Jul 25, 2009

Pool Fun

Summer + friends = pool fun!

Summer + friends .... also = lack of blogging

I'll get on here one these days and upload lots of pictures.

Jul 23, 2009

The Men Who Felt Smart

This was the dynamic around our dinner table the other night.

Maybe it's because it was raining....
Maybe it's because we couldn't find our monoply game...
Or, maybe it's because there is something seriously wrong with us...

Mom, I'm sorry we didn't say, "puff."

Jul 21, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mamma!

Here she is....

The Birthday Girl!!!!

Happy Birthday to my dear, sweet Mamma! How blessed I am to be able to call you, "mom!" I'm so glad you were born...because without you, then there'd be no me, and without us...well, the world would just have been a sad place.

I love you more than I could ever put into words! Thank you for being the best Mom, Grammie and friend! God gave us a treasure in you!

Jul 13, 2009

Emma's friend

Hi! It's me.... Emma.

Look what I caught this week!!

We became friends rather quickly.

My mommy told me that he was going to go potty on me, and give me warts, but I don't care.

We're friends to the end.

I just didn't expect the end to come so soon.

Disclaimer: **No animals were harmed during the photo shoot. **

Disclaimer to the last disclaimer: **I can not speak for what happend AFTER the photo shoot. You'll have to ask Annie about that. The frog croaked on her watch...literally.**

Jul 7, 2009

A little bit of this and a little bit of that


She has been wiggling this tooth for a long time. It was hangin' on for dear life! Her adult tooth started coming in, which helped push that little tooth out. The next morning, she told us that the tooth fairy forgot that she had lost a tooth. I gasped, "What? THE TOOTH FAIRY FORGOT??" She looked at me with no expression on her face whatsoever, and said, "Yeah, I think Daddy fell asleep early." When Emma sat down to eat breakfast, "the tooth fairy's substitute" made a mad dash upstairs to the girl's room, and stuffed a couple quarters under Emma's pillow. Then, I nonchalantly walked into the kitchen with the biggest "give-away poker face" there ever was, and asked her,in between breaths, "Are you sure you checked under your pillow?" She said, "Yup." I leaned in. "Positive?" my voice went up an octave. She caught my wink, grinned a huge toothless grin and ran upstairs...

The first thing out of her mouth was, "Can we go to the dollar store?"

I told her we would go. "And, can we go out for ice cream, too?" she asked. Unfortunately, I had to break the news to her that she did not have enough money.

So, she turned to the mirror and looked for any more possible "wigglers."

Smart kid.


What's a mom to do when her daughter with long, flowing hair falls asleep in her lap?

Remember the "crimper" curling iron? That would have been so much easier.

Hmmmmm. Should I?


I miss my gang. This week, our friends Dan and Tami have opened up their home and turned it into the funnest kid camp ever. Matt, Mary and Mikey are sleeping over their house for almost a week. It's great to have friends!

(oops! Where's Matt's smile? )

Annie, mind taking off that King Kong headband next time we shoot a picture?