pi, it's night night time."

"Barack Obama?" as she reached for the clicker.

"No, Pi-Pi, night night, come on."

Apparently CNN was her idea of a gimme to not have to go to bed...and CNN has gone from being called "Cooper Cooper" to being called "Barack Obama."

She is asleep. I am going back to bed but thought I would share. Good night.

Sunday, October 12, 2008