Thursday, January 14, 2016

PHFR~ Lately and Happenings

Life lately... capturing the context of contentment in everyday life...

Frances and Annabel are #2 and #5, and are most definitely sibling twins if there ever were any.

She loves her hands, her thumb, anything... teething rings, etc.


Sporting his new boots and new Thomas PJ's.

Also new boots for Christmas for the girls. I'm hoping they will double as snow boots here in the South, with some thick socks.

We're praying for snow, anyway. ;)

This just sums up her personality. Happiness incarnate.

Molly playing with my old Felicity doll. Her birthday is tomorrow. So hard to believe she will be 8! Sniff.

Dapper Dan. Going to get his community on at the Christmas Eve Mass.

Playin' outside.

I shared this over on the instagram, but see the sweater Annabel is wearing? All four girls have worn it. It was made by one of my Mom's dearest childhood friends for Molly! It is pilling already, but I still love it so much. 

I'm a fan of coloring.. with these pens. ;)


They found the sandbox covered in ice one morning. It was frozen solid. So we went back outside that afternoon and found this arrangement.... there was a sand toy frozen into the ice- the shape of a perfect palm tree with coconuts was in the ice. I ran to get my camera, and when I came back out, they had already broken that half into shattered pieces on the sidewalk. Alas... this was the only picture I got.

On Christmas Eve, it was warm and in the 70's. The kids were playing outside barefoot, if that tells you how warm it was! The big activity that day? Drawing on the toy elephant with sidewalk chalk, then giving him a bath in our dirty sandbox! ;0)
This incident and the photo can be completely and totally blamed on Stephen. ;)

Annabel looks happy... Molly looks like a dazed and confused college student, with a hangover. ;)


Painting in her tutu on Christmas day... because, of course.

And ~real~ 
Mommy finally got organized enough to put newspaper under the painting projects. :0)


Chere Mama said...

The celery picture made me laugh out loud. Love your fun ordinary days!!!

Laura {a spoonful of joy} said...

Ha! Love the celery! Only dads would think of it, right!?
I'm glad that your daughter now has a "twin" sibling in her baby sister... :) Our littlest got my mother's (gorgeous!) Sicilian genes so he sticks out a bit with his olive skin and dark hair among his tow head brothers! I guess we'll just have to keep having babies so that he gets a "twin" sibling too! ;)
The photo of your girls with their American Girl dolls made me nostalgic. I always loved Felicity's books.

Jenny said...

We haven't seen our front yard since Christmas, so seeing those outdoor play shots made me happy!

Tacy, I have a question about the e-book. I don't have a Kindle or any other reading device. How would I go about reading your ebook when I purchase it?

Tacy said...

If you go to my "About My E-Book" page, simply click on the link to Paypal. When you buy it, I will be notified via Paypal, and I can send you the PDF. If you don't hear from Paypal, for some reason, (the internet can be weird....) just E-mail me! Thanks for your interest. That means a lot! :0)

Wendy J Williams said...

Loved the photos, especially the comment about my friend, Stephanie Scheu, who knitted that darling sweater that all the girls have worn over the years. I'm so glad that you have 4 girls and one boy just like Dad's family and my family. Having lots of sisters is great!!! Love, Mom