Archive for the 'Silliness' Category


Cindy Lou Who x 2!

This morning was the Dr. Seuss parade at the girls’ school.  Ella has been waiting for this day for a year!  She clearly remembers last year when I first gave Rilyn the “Cindy Lou Who ‘do”.  Happy 108th birthday Dr. Seuss!

Here is last year!

Our inspiration photo:

from The Grinch Stole Christmas

this is how girls fight!

playing Barbie and the Three Musketeers!

Ella in the purple, Anna in the blue, a friend from school in the white, and Rilyn in the light blue!
love Rilyn’s sword jig
fighting with ribbon!  Take that!

new photo shoot!

I found the baby girl with the biggest smile ever this morning!  🙂  To see more, click here!


the first swim

Ella had the honor of the first swim of ‘kiddie pool season’ this year at our house!  Since we are in the low 90s already, I think the time is right!  I signed up Ella for ‘advanced swimming lessons for ages 3-5’ in June since she did so good last summer, but now I’m having second thoughts…what do you think?  🙂

I asked Ella to swim
Choking after holding her breath under water
trying to back float

It was sure fun taking pictures of our little cutie!

From May 2010
From May 2010
From May 2010
From May 2010

The End

I’m foreseeing lots of this with my girls!

Merry Christmas!

Because Rilyn started kindergarten this year, we thought it would be appropriate to do a ‘family report card’  in lieu of a traditional letter.  Enjoy!

the front and the back
the inside
our Christmas picture 2009

80’s hair band or Snow White? you decide.

Ella came down the stairs yesterday claiming she was Snow White.  Granted, this used to look like a Snow White wig when she got it at Christmas, but now…I’m not so sure.  And to make matters worse, she posed like a true punk rocker and it made me think of a certain hair band of the 80’s…

Ella as ‘Snow White’

or maybe she is pretending to be Gene Simmons?

Gene Simmons of KISS


We had a pretty good flight to Orange County from DFW. (For those of you who don’t know, we are on a Disneyland vacation for the next week!) We gave Asher a 7.5 on a scale of 1-10. The flight was during his morning nap and so he had some fussy moments where you know he just wanted to sleep, but there was too much going on around him (we were seated right next to the airplane bathroom-oh joy.) So, finally, after several attempts at rocking him, we decided to use the germ-infested airplane blanket to cover him while he laid across me and my mom’s lap. It worked!
So, of course, the ever-so-predictable beverage cart rolls down the aisle and the stewardess asks me about my mom “is she nursing?” I was like what?!? Gross!!!  Okay, so I really told her, “um, no, that is my mom and her grandson is sleeping under there!” She said, “Honey, I’ve seen it all on airplanes. I’ve seen my share of 4 year-olds being nursed on planes so I’m not surprised that I thought she was nursing.” Again-gross.

my mom ‘nursing’         From 2009-04-18 disneyland

**yes, my mother gave me permission to post this. In fact, the first thing she said after the incident was, “You want to put this on your blog, don’t you?” 😉