Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Clavicle Smash

So Tucker & Jackson were playing on the furniture again... they do it everyday, despite the death threats from their parents. Last night, they were sword fighting (with lollipops, no less) and Jackson climbs on the armrest of the recliner. Kaboom! One wrong move, and he falls right onto the HARDwood (keyword: HARD) floors. He protected his lollipop from getting smashed, but his shoulder took the hit for him. He's holding his left shoulder & crying, so we decided to go ahead & get him ready for the ER, because this kid is tough. He rarely ever cries if he gets hurt. So we went & picked up Nanny & off we went. Several hours & a couple X-rays later, we find out he's broken his clavicle (collar bone). Great. (P.S. Is it wrong that I was sad I didn't bring my camera to take pics in the ER? HA!)

Off to the orthopaedic doc this morning, who informs me, "Don't let him run or jump or climb". Say what? "He doesn't need to re-injure the bone, or it may not heal properly." Yessir, I'm most aware, but how do you recommend I do that? "Just keep him calm." I couldn't hold back. I *CRACKED* up. Keep him calm? A 2 year old? Seriously???

Well.... they say a picture is worth a thousand words....

Monday, February 26, 2007

Hats off!

I love my kids in hats! Sad to say, they hate wearing them... Still can't keep myself from snatching them up if I see a cute one - *sigh* - I have high hopes. :)

and more from yesterday's shoot... can't get enough of this stinking green hat!

And I'm sorry, but I can't keep from posting the silly shots, this one made me laugh out loud when I saw it..... what must she be thinking???? She's so animated & funny!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Fickle Pickle!

Okay, so I can never make up my mind, call me fickle. :)

But I changed my logo, so naturally the blog must follow suit right?

Here's some shots of Cass from today. Love this hat, Nanny bought it :)

And this one cracks me up... Cassidy's impression of an old lady. Isn't she talented?

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

Yeah, a little late, but hey... better late than, well, later. :)

Me: "Tucker, why don't you pretend your giving the rose to Mama?"

Me: "No, baby. Pretend your giving the rose to Mama. Hold it with both hands."


Then naturally Jackson gets a little jealous of the attention brother is getting-

Can't decide if I like it better in bw or color... and I know Tucker looks like he's ready to bail on me (HE IS!) but I like it anyway ;)~

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Comments, pretty please!

So I've been a bad blogger. (Woah, deja vu, I think I've posted that before!)

I've been a little busy making some changes to my website. Brenda shared a great tip with me for customizing my template, so naturally, I had to play. I'm never satisfied! :o) I'm in the process of updating the galleries, so it's still not complete, but I'd love to hear your comments & constructive criticism. Go ahead, I have my hard hat on!! (Link at the right!)

What do you think about my new logo??

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P.S. - I know the dots are crooked, I hated it at first but now I'm kinda liking it, what do you think? (Can you tell I'm trying to make this an interactive post - HA! - I wanna see how many comments I can get!) Please take a sec & leave your name & where you are from, don't make me beg, it could get ugly! :)

Saturday, February 17, 2007


Embracing the grain....

I'm in such a photography slump. I miss warm, sunny days & LIGHT!!!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Frosty the Snow-(wo)man

Okay, I've already posted today, but I can't resist sharing this picture! Makes me smile :o) She's so stinkin' cute it's pathetic... doesn't matter that she's mine :o)

I've been tagged!

Alright, already! I've been tagged by Julie to list 6 things that make me happy & by Marla & Lyndsay to list 6 weird things about myself (that was tough, ha!)

6 things that make me HAPPY...
1. Getting that *perfect* photo. Wish it happened more often!
2. Watching my husband with our kids. I especially enjoy watching him with Cassidy... his face literally LIGHTS UP when she gives him sugar (she doesn't often!)
3. Teaching. Anything. I love being able to explain something SOOO complex, in a way that a person can understand.
4. Getting comments on my blog. Isn't that silly?
5. The way Cassidy pats my back when I pick her up.
6. Being the middle part of a hug sandwich from my 2 boys :o)

Now for the weird things... I have to say, it was rather hard to narrow it down but here they are...

1. I would NEVER wear a sleeveless shirt in public. EVER.
2. I'm always shopping online... gymboree, old navy, gap, you name it - I'll fill up the shopping cart, then when I'm done, I feel too guilty to actually complete the purchase. I do it *AT LEAST* 3 times a week. (I always tell myself I'm "really" gonna buy it today, LOLOLOL!!!)
3. I won't spend $50 on a pair of jeans that I'd probably wear for 2-3 years, but I'll spend $50 on a toy for my kids that they play with for about 5 minutes.
4. Before me & my husband started dating, I tried to fix him up with another girl that I worked with.
5. Puke, poop, blood, guts - I can deal with. But snot grosses me out.
6. People think I'm sort-of psychic. (Can you be sort-of psychic?) I've had dreams before that were actually true. I've also dreamed about a friend's mother talking to me, asking me to give her son a message (she's dead) - after I told him about it, he freaked out, because it was true!!! (Okay I must confess, it freaked me out, too!!) To this day, I don't know why I had dreams about her, because I only met her 1 time. WEIRD.

Okay.... now I've got to tag 6 other people, which is going to be tough, because there are so many that have already participated... Kari, Joanna, Julie B., Amanda - okay, there is NOONE else to tag in all of blog land. I have looked. :o) 4 will have to suffice!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

BAD Blogger!

Ok, ok, so I've been a bad blogger. Sorry.

I've just been a little busy with my hubby being out of town for a week, deciding on whether or not to make some career changes, Cassidy's birthday party, working 50 hrs a week - hey I didn't name it Stephanie, Overloaded for nothing. :o)

Wanted to share a couple recent pics... they aren't really much my style, but I've been in a funk since the cold weather hit, I long for ample natural light again - will it ever come????

Jackson playing outside... naturally 2 seconds after I snapped this picture, he collided with a mud puddle so we had to go inside. I feel sure it was an accident.

Little Miss Ashley (1 mo) having a grand old time in dreamland...

And last but certainly not LEAST! My little 2 month old neice, Leighton... my how she has changed!