Thursday, October 18, 2012

Phony Photos

Life is moving right along.  School, errands, meals out, family time on the weekends...same old, same old...

1. Bri after a 3D movie  2. Des twirling  3. Jack looking pitiful asking for a new toy  4. sunbathing after a swim  5. Logan showing some moves in the water  6. bathing beauties  7. Papa  8. dress-up at preschool  9. Logan and Mama

1. Jack and Logan spray painting the backyard wall  2. silly sisters  3. some of Mama's sewing projects being modeled by the girls  4. out to breakfast  5. and then dinner  6. Logan and his purple freckles from spraypainting  7. Bri and Mama  8. Jack doing his homework  9. Logan and his homework

1. Logan and Bri  2. Jack and some vintage cars  3. out to lunch with Papa, Des and Logan  4. the girls at the train yard  5. Logan working on a sewing project  6. modeling his finished pajamas  7. the boys watching TV  8. Bri on the way to ballet class  9. Des after a long morning

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Just a reminder for the future one day...these are my crazy kids...

Jack, age 7 years, 7 months
  • Likes:  gum, math, going out on the weekends, his stuffed cat (Cinnamon), kicking the ball for Marley
  • Dislikes:  lazy days at home, the long nails on gerbils
  • Current obsessions:  running, reading, trying to find Lloyd (the green ninja) in stores

Logan, age 6 years, 3 months
  • Likes:  staying home on the weekends, having me reading him books and then watching the movie (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Harry Potter, the Lorax), his nine gerbils
  • Dislikes:  competition, cleaning up 
  • Current obsessions:  origami, cub scouts

Des, age 4.5 years old
  • Likes:  bandaids, purple, being nekked, gum, pasta, wearing multiple tutus at once at school
  • Dislikes:  falling asleep for naps in her own bed, putting things away
  • Current obsessions:  ballet, ballerinas, tutus, leotards

Bri, age 4.5 years old
  • Likes:  pink, dolls, coloring pages, being nekked, the Fresh Beat Band, mac and cheese, wearing the mouse costume with high-heels at school
  • Dislikes:  loud noises, being told 'no'
  • Current obsessions:  ballet, ballerinas, tutus, leotards

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Leap of Faith

I watched the video clips of Felix Baumgartner's amazing skydive from space with my heart racing.  It was an awe-inspiring, yet insane, dream turned into a reality.  Several times, the clips show Baumgartner's mom as she watches her son freefall at 1.24 mach back to Earth.  I couldn't help but put myself in her shoes for just a moment.  And I found myself with contradictory emotions...
One part of me thought, "I hope none of my kids ever does anything that stupid."
Another part of me wished that they would.

I hope my kids have the audacity to believe in the impossible, for themselves and for others.  I hope they will have the courage to turn their dreams into reality.  I hope they are bold enough to inspire awe.