Sunday, August 28, 2011

I Heart Faces Challenge: White

My boy at 4-and-a-half.

Dreams of being a sheriff - just like Woody
Loves Animals
Loves ATV/4 wheelers
Wants a pontoon boat, a houseboat and a ski boat in that order
Plays with cars and tractors
Could eat and drink sweets 24 hours a day
Loves, loves, loves his Daddy
Thinks I'm OK too (most of the time)
Still sleeps with his blankie
And his bear
Growing so big and tall - right before my eyes
Talks all the time
about any and everything
Thinks his Grandpa is the bees knees

My boy, my heart, my love . . .


To see more White inspired images, head on over to iheartfaces and check out all the awesome entries.

Dandelions Are Not Weeds

They are flowers.
Picked by tiny hands
And delivered with big smiles.

Besides, they're only weeds if you don't want them.


And for sure, I want these. :)


Typical Friday night.

Us . . . on the couch . . . watching some TV . . . with beer . . . he shares if I ask him . . . then it's back to more TV. . .


See what happens when I get myself a tripod and find my shutter remote? 

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

School Is In Session

We started Preschool this week . . . and although I KNOW they are old enough, it's just hard to believe that my tiny babies are in school.  

My boy went to the same preschool last year, but this is my little lady's first year.  She did great (not even a little tear or look of uncertainty). I overheard her telling a little girl "My Mom put medicine on my bottom."  (referring to benedryl cream from all the mosquito bites she got while running around the yard in her cape and undies the night before. . . ).  I had to giggle and think to myself, "It's going to be an interesting year!"

My boy's an old pro.  I was told he made new friends, and he came home excited to see some of his old friends from last school year. Really, his mood seemed entirely different - happier & lighter, and I don't know if that's because his sister was with him or if he was just excited to see some familiar faces.  Perhaps a little of both?


Well, it's going to be an interesting year, for sure, and I'm really looking forward to them sharing some of the same experiences. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wham! Pow! Bam! Superheroes Rock!

Today, the kiddos were off to their first day of preschool. . .

but last night. . .

we were superheroes


Our last night of summer. What a great way to spend and evening!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

We Are . . .

. . . Handsome Like Daddy.


Oh, fun with glasses - not quite like daddy's glasses, but fun to play with none-the-less. 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Colorful Afternoon

From today, I want to remember . . .

That we finger painted on the deck this afternoon. . .


The way he drew his hot-rod, "Just like the one I'm going to drive one day."

The way her hair fell in her face & had paint in it - and she hardly noticed. . .


The paint (washable - whew!) that was all over their hands . . .


The way they would dip their fingers into one color paint, and then dip them into another color paint . . . and then she'd say "I'm making a rainbow . . . see Mom? . . . a rainbow"


My babies. . . my lovelies . . . my littles. . . growing fast and furious.
We slowed down today to paint, and for almost an hour, time seemed to slow down too as I tried to drink in every last ounce of this moment and the way we are today.

Happy Weekend.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Sassy One

Her expression says a thousand words. . .


But mostly it says that she's VERY serious about her dominoes.

Oh, my sweet and sassy daughter . . . I do so love everything about you!