Saturday, October 20, 2012


Well, it has happened. Anyone who remembers what my first vehicle was will appreciate the fact that I am finally a soccer mom! Joshua has enjoyed being an Orange Rocket this season. Unfortunately, I have not taken any action shots so far. It might be because I am so busy running up and down the field cheering for him... Or it might be because I am carrying Lanie and taking Ellie up the hill to the bathroom. Either way, I will try to get at least one shot before the end of the season!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hotel breakfast

Lanie style! We spent the night in Arkansas during our trek to David's cousin's wedding. It was about as easy to feed Lanie in the living room chair as it was to feed her in the dining room high chair. Our kids loved the "ga-tell", as Ellie calls it!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Little princess

Oh dear. Lanie has enjoyed sitting up lately. She likes her new perspective. Apparently, she is also learning to express her wants. I sat her down with a big book and watched this play out. Joshua was watching a show next to her, and she started to fuss as she looked to the side. He handed her a toy, she turned to the side and continued fussing. He handed her another toy, and they repeated this until he had given her the very toy that had caught her eye. So I may not spoil her, but someone else already has...! Very sweet!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Dear Lanie,

We are going to HEB this morning, so if you can possibly avoid screaming the entire time we are there, your siblings and I would greatly appreciate it. It really is a wonderful grocery store, and there is no reason the produce section should hear you from the dairy section!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Loves and Hates

Elle-Belle is a very passionate young lady. She either really loves things or really doesn't love them. Some things she loves are toenail (tay-tails) polish, babies, going (anywhere), bath night, buckles, bags, dresses, hummus, and Joshua. (Though not necessarily in that order.) Things she really doesn't love include rushing, having certain things done for her, "fuzzes", (don't get me started!), and not getting her way right away... Hey, she is two!

Sunday, June 3, 2012


When the weather got Warner, we had a couple of picnics. In the backyard, at the park, our kids love picnics! Ellie has a toy picnic basket, (thanks, Albuquerque crew!), and she and Joshua enjoy pretending to picnic as well. They also pretend to picnic in bed. I went in to remind Ellie to sleep at nap time, and she was very busy arranging her animals around their picnic blanket. You will be glad to know that she had also changed every animal's diaper...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Here is Joshua's costume from yesterday when I went to get the kids in the morning. He was being an astronaut. :)