The Fox Family

Another Day in the Life of a Fox…

Mother’s Day Spa Package… May 6, 2010

Filed under: Ella,Uncategorized — rfox14 @ 2:04 pm

compliments of First Years Community Preschool!

Yep….that’s right, all MOMs were treated to a two-hour pampering session by our four-year-olds.

Nothing like a few Chocolate-covered Strawberries and Oreo Truffles  to get you in the mood to relax.

Next it was time for a little (or a lot of) lotion foot massage…..


followed by a mani and a pedi!

Nice hair on my toes…Eeewww!  I’ll have to tackle that hobbit foot later. 🙂

Last, but definitely not least, was a trip to the hair station.


Isn’t it GREAT to be a MOM?

You betcha!

Happy Mother’s Day 2010…(early).


Sick of My Shoes Yet??? May 2, 2010

Filed under: Charley,Ella,Uncategorized — rfox14 @ 9:58 pm

So it’s been well over a month since I last gave you a Fox Family update. Sorry to my loyal blog followers… yes, all three of you… for such a long hiatus!  Thankfully we are all doing well and the only thing I can attribute our blog absence to is the everyday hustle and bustle of life…..and maybe just a little laziness on my part. 🙂 

 I must admit, it is nice to know that so many of you miss being able to check in on us Foxes.

With that being said…. here are some Fox  highlights from the last six weeks:

We spent Easter outdoors this year with a special picnic and hike at a beautiful place in Hudson, OH.


With Grandpa Duane’s help we put together a bouncing death trap for our backyard…

No accidents or child launchings to report of yet, thank goodness!


Ella and I joined some fellow preschoolers for a special concert at the library courtesy of the Canton Symphony Orchestra

It’s just like the El Bell to make herself right at home… even on the floor of the library. 🙂


We celebrated Charley’s 7th birthday!!!!

Where in the heck did seven years go???  Guess I must have blinked


Ella started soccer…. we can now relate to all the other crazy parents on Saturday mornings at Diamond Park with their lawn chairs.

Her first game is May 8!  Looks like we’re going to get you Michiganders to root for a Ohio team afterall. 🙂

Go Buckeyes!!!


Just a little update from us Ohio Foxes.  Thanks for putting up with my shoe picture for so long…and for not sending me hate mail about it! 🙂

 I can’t wait to fill you in on some fun stuff we have coming up…. especially Ella’s first soccer game. 



Hello Lover! March 10, 2010

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That’s right! It’s not a fancy pair of Manolo Blahniks that excite this girl… it’s a new pair of running shoes!


Introducing my new partner for the Cleveland Marathon on May 16th! 🙂


Skiing Cross Country March 1, 2010

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Kris and Duane…. we got tired of letting you two have all the fun so we decided to get in on the action!!!

You were right…. we had a BLAST!


If anyone out there knows how to turn successfully, let me know!!!


Afternoon Tea February 16, 2010

Filed under: Charley,Ella — rfox14 @ 3:40 pm

I had afternoon tea with the Duchess of Canton and the Duchess of Stark today.   

Both of my ladies arrived wearing the finest dresses, jewels and sparkly face powder this commoner has ever seen. 🙂

We sipped on exotic fruit flavored tea (I did at least, they chugged apple juice) and munched on the most delicious animal crackers in all the land.


This high society event was inspired by my adorable new teapot. 

Isn’t is cute?!?!?! 

 Thanks Nana… I absolutely love it!

You just fill the little darling with water, heat it in the microwave for a few minutes and then brew your loose tea inside. 


Want  your own little cutiepie teapot???  Check out The Seasoned Home

 If I lived in Holland, MI this is where I would want to work! 🙂


My Little Valentines

Filed under: Charley — rfox14 @ 2:55 pm


Ella was pretty excited to tag along to Charley’s class Valentine’s Day Party. 

When we arrived she found an open seat next to Char and tried to blend in like any other 1st grader. 

In fact, she did such a good job she scored a cupcake from one of the parent helpers.   Unfortunately that left one poor 1st grader without a treat! 

I’ve always known El Belle had game… and this just proves it!



Wish this class picture would have come out a little better, but I thought I’d put it up anyway.


Is is me… or are all red heads the class clown???


Snow Day Bliss February 10, 2010

Filed under: Charley,Ella — rfox14 @ 11:02 am

I never realized how great a snow day could be until the girls started school.  

 No rushing to get everyone up and dressed, no packing  lunches or telling the girls to hurry up and eat their breakfast, and my personal favorite… no hairbrushing meltdowns.   

It’s like having Saturday morning mid-week! In fact, it may be the best part about winter.


To celebrate this wonderful occasion I made Peanut Butter Banana muffins (come on…like I really needed a reason! 🙂 )





It sure is nice to have no agenda and no real need to get out of your jammies.  

At least once a week everyone should have a “snow day” no matter what climate you live in.