Thursday, September 29, 2011


now that i've been two for quite some time- my eating habits have changed. instead of noshin' on my vegetables

i like a bit o' cake every now and then it sure tastes better than those carrots and peas. i can't quite describe it, you've got your cake and then you've got your frosting. whoever put those two together was a genuius I tell ya.

hey, I've heard my great grandmother lived to be 97 years old eatin' this stuff

it can't be that bad for you.

just ask these folks!

of course i do like a tray of pasta every once in awhile.

iv'e heard it's not good for your waistline either
and i do want to keep my girlish figure

i may have to cut back
but what's life without cake and pasta?
i just don't think i can give it up!
i've had enough, there's only so much a girl can take!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sunday Snapshot~ 11? No way...

So now our second is another year older and for some reason the speed that he is growing shocks me more than any of the others.
He's really starting to come into his own....instead of always relying on his big brother who is really only 17 months older. He's our clothes horse...the one who is very particular about what he wears and will go through several outfits on a school morning to get just the right one. I wish this pic was scratch and sniff because then you would also notice how good he smells. I can never tell if he's swipin' dad's cologne or if dad is swipin' his. He sure loves his shoes and will probably have a closetful someday that rivals a Kardashian's. He has certain pairs he'll wear with certain outfits.
{picture taken by our second}

This was the start of his birthday party. His dad and Uncle putting together the soccer goal he wanted.... with a little help

It was kind of hard to plan a birthday bash for an 11 year old, but in the end we invited a few friends, served up a lot of food and made sure we wore them out kept'em busy
Like having them search for a piece of bubblegum in a mound of whipped cream

Now that was fun

We really did wear those boys out, and between the candy buffet and campfire with s'mores I think they pepped up just in time to head home to bed

eleven years old...yikes

I'm really wishin' I could find that pause button about now.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Snapshot~ Manicure

She wanted them done, trust me.
She's watched me paint her big sisters nails, but when I ever attempted to paint hers it ended up everywhere
So after I had finished with the First Lady these two moved in determined to get the job done.
She was extremely still for them, almost mesmerized by the whole deal

Both toes and fingers were done, but when the experience was over and the brush was put away, there were tears
But with nothing left to paint, what could they do???

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First day of school 2011

Second Grade..... and a little sad because no brothers on the bus this year. This could be a good thing, I told her.
Sixth grade.....
and stoked to be on the middle school bus with his brother

Seventh grade.....
and well, let's just say he was ready to go back weeks ago

I was instructed the night before that I could not take pictures on the front porch like I'd planned. So on the deck at 6:40am at 42 degrees with a hint of skunk it was
It was a great summer
God is Good {Lil' Lady was still snuggled in bed...after all, it wasn't her first day!}

This song is killin' me...sniff

Where did the time go?

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sunday Snapshot~ Missing her grillin' buddy

Once again in Australia

Not due home yet for quite awhile

What ever will we do?

Missin' Daddy......Better Days ahead!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Back to the grind...

Gotta help mom get this art room ready for about 600+ students coming in a few days

clean floor...check! scissors and tissues.....check!

Let's see, what should their first art lesson be.....

I got it. How to draw pink bendy lines..they'll love it!

Class lists and seating charts.....wait!

Emma and Kayla should never sit together. They're too chatty. I'll fix that!

Bulletin boards up.............check!

Okay mom, here's your chair. You're ready to go!

Here's to the 2011-2012 school year 17th!!

{Actually these pics were taken in June when Grandma brought the Lil' Lady in to help take down the art room!}