Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

All we have of freedom, all we use or know -
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.

Rudyard Kipling

Today we remember the fallen soldiers that died fighting for freedom. We remember the firemen and police officers that lost their lives in the line of duty. We remember the fathers, the sons, the mothers, the daughters, that never made it home

...and I thank God, my dad did.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Potty Training

Naked Rowyn rocket rides.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sweaty Saturday

It was officially H.O.T. this weekend, so the kids played in the sprinkler and their make shift cooling tub. The neighbor kids came down to play and brought with them arm fulls of water guns and squirters. It was a great weekend, the kind I love, full of family and friends, no schedules, nowhere we had to be.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Robo Mom

I am beginning to think Roto Rooter should hire Lumpy for advertising. She can clog the toilet and they can go in and attempt to unclog it...I'm sure she'll utilize a plethora of different objects and make it quite a testimony to their ability. Sounds like the makings of a great commercial. I bring this up, because she's been at it again, remember HERE and HERE? Well, recently she's taken it to an all new level.

I had just gotten to work when my Mom called, she was babysitting at my house, Lumpy had clogged the toilet yet again. In an effort to get it cleaned up before the baby decided to play in it, my mom slipped and fell on the wet tile floor of the bathroom. She told me she was quite certain she had fractured her arm. Clyde was working a half-hour out of town, so he rushed home. My Dad drove out to my house to help my Mom and eventually drive her to Acute Care. After several xrays, the doctor in Acute Care called in an orthopedic surgeon. Not only had she broken both her radius and ulna, but she would need surgery to correct their placement.

Introducing Robo Mom and her bionic arm, also known as an external fixator.
My dad refers to it as her gun sight, I think it looks like part of an old typewriter. Unfortunately, she's stuck with it for 8 weeks...and yes, she's right-handed.

It is set at such a weird angle.

I'm sorry, Mom. I wish I could fast-forward and have it all done and over with. The only good thing that has come out of this, is that it has forced you to actually sit down and relax...and you've gotten quite proficient at putting your eyeliner on with your left hand. ;)
We love you! ♥

Friday, May 14, 2010

And the Mommy of the Year award goes to...

who let her not quite 2-year-old sit on the cluttered island eating tortilla chips, Annie's bunny grahams, and grapes for breakfast.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Kitchen

We've been working feverishly to update our kitchen. We've finally finished and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Okay, so not really. This would be my D.R.E.A.M kitchen. I love it...the cabinets, the natural light, the floors, the wall color, the back splash. *sigh*

This kitchen is from the movie, Something's Gotta Give

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Just a spoon full of sugar

I found Lumpy perched on the kitchen counter today. I asked,

Camdyn, what are you doing up there?

I ate some sugar out of the sugar jar...and guess what it tasted like? SUGAR!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Marvel Comics newest heroine...

When the big kids wouldn't let her in to play, she resorted to disguising herself.

A glimpse at her real identity.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The Asbury Cubs

Today was opening day for the Asbury Cubs.
Cooper was all business.

Okay, maybe not all business. :)