Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tea Time

Our poor dog, Scout.

She's so nice and friendly, and she would never tell my little lady that she was annoying her.


They had a nice little tea-party on the floor the other night. My little one would fill her cup, and then push her mouth down to the cup so she would drink it.

And sweet little Scout just let her . . .

Oh, and please never mind that dirty, dirty, cluttered living room floor - I have no idea in who's home these pictures were taken!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Heart Faces Challenge: Beach Fun

A sliver of her smiling face.

A fleeting moment as she raced past me, just too excited to stop until she felt the ocean under her feet.


Oh, how I love and miss the beach!

To see more "Beach Fun" photos, head on over to iheartfaces and check out all the great entries!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Choo-choo Train

Chugga-chugga, chugga-chugga . . . CHOO! CHOO!


They made themselves into a train. She was the engine, and he was the caboose. The green watering can is the engine's horn (which she took great pride in blowing).

I love that I caught them together. My babes. . .

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lovely Boy

Should you even use the word "lovely" to describe a boy? There are other more masculine adjectives to describe him, but today, and in this picture, the word "lovely" came to mind.


Is that wrong?

He truly is though . . . just lovely.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Today . . .

I'm REALLY disliking mosquitoes.


I mean REALLY disliking them.

Poor baby.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Reading Comprehension

She's 2, and there are times when I think she is the smartest little thing in this world, and other times when I wonder if she even understands ANYTHING I say to her.

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that I think she understands things perfectly fine.

She's a big OLIVIA fan . . . you know the sassy little pig on the Nick Jr station?

We have a book titled "Olivia Saves the Circus" that we read sometimes before bedtime.


I've never paid much attention to this page, but evidently my little lady has.

She happened to have a pen (by magic, I'm sure) in her car seat the other day, and when I went to get her out, she informed me that she was in the circus.


"Circus, Momma"

That's right . . . just like her BFF Olivia who was a tattooed lady and drew the tattoos on with a marker, my little lady drew her tattoos on with a ballpoint pen.

And she was quite proud of herself . . .

just like Olivia.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Heart Faces Challenge: Got to Wear Shades

I captured this image of my little lady during our beach vacation earlier this summer.


It turned out to be an unintentional family photograph (hubs and little man reflected in her right lens and me in her left lens), and for this . . . it makes me smile.

To see more images with "Shades," head on over to


"Look Momma" my boy proudly proclaimed as he pushed his latest Lego creation into my lap.

Oh, I see. What did you make. (figuring he would say a gun . . . or a "shooter" as he likes to call them sometimes).


"A camera! Say Cheese! "

Guess I'm rubbing off on him a bit.

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Visit

Nana came to visit last week.


And these munchkins soaked up every ounce of her that they could.

We miss you, Nana. Come back and visit any time!

Monday, August 9, 2010

I Heart Faces Challenge: Surprise

Nothing beats getting to the bottom and realizing that not only did you do it by yourself, but that you get to do it all over again!


To see more "Surprise" images, head on over to iheartfaces.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Dirck's birthday was last week. . .


And oh, how these little ones loved that ice cream pie!

For the record, Dirck and I REALLY liked it too.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


We met some friends of ours in the park a few weekends ago and decided to take pictures of each other's families. Here are some of my favorites that my buddy Jason Pingel took of my family. I've posted some of my favorites of his family on my photoblog if you are interested in checking those out.

Us: All of Us.


I love this one.

Dirck and I.


I love this one too.

My boy and I.


I know there will be a day when he won't kiss me, but it's just so natural for him to kiss me right now. I love that. . . and this picture . . . and him.

My girl and I.


She's becoming such a little independent stinker! It's good though, and she by far has the most animated expressions of all of us. I love that . . . and these pictures . . . and her.

I'm so thankful to finally have some new pictures of my family. I'm so grateful to have another photo-enthusiast friend in the area that was willing to meet up on one of the hottest & most humid days of the year for a few pictures.