Pinkalicious Inspired Bakery

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Pinkalicious by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, is a bedtime favorite for Jacqueline and Elise.  They dream of being the little girl who turns pink after eating too many pink cupcakes.  Over the past three weeks, we have created our own bakery filled with cupcakes, lollipops, cinnamon rolls, and cookies.

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Celebratory Dance for Opening Day!

Baked goods made by my mom, Diane… THANK YOU!

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Hugs & Kisses

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Happy Valentine’s Day to My Three Adorable Ladies!

There can be no greater love than a mother’s love for her children.  I am truly blessed Jacqueline, Elise, and Katharine are all happy and healthy little girls. They are enchanting, miraculous, captivating, and endearing.  I love them more than words can express.  I only wish for one thing on Valentine’s Day and that’s to sleep ALL DAY!  Mommy needs some REST!

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 “For when three sisters love each other with such sincere affection, the one does not experience sorrow, pain, or affliction of any kind, but the other’s heart wishes to relieve, and vibrates in tenderness… like a well-organized musical instrument.” by Elizabeth Shaw

And Then There Were THREE

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Introducing Katharine Rose, born on December 16th.

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With beaming smiles and open arms, Jacqueline and Elise readily welcome their new baby sister.  As I imagine, the girls are in awe of Katharine, wanting to touch her petite fingers and toes.  “Look at me!” explains Jacqueline while holding her sister.  Two seconds later, Elise recites the ABC’s at the top of her lungs.  Competition for our undivided attention has already begun!  All I know is that I am in love three times over.  Hugs and kisses to my little ladies.

Season Greetings

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The first snow of the season has arrived and my girls are in heaven!  The task of putting on snow-pants, hats, gloves, boots, mittens, and socks (always a struggle) is a medal worthy job.  Once we managed to get our gear on, we had an enjoyable time playing in the powdery snow.  Jacqueline was like Peter from Snowy Day, making paths using sticks and whacking our snow covered tree.  Elise was more like a chef smelling, tasting, and eating her amazing snow-cake!

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Time to meet SANTA!

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Jacqueline’s Letter to Santa

Dear Santa,

Hi! I would like high heels, a bracelet, and a watch. I would also like play dough, a camera, and princesses.  I am going to make you a yummy breakfast for you to enjoy including bacon, eggs, toast, and cookies.

Love, Jacqueline (3 years old)

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Elise’s Letter to Santa,

Dear Santa,

I would like waffles.

Love, Elise (19 months)

Boo… It’s Halloween

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What’s not to love about Halloween?!?  Children get to dress up as anything they want and receive goodies from strangers by simply knocking on their doors. This year, Jacqueline was determined to be a lion and Elise opted to be a parrot (thankfully one more year without being a princess!)  The girls thoroughly enjoyed their first Halloween in Naperville and spending time with their friends Karena and Elsa.  Jacqueline loved ringing doorbells, growling at dogs, and counting her “stash” at the end of the evening.  Elise was amazed that two simple words, “TRICK or TREAT” would provide her with candy.  By the end of the night her bucket was full to the brim!

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Jacqueline’s Fall Party at Peter Pan North Preschool

Sensory Play

The Wiggles Farewell Tour 2012

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All of Jacqueline’s favorite Wiggly friends, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus, and Rock-a-Bye Your Bear were all performing.  This was the perfect 3rd birthday gift for Jacqueline as she LOVES The Wiggles, dancing, and singing.  We were extremely lucky to be at the show because Greg, Murray, and Jeff plan to retire at the end of the year (Anthony will continue with a new cast).

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Jacqueline’s friend, Penny celebrated with us!

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