Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Smokey Haze

I'm sure that line belongs in a song or something...or I've heard it sung somewhere.
A few weeks ago we celebrated Frank's birthday much to his horror.  He's like this for birthdays like I am about holidays.  All horror!
Anyway, hard to get away with not celebrating anything with kids so off we went!  I think he had a tolerable birthday.  Dru made Frank an appetizer he had at Vacation Bible School.  Ian made him some cheesy breadsticks to go with our dinner of pizza.  I made him the cake he likes. The boys took Frank out to see the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...and I loosely mean they took him out.  Eli, Dru and Ian also used their own money and each bought him a beverage they knew he liked to drink.  Those boys will get you looking every time, right!?!
Here is the birthday boys cake
 Yes...all 38 candles are on that small cake!  I'm that kind of wife!
 38 candles all lit up...OH.MY.
 Making a wish and blowing the torch out!  So much smoke!
 Annual picture with the boys...still so much smoke...and serious faces too!
 Funny picture...at least this one is funny.
For as long as I have known Frank birthdays are not his thing...they are my thing however so the torture continues for this man.  OH well...
Happy 38th birthday Frank! 

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Back in January we said Lee he could dye his hair...we had to tone (bahahahahha...snicker snicker...pun intended!) down his wants for color and scheme and what ever other crazy concoctions he had swimming around in his head.  Well push came to shove and we had to pay up, and we finally did the last month of school.  Why not it's just hair right?
Right.  I just wasn't gonna pick this fight.
So we asked Grandma to help and Grandma willingly did, poor lady!  Some days her grandkids have that woman run ragged!
So off to Grandma and Grandpa's house we go!
Off to work and planning just how to accomplish this, thank goodness Grandma is a professional!
 Doing some before photos

 We all just thought this was funny...Lee in a bonnet
 No pain no glory right Lee?
 Ruadh aka red was picked
 Catching up on a little bow and arrow action while waiting for color to set.
 An expedition to hunt for frogs...found one!
 End result...not quite what he was looking for and not quite what the gals said would happen.  So now we plan another hair day to get the right effect...can you guess what that effect is or was rather?
 Shock effect!  That would be what he was going for.
 Value achieved Lee!
 Because boys will be boys..."Mom it looks like blloooodddd!" "Cool!"
 After photos.  This kid and his goofy head shots are seriously cracking me up!
 If I ever thought about what a rats nest looked like...this would be it.  So thankful for conditioner!
 He wanted a chunk of it up front and then all around his head.  He really liked it.  Sadly the color has all gone out and he's left with bleached hair which actually look like natural highlights.  I have had several people stop me and ask if that's natural and that he's so lucky to have that and great hair!
So there ya have it...the boy got his hair done did!  Now I'd like to get mine redone...loved my silver and not sure what color I would do or go with purple again!

Plate Licking


(A game played at a birthday party with whip cream)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Just Shameful!

Give it a try she said....

 For shame...for shame...for shame
Rather pitiful, really!

Spokane or BUST!

I realize I am finally sitting down to post this well after Little Miss was born, but such is life. 
In July my lovely little niece was born...Look!  Isn't she just darling!?!  She already loves me best!
Shortly after she was born I managed to jet, and I do mean jet, over the mountains to see her!  I wasn't able to when her brother was born and by golly I was gonna this time.  Killed me I couldn't for my nephew and it's so very hard for me to get over to Spokane to visit as much as I would like.  It's an actual physical pain I don't get to see them as often as I would like.  But that is life and we made do!
So I got to Spokane and spent the night at Grandma Lea and Grandpa Bob's house/farm...where my boys did what boys do.  Caused havoc and at least one is lucky to have an eyeball...*shaking head here*.  I digress...spend the night and then had a lovely breakfast and then off to see the new niece and my nephew and for cousins to play and visit with brother and his wife.  I spent the hours I was there holding Ms. Rebekah and she was warned by her daddy that I would sniff her neck...many, MANY times...and I did. 
Sigh...I miss them a lot and I can't wait until Samuel is ready to come and visit/stay for awhile at my house and of course when Rebekah is old enough too!  I really look forward to that!
So here she is, Little Miss...
Love that she has a head of hair on her...and I'm looking forward to buying cute hair things!
 I hear that will all that great Momma milk she's gone from 8lbs+ to 10lbs +!!
 See what Momma milk does to a child!  Induced coma!
 Tender-hearted Lee...many people hardly get to see this side of him.  When you do, count yourself lucky.  He really does have a heart for children.  He was the only one of my boys who asked to hold her...generally he's the only one that ever asks to hold a baby...generally.  I hold these rare and precious moments close to my heart.  That and one day he'll know I was right when I say girls really dig it when you can hold a kid and not freak out.

I will definitely be getting a print of this!
 An Auntie and niece  selfie, our first!
They are harder to take than you think...and actually I have a whole post idea on this.  Spent some time while waiting to see family trying to get a good one with my camera...I don't think I succeeded.
I, however, think this one is a good one and will get a print of this one also.

I'm so glad I was able to do this but really wish I had, had more time to stay.  Missed a birthday party for my nephew...he's one whole hand now (5) AND starting Kindergarten! He has had a very big year and coming months.  I love them so much!

Ok, off I go.  Have a good rest of the week!  I won't be on for a few days, I hope.  I will be pear and apple picking tomorrow, along with grocer shopping for camping and packing for camping....camping and then back to whatever our summer has been....OR not been. 

Friday, August 8, 2014


 On the off chance anyone doubts me!