Saturday, January 28, 2012

before and after


(forgive the watery eyes...he couldn't quit sneezing)


it's like i have 3 new kids!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


he looks innocent, but he's the one who just dunked his brother's face in the bubbles.

and he's got that "who? me?" look down pat.  i'm in trouble.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

still awesome

this post was supposed to have been done earlier, but i got stuck.  in a book.  i know...i hear the jaws dropping right now.  i'm not one to get lost in a book.  it usually takes me forever to finish one, if i ever finish it at all.  i have driven my husband and mother crazy because i have no problem reading half of a book and not finishing because i'm not interested or don't like it.   but i started reading Unbroken, and i could not put it down.  wow.  go read that one.  (if a book recommendation comes from my's got to be fairly decent!!!)

anyway, last weekend we all went to the delta to celebrate some awesomeness.  if you recall, last year about this time we went to jackson to have a reunion and celebrate with chase's undefeated high school basketball team.  this year, it was my turn to celebrate with my undefeated people!!!  (i wonder how many husbands/wives can both claim that?!?)  15 years ago, these mustangs claimed victory every single time we stepped on the court together.

we knew each other inside and out, and we could have conversations with each other without saying a word.  it's unreal how much time we spent together.  so, it was kind of surreal being back to together with all my peeps...and all the children that have appeared!

we hung out for an hour or two before the game.  i have bunches of pictures of each individual family, but i'll skip all those for now.  (email me, leave a comment or facebook me if you want your picture, and i'll get it to you!!)

after a down-to-the-last-second win over the raiders from jackson academy, we all went out on the court to be introduced.  it was fun to be back out there with my team even if we weren't in uniform!  and after 15 years, i came to the conclusion that we are still just as awesome as ever!

Friday, January 13, 2012

curiosity killed the cat.

that didn't happen over here, though.  my curiosity led to pure awesomeness.

a few days ago, i came across something on the internet that caught my attention.  i'm not a do a craft/science experiment with your kid kind of person.  it's just not in my genes.  most of the time.  but this was too cool to pass up.   all that is needed is a bar of soap and a microwave.  you interested yet??

i have no idea where i saw this, but just let it be known that i am not the maker upper of the soap cloud.  however, i am now an expert soap cloud maker!

cut a bar of ivory soap into fourths.  i don't know why it has to be ivory soap, but it does.  and i do know why it has to be in fourths...just trust me here.  the website where i saw it said to cut it in fourths and not put a whole bar in the microwave, but i never said i wasn't stubborn.  cut it in fourths, ok??

then, put a fourth of the bar on a paper towel, and microwave it for a minute.  bam!  super excitement!!

excited about their soap clouds for bath time tonight!

most science experiments give some sort of conclusion or reason as to why the experiment happens like it does.  i have no conclusion.  i just know that it is cool to watch it grow, and it makes little people smile!  go try it!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

through the eyes of wes

wes is loving his camera.  next week is C show and tell at school.  i think i'll let him take his camera and see what kind of fun shots he can get from his classmates.  how can you not smile at a 4 year old holding a camera and telling you to say cheese??

all of these were from christmas day...

these were just some random shots i downloaded (it's kind of entertaining to me to see what his view from the backseat is like)....

see?  he's not too shabby behind the lens.  if he can just keep up with it and not break it, we'll be in business!  but the best part is that he's not afraid to hand the camera off to his brother and get in front of that lens!