Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

From Ironman and his Angel!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Wouldn't it be nice to be a child again,

and only have to make decisions like

the color of your tootsie pop

or which park to play at?

And sit in swings built just for you...

just close your eyes and let your face feel the wind...

and rock two fabulous ponytails?

Have not a care in the world...

like the fact that your sportin' some lingering breakfast on your face.

Or laugh out loud for no reason

while knowing the sky is your limit...


to be two again.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Seven of the Eight Cutest Kids I Know!

My parents have some pretty good lookin' grandkids!

Don't cha think?!?!

(We were just missin' Baby A, who's not feelin' car trips lately!
We know how that goes!!)

Danny is actually back there somewhere holding up Zoey!)

I just love these kids!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Treadmill Table

I'm so glad someone in our family uses the treadmill.

Makes me feel a whole lot better about having one.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Just plain Zoey?

Adorable, right?

That's what I was thinking too...

But little do you know what was going on "behind the scenes" of this little "photo shoot" today.

I'm amazed I got any shots at all!

I'm telling you, this girl is stubborn. Stubborn and very independent.

Does what she wants, when she wants, and will let you know with avengence when it's not done when and where she wants it to be done!

These photos were taken on her terms (as most things are in her life) and she does not take direction. at. all.

The whole plan was to model this cutie patootie dress I made for her yesterday (which by the way is safety pinned and cinched with clothes pins in the back, because it's HUGE!), then venture across the street to a park to play.

But things did not go quite as planned and after several, I mean many, many, meltdowns and attempts to run into the middle of the street, we packed it in and went home.

Terrible two's or just plain Zoey?

I don't know, but I hope this phase is over very soon! (Please or please be a phase!)

It's a good thing she is so darn cute! My patience runs very thin recently.

So, is your two year old giving you a run for your money lately, or is it just me?!?!?!?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Toof-less Boy

Yesterday, Braedan had a little dental procedure...

Which included the pulling of FOUR of his teeth!


I knew that it was possible they would pull at least one, but imagine my surprise when the dentist came out and handed me four!

WARNING: Next picture shows the gnarley teeth, so beware!

They pulled the other of his top front tooth, his two bottom front teeth and the gnarliest looking molar I have seen!

Check this sucker out! Root and all!

The staff was fabulous though and he came out of anesthesia quite nicely (especially compared to the boy in the other room who screaming like a banchee and trying to rip his IV out! Yowsa!)
He was quite ready to get home and as always, there's nothing a little Happy Meal won't fix...he hadn't eaten since 10pm the night before and we didn't get home till 2:30pm.
He's quite the trooper.

So after lazing around on the couch the rest of the day, he got ready for bed by pulling out his tooth fairy pillow.

And counted them one by one...

that's right! The tooth fairy would have four to pick up tonight!

I've never seen anyone happier to lose four teeth!

He made sure to tuck it under his pillow nice and snug...

and wasn't sure if he could help from peaking if she came before he fell asleep.

Let's just say he discovered she had come at 1:30 in the morning and immediately ran into our room to tell us! It took him a while to calm down, go back to his room and fall asleep, but when he woke back up, he had not forgotten! This "toof-fairy" as he now pronounces it with a few less teeth, was quite generous and he has informed me that there needs to be a trip to Toys R Us as soon as I pick him up from school today!

He deserves it! He may have that window for quite some time!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Little Boys

What is it about little boys and the outdoors?

You give them a chore

that involves a little water

maybe a little bubbles

and they put all their effort into it

to make that car spotless.

Maybe it had a little to do

with the pressure washer

you allow him to use when the chore is complete

that may or may not resemble a weapon that little boys just love to play with.

Maybe that had a little something to do with the enthusiasm.

This wasn't even our car. It was his nana's and he was helping his papa wash it.

All boy this one. Every single ounce of him.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Too good to be true...

It's too good to be true that I got these shots of Zoey sitting perfectly still looking at the camera and even a few laugh out loud shots! I had no candy, no chair, no one particularly funny was how did I get these shots?

While she was happily perched on daddy's shoulders! And when I needed her to smile, he tickled her! Worked out perfectly!! And will definitely be a method we use in the future!

I LOVE how they turned out! A perfect fall photo shoot!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010