Thursday, May 29, 2008

floating fun

Ellie is doing great in her swim class, except for the fact that she cries during 99% of the lesson. I also wait in another room, except when i peep at her from the outside technically, i have no idea. They just tell me she is doing good, LOL.

So I popped in at the end of class to see her floating. She also learned to hold onto the side let go, go underwater & float back up. Exciting stuff!!! Just in time for summer too! Here is the video......

picture of cat

update...obviously I change out the pictures. i added the cat picture to the post. i wish i was this cat....even for an hour.

if you are wondering about the cat picture above.

It's Pusser's Marina Cay in the British Virgin Islands. I was poking around for a new summer background on my computer and came across this photo I took during our lunch on the island.

that cat doesn't need 9 lives, this one seems to suit him just fine.

smores anyone?

Wahooo!! Got a few more pics. Thanks, Karen!!

I will post again tomorrow with a few random pictures. Ellie started swimming classes & there has been a little drama involved, but we are getting past it.

Sorry, i don't have much to say that is entertaining or interesting. Things are just a little crazy this week. I will catch up soon!!

Ellie with Ruth (Joe's sister)

At least she isn't IN the fire. I think the fire was still hot enough to semi-cook that marshmallow, LOL.

Fishing with Joe.

The girls getting a fishing lesson from our favorite Big Fish Expert, Grandpa. They love it!!

i look like some weird munchkin. geese, i'm short!!

Jay & Grandma Rose. He really loves being outside, and sucking his thumb.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

camping pics

Okay, so Karen, my sister-in-law (SIL) and i are still trying to pair up to get all her fabulous pictures from our superfun camping trip. In the meantime, here is what i have from my camera & she posted a few to my myspace account.
it is ALMOST friday....and a 3 day weekend. Wahooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008


I am getting the camping pictures up here soon, I promise.

Meanwhile, i worked from home today. It's friday. There is no way i would've made it one more day. And we all know my extremely rigid schedule (laughing & rolling my eyes).

When I work from home, Ellie gets out of her routine and has completely unstructured time. i'm okay with that a few times a month, but she gets BORED. I am at her mercy when i have a conference call...she can wear whatever she wants, eat chips, cheese or a pound of bacon if it will save me from being on the phone with 10 people who have to hear her screaming. It's a cruel irony, haha.

So... I was working & she was distracted....and i hear her kinda singing. so luckily, the new Flip Video cam arrived the other day. so i peeped her, in her "babing soup" and all. You can see here she got a little embarrassed too, hahaha.

And, don't forget my little guy. He is getting so big. His feet touch the floor in his jumper now. Take a look!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


We went camping over the weekend. I don't have all the pictures ready for blogging, so you will have to check back.
Here is a little preview. Ellie & Sam playing around the campsite. We had a ton of fun, and the girls had 100000x more fun than anyone, except Max.

Meanwhile, in the mornings, when ellie is getting dressed or ready, putzing around, singing in the mirror, playing or just not getting ready--Jay has to hang out.
I've been sitting him on her floor with Clancy the bear. It's almost like they are becoming friends because I caught Jay kinda talking to Clancy the other day. I grabbed my camera & got what I could. Between Clancy & Max--jay is plenty entertained.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Picture Day

Today is picture day at school. I put Ellie in this adorable frooooffy dress. I know everyone thinks their kid is the cutest in the world--but really, she looks like a little Gymboree or Baby Gap model she is so cute!!
Seriously....she is totally cuter than that girl!! LOL

She is having a total blast wearing it too. "Like a princess" as she would say. People, it actually has crinoline in it. If you don't know what that is, it's the fluffy stuff that you generally wear under wedding dresses to make them puffy.

I tried taking pictures of them this morning together---it's so hard to get both of them to, #1 LOOK at the camera at the same time and #2, SMILE too. so here is what i got.

He's not too sure about being held by her? Hahaa.

Miss Tomeka, her teacher took this of us this morning. she is pretending to be shy--don't let her fool you!

I didn't forget my little man, either. He has a cute little sweater outfit...but I took it off before I left because it is bound to get something on it. He is so sweet & smiley these days. His personality is really starting to bloom as a happy baby who likes to be entertained. He sits back & watches a lot--almost like he is thinking about what is going on.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Jay & his little girl friend

There is an adorable little red-head girl in Jay's class, Maggie. They are only about a month apart. Her mom & I work about the same schedule, so the 2 babies spend quality time together in the mornings.
When i got there yesterday afternoon they were both asleep, head-to-head. It was so sweet. I scurried around for a camera and when i finally got one, i hit the video button, not the picture button. nice going carrie. needless to say, i got like 2 secs of them before he woke up. hahaha. I will have more pictures tomorrow.

Here is the video.