Monday, August 27, 2007

It's the First Day of School!

apples in a row/

It's a time for new beginnings. clean binders and fresh sheets of paper and unsharpened pencils and poiunty crayins went to school today. Minds will be opened. Knowledge will be imparted.

But. most importantly there is NO FIGHtiNG at my house.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

How to Take a Christmas Card Photo - or Not

Did y'all know Christmas is 4 months and three days away? Time to start thinking about that christmas card photo

Trying to get three kids and a dog (Because she needed to be in the shots too) to look the same way is like trying to give a cat a pill.

Brothers Three

attempt 1

YAY! It's almost Christmas (oh dear )

it was thiiiiiiiiiis big

Notice the dog creeping in - she wants to be in the card this year too.

can we all look at the camera please

we'll look anywhere BUT at mom - notice the dog tail

still no

What kids? I didn't see any kids. I need to be in the card shot too mom (this one cracks me up)\

what kids????

Make sure you get my best side mom - hey what's that laughing sound?

you kids aren't important - it's all about ME!

Rabi SIT down!

I am sure MOm wants ME in the picture

then the karate chopping started - nothing says "Peace on Earth" like karate chop to your brother's head.

everyone move that way
This should have been my cue to stop

the dog wants in the shot

but I didn't this is getting close

three boys


brothers three and a dog

Then Joey saw a butterfly and took off and Tommy needed a drink (so did I of the adult variety) and the dog had to bark at the mailman. We took a break

Monday, August 20, 2007

Y'all know what time it is?????

It's time for me to start thinking about what is going IN my christmas cards.

I know it's still August and it's hot. But, seriously, it's almost time for christmas. October will be here before we know it. Then comes november and the Christmas rush is on. So NOW is the time to prepare.

Before Boy Scout popcorn and halloween even hit rest assured i'll be making my list, checking it twice and getting the ultimate christmas card shot.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

sweet summer swigftly slides into september

How can this be?

It is almost September - time for school to jump into high gear. Time for Scouts and religous ed swimming and all soerts of other commitments.

As i glanced out the calendar. I stop and wonder where has summer gone? It seems just like yesterday that we headed into June with the promise of lazy days ahaead of us. Now they are almost all behind us.

Sunkissed Charles

Sunkissed Charles
Originally uploaded by blondie478.
Here it is.


As of today, there are only 17 days until school starts and summer slips by into fall.