Wednesday, August 31, 2011


We made it through Hurricane Irene fairly unscathed.  Thankfully so.  It has been rather quiet 'round I thought I would pop on a couple oh-so-cute vacay photos!

He doesn't go anywhere without his bike these days.

My sweet baby in the pool!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Puddle Practice

Well, it appears as if we may get an actual hurricane this weekend!  If not the wind, then still lots and lots of rain. At our house, that means puddle jumping!  Michael had looooved jumping in puddles for years now and Ry is following right in his foot steps...or foot jumps!  As my dear wise father once told me, if life hands you lemons, make lemonade.  Can't think of a better time to do just that!  Yes, torrential down pours have their negatives.  BUT, they also make puddle jumping quite fun!  (we have also been watching quite a bit of Peppa Pig lately, in which they puddle jump and use the word "quite" so do we.) 

In honor of our impending storm, the kiddos and I went out today to practice!  Poor Michael.  Same boots, third year in a row.  He has a hard time getting them off now.  Oops.  Gotta get him some new boots!

I had some fun with these....made the photos super vibrant and put them in super fun frames!  

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Beach Photos

This year, it is my intention to make a digital scrapbook of our beach trip.  There.  I said it.  Now someone hold me to it!  I have started to fiddle with the photos, and these are two of my absolute faves! 

The bathing beauty :)

My little fish!  Such a difference from our June beach trip!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ruby Sue is almost 2!

I can't believe I am saying this...but my littlest is almost 2!!  We went out today to try to capture a cuteypie 2nd birthday shot...didn't get it.  BUT, we did get this little gem. ;)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Goldy and Other Goldy

Yes, Michael is now the proud papa of yet another fish, aptly named "other goldy."  Just like his beloved bears, Guy and Other Guy.  :)  We went to the Howard County Fair and he won Goldy himself!  We are so proud.    Ryleigh was in hog heaven (no pun intended) because of all the "an-mals" she got to see.  We had a blast!

The proud papa and his new Goldy's new home. 

Ryleigh petting baby chicks and ducks!

The next day, we had a super fun playdate with Ryan and Brandon. 

The littlests having a snack. :)
The big boys watching Scooby Doo...we didn't dress them alike on purpose :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Color Hunt

The littles and I went on a color hunt around our neighborhood recently.  We went out armed with our camera and imaginations. :)  Our goal was to find a flower (which are few and far between nowadays) that represented every color of the rainbow.  We loved doing it and will probably do it over and over!  Here are our findings from this hunt!

Click to see larger and prettier. ;)

Thursday, August 4, 2011


mommy mommy mommy mommy mommy

My days are filled with this word...spoken in two different voices...each with a million different ways of saying it.  I would be lying if I said there weren't times I wish they would just STOP saying it.  But, my littles are almost 2 and almost 4 (gasp) so I know my "mommy" days are numbered.  I am writing this post for purely selfish reasons.  I know that one day, I will want to look back and remember these days...and I am hoping to gain a little of that 20/20 perspective right now.  ;)

mommy mommy mommy mommy many different are just a few...

Mommy!  Ichael me wet!  (translation: Michael got me wet)

Mommy!  Watch me!  I jumping!

Mommy!  My trash truck needs trash bags...enter tissue, ziplock baggies, scissors and tape. :)

Mommy!  I am stuck on this level!  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Mommy, you took too long in the bathroom.  So, I threw my  crayons and books.

Anyone else suffer from the mommies?  If so, leave me a comment!  :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sweet Jackson

Here is my sweet nephew Jackson.  I love this is so him.  Coy, smiley, silly, and adorable.  He is the best nephew anyone could ever ask for.  :)

click to see larger and clearer.  :)