Wednesday, February 25, 2009

look, cavities!

today was the lucky day that both little people got to go to the dentist for check-ups. this was william's 4th time and wes' 1st. william thinks the dentist is awesome. i was a little nervous about the 1st-timer, though.

video games in the waiting room got us in the right frame of mind...

getting to watch scooby-doo on the ceiling (and wear the "earmuffs" to hear it) make getting your teeth cleaned a breeze!

no earmuffs for this kid! although, i had to pin his arms down, he only cried for a minute.

and, then he made a beeline for the door as soon as i put him down. it didn't matter that he got stickers and a new toothbrush. he was done with that place!

all that said, we had 2 perfect reports with no cavities and no issues at all. and in 6 months, we'll see if we can do it all over again...maybe with a little less noise next time!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

happy february...

from the king of hearts...

and prince wes (with sidekicks - "momo" and puppy)

Thursday, February 19, 2009


chase and i got to get away for a day and go to memphis to the st. jude tennis tournament this past weekend. honey came up and kept the little people (thanks, honey!), so we could enjoy a sporting event without carrying along marshmallows, raisins, pretzels, goldfish, suckers, sippy cups, and spending much $$$$ at the concession stand to keep them entertained! while we did enjoy the sampras/hewitt match, i didn't quite know what to do with myself since the 80 year old woman beside me sat relatively still and didn't need me to take her to the bathroom. good thing, too, because she was a rebel, and i totally would have passed on that opportunity.

anyway, while i was there, i noticed a few things that got me to thinking:

1) if you are a spectator at the tourament, is there really a need to wear your tennis shoes (i'm not talking running shoes...i mean wilson brand tennis playing shoes) or your tennis skirt with matching shirt/sun-visor/socks/jacket/jewelery/etc.? do you really think the line judge is going to stop play and ask you to come on the court and show off your skills? do you really think anyone else at the event cares that you play tennis? trust me...if i have a chance to watch pete sampras run around a court or you...i'm gonna go for the guy that's actually won a few majors.

2) why does a 50 year old man feel the need to shove 10 year old kids out of the way to get an autograph? seriously, what are you going to do with that scribble? go home and frame it and put it beside your bed so you can kiss it goodnight every night? can you please let the kids be the kids and have fun with their oversized tennis balls and sharpies without getting knocked to the ground by the likes of you?

3) why is it so hard for a group of people to walk? i mean, they open the walk in. keep moving, people!! stop lolly-gagging around! the preggo woman behind you has to GO TO THE BATHROOM, so please get out of the way!!

4) corky's has some really good bbq were right, jenny ruth!

so, there you have it. if you need any more assistance with your etiquette at these types of events, please let me know. my hormonal, preggo self will be glad to tell you how it is!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


we're back at it! william still loves it. wes...not so much. but, throw him in the pool, and he can float like a champ. we're still working on the swimming part! he only goes for about 2 seconds before he flips back over because he wants to float. baby steps!! :)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

happy birthday, jack!

this weekend, our friend/neighbor jack, turned 3! saturday was the most beautiful day that we have had in a while. you couldn't have asked for a better day to have a birthday party in your backyard! and, while there were hot dogs, cupcakes and just didn't compare to the fun outside!

the big slide...

knox, william and mont showing their skills...

wes couldn't quite make it up the ladder on the slide, so he opted for the next best thing!

and, did anyone realize ginger was so agile??

in all of my pictures, i managed to not get any of the birthday boy (unless you count the back of his head as he's climbing up the slide). but, we had a great time at your party, jack! can't wait to see what's in store for next year!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

my little ramen noodle freak

shoveling it in...

when the fork stops doing its job fast enough, just drop it and go old school...

i can only hope that his love for this 25 cent meal lasts through his teenage years!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009