Thursday, May 26, 2011

We're going on a 'Fari...

...they announced to me when they got up from naps. We read a story about kids on a SAFARI a while ago...I wondered how long it would take before they 'ventured off.

Here he is with "lion catchers"...courtesy of the library reading program.  Bet they didn't know that slinkies were doubling as Safari gear this year....teehee.
Here is the fearless leader of the hunt.  She has the map...that makes her the leader, ya know. 
MomE cleaned up all the downed twigs and leaves from our tornado watch of yesterday.  Things were pretty hairy around here last night...but we were protected.  Praise the Lord.  We are praying for all those across America who are picking up the pieces that remain.

Monday, May 23, 2011


"On your mark, SET GET, go!!!"
They've been having bouncy ball contests/races all morning...and playing so very well together.  This is nice...and I'm trying to notice and be thankful when they are playing well together.
Yes, the shoes are on the wrong feet...He has a 50/50 chance of getting that right...but well...he's still 3 ya know!
Emmer-bean evidently takes after MomE...who has trouble keeping her eyes open when having her picture taken...but this was SO cute with Mr. Brother peaking around her...that I had to share it anyway.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My Lefty Card Maker...

Emma has been on a writing kick lately.  She's even agreeing to go left to right across the page...which is an improvement.  *sigh* I do NOT understand the left-handed mind!

We had the neatest talk about the difference between GrandPa and GrandMa...she's really getting it!  She got confused and wrote Grandpa, Grandma, Grandma on one card...and so...when she made the next one...

She wrote...Grandpa, Grandma, Grandma...Hey, practice is practice!  I'm so proud!! FYI- Don't expect the cards anytime soon ya'll...cuz she's never quite pleased with them...says they're not ready.  *sigh* a WHERE does she get THAT from!!?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


This is Lubby's new trick!  Are you ready?  

*Ahem*...I shall now make this tiny play soup can disappear!
TA-DAH!  Didn't see that comin' didja?  Yes, I'm just adorable and brilliant...keep clapping!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

First Zoo Trip of the Spring!

Adorable security picture!  AWWW!

The seals were sunbathing...we rarely see them out of the water.  Very neat!

MomE and Emma pretending to be FLAMINGOS!

His favorite...the RHINOS!

Her favorite...the ZEBRAS!

DadE and Emma pretending to be an ELEPHANT!

This glass had BETTER be strong.  This gave MomE heart palpitations.  Yes, I would take on a Cheetah to save my baby!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Everybody Hide...MomE's cleaning!!

This is Caleb's "hiding place" when I vacuum.  He's a great hider!!
"I really love to clean.  It's not anything compulsive, it's just that you can see a difference when you're through.  Not like raising kids or something that you're not sure how it's going to turn out for a couple of decades."  ~Jill Churchill, Farewell To Yarns

Monday, May 2, 2011

"Chalk it up"...

...comes from keeping score in a game on a blackboard. Metaphorically, it means that some factor has led to some sort of victory or accomplishment. Said sarcastically or derisively, it means that the thing leading to the accomplishment is unearned or to be deplored.
OR...I could just be talking about writing with chalk...everywhere...and anywhere...
...on the driveway, sidewalk, house, screenporch, face, hair, feet...argh.
Chalk it up to...the orneriness of the Sweet Boobahs.
Chalk it up for MomE's lessons on how to use a bucket of lestoil water and a rag...scrub a dub dub.