Thursday, July 31, 2008

Scrappin fanatic or scrappin frantic???

Reason for no recent blogs... crazy scrapbooking!! Ava's 1st birthday is in a week and I have been trying frantically to get her 1 year in review book done. This is somewhat of a tradition for our family. At the kids' 1st birthday I always try and have a month by month scrapbook of their constantly changing faces, for friends and family to "ooo" and "aww" over on their special day. And never fails, I always leave myself way too little time to finish. 2 weeks ago I began this massive project. Note to self: Please try to not begin a huge project with too little time to finish. Do I not learn or do I strive under pressure? Who knows. I do know that in the next week my hands will be burnt from glue gun overuse and my fingers sore from journaling sweet little quips. Wish me luck on finishing...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ta Daaaaa!!!

Scroll down to the bottom and pause music to hear video easier...Funny stuff!

An afternoon of boredom and too hot to play in the yard, led us to build a secret tunnel in the toy room. This is a side of Maddox that few people see, but mommy and daddy see often!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

How can you say No, no"??

Seriously. How can anyone say no to this toothless adorable grin?? Ava has reached the age of forever curiousity. Touching all kinds of shiny, blinky bright buttons that are on daddy's very expensive electronics or busy hands trying to open mommy's perfume drawer ( never too early to smell like a princess), I find myself smiling as I am saying "NO, no" to my tiny princess. I cannot help myself. Sometimes I am even giggling at her! As a mother of 2 little busy boys, I know that smiling, giggling and laughing are sending the 1 year old very mixed messages, but how can I help myself... just look at her!!! It has already begun, not even a year old and she is already getting anything she wants by looking at me in her little precious irresistible way and smiling, then jibbering some unintelligible phrase... I am a goner!!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Water fun, ice cream, and the 4th

Summer Fun

The above are recent pics of the kiddos that I have taken over the last week while celebrating the 4th with homemade ice cream and lots of splishin' and splashin'. I asked Jackson what he like better, the big neighborhood pool or the backyard slip n' slide?? He quickly said, "slip n' slide." Cheap fun is good fun! Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

And it shall be called Americus

At 4:30 am on July 4th, , my husband awoke to sharp back pain and we all ended up in the ER shortly thereafter. Leaving the ER at approximately 7:00 am, we then knew that the next couple of days were going to be very tough for my Danno...he had a kidney stone. Feeling from good to worse and then back again most of the next 2 days, we experienced fireworks of a different kind at our home. I spent most of Friday and Saturday keeping the kids out of the house so daddy could rest. Playing at our neighborhood pool or on the the slip n slide, I have some great pics of water fun, but am still playing catch up from the weekend. Jackson, concerned and nervous at one point, came into our bedroom and laid next to daddy telling him that if he prayed to God, he would make him feel better. He then preceded to tell everyone in our driveway Friday evening that his daddy had a rock on his back and wasn't feeling well. (so sweet) Danno gave birth to Americus Saturday evening and is still experiencing some discomfort. Thank god for Lortab! After an appointment to see the doctor Monday, we now know that Americus was quite an addition. The doc's exact words were, "Wow, I can't believe you actually passed that." Ouch!!!
We are so glad that our sweet Daddy is feeling better than he was and maybe next weekend we'll have more fun together.