Friday, August 29, 2008

welcome home Missy & Gemma + RAIN UPDATE

So Carolyn & I never pass up the chance to be totally cheesy dorky friends.

Yes, we 'blended' in at the airport. Can you spot us?

We figured the Simms girls deserved a proper homecoming at the world's busiest airport.

Gemma is adorable..and they were both pretty dumbstruck from a days worth of flight time.

Sorry, Ellie, i cut your head off.

Grandma Kathy & Gemma.

? i don't know what that thing is? missy? oh, wait, you see it in the video too...LOL.

Ellie is also slightly scarred from the airport though. not because of all the dragging her across the world & back...but the ants. it's some attempt at 'artwork' and they are life size ANTS?

I don't blame her--if i saw them as a kid, i'd be scared too.....So she finally gathered the courage to face them.

Carolyn & I also never pass up the chance to make a night out of making stupid crafts & sharing a nice bottle of wine. ok, well, let's be honest...we never pass up the chance to hang out & have wine.

, attempting to make signs..Ellie didn't have the wine though...hehehe

AND...IT FINALLY RAINED..............................on the DAY JOE HAD TO WORK!!!! So ironic. So sad.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

no rain in sight

I'm not sure who is more pitiful waiting for Tropical Storm (not so organized hurricane) Fay's spin-off of rain:

Joe or Ellie?

Here is Joe.
He just watches the radar.
No rain in sight.
No boating in sight.
It's like it is mocking & taunting him.

Ellie is taking it a little better..err, kinda

I got her this umbrella in preparation of the rain.......and also after a slight incident with my umbrella...which, uh, we'll leave it at this blurry picture.

So she has been dying to use it properly, but because there is so much wind, it's more of just a novelty. can you tell below? she is also opening it in the car. I was driving along & realized she was so quiet? no tv? hmmmm. I look back & there she is. Waitin. For the rain. In the car.

and.....she's not done. AKA, Mary Poppins.

Even Jay...has a rain dance, teeeheee.

We will keep you posted on the rain.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

don't chop my head off

I know. You don't have to remind me. I've neglected all of you for some time now.

We've been a little busy with the menial day-to-day tasks.....nothing exciting to report or write about.

Don't take my head off, please.



(this is what i've deemed the Debby Sherback Blog Reveal)

My graphic guy did it for you....

I was not planning to share. But I know a good, cheap laugh when I see it. Enjoy.

just in case you wanna see mine a little closer...HAR HAR (insert my pouty face here).. my gfx guy (Mark) sent this to me in the middle of a meeting and a almost spit out my gum. Which, is just a bad idea all around...I'm aware.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Findlings found us

Hank (Pittsburgh) & Michael (San Francisco) came for a visit over the weekend. It was very nice & uneventful--which is a good thing!

I'm sure they were both ready to be childless by today. We kept it low key...mostly going to the pool, the bakery (of course), the library and a semi-painless dinner out. Ellie had a great time & Jay loves seeing new people as long as one of us in "sight." He is starting to push off on his own & I'm wondering if he will be walking soon? Still...not one tooth?

Above are all the pics from my brothers camera & mine. I took a few extra from his of him & his girlfriend, Danna out in SFO.

Have a great week!
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Wednesday, August 6, 2008


We went to the lake....

Monday, August 4, 2008


Jay is starting to mimic Ellie....and she is having so much fun with it.

He is such the little tiger....ROAR!!!!!!


Friday, August 1, 2008

new book

Ellie thinks this is a book. She calls it a book, reads it like it's a book--it is not a book?!!

It's a cardboard insert thingy from a raft.
She carried it around for 2 days and even slept with it one night-only after i read it to her as a bedtime story.
thought it was worthy of one of those quirky things she does that makes me scratch my head. Missy, enjoy Humpty Dumpty.,,,,and Guam!

STRIKE 1......

So this will go down as the dumbest thing I've ever attempted as a mom.

I don't have time to fill in the "story" I'll just give you the pictures we managed to take at the Braves game last night. I will just say this...LOL.....notice in the one picture, the PUKE all over my leg from Jay. We never even made it to our seats. They had a great time regardless & I managed to find some friends that hung out with us long enough for me to play bad mom & guzzle down a $9 beer. hahahahaha.