Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
The thoughts of The Pittsburgh Hites at 8:47 PM
Friday, December 25, 2009
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Monday, December 7, 2009
We have been sooo busy the last few weeks. I have started numerous posts, only to just leave them as drafts when I didn't have time to finish them. As most of you know this is the busiest time of year for me as a family photographer, even though this year has not been as busy as normal, I thew in that trip to Omaha and worked every day I was there.
The Sunday before Thanksgiving we surprised Maggie with tickets to the American Girl Fashion Show. This was her "big gift" for Christmas this year and she was sooo excited to get to go. It was just the two of us and it was a beautiful day for a drive up to the Pittsburgh Field House. Carissa and Maggie were lucky enough to get a new shirts that match, and Carissa ever got her hair done. The fashion show was great, and Mag ended up winning our beautiful rose center piece. She loved seeing all the girls walking and learning more about the Historical dolls. The Junior League of Pittsburgh did a great job organizing the fashion show. Monday night, the 23rd, was Maggie's big concert at school for the Holidays. It was a program for the 1st through 5th grade. It was beautiful watching them all sing. I have all her songs on video and promise to upload them soon. Sorry for the low light, grainy picture, the lighting in the church was very low. The next day, Tuesday, was Mag's Thanksgiving Feast at school. We agreed to go in and help, and let's not lie, I love getting to go in to help at Maggie's school. I love getting to know all the kids, and seeing Maggie interact with all of them. She was a pilgrim girl at the feast, and she loved that Fionn was there with her. This picture is them praying at the beginning of their feast.
The thoughts of The Pittsburgh Hites at 10:44 AM
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
If you've been reading our blog for long, you'll know that we always attend Light Up Night in Downtown Pittsburgh every year. Well, except for last year. It was bitterly cold, and as badly as we wanted to go, taking Fionn out was just out of the question.
This year though was perfect. The weather was still in the 50's, and the sky was clear. It was a great night to see Santa light up downtown. We picked up daddy from work, and off we went...
It was another long, but fun night. Fionn scored this awesome light up light saber from a passerby. All he did was say "ooooh" and "wow" when the college guy was walking past him, and he gave it to him. He loves it so much that we have to hide it just so he'll put it down.
The thoughts of The Pittsburgh Hites at 11:33 AM
Monday, November 16, 2009
Okay, now my seasonal induced rant is over, back to the reason I've been so quiet. WORK, ha. Yes work, it's been crazy, but it's that time of year. I guess I don't feel festive yet, there's not even been a dusting of snow, and today I saw people stringing up their Christmas Lights everywhere. We still havn't brought in our patio furniture, and as a matter of fact, were using it today after church even. On November 15th.
So now I had better get back to work, and think about what's quickly approaching, otherwise Christmas morning is going to be a sad day for our two kids. On a side note, at least I already bought their Christmas jammies, which we always give them on Christmas eve to wear. That's ONE point for mommy and daddy at least.
Is anyone else feeling like it snuck up on them this year too?
The thoughts of The Pittsburgh Hites at 1:59 AM
Thursday, November 5, 2009
**Last Post until next week**
Well we showed you how we picked out pumpkins, so now you get to see the process to see what they turned into. Our children were just as picky about the designs, down right bossy you could say, but it was all worth it, they were perfect. Maggie and Fionn were both excited to help, and couldnt' wait to dive right into the mess. We like to carve the night before Halloween if we can(to avoid any boo boo's with our pumpkins outside) Heaven forbid if one didn't make it to Halloween, there would be meltdowns!
Warning, there are even pictures of ME in this post, so no one wonder who that strange lady is. The funny face that Maggie and I are making, that's our spooky Count laugh as we carve our pumpkin. We hope you enjoy our pumpkins as much as we did!!
And yes that giant piece of pumpkin she's holding up in the last picture is indeed a bat. Daddy's HUGE bat symbol was AWESOME!
The thoughts of The Pittsburgh Hites at 1:44 AM