Thursday, July 31, 2008

Beware of Barbers that wear Clip On Ties with Tank Tops...

He may look innocent enough...and the price may be right, but he tends to take off waaaayyyyy too much hair in the front. Just ask his latest client...

It's not all his fault that Ruby is sporting a new chin length bob with bangs (if you look really closely at the few hairs left in that general vicinity) Matthew found Ruby trying to cut her own he helped her so she wouldn't "mess it up and look weird".

Thank goodness for Cookie Cutters salon.

We're adjusting.

God is good. All the time.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

No We're Not Starting a Nudist Colony...and the 50th post!! we are, the 50th post! Any commenters will be entered into a drawing for a WEBKINZ! I'm not sure which one, I'll have to check my stash, but it will be new, with unused tags!

I wanted to dedicate this post to my Noah since he is usually absent from the photos, but we've been doing so much I feel the need to talk about everyone...but here is my "football star" as he calls himself!

Look out Notre Dame....Noah started football practice this week! Much to his very over protective worry wart mother's chagrin, HE LOVES IT! He is working out like a champion, trying to eat a healthier, more sport oriented diet, and even more importantly, bonding with his dad. Brian is VERY proud of how well Noah is doing. I am also very proud of my son. I can't believe the amount of running and exercising the boys have been doing. The coaches are like drill sergeants complete with "yes sir" after every question, and Noah is taking it all in stride. He is not very naturally athletically talented, but his heart is in the right place! I never thought I would see him doing the things he has done this week. I will never again underestimate that kid!!

Ricky also started football this week, although his first practice was today. I had to leave early as he was crying and begging me to take him with me. That boy who IS very athletically inclined does not like to do anything that isn't easy for him. He's also a little tender hearted, although when he's tearing through the house a mile a minute it's easy to forget that fact. Football will be good for him in other ways, and it's nice to give Noah the upper hand for once. He is usually in his brother's shadow in sports. This time, Noah is the one who's got it together. Yea Noah!

I've succeeded in potty training the girls for the most part. They wear underwear now, but the problem being, they prefer being naked. Thus the title! Here's Clara at the beach! And Ruby in the front yard... My neighbor asked me the other day if we had joined a Nudist Colony. (He was teasing!) I told him that we hadn't yet, as if we did, I would be naked too, and it's tough to sell houses in this neighborhood right now! I also told the poor guy that this was what he had to look forward to! He's a new daddy himself!

We just got back from a lovely kid filled visit with my bff Missy. The kids had a GREAT time and really didn't want to leave. Missy and I pretty much just hung out and enjoyed each other's company. Meems also whipped up a couple of dressed for the girls which they LOVE. Haven't been able to get them out of them since we got home! I did manage to wash them last night, but they put them right back on again this morning! Here are some pictures from my "vacation

Ricky's birthday party is this Sunday. Hard to believe he is turning seven already. After that, we'll be getting ready for our "real" vacation, which the boys still believe is to New Jersey. Tee hee!

Little voices are calling from upstairs (I'm pretty sure they're not in my head!)

Don't forget to leave a comment to win yourself a Webkinz!!

God is good. All the time.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Getting Close to 50....

I am getting dangerously close to my 50th post, which I guess in blog land means you are supposed to have some type of drawing and lovely hand made prize for a lucky commenter. I am not near so craftily talented as my friends, so I am quite thankful that most times the only person who comments is my sister. I can exclude her from winning since she is related to me. As for the rest of my commenters (few as they are) I don't think any of them are in need of anything produced by my hands! Besides...I need a new needle in my sewing machine.

Maybe I'll do a drawing for a Webkinz...who knows???

We had a lovely 4th, spending the afternoon and evening with dear friends and family. The boys were really disappointed about the cancellation of the Ford Lake fireworks, so Brian tried to make it up to them by buying as many fireworks as he could at Walmart. Truth be told, I think the dads had more fun with the fireworks than the kids...what do you think??

Here are Maurice, Brian and Donny trying to light as many fireworks as possible simultaneously in order to put on a big show for "the kids".

My sister let Bella attempt to spend the night. She had a blast (even though she didn't officially sleep over) and fit right in with our wild children.
Here's another shot of the gang
Although it may appear that Bella is in the process of being ignited, I can assure you dear sister that she was safely on the lawn...she was going back to her assigned spot as I snapped this picture!

Bella rejoined us on the 5th (bright and early I might add) for some swimming fun with the cousins. Yes, I know her swimsuit is on backwards, and so did she, but she thought it was "just fine". Who am I to argue?? My kids are usually naked!
Here's Clara in her new "cheese" pose. If I tell her to say "cheese" she holds her hands out like that. I'm hoping it's just a phase. Although to look on the bright side, at least she's holding still! Here's Ruby...or trouble as she should have been named. (Notice the hose in her hand!!) You know what they say about the baby of the family...

I've started to worry about the absence of Noah in my pictures. Being the oldest, he is always doing his own thing...I think I may have to dedicate my 50th post to just him. :)

Check back soon for more pics and the details of Bella's birthday party.

God is good. All the time.