Thursday, November 25, 2010

Is There a Doctor in the House?

Well, we can always hope . . .


She also makes a very cute little "bum-bum, bum-bum, bum-bum" sound to mimic a heartbeat when she does this.

Makes me smile every time!

Today, I am thankful for many, many things, and those two little munchkins in that picture are at the top of that list. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Never Ending Infatuation

He started this love affair with tractors many years ago.

And his love for them is still going strong today.


I never tire of watching him in his little world of tractors.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Perfect Spot

Well, why WOULDN'T you want a cell phone in your diaper?


I can't think of a reason - it just seems like a good place to stash it.

Have a great week!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fun With Glow-Sticks

I snapped these pictures on Halloween night as we were in the car driving to trick-or-treat.

Let me clarify by saying that Dirck was driving, not me.


I loved the green-glow that these sticks cast on my munchkin's little faces.

So much so, that I took a whole lot of pictures of them.

Poor, poor babies.

They have no idea what it's like to live without a camera in their kisser all the time.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Little Ms. Long Legs

What am I going to do with this girl?

I can't stop her from growing, and I'm honestly happy that she's growing . . .

but man, these jeans fit perfectly last month. Now look at her little socks peeking out.


Either we are going to have to get bigger pants, or her ankles are going to get mighty cold this winter!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dreaming Child

Sweet, peaceful dreams.

Dreaming Child

I could watch him do this all night, you know. . .

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Can you guess that we got a new play-mat in our home?


He seems to be partial to this letter.


Enjoy your day!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

That's Life, Man. . .

He's busy looking at the taxidermied animals on the wall.

She's sticking her hand in honey-mustard so she can stick the whole thing in her mouth. You get more honey-mustard that way, I guess.


Me? I'm just sitting back and watching these little ones do their thing. Gotta love a little slice of reality. (I do)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Saddest Thing

I try to do at least one fun kid-friendly thing with the kiddos each weekend.

The weekend before Halloween, I came across a flyer for our local Bass Pro Shop. They were advertising a "kid's area" complete with the "Great Pumpkin Patch" from the Peanuts Comics.
Actually, I think the flyer said something like . . . "come meet the Peanuts gang and have your picture taken in the Great Pumpkin Patch." What a perfect pre-Halloween thing to do with the kiddos (i thought).


Oh, goodness. This was the saddest little display with the most pitiful little cardboard cutouts. My kiddos were anxiously anticipating a "surprise," so imagine my disappointment (and theirs) when we arrived and this cardboard/folded plastic backdrop was the only "Great Pumpkin Patch" around. And my kids kept asking when they were going to get their "surprise."

Poor babes. I'm still laughing about it . . . a little bit. This sad, pitiful picture mirrors the pitiful little backdrop just perfectly.

Bass Pro, you say? In my defense, I took my kids to see Santa at the same Bass Pro Shop (it was recommended by a friend), and it was amazing . . . games for the kids, Santa and a Santa's workshop complete with art activities and toys to play with while they waited for Santa.

I really was expecting big things from this "Great" Pumpkin Patch. *sigh*

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Boy

Nothing much I want to say . . .

except that I love him. . . .

with all my heart .


That's all.

Now go have a great day.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Gosh, I remember a time, not that long ago but what seems like forever, when I had time to share pictures and stories of my family and munchkins. Do you remember those days too? Lately, I don't know if I'm coming or going. I hope to get back to blogging more soon . . . very soon. I miss my little spot here on the web.
So here we are - all of us - in our "running" shoes, because lately that's all I feel like I've been doing.


Photo courtesy of my friend and fellow photo-enthusiast, Jason Pingel. Edited by moi.