Thursday, July 31, 2008

timber down

I am so excited. We are finally getting our backyard put together. Someplace for the kids to be able to go outside and play. Someplace that has a fence and grass. Up until now it's been nothing but a fire hazard and a bug incubator. We are finally clearing all that out. In the process we ended up taking out 6 trees. That was really sad, but we put in 10 more along the back. So in a few years, it won't be quite so vacant back there. The kids can't wait until they can actually walk on the new sod (pictures will come, don't you worry!), they actually call it "super grass". It's cute. Two weeks and they can have at it!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

You got me, again.

Okay, so I was tagged a LONG time ago, and have been trying to avoid eye contact ever since. So I'll just get this off my chest....

6 random things about me...
1~ Cannot stand feet. Ugh.
2~ Cannot share cereal. If Matt takes a bite of it, I'm done with the bowl. Silly really
3~ I REALLY want to learn to break dance. Badly.
4~ Cannot force myself to go to bed before 11 pm. I just can't.
5~ I don't like chocolate, or vanilla. I'm not trying to be difficult or anything!
6~ My nickname growing up was Jonsey. I actually thought it was my middle name through most of grade school.

There you go. So you read, you've got it on you now!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Two eyes, two ears, two hands and two feet

And now two years!

I can't believe my "baby" is already two. I know we all say this with every birthday for each of our kids. But for some reason the speed of time never ceases to amaze. Ase is such her own little person. She has got to get into something requiring a lot of bouncing around everywhere like a spaz, because she has enough of that plus some. It'll be fun to see what she ends up doing. Danceing, Cheer (if we stay in the south probably since that is HUGE here), Gymnastics, the Circus... who knows! And she is all girl. She loves dancing, stuffed dolls, making stuffed dolls dance, and anything pretty. She was trying so hard to be "pretty" in this picture she didn't even want to move. It cracked me up. So we have a very serious, but underneath that a very happy two year old.

I will say she is the quickest kid we've had yet. She pickes up on things SO fast. She already pumps herself on a swing for goodness sake. I am still trying to help the older two to get that down! And her favorite thing to do right now is tell knock-knock jokes. No kidding. And you think they're not funny when a 5 year old tells them. Try a two year old's. We've all got that courtesty laugh down around here!

So there's my Ase. She is the most fun, outgoing little kid I've known. But of course there's always the other side to that, but we won't go there! We didn't get a lot of good photos from the birthday "party" because there were too many kids trying to help(aka, brother and sister) and Ase not pausing for a second to breath.

O-well. A cake picture is good enough.

ZZ top

So here is the cake I made Ase for her birthday. She LOVES zebra's, so it was the natural choice. The hair was the part that was the most fun. Good thing we all love black licorice here!

But of course I had to add some "tradition" we'll call it to the cake. I didn't want to do anything too disturbing to the outside on this one....

so I didn't it on the inside. The kids thought it was pretty cool that when you cut it open it looked like blood. Nice. And we incourage this in our kids?!

Sunday, July 20, 2008


I had the privilege of taking photos yesterday for family, and I'd dare say they turned out pretty good, despite the constant complaints! This boy did not want photos taken, no matter what. But even after it was done he said it wasn't that bad. Only 5 minutes and 27 frames. That's a lot quicker than trying to work with my kids!
The last is more the expression I saw in 97% of the other photos! Lets just say it shows.... personality!

It feels good to get some of those creative juices flowing again. Whew!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Late, but here

So I finally am posting again. I don't know what happened to me here, but I just didn't make it onto the computer. Yikes! I know these pictures are old, but I just loved them all the same. Ase loved the sparklers, but when the fireworks showed up, the last picture is how she spent the entire hour. Poor thing! As wild as she is, I didn't think they'd even bother her... but they did!

Until next year