Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Although, I have to admit, my children are very smart. They have figured out how to get around the no food/drink rule. You just set up a chair in the dining room, (on the hard wood) and turn up the volume on the t.v. They also realize that sitting in the dining room is not as good as sitting on the comfy new couch... But look how cute they are..sharing a chair. That also equates lazy. They'd rather share then set up TWO chairs. Don't give me any crap. We are fighting childhood obesity one rule at a time.
Friday, June 27, 2008
After seeing some disturbing images of their father "crank a calf out",
my son says: "You are going to have to push really hard to get our baby out Mom".
me: "I know"
son: "What are you going to do if the baby is to big?"
me: " The Dr. will cut open my tummy and take the baby out." ....."Daddy is NOT going to crank it out."
son: "does she have a special no hurting knife?"
me: "No, Mommy will take some medicine and it will not hurt". "And, I'll take the medicine if it starts to hurt anyway".
He was satisfied.
The Baby's first photos. 10 weeks gestation. Hard to tell head, butt, arms, legs, but, all we cared about was the beating heart....
And look at the cute card from miss P.There is absolutley, posotivley, no good reason that a pregnant woman should not wear cute shoes. Is there an AMEN?
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Josephine, aka "Josi" our German exchange student went home on Monday, June 16th. It was a very interesting year, and I think she was very happy to go home.
This is Josi and Elizabeth in California. Well...she looked happier in the thumbnail....
Places Josi visited while in the States: California, Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky, Washington D.C., New York, Pennsylvania, and she lived in Indiana. Woo Hoo! For 11 months, I thinks that is pretty good!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Everyone helped with the mulch...
We killed a snake. Before it could kill us....
Target practice. Yes, we had a very serious talk on gun safety before AND after.
Does it look like Papa likes to give the rides as much as they like to get them??
The tire swing was a real hit with everyone except Mommy, who's arms are not strong enough to give all the turns they wanted, or the brain power to solve all the argument on who's turn it really was, or the ears deaf enough to ignore all the crying that ensued...
Some pics of our property...the loggers are there now, getting about half of it logged for pasture. The back half is still going to be fairly dense woods so that we can mushroom hunt, hike, look for snakes....
Bea drinking the river water from a little shell. Everything is a tea party.
Jumping off the bluff, Elle loved it, Bea wanted to be caught, and Will, well, he's a bit like his Mother, "I slide in".
We all had a wonderful time in the Buffalo River until we saw the water moccasin, and yeah, pretty much done with it then.
But we were good parents and went ahead and let the kids swim after the snake sighting.
Getting measured on "The Post".
A Ferry Ride!
After a flat tire, a long trip to Wal-Mart, a stomach-renching ride, we made it to Uncle Cowboy's house, and my BEAUTIFUL niece! She does not know it yet, but I am her favorite Auntie. She doesn't really have a choice...
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Although, this photo was taken AFTER she fell off of the skateboard and no longer wanted to go to the wedding at all. It was also taken after the ceremony, and Lee was fairly certain he didn't want to be there either.
You know me, the basis of a good wedding is,
A: someone hesitates when saying the vows. ( a little drama always spices up the occasion) There was no hesitating with the vows....
B: Good food and plenty of it. I could have stood a little more variety, and definitely MORE.
1. and if the cake is bad, the whole day is wasted. Fortunately, the cake was excellent, even the chocolate, and the espresso ice cream....deeelish! WHEW! Once again, the cake saved the day!
Ok, more important things.....
Look how HANDSOME! I am a bit biased...but hey. I think I even got a wee bit choked up when the gentlemen walked in...I was so proud. I choked up a bit more when the groom looked at his Father and grinned so big... and I am sure there was a big tear rolling down my face when the groom hugged his Dad after the ceremony and cried. awww. I love it when men cry from happiness. And I love that our Lee has just grown into such a wonderful young man. Aren't they so HANDSOME!
Oh, and look at these little urchins I ran into...... cute huh!
So, Congratulations to Lee and Josi, who I am sure are having a blast on that tropical island...