Good morning, darlings, originally uploaded by Alana Waters-Piper. Sophia and Will having some cuddle time on a Saturday morning.
Father Daughter Dance, originally uploaded by Alana Waters-Piper. Sophia went to the Girl Scouts Father Daughter Dance with her dad. I was completely choked up over how pretty she looked and I could tell she was feeling extra special this evening. I let her wear some of my Chanel perfume and as I spritzed it […]
Taking care of the winter birds, originally uploaded by Alana Waters-Piper. Dave and Sophia tending to the feeders in the backyard.
veal, originally uploaded by Alana Waters-Piper. Earlier while I’m standing in line at Jayson Home & Garden, Sophia sits on a cowhide covered chair and asks, “Was this cow dead already when they decided to take it’s skin?” I think and answer, “Yes. That cow was very, very old and had wandered up on a […]
Kamahachi dinner with Fifi She’s such a cool kid. Sophia’s been eating sushi since she was old enough to chew. Tonight she tried octopus, mackerel, unagi (eel), and spider rolls (soft shell crab).
bed wall, originally uploaded by Alana Waters-Piper. 1 week after Sophia turned 8, she became a big sister. We couldn’t have our star helper feeling left out with all the attention paid to preparing our nest for a new baby. Little by little we’ve been pulling her room out of the little girl princess phase […]
My favorite moment today., originally uploaded by Alana Waters-Piper. Sophia reads some of the books Uncle Chris and Aunt Lara sent for Christmas to her little brother. Will: 3 months, 3 weeks, & 4 days old.Sophia: 8 1/2 years old.
I love this Christmas idea from OhDeeDoh. —The notion that you should only gift 4 things. Something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read. Our kids have too much stuff. They need more basics, less filler. Expensive does not mean fantastic gift. This year we’re giving 4 meaningful gifts, all […]
I told Sophia that I am going to train for the Chicago Marathon and have a goal to run it in the next couple of years. She said, “Oh! That’s easy. I’ll train you. All you need is to wear some capri running pants and a jogging shirt. Then you run around the block a […]
On our way to Grandma Judy’s house. This is in a motel in Cedar Rapids.