Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Preview

Don't you just love alliteration? Dee didn't have to coach or scout last night, so we took the kids to the pumpkin patch. They were actually not too cooperative. But I still managed to capture a few cute ones. I have been editing on and off all morning whenever I can get the kids distracted. Here are 4 of my favorites for a preview in case it takes forever for me to finish the others :-)

The following is probably my favorite picture that I have of the two of them together. It's not a fantastic picture of either one individually, but I like the way they look together.

Hope you enjoyed! I just love fall, and speaking of fall, we will be headed out to a football game when the kids wake up from their naps. Go Roos!

Monday, October 20, 2008

All About Ty

My baby boy turned 18 months old last week, so yesterday, I took some (actually, I filled my 2 gig memory card) pictures to document his half-birthday. The rest of the post is just a few of my faves. I don't have time for words--grades are due this week ;-) Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Meme

I was tagged by my friend Becky to post on my blog the 6th picture in the 6th folder. I knew it would probably be interesting since I have a lot of pictures. I didn't actually have a 6th picture in my 6th folder. I only had 2. So this is the 4th picture in the 7th folder.

It was from 2005 when I was coaching cross country. I used to take pictures at the meets since the yearbook never came to our meets for photos. Anyway, I found this picture. A SENIOR guy was taking a nap at the Troy HS cross country meet. And he was sucking his thumb!!! I blurred his face since I don't think I'm supposed to post pics of students--this guy graduated a long time ago anyway.

I am suddenly worried about Emily and her thumb-sucking. I've been pretty relaxed about it, and I have the attitude that she'll stop when she's ready (or when other kids start to make fun of her). But now I am having visions of her being 18 years old and still doing it. Yikes!

Now I am going to tag Angela, Christy, and Dawn! Let's see what you ladies come up with!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Emily Says, Ty says

I don't want my blog to become political, but I do have a funny story about politics. I hope you will find it humorous even if you disagree with my opinion on a certain candidate. Okay, that was the disclaimer. Now here's the story. This happened a few weeks ago, and I've been meaning to write it down.

We were eating lunch, and Dee was watching Fox News. Obama was giving a speech, and the newscasters were discussing it. Emily started repeating what she was hearing on the news, so she was saying "Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama" over and over again.

I decided to start teaching her about our political beliefs at a young age, so I said, "Emily, we don't like Obama."

She said, "Why don't we like him?"

I said, "He wants to take away all of our money. He wants to give our money to other people."

She said, "Oh, Zacchaeus."

I said, "Yes, Emily, like Zacchaeus. Very good." I was super-proud of her for making that connection, and Kudos to her Bible class teachers.

She said, "Mommy, Zacchaeus was nice after he saw Jesus, and he gave the money back."

I said, "If Mr. Obama takes all of our money away, I hope he will do the same thing."

She said, "Me, too."

Now every time he is on TV, she said "We don't like Obama--he wants to take all of our money."

The funny thing is that I remember my mom and dad telling me the same thing about Walter Mondale when he ran against Reagan. Only I didn't make the Bible story connection, and I was in grade school.

So what about Mr. Ty?

He can now say baseball (bee-ba), football (fu-ba), Handy Manny (Ha-Ma), Shoes (soos) along with the sign, Bible (ba-ba), and Cheese.