Wednesday, February 28, 2007

We love that's it warm and light enough to be outside when Daddy gets home from work. They have soo much fun and I get a break plus I can usually sneak off and cook dinner uninterrupted, which is luxury indeed.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I've been getting some ummm resistance to my lack of posting lately. There's several reasons. The main one being that last week was just beautiful, brilliantly sunny with highs almost in the 70's. We blew bubbles, worked in the flower beds , flew kites, went for walks and threw rocks in the creek. It was like the girls had never seen the back yard before. I swear they were practically frolicking. The second reason was that my lenses were filthy, I wasn't getting any clear shots. Pathetic, eh? What's worse is that I had to drive an hour to get some lens cleaner. The last reason? Just take a look. We're having a little problem looking at the camera lately. If, IF they happen to look this is what I get. The rest of the time, they're oblivious. So since my current victims er I mean subjects are done with me and I'll just happen to be in Texas in a couple of weeks you guys might want to watch out. Hide while you can.

Monday, February 26, 2007

How can you tell if you've had a sucessful painting session? Do you have any non painted body parts?
Yes? Better keep at it.
This weed and I were having a lovely time in the backyard. The light was gorgeous, the wind was low, we were happy. I guess my children couldn't handle it, they snatched the poor thing from the earth and blew it's little fuzzies off.
Such good litlle Mommies ?

Even the giraffe like the new fish.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I came upon this the other day. I think most of you are aware how Evie marches to the beat of her own drum and how she is definitely a square peg. It bothered me for a while, I wondered if I made it happen by being my strange self and buying her funny toys and not letting her watch normal t.v., all those things I get teased about. As a matter of fact I remember crying the first time she got made fun of, we were at Auntie K's and she was running in a circle wearing(over her clothes!) a cape, hula skirt and burger king crown and snorting. But now? It just tickles me. She is such a creative soul. If you can't tell, that's a mermaid princess in a hammock under a chair in our dining room. I find little tableau's like this all the time but I was impressed with this one. She tied a scarf to make the hammock! I'm not certain when, or how she learned to tie knots but it's sure fun for me. Hahah, that was sarcastic because you know just because she tie them doesn't mean she can untie them!
So anyway I was reading a book last night and I found something I wanted to share. It was a sermon in just a random novel. The Language of Sycamores by Lisa Wingate (sent to me by my book fairy!). The preacher stands up and he has four buckets; three of them are old rusted things with holes in them and one is brand new and shiny. He holds them up and asks which you would rather be? All shiny and new or old and rusty? Well the story he tells is that he picked them up back of the church from the sandbox area after a heavy rain. The one that is all shiny and new and perfect had held the water until it became stagnant and black and the grass around it and under it was brown and dry. The old imperfect ones on the other hand had lots of holes that let water flow through into the ground, leaving their insides clean and the grass green. The book says "It's the same with people . It's those little nicks and dents and imperfections of spirit that allow us to flow out into a thirsty world. It's our scars that allow us to relate to the scars of others, our suffering that that connects us to others that suffer." The preacher asked which you would rather be, perfect or imperfect and he held up the shiny new bucket so you could see the nasty black mold growing on the inside of it and then he showed the clean insides of the old rusted imperfect containers. Perfect or imperfect?
Isn't that a lovely thought?

Monday, February 12, 2007

hrh Evelyn Grace turns four.

Thank you everybody! She had a wonderful weekend and really enjoyed all the cards and presents she got in the mail.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Crayon feet

Our bathtub bathroom is right behind where I have my backdrop set up. They think it's fun to torture Mama and sit and behave while they are inappropriately attired. Will they do it when I have them dressed all cute and hair done? Nope.

What can I say about these? Why? I mean really. Why?

Monday, February 05, 2007

Miss E is becoming quite the artist. Recently she did a family portrait, can you pick yourself out? There was Momma, Daddy, Poppa, Ali and Weston. And Jaq-jaq too! Oddly enough, she couldn't draw Mimi because "she at Mimi house"?

One of Meri Rose, just for fun. We're all pretty sick today but sick babies are just the worst - she's so pitiful!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Snow Day!

We had so much fun! The girls didn't even care that I couldn't find mittens or that their poor little feet were bootless, cold and wet doesn't bother them. We were upset Daddy had to go into work, we think it totally stinks that they closed the plant down but salaried people had to go in. I know I could have used help with that pathetic excuse for a snowman. Shhh, don't tell but I added eyes in photo shop and he was mighty cold with out his scarf, I'm a bad snowman maker, what can I say? We of course had to go inside and have hot cocoa but unfortunately unlike everyone else in a 60 mile radius, I forgot to go the store and get bread and milk. So how do you make cocoa without milk? First you have to be really strange and keep things like powered milk around, then you have to pretend like you don't care about calories and add a bunch of cocoa powder and powdered sugar then add hot water - voila hot chocolate. Mm mm tasty!