Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sam's birthday shenannigans (sp??):
One fish, 2 fish, red fish, blue fish--Sam gets a betta fish from the Oakesons :)
Making & launching a rocket with dad: Mom partying with Seth in the Moby:
Sam and his new power rangers swim-getup:
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Leah's 8!! Here she is with her impressive birthday cake:
Darn cute kids in their Christmas clothes:
With Uncle Ben:
Leah's dance recital:
Monday, October 27, 2008
Adam & Spencer celebrated their October 26th birthdays together with family, cake, ice cream, and presents (Spencer's favorite part).
Spencer won the "great pumpkin" contest from Harmon's grocery store! We entered the drawing several weeks ago for both Sam & Spencer. Last Saturday afternoon Harmon's called to tell us Spencer had won & that we had to pick up this gigantic pumpkin right away. Unfortunately, Spencer wasn't feeling very well and was in no mood for fanfare--or pictures. :) At least the other kids had a ball.
Funny enough, the very next day I lost Spencer again, and after several minutes of searching demanded that the whole family stop what they were doing to join the search. We searched another several minutes before finding Spencer hiding in the van, enjoying a handful of dripping otter pops. I'm slowly learning that when Spencer is missing i should first check all possible treat locations. Sigh. :)
So, I've been looking for my kitchen scissors for weeks now... going mad in the process. It's no wonder i didn't find them in the house--they were hanging from a tree in the front yard. Duh. I happened to see them as I walked by this morning. (Kids! You can't live with them, and you can't...welll... you know...) Look carefully at the first picture below to see if you can find them. The close up below (2nd picture) pinpoints their exact location.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
How do kids think of these ideas? (and WHY do they go through with them??!) How do they find the scissors that i can't seem to find when my life depends upon it? And most important of all: How did I miss this while supervising them through the kitchen windows??? Maybe I should get my vision checked!
Imagine my horror as I realized the extent of the damage and marched across the street, offending children in tow, to tell this child's mother! Thankfully her father answered the door, and was very understanding--in a sort of "what else can I do about it?" sort of way. His summary of the situation was this: "...well....I'd punish her, but it looks to me like the haircut is punishment enough...". Amen to that.
So check out the before and after pictures. First we have AJ...who thankfully had part of her hair held up with a pony tail so the destruction wasn't as complete as it could have been--although it was still incredible.
And here we have Sam. These pictures were taken right before we "fixed" his hair to look like Mr. Clean. The pictures don't really show the damage very well... but either way, he got off much easier than AJ did (SO SORRY Cory!!).
Now for AJ's "after" shots. The front actually turned out pretty cute--except the big chunk of bangs Sam took out. The back is....well....pretty short.
Sam's hair has never been this short. And, we would have had to shave him completely bald to match AJ's handiwork, but decided that this was good enough. It's a good thing his smile is so brilliant. The last picture makes me a little nervous, though, he's starting to look like some punk professional athlete...
Friday, June 20, 2008
And--not to disappoint... I've tossed in one picture of the boys too...