Saturday, May 8, 2010

Welcome Amelia!

Pics of Baby Amelia, who was born on March 29, 2010.

Pics of Baby Amelia, who was born on March 29, 2010.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


A crash course in Molly-ese (pronounced: Mah-lese)

Bish = Fish, as in Goldfish
No My! = No ma'am - said to Mommy to exhibit displeasure with her words/behavior
No Suh! = No sir - said to Daddy to exhibit displeasure with his words/behavior
PEEES! = Please
Qak qak = Duck
Ionna___Daddy! = I want a _____ Daddy!  To which the answer is ALWAYS yes.
Ionna___Mommy! = I want a _____ Mommy!  The next comment out of Molly's mouth is then usually "No my!"
Sauce = Apple sauce
Mice = Mine.  There is no debating this statement.
Head down! = Put your head down & go to sleep b/c I am in charge.
I ni ni. = It is time for me to go to sleep now, please hurry up.
Ni ni = if said in Mommy & Daddy's room it means "Help me on the bed so I can jump on it!"
Jump = Jump, followed quickly by...
Fah Down! = Fall down!  This is fun by the way.
Side = It is now time to go play outside.  Stop what you are doing and take me to play.
Eat eat = I'm hungry!
Nilk = Milk
Shuice = Juice.  This is a demand and there is no debating it.
Shoes = Well, shoes.  This is said often & vehemently.
Boot = Foot.  This is what goes in the shoes.
Caillou! = This is her favorite cartoon.  She would watch the same episode 500 times in a row.
Aman = Action figure.  They are all Aman and she LOVES them.
Ewwww = I have a stinky diaper and require changing.
Buck = Buckle or Zip or Close or Snap
Unbuck = Unbuckle or Unzip or Open or Unsnap
Pap = Lap. This is a request and is not uttered often.  Cherish it!
Pip = Chip.  Again, a demand.
Wite = Wipe.  Everything gets wiped.  I hope this is a trend that continues...

This should get you started on your fluency in Molly-ese.  Stay tuned for your next lesson.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Easter - Better late than never!

When you're so good at finding eggs, it makes it hard to hold on to them all!

Molly has, since Easter, named the lion "Grace" after one of her teachers at school.

Always in motion.  Always.

Please look at my incredibly hot husband.  It's really quite ridiculous just how hot he is.  
And could Molly be any more adorable???  I think not!
I'm not proud of them at all, by the way...

First Hair Cut

Here we are before.  We went to Sweet & Sassy in Patton Creek.  We decided that it was best to have her sit in K's lap.  That usually cuts down on the screaming...for me too!
The first snip!  It was physically painful for Mommy & Daddy, but Molly didn't seem to mind.
BANGS!  How cute!

All done & adorable!
It was a fairly uneventful event.  Molly is a true little girl - loves having her hair done!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Molly's new trick

So, the other day, Daniel was feeling poorly.  To put a fine point on it, the man had his tonsils out.  No fun!  But what this meant to me was that I had to get up early to get ready before Molly woke up.  That way, I could get her up, get her ready, and we could get out the door without waking up a puny Daddy.

Apparently, the little sucker knew I was up to something.  She woke up early.  And I guess I just left her in her crib too long, because this is what I found: (You can imagine my surprise!)

Elmo's Runny Nose

Apparently, Elmo had a runny nose.  And he's got a little nose, so it only takes a tiny bit of tissue, as you can see.

Molly takes GOOD care of Elmo! But...where did that tissue come from?

Hmmm, that couldn't have gotten there all by itself!

Everybody knows - tissue comes from...

...Mommy's bathroom!  (It was all Elmo's idea!)

Sweet Olivia

My friend Lurenda has asked that we all post about someone who has changed my life for the better.  This is in honor of her sweet Olivia who would have turned 3 this past Friday.  Her short life touched many, including me.  So, this is for you, Olivia.

I'd like to tell y'all about my sweet husband, Daniel.  He's brought so much to my life that I desperately needed and didn't even know that I wanted.  He has brought me friendship and love, wholeness and faithfulness.  He has brought me inspiration and has challenged me in ways that I couldn't imagine.  He is talented, witty, funny, insightful, smart, protective, strong, caring, sensitive, thoughtful, and big-hearted.  He is an amazing husband and incredible father.  He tolerates his increasingly neurotic wife, cares for his precious daughter, and sails the high seas of family dysfunction (mine & his) like a weathered sailor - cautious, determined, protective of his domain, but flexible to the waves.  I have learned so much from him and cherish his partnership and love.

Thanks Lu for asking us to acknowledge those we love.