Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Our little artist loves her crayons, just like her Grandma Lewis.  The best part is she doesn't eat them anymore!  Dare I say we are ready to move on to finger paint?

She has also been 'talking' up a storm lately.  Here she was telling me all about her abstract work.  She titled it "woosha-woosha-woosha."  Sorry folks, we're keeping this one for our private collection so it is not for sale.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


What's that you say?  Easter was almost a month ago?  Yes, I realize I'm a little behind.

Anyhow, we traveled to A-Town to spend Easter with the Tonies family.  It was a fun filled weekend, as usual.  Although, I must say, 'fun with the family' has taken on a whole new meaning since little kids entered the picture.  Instead of staying up late playing drinking games, we took the kiddos to Monkey Joe's, went for a walk after our Easter dinner, and played at the park.  Okay, and there was still some staying up late and a few drinks.  This is the Tonies family after all. :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Family Love

We spent this past weekend in St. Louis and were so happy to spend time with Great Grandma and Grandpa Tonies.  As you can see in the picture below, Willa LOVES her great grandparents.

Willa also got to spend time playing with her cousin Colleen Saturday morning. Lucky girl! 

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Perfect Reminder

My Gram loved cardinals and every time I see one I think of her.  They usually appear at the perfect time too.  Take for example lunch time today.  Willa is getting her molars and mealtimes are particularly painful.  Just when she was screaming while trying to eat and I was wondering how long it will take for these darn teeth to come in so I can get my happy girl back, a cardinal appeared right in the dining room window to remind me that everything is going to be okay.

Image here