Saturday, August 30, 2008

5's a crowd

Sunday after a long day at church (that should have been the first clue this was not a good idea) and with no pre-planning (the second clue) we decided to snap a few quick family pictures with a friend of mine. We needed one (we haven't had one taken for 3 years now -which shouldn't have been the third clue), and we had three other people who needed one for projects they were working on. So I figured, what better time! It wasn't until we were in the thick of it that I remembered why.... 5 is a crowd when it comes time to taking group pictures. Atleast these 5 are. We did end up with ONE that was okay, and a bunch that would have been good, except.. notice who's not there? Most of what we ended up with where the ones we would have to crop Her out because of the "funny" stuff she was pulling. I'm one for candid personality shots and all, but these were more than that. And to give her some break, the lighting really wasn't that great. O-well. We'll give it a try again some other day year!

Friday, August 29, 2008

One of my favs.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A hurricane and a day

Thank you to the hurricane, we finally got some rain here. And it was a good hard rain for most of the day. And the next day. Once it tamed down just a little, the kids decided to head out with their umbrellas. Oh the mess to clean up when it's time to come in! I forgot what Georgia clay does to clothes. I guess we have some new play clothes at our house!

I will say, it was a blast taking pictures of the girls (Bug was there, but for some reason, I focused on the girls this day)without them even paying attention to me. And I enjoyed showing them how to walk in the water barefoot, just like when I was a kid!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

So you think you can... dance?

So Nutmeg really wanted me to take pictures of her in her "dance costume" and her "dance mat". Or in other words, Brittany Spears and yoga mat. Yoga she has seen, but NO she has not seen Brittany!
Or so I hope. And you should have seen the poses she pulled out. On second thought, maybe she has seen her somewhere.
Sigh. Atleast I have some good black mail pictures! The last two are keepers though!

Monday, August 25, 2008

I went inside to put Ase down for a nap, to come back out with BUG mowing the lawn! He did the entire yard himeself! The turns were a little hard for him, but he did it.

All of it!

Is he really that big? I guess the bigger question is: how long is he still going to think it's fun to mow the lawn? ;) Oh, and don't you love the earplugs?!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

What happens if.....

You take a two year old, a cord, a keychain and an outlet? Give up?

The plug and the keychain actually were "welded" together and took some doing to get apart. We didn't have any power on our top floor for quite some time and she won't go NEAR the outlets now. She's never played with them before, but I guess when you have two older siblings you watch, you're bound to be taken by the curiosity at some point. Poor thing. It actually sounded like glass breaking through the entire house. Oh, the relief of knowing everything worked out okay... once she realized this same thing.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

First Day of school has come

and gone. It really started on Monday, but I'm a little slow recovering from the lack of sleep (aka, me getting up before 8 am!). I am most definitely am a night owl, and will need to rework my 1 am bedtime. Back to the kids... they love being in school and Ase loves having the house to just the two of us for atleast the 3 days Nutmeg goes. It's been quite a change here, but one I think we can all get used to! I tried to take some quick pictures of the kids before school. Bug cooperated until the sprinklers turned on, so we got ONE of him and, well, you know how the other one works. I think we just talked about her and pictures a few days ago. Well, lets just say this was the best of them all. She just wouldn't give me anything else. Ahhhh, love that girl. Really- I do.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ham anyone?

Oh wait, that's my kid! I don't know what it is, but anytime I try to snap a quick photo of Nutty here, she decides she's either going to run, or pull a face. It's near impossible to get an acutal picture of her. There is no such thing as "candid". You have to beg and plead to get her to stick around, without the antics. I happened to be looking back through some photos and couldn't help but laugh at her. I guess those faces are good for something! I figured we could all use a smile!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

half a dozen

This kid has given us probably the easiest six years any kid will give a parent. He still is the most mellow and agreeable kid you'll meet. His sisters both adore him, and he makes friends easy (as long as they initiate the contact). I really am proud of this kid. He has grown so much over the last year, and I'm sure he's only going to grow more over the next. I am so proud to say he is my kid. He's the one that makes you feel you must be doing something right as a parent! I do love this little man. He has now started playing tennis, which he loves, so hopefully we have found a sport he'll feel comfortable playing! He loves basketball, but I just don't think he's aggressive enough. Poor thing! The girls will love him a few years though!

Happy Birthday Bug!