Sunday, July 24, 2011


My parents rented a beach house for a week again this summer and we had a wonderful time. This is the final shot of the cousins before we left. When I get on the computer I will do a more extensive post with pictures.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Look who found my make-up.  I have to admit that for doing it herself she stayed "in the lines" quite well. Now it might be a little heavy....

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Who teaches him these things! Before I gave birth to a boy I really thought some of the things boys did were learned.  NOW, I am pretty sure some things are inborn, and have to be trained out of them.
For instance, putting an empty milk carton back into the fridge.  This has happened twice this summer...Tobie and I do not do this, he has not seen his grandparents do this...thus inborn right.

Another for instance, is he can't find ANYTHING!  Even if he is standing over it....sigh

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Me oh My! Mud!

We were working on the back gardens tonight and Izaac and Ivy found a way to get along and entertain themselves. Making mud. Not sure whose idea it was but it turned out well.  Who needs to pay for fancy mud baths...try your own back yard.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Evening in the Circle

We wait until later in the day to go outside. It is just to hot! Luckily it was actually bearable and the kids played for a while.

Ivy has been bugging me to let her roller skate. She fell on her butt three times and was done. At least she picked a good outfit:-)

After I had put all toys away and made the announcement that we were going in I found the kids quietly decorating Nolan. What other cat would sit still for such humiliation?  Wonder how long it will take Ivy to realize that he would probably sit still for being dressed in doll clothes?