Day 5

Today is day five of Timmy being down with some sort of bug. Took him the Dr Tuesday but Strep test came back negative. So it was the same ole same ole, its a virus, has to run its course. But man has it taken him down hard. He hasn’t eaten much at all in 5 days and he doesn’t really have any fat of the land to live off of like his momma does. He hasn’t done much except lay around and whine but did try to convince Tom he was fine and should be allowed to go to T Ball. I didn’t think it was possible but he appears to handle being sick even worse than his father. (But I still love him, both of them!)

We’re on a Roll

Last night Bryan rolled (tummy to back) FINALLY 🙂
He is a little behind on rolling but that’s because he is rarely able to be put down somewhere he is able to roll for safety reasons. (read 2 maniac brothers and 1 very small house)
He rolled 3 times but then I got the camera and of course then he wouldn’t do it again…

My bathing beauty

Is there anything cuter than a chubby baby in a bath? I think not!!

I shot this for practice with the lights I got. I still need more practice but what I think I need even more, is more room. I had our entire living full or tripods and backdrop. I really need to be able to get him out about 3 feet from the backdrop but there just wasn’t 3″ to spare let alone 3 feet.

brotherly love

oye! this moment was actually staged for a photo to represent sin in the VBS slideshow but its not an unfamiliar scene in our house.


Well the latest member of our ginormous extended family came a day before his scheduled arrival yesterday. Baby D was delivered via emergency C-section, June 18 at just shy of 8 pounds. He has a ton of hair and is OF COURSE adorable. You can count on seeing some photos of him soon, I know suprise suprise!

Isn’t he dreamy?

I had a friend do a painting for me from one of my favorite photos of Bryan. I asked for something sort of skyish, either moon/stars or clouds or something. And this is what she did and I think its AMAZING. I’m so in love with it!!!

One Day, Two Firsts

Yesterday was the first day of Vacation Bible School and the first TBall game.

I think both boys had a fun time at VBS, though we’re having a bit of behavior issue with Timmy. Johnny did great and both were excited about the things they did.
I am STILL exhausted and have 4 more days!! I was planning to take pictures but only got a couple and left my camera at church so my battery will probably die quickly today since it didn’t get charged.

And Tball went as expected. Both boys were in the “outfield” (as out as outfield goes in TBall) so they were playing in the dirt, twirling around etc. But both batted well and ran the bases well. Of course my camera (different camera) died after just a couple minutes so I’ll have to try again next week!

It’s official…

well it’s officially summer! Want to know how I know?
Because next Monday starts our week long Vacation Bible School at church.

This year I stepped up to head up the Preschool program. What does that mean…

Well in the last two days I’ve bought:

  • 60 chocolate pudding cups
  • 15 dozen sugar cookies
  • 500 5oz cups
  • 400 paper plates
  • 6 cans of cheese whiz
  • 2 boxes of crackers
  • 2 packages of baby wipes
  • 7 jump ropes
  • 2 packages of streamers
  • and that I am still in search of a dozen toy boats and toy people to put on said boats.

AND that I am supposed to know what is being done with these items…

Anyway its a cute theme, and should be tons of fun as usual. We have 30 preschooler coming. And if you’re in the area you’re invited to come out Friday evening and see the kids present a little of what they’ve learned.

Can I claim him?

I’ve known for a long time that Johnny (4 yrs) has a great imagination. Since he could walk and talk he would regularly be some character from TV of some random animal. And it was always required that anyone else only address him as his “character” if they desired a repsonce. This love of pretend play has continued and he loves to “play movies.” Last Christmas I walked past the boys bedroom and over heard a reenactment of an entire sceen from The Santa Claus word for word. But this latest development is a new one to me…his imaginary friend Jerry.
Now he will even tell you its his imaginary friend so no need to worry that I need to rush him to the shrink or anything. And I’m fairly sure we know what has brought this friend around after Johnny told us, “Jerry always plays whatever I want to play.” This is of course the exact opposite of his brother who only likes an idea if its his own.
But itis amazing how annoying a person we can neither see or hear can get. Johnny regularly talks about him until we all feel like jumping in front of a bus. But what I want to know is, he’s been at our house since Sunday…and if he doesn’t ever go home, ya think I can claim him on our taxes next year? 🙂

I hate storms….

We have been pounded with storms this weekend. And of course they have mostly held off until the late hours. And this means hours of lost sleep because my two oldest sons have inherited their mothers lack of appreciation for a good storm. As I left for work this morning both of them were asleep on the floor next to Tom on the couch. Doesn’t sound like we’re in for much of a break tonight either.
But I suppose if I chose to look at the cup as half FULL, we are very lucky in that we have not lost power (other than what must have been a quick blip while we were at church) and there has not been any real damage to anything around us. Some really nasty tornadoes touched down about and and half away from us.