Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oh Little Girl...

Because when I say "Smile!" I definitely want to see you tilt your head and close your eyes! Ridiculous.

 Dress up is even more fun when cousin Niko is around!


 Our living room, after the tornado (aka Mia) hit!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Got one!

I half-decided that I'd like to get a Cities 97 sampler CD this year since I legitimately listen to most of the artists on this year's sampler, but I wasn't willing to wait in line (in the 19 degree weather!) for one, so I just told myself that I'd swing by "my" Target in Roseville on my way into work and see if I happened to get one.  I was, of course, running late this morning (more so than normal), but stopped anyway only to be told that they had JUST sold the last one!  Dang!  So, I thought, "oh well," and went into work.  Meanwhile, I set up my ELISA and worked on cleaning the ice out of the -80 freezer rubber seals (yes, this is what I spend my days doing...) and headed back up to my office.  I checked the #sampler23 updates on twitter only to see that the Northeast Target hadn't reported in as being sold out yet.  I debated for about 2 minutes, threw on my coat, grabbed my wallet and was out the door.  (Dave, if you're reading this, just remember that I had started my experiments for the day first!)  :)  In about 30 minutes I had ran to the Quarry, found a large stack of samplers left, was handed 2 of them (the limit per customer) from the guy in front of me who told me that he figured I was coming for them since I was the only other one walking with purpose (loudly, heels clinking...), grabbed the Glee Christmas CD for $5 (with a Target promo coupon - nice idea by them), and was back in my office.  Now I'm listening to the splendid music as I attempt to refocus and actually get back to work.  Awesome.  And worth every crazy minute.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Dog days of FALL?

I wish I could grab a photo with my real camera, but here's a quick look at Jonas enjoying the beautiful sunshine today, surrounded by golden leaves (from behind my closed patio door, which, if I open, will immediately ruin the picture!).

Friday, November 04, 2011

Friday Video Update

Mia learning how to spin!
Daddy teaching Mia to be a zombie..."Brains!"
Pizza Mia!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Halloween 2011

Carving pumpkins with Grandma B!  Mia wasn't excited about putting her hand into the pumpkin, but did help daddy design his jack-o-lantern, and then helped Grandma out by scooping the 'guts' back into her pumpkin!

Here are some pictures of our little Minnie Mouse!  She looked pretty cute, if I do say so myself! 

Say "cheese!"  Phony smiles already!

 We took her trick-or-treating for the first time with our friends, Sara and Rob, and their two little ones.  Lucky for Mia, Tommy is 3 and was really into ringing the doorbell and saying "trick or treat!"  She backed away a couple of times, but once she realized she was getting candy, she was all in!

 "Put me down mom!  I have more candy to get!"