Archive for the 'Silliness' Category


Cindy Lou Who x 2!

This morning was the Dr. Seuss parade at the girls’ school.  Ella has been waiting for this day for a year!  She clearly remembers last year when I first gave Rilyn the “Cindy Lou Who ‘do”.  Happy 108th birthday Dr. Seuss!

Here is last year!

Our inspiration photo:

from The Grinch Stole Christmas

this is how girls fight!

playing Barbie and the Three Musketeers!

Ella in the purple, Anna in the blue, a friend from school in the white, and Rilyn in the light blue!
love Rilyn’s sword jig
fighting with ribbon!  Take that!

new photo shoot!

I found the baby girl with the biggest smile ever this morning!  🙂  To see more, click here!


the first swim

Ella had the honor of the first swim of ‘kiddie pool season’ this year at our house!  Since we are in the low 90s already, I think the time is right!  I signed up Ella for ‘advanced swimming lessons for ages 3-5’ in June since she did so good last summer, but now I’m having second thoughts…what do you think?  🙂

I asked Ella to swim
Choking after holding her breath under water
trying to back float

It was sure fun taking pictures of our little cutie!

From May 2010
From May 2010
From May 2010
From May 2010

The End

I’m foreseeing lots of this with my girls!

Merry Christmas!

Because Rilyn started kindergarten this year, we thought it would be appropriate to do a ‘family report card’  in lieu of a traditional letter.  Enjoy!

the front and the back
the inside
our Christmas picture 2009

80’s hair band or Snow White? you decide.

Ella came down the stairs yesterday claiming she was Snow White.  Granted, this used to look like a Snow White wig when she got it at Christmas, but now…I’m not so sure.  And to make matters worse, she posed like a true punk rocker and it made me think of a certain hair band of the 80’s…

Ella as ‘Snow White’

or maybe she is pretending to be Gene Simmons?

Gene Simmons of KISS


We had a pretty good flight to Orange County from DFW. (For those of you who don’t know, we are on a Disneyland vacation for the next week!) We gave Asher a 7.5 on a scale of 1-10. The flight was during his morning nap and so he had some fussy moments where you know he just wanted to sleep, but there was too much going on around him (we were seated right next to the airplane bathroom-oh joy.) So, finally, after several attempts at rocking him, we decided to use the germ-infested airplane blanket to cover him while he laid across me and my mom’s lap. It worked!
So, of course, the ever-so-predictable beverage cart rolls down the aisle and the stewardess asks me about my mom “is she nursing?” I was like what?!? Gross!!!  Okay, so I really told her, “um, no, that is my mom and her grandson is sleeping under there!” She said, “Honey, I’ve seen it all on airplanes. I’ve seen my share of 4 year-olds being nursed on planes so I’m not surprised that I thought she was nursing.” Again-gross.

my mom ‘nursing’         From 2009-04-18 disneyland

**yes, my mother gave me permission to post this. In fact, the first thing she said after the incident was, “You want to put this on your blog, don’t you?” 😉


good thing I’m an expert

I knew being a former kindergarten teacher would come in handy in parenting!

At my parent’s house this last weekend, we were playing our traditional family poker game after the kids went to bed. After the game, at nearly 10 o’clock, my brother was going upstairs and he noticed a note that was pushed underneath the girls’ door. He thought maybe it was a piece of trash from earlier, but as he looked again, a second note was pushed underneath the door!  So, he picked up the notes.

From April 2009

And my brother, having no prior experience in ‘reading’ 4 year old writing(it is a mastered skill after all), handed them to me to decode.  I have to say when I saw the notes that I was pretty proud of Rilyn trying so hard to write 1. in the dark, 2. so late at night, and 3. because she really wanted us to know something and she knew she wasn’t supposed to get out of bed unless bleeding or potty.  (Note to self:  Don’t reprimand her for wanting to do her creative writing assignments for school late at night.  She’s obviously a Knight Rider, night writer.)  😉

So, I guess we were being too loud while gambling having quality family time.

From April 2009
From April 2009

I would read 23 kindergarteners’ journals upside down and right to left every day so yah, I’m pretty good at this.


an easter story

Poor Asher.   Mommy is at it again.

From April 2009

Oh well, it could be worse.

taken from  the movie, “A Christmas Story”

I have been challenged this year to look for ways to make the true significance of Easter a reality to my children. *Believe it or not, bunnies can be used to bring a greater understanding of the message of Easter.
Use a stuffed bunny rabbit to teach some of the characteristics of Jesus that we should all try to have.
Real Easter bunnies:
are white as snow because Jesus takes all sin away (Isaiah 1:18b)
are gentle, kind-hearted and forgiving (Eph. 4:32)
have big ears that are quick to listen (James 1:19)
have big eyes to look carefully and choose what is good (1 Thes. 5:21)
have no voice for complaining or arguing (Phil. 2:13)
are quiet in prayer, but hop with thanksgiving and rejoicing (1 Thes. 5:21)
have big feet to go tell others about Jesus so they can be like Easter bunnies, too (Matthew 28:19-20)
eat what is healthy by filling up on God’s word every day (Psalm 119:11)

*this article from Focus on the Family

in honor of the rodeo

Asher is 11 months old today!  Poor Asher has a mommy who makes him take nude pictures.  She believes in calling them ‘artistic’ rather than ’embarrassing.’  She hopes you agree.

From March 2009
From March 2009
Do boys just naturally know this ‘pose’?Pretty sure he was really peeing in this one.

When I took off his boots, they were all wet!

From March 2009

From March 2009

Asher just learned how to pat-a-cake thanks to Grandma. He is still not walking, but hopefully he will soon, because mommy is tired of his little knees getting rug burns!

My photography business!

May 2023