Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Where the wild things roam.

It was a wild Monday...

Where to begin.... humm

Ok let's see I live in the middle of a very developed neighborhood and Monday am we had a house or rather yard guest. Sorry the picture is not closer. This is when you need more than a point and shoot.

Camera not gun.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sweet Seven

Truman is 7 months old, he is as I have said before the absolute best baby. I just can not get enough of kissing those chunky cheeks.

Happy as can be!

As a 3rd child there are few baby toys left, but do not feel sorry for him. Who needs toys when you can play with the apples.

"If I look right at her will she see me going for the apples?"

He takes after his big brothers and just loves the pool.

I do think he is looking a lot like Davis did at this stage.

Davis @ 7 months

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hannah Montana

Last week Ward went away on a little Continuing Ed/Flyfishing trip. We had talked about it with the boys and about how Daddy was going to go away for a few days and that he would be fishing in Montana.

Right after Ward took off for the airport Davis came back in the house and said
"Daddy is taking a plane to Hannah Montana and he is going to go flyfishing". Uh, yeah... no more Disney Channel for you.

Ward with a fish, a cut-throat something....

Ward and his guide Heidi

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy 1/2 Birthday Baby D

Posting a little late, but hey. Last week we celebrated Davis 1/2 birthday. He turned 3 1/2 and enjoyed his favorite dinner (Chicken and Fries, which he eats every night) and a little 1/2 Birthday cake! This has really turned into one of our favorite family traditions. The 1/2 birthday child gets to pick what they would like for dinner and we celebrate with a little cake. But really, do you need an excuse to celebrate with cake? Uh,NO! We are always looking for a reason to have cake. We even have a Birthday cake at Christmas for Jesus. Let me just say, I get a large number of disapproving looks when I am pushing my cart on Christmas Eve in the grocery with a Spiderman Cake that says "Happy Birthday Jesus".... Here in the South I guess that is sacrilegious. But we love to celebrate with cake and would be happy if you'd join us.
Happy 1/2 Birthday Davis!

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Honestly....True Honesty, so before you decide on THREE!

ok, I will admit that a lot of this holds true in our household. I would say well over 1/2. Another mommy of 3 sent it to me. I laughed out loud I hope you will too! I added my own comments, of course....

1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy.
2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.
3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes. Do they make regular clothes??

Preparing for the Birth:
1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.
2nd baby: You don't bother because you remember that last time, breathing didn't do a thing.
3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month. (although from the 1st pregnancy I looked for the at home epidural when I went to buy the at home pregnancy test)

The Layette:
1st baby: You pre-wash newborn's clothes, color-coordinate them, and fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau.
2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones with the darkest Stains.
3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they? (actually Tru only wears onezies, we sold everything else to start his college fund)

1st baby: At the first sign of distress--a whimper, a frown--you pick up the baby
2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn.
3rd baby: You teach your three-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing. (A 5 & a 3 year old together make an 8 year old - an 8 year old can babysit right?)

1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go home and wash and boil it.
2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some juice from the baby's
3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in. (Sorry lesson learned, no paci, I will pay for the dental work later, I refuse sleepless nights when babe sleeps thru without feeding but wakes up looking for paci)

1st baby: You change your baby's diapers every hour, whether they need it or not.
2nd baby: You change their diaper every two to three hours, if needed.
3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees. (This can not be more true, 'nough said)

1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, Baby Zoo, Baby Movies and Baby Story Hour.
2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.
3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the Dry cleaners. (no, three is too hard to tote, I order everything online & who needs dry cleaning anyway)

Going Out:
1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home five times.
2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where you can be reached.
3rd Baby: You leave Instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood. (and only come home a good hour after she has confirmed everyone is asleep)

At Home:
1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.
2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older child isn't
squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.
3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children (as I am doing now)

Swallowing Coins (a favorite):
1st child: When first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the hospital and demand x-rays.
2nd child: When second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for the coin to pass.
3rd child: When third child swallows a coin you deduct it from his allowance! (no, he just has to wear that diaper a little longer)

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Just Lovin' the Bumbo

There are some stages that I LOVE with my little ones.

And there are some that I do not love so much.

Such as when the little one starts eating baby food.

I mean really - at this point I could not take him out and hose him off "what would the neighbors think???"

But thank the Heavens for the BUMBO! Who knew - The Bumbo floats!

And while there is a warning not to place the bumbo on elevated surfaces, there is NOT a warning such as "not for use as a life preserver". Don't get me wrong, I would never use it to save someone who was drowning - but maybe it should have a warning... Like the preparation H tube that states "not for oral use".
Ya just never know.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fireworks and Friends Galore

What a wonderful 4th of July weekend we had. We spent the entire 3 day weekend celebrating with friends and fireworks.

We started off by heading to a Grizzly baseball game on Thursday night. This is a baseball league made up of college aged kids, faces we are sure to see in the minors soon. The boys had a blast running up and down in front of the stands, hanging out by the dugout (no wait that was me at the dugout, hahah). There was a fantastic fireworks display after the game and then the boys got to run the bases and get players autographs. It was a late night but such a blast.

Chizzel videos the crowd with Davis at his heels.

Seth, Grace & Davis show off their tats!

The Ginthers

The Stroupes and The Robinsons with Tru

Me, Tru, Grace & Davis

Max & Gage enjoy some messy ice cream

We spent 4th of July at the pool playing with friends and then headed to the Callicutts for dinner and fireworks. It was fun to see my husband with 2 of his buddies running around setting off (illegal) fireworks. I say illegal because our state does not allow personal fireworks aside from smoke bombs and sparklers. But our neighbor state is only 10 miles away so we make a run there to purchase. I get a kick out of my rule follower hubby breakin' the law!

We only had one mishap this year. A roman candle that shot out at us rather than into the sky. But everyone took cover and it put a new slant on the roman candle.

All red-eyed
Gage, Davis & David

Tina and Baby D

Crazy D

Cheap sparklers or rather "smokers"

Ashley looking adorable

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Would my bumm....

look this good with a monster face on it??? Well, uh no. But for a baby I just find it totally cute! This is from one of my favorite organic lines of clothing. They are soft and wash so well.
And are well, just so gosh darn cute.

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Friday, July 4, 2008

Blast from the Past - A few years of Celebrating the 4th

Gage & Maddie 2005

Davis 1st 4th of July

Maddie, Davis, Gage & Ethan 2005

Give a 2 year old some fireworks 2007

Davis does a "sparkley"

"Hold your ears Davis, here comes the boom" 2007

Aunt Tina & Baby D with Taylor 2007

Dean & Gage 2006

Mrs. Karen & Kurt 2006 on the Lake

Buddies celebrating the 4th on the Lake

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