Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Music Recital

Here are videos from Lauren's second recital and Thomas' first Recital!
We are so proud!
video
Thomas on Guitar

video
Lauren on Piano

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Last Unicorn

We hope.

Nana volunteers at a Thrift shop.
Nana saw this at the thrift shop and thought Lauren would like it since Lauren has had an affinity for Unicorns in the past. So she brought it with her on our last family get-together.

She pulled it out of the car. Kristin (my s-i-l) and I stood there with our mouths agape.
Wouldn't you?

Well, let's see what the kids think.
We took it inside and put it on the chair.
They avoided it like the plague.

Now the unicorn has become part of an ongoing "dispute" as to who should keep it.
I keep sending email pictures to Kristin of it, even though it currently resides at her house.

She'd finally had enough.
I received this in the mail yesterday:

Another one Bites the Dust

The Tooth Fairy is raking it in at our house.
Only 2 days after she lost one front tooth, she lost another!

Daddy analyzed the situation first with much concern and compassion...
Then got a good grip on the culprit...
And removal was complete!
A quick check in the mirror to confirm...
And a smile that says it all!

Monday, May 10, 2010

It's Like Pulling Teeth!

Lauren had been working on her front tooth all day. Nana tried pulling it 3 times but she wasn't ready. She went swimming for a while and decided she couldn't take it anymore. Daddy gave it a good twist and a yank and *finally*! Out it came!

Taa-Daa!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Love thy Brother

I realized after taking this photo that it appears as though Thomas has an extra head and arms!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Passage into Boyhood

There are things boys are just born knowing how to do. I didn't believe it until I experienced it. But it's true. Burping seems to be one of them (as well as another bodily function). We never TAUGHT him how to do these things. He just does them.

And he can do them on cue.

The other thing boys are born knowing how to do is sound effects.
I have 2 older brothers and I remember there always being fight-scenes and sound effects.

There's no audio with these pictures but can't you just imagine the gut punches, weapon swinging and falling screams?





OK, maybe I had a little bit of an influence...


Saturday, May 1, 2010

I Got a SugarDaddy!


Lauren had to go shopping with me today to find a dress. Although she is very much girly-girl at times, she doesn't have much patience for shopping. At least not when it's for me.

So I made up for it by stopping at Sugardaddy's Cupcakes.
I swear -- it was for her.

The pictures don't do justice. These babies are gorgeous.
And they taste as good as they look.

Or so I've heard...