Friday, April 30, 2010

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Yep. We still need to fill in part of the fence, but we're getting there!

Aww. Wonky eye.

Look at his cheeks!

She was scared of this slide last year.

No problem now!

"One . . . two . . . THREEEEEEE!"

Just a small portion of Fort La Play Porte.

That slide was "too big."

This is what Henry and I were doing.


She wrote a melody while we were there, too.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hey, It's Okay Tuesdays

My gal pal, Sara, does this on Tuesdays, and today, I felt the urge to join her. I don't know that I'll be able to pull this off every Tuesday (nor would you want me to since I'm, like, a boring, mom-lady), but I think it sounds like a good time. See this link for her most recent Hey, It's Okay Tuesdays.

Hey, it's okay . . .

. . . to consider and reconsider getting on Twitter because your Facebook feed is just not cutting it when it comes to feeding your need for voyeurism.

. . . to celebrate the fact that you got a shower, even if it wasn't solo.

. . . to want to abandon work and run off into the hills with your kids.

. . . to wish that one of those kids could actually run instead of you having to carry and/or sling his heavy bum (but not wish it too hard).

. . . to want your kids to nap (because if they don't, they become replaced by scary, little demons), but secretly want them to wake up so that you can take them to the park because you actually have time to do it.

. . . to have absolutely no focus or motivation because you're not sleepin' much.

. . . to long (at least a little bit) for the day when "sleeping in" is later than, like, 6:45 a.m.

. . . to let your kid nap with two penguins—even if one of them really needs to be stashed at all times for emergency reasons.

. . . to think that baby food tastes good.

. . . to recognize that your kid's cuteness is mostly for his own self-preservation.

. . . to do what Sara is doin' just because she's cool.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Design Blog Posts

Gasp! I have new posts on the design blog here and here.

Bailey's Baptism

Mom, Dad, Henry, and Aunt Julie

Henry and Aunt Julie


Nora being still for a millisecond.

A gaggle of nieces and nephews.

Jerm and Marlene (they're holding little Bailey).

Nora wanted to sit on Granddad's lap.

There's Bailey!

Look at that gown!

Henry's doin' well with Julie here, and Nora is curled up in Dad's lap.

Jennifer, Molly, Reagan, and Ben.

Nora, Willis, and Henry. Killian is in the background along with Mary Shine.



Willis struggling to keep the kids from shrieking.

Nora took this pic.

And this one.

And this.

And this.

Then, she got her swerve on at the reception.

She slept well that night.

Henry and Willis.

Watching Nora dance.

Good times!