Monday, July 27, 2009


A friend of mine told me once that girls that grow up with just brothers are more confident and I think she may be right. Monroe informs me today, yeah mom Im really good at a lot of things, but when Im older I won't be able to do everything, I will have to choose. Where did she get that from, I asked my hubby thinking maybe he told her that, nope. I am having a hard time being her cheerleader and at the same time informing her she is not going to make too many friends, or any in kindergarten if she carries on the arrogance she displays at home. I guess I should build her up, lets face it girls are mean, and Im sure her confidence will be crushed in school aplenty.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

more Sass

Just bought this cute reversible headband/handkerchief thing for Monroe, one of Sass & Frasses newest items. Figure it will be a lifesaver when her dad has to do her hair in the am of kindergarten, perfect way to hide unruly bedhead.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Some of my favorite softball practices were when we practiced sliding/diving catches. Xander and I had a little clinic in the backyard and he loved it as well catching 3 for 3 with his sister videotaping.


(Grayson and Tessarae not pictured)
These little girls lived up to their team name this summer, seeing how I think 75%were too young to be play.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Slime time

Mindi, our director of childrens ministry at church sent me these pics from last Sunday. The kids, including Jude had so much fun getting dumped on by this green pudding slime mixture, Jude was sucking on his toes on the way home. Xander and Monroe informed me that you have to BE PREPARED, "You never know when your going to get slimed" just like "you never know when Jesus will come back".

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Granny!

My Granny turned 83 on the 14th! Found this pic of us girls with her 7 years ago having a spa day before Tia wed. Some things I admire and wish I had gotten from Granny is her amazing garden growing, german chocolate cake making, meticulous house cleaning, hip square dancing, awesome card playing chic.

Monday, July 13, 2009


I went to take a picture of this little worm/caterpillar thing crawling on Jude's shirt and Monroe stuck a stick in front of my pic showing off her two snails.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Damaging winds

anyone seen our sv?

Lots of huge branches, glad to see our new roof was still intact.

This is how we have slept in the basement 2 weekends in a row.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Mmm Good

Despite some tough typical two year old behavior, Jude says and does some of the cutest things I want to document.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Xander's baseball team this year is a complete riot, we've got personality, charm with some talent and it has been pure entertainment to watch them.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Star Spangled Studs

may I take your order? You can tell these boys have sisters, very comfortable hanging out in a playhouse.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fruit fun

Watermelon crawl during MCC olympic games

Monroe passes an apple during a relay betw two cutie patuties Will and Jackson.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Some of my youngest most vivid childhood memories are of us hanging out at the apartment complex pool every summer when we lived in a townhouse in kc. Seems a little ironic since my mom can't swim, but we all survived. Probably one of the reasons I had skin cancer in my 20's. You can find the kiddos and I sporting our 50 sunblock there on most summer days.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Kid Cam

gosh it really hit me after this video, dang we've gotta lotta kids. They are all so stinkin cute, scary to think this number will grow by 8 this time next year.

Best seat for fireworks


Hope your 4th was a smokin good time!

Friday, July 3, 2009

I want my baby back...

hard to believe this little firecracker will be starting kindergarten in a month.