Saturday, January 30, 2010

Finally, pictures of his smile.

We were playing with pillows and I caught these pictures.

And then he whacked me with the pillow. Over and over again.

Maybe that's why he was smiling.

I know they aren't the best pictures, but I love the smile.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Catching some zzzs

This is what I get

This is what I get when I give Brynn a camera to play with:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just trying to keep the peace

Two kids equal two pillows.

And according to them:

They have to have their own.

They don't share pillows.

The other's head shall never touch the sibling's pillow.

Or there will be heck to pay.

Just ask them.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

And now he is in a baby carrier...

How embarrassing for the little duck.

Poor Quacky

This is what happens to any stuffed animal in our house.

Doesn't matter if it is Brynn's or Nate's.

They all eventually must be completely humiliated.

He even had on a diaper.

Poor, poor Quacky.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Graduate

Congratulations Nikki.

We love you very much.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Tonight, we went to my cousin's restaurant to celebrate my grandmother's 98th birthday.

She hasn't had an inside bathroom all her life, or a car, or electricity. No microwaves. No computers. No internet. No digital camers. No tv.

Her husband died very young. He was only 52. She never remarried. She has been single more years than she was married.

She lived on very little money, but somehow has traveled more than many people I know.

She went everywhere with us when I was growing up. If we were going to a party, she was going with us. She always says "Don't ask me if you don't want me to go."

She can be ready in 5 minutes.

She is frugal. Would rather wear a shoe with a hole in the toe than buy new ones. They were still good on the bottom so why get new?

She appreciates everything that is done for her. It can be a container of mints or a trip to the beach. She says thank you for it all.

I admire this woman more than I can say.

She has lost her husband, her sister who was her best friend, a daughter in law and a son. Yet, she still smiles all the time.

I am so blessed to have this woman in my life.

I cannot tell you how honored I am to call her Grandma.

Brownies for Mama

Kevin got the day off, so he and Brynn decided to make brownies for me since I had to work.
Brynn decided to put a ton of sprinkles on them.
So many that I wasn't sure if the brownies were chocolate or sprinkle flavored.
I had to eat a lot before I was positive they were chocolate.
Yep, definitely chocolate.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Looking at the snow

Nate loves this window in our kitchen. It is the perfect height for him to look out and see the snow or the birds that love the holly bush right outside the window.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Playing Dress Up

Yah, yah, yah.

I know Nate will hate me when he grows up, but these are just too funny.

Poor kid. He just lets Brynn do whatever she wants to him. He doesn't have a clue that he is wearing a tutu and heels. And honestly, I think he is wearing the shoes only because they make noise when he walks on the kitchen floor.

The joys of having an older sister.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Ringing in the New Year with great friends.

There really is nothing better.

Happy 2010 to everyone.

Honestly can not wait to see what this year brings us.

A little bubbly anyone?