Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Memorial Day at the parent's house
What a nice day for bbq-ing with great weather and company.
We started off with the cub scout holding the flag in preparation for the flag salute and a little "what memorial day is all about" headed up by mi madre.
Even the three year olds new the flag salute, thanks to Aunt Becca and her preschool training.

How cute is my dad, tho?

Brains is getting close to babysitting age, no? This is him with baby Clara.

A total wild bird outside just sat on Brains' hand. He called himself "the bird whisperer". Srsly.

Weird, right?

So, of course, Char Char wanted to "howd it"..

But, then.......hmmm......a little nervous.......nevermind.

Gramma can always get her to sleep in her "special spot". Becca's baby is so cute and fat.

Fun, fun day.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Guess who had a bridal shower at the Shedertons!?!
Molly opening her loads of gifts...

All of the guests....

The goodies. Here is the "take home" table of chocolates.

Molly's friend, Kat, made this gorgeous cake...

And these cute treats for the guests...

The dessert spread: chocolate covered strawberries (dark, milk, and white), grasshopper pie (ice cream pie), and strawberry shortcake (thanks to homegirl for her tip on the fresh strawberry stand!).

Wish YOU could have been there!
ps. I somehow failed to get a picture of Scott's mom, gramma, aunt and cousin. Sorry! They were there, I promise.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Just the tip of the iceberg people
As promised,.....some pictures of "girls camp days" for my friend.
Thanks to Sara for being my friend since formyever and still acting like you like to hang out with me sometimes. These are for you.

My personal fave....

I have plenty more where those came from.
Thank you to Sara for being my friend since formyever and still acting like you like me. These are for you.

Monday, May 19, 2008

How my Char Char didn't wake up (the series)
Step One: Daddy takes toddler to Father/Son campout with older brothers
Step Two: Daddy lets toddler stay up until 11pm at night to assure easy "bedtime" in tent. (Usual bedtime being 7pm.)
Step three: Next day when toddler falls asleep at 5 pm, take a picture....
Then try to move said toddler around to wake him up....

Repeat some more in different spots in the house.....
Mean daddy

ps. mommy ended up putting Char Char in his bed where he slept until the next morning at 7am.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Life IS a long hard labor

Here are the lyrics in case you don't get the full effect from the video

Life can sometimes come 
in an uncomfortable direction

But although that life is hard and long
it's good

Life is a hard type of labor

Life is a long type of labor

But it's good

Life, although it's hard, and long,
it's good

Life is hard 
is long 
is good

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mother's Day should be once a month in my opinion
Cuz I get cool stuff like homemade balloons from Cracker on my ceiling. A plethora of homemade cards, poems, and artwork by all the boys
And a new mini-camera from by "babe-a"!! This way I can keep it in my purse and take snapshots of anything and everything that may happen to pop up when I'm not lugging around my big camera.

My mother's day was awesome. No meetings Sunday morning for Shed so he got to stay home and I wasn't aloud to lift a finger. The kids brought me burnt toast and water for breakfast in bed (so cute). Shed ironed the boys clothes, dressed them, combed hair, etc. I taught the RS lesson that day and the men subbed for all the primary teachers so they could be in there with us. Shed even conducted primary singing time! It was really nice. Then the rest of the day I got to hide out in my bedroom and nap, read my new obsession of a book THE HOST, by Stephanie Meyer, and watch TV. It can't get any better. So, who votes with me for mother's day once month? ::raising hands::

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Some of you may know what this room used to look like. Little Char Char had a toddler bed and there were a billion toys and miscellaneous items. Well lookie who got their own room now?
Yup. Brains is jumping for joy. Char Char is now sleeping in the other room with Cracker and thinks he is a "big boy". There are still toys and books in here but we've cut down the number quite a bit. Got him a new bed and bedding that was "dude-ish", put up some of his fave posters, etc. I mean, this kid is only 9 but could he look any more teenager-ish chillaxing with his guitar there? I mean, really.
Speaking of guitar. This kid is my budding singer songwriter. I kid you not. He knows a million chords from his daddy teaching him and a recent song he wrote has the lyrics, "life is a long, hard, labor." I peed myself a little when I heard that. ::snicker::
And more attempts at cool photography practice.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Just because
I've wanted to expand on my photography interests for a long time now. So, I've decided to finally do something about it and signed up for a local photography class this summer. In the meantime I am going to try to just take a million pictures to keep practicing. So you all might just have to endure my constant stream of "picture practice".

Monday, May 05, 2008

For all you "Twilight" lovers out there....

I can't wait!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

WARNING: Picture heavy post of our vacation.

Viewer discretion about seeing vacation pictures is advised.

Our room balcony
The boat

rock climbing wall

who doesn't love an adult dodgeball tournament?

they took first place....doyee

let er rip Shed

who doesn't love karaoke booths?
Shed's best American Idol impression

the ports: Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Maarten

(ps. if you go to the French side of St Maarten and plop yourself on a beach, you might realize later that you are at a "boobie beach" so be prepared to see uncovered "ladies")

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