Sunday, July 20, 2008

Attitude anyone?

No? Didn't think so. Know why? We have all of the attitude in the world RIGHT HERE!! Seriously, this is the worst it has far. I know, it might get worse, but then again, we had a heart to heart tonight, Lauren and I, and we discussed consequences, not the least of which is losing possession of a cherished bear one day for each display of attitude as well as not seeing our best-est friend in the whole world at all this week. Sounds serious? IT IS!

We leave in six more sleeps for vacation, but as far as I can tell, the weather may be rainy while we are there, but that may help us avoid quite so much misery of all being sunburned, so...

Lauren found her backpack for kindergarten. It is Hello Kitty, pink and sparkly. All of the requirements set forth by Lauren being met, we got the rest of her school supplies. Now, the countdown begins.

More later...

Monday, July 14, 2008

Less than a month...

In less than a month, Lauren starts kindergarten. She will be with the big kids, in the real world. I'm afraid. I'm very afraid...and a little sad. She is still my baby, although a chatty baby I will say. She is looking more grown up, especially with all of the missing teeth. Currently, she has lost 7 teeth, and is missing 5 right now. She is an awfully cute little jack-o-lantern.

Jack is running faster all the time. Also, protesting louder EVERYDAY!! And protesting the most mundane of things...where is his drink, he wants his shoes/he hates his shoes, he wants to potty, NO! POTTY!, downstairs, upstairs, down again. I must say though, he is a SOLID napper, great sleeper at night, funny as heck and loves to play!!!

More later...

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Granddaddy and Lauren

Here's another one I edited. I think I like it and I know Lauren does. Anything that offers pink anything is OK by her.

How do you like this?

There is a new editing tool on flickr that I tried and I can't decide if I like it or not, but here is a picture of Jack cropped, softened, with a frame, rounded edges, and text added. What do you think? Not too bad for free!!

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th!

We had a wonderful day. Lots of family came to our house for a cookout that was rumored to possibly be rained out, but wasn't (YAY!), packed up and went to Princeton to Rebecca, Bryan and Jenna's house. We ate some more, went to the fairgrounds and watched fireworks in the mist and it was honestly kind of cool. Half way through the fireworks, Lauren and Jack were ready to go. It was no Disney fireworks display, but it was nice. We had a great spot to sit, no one was in front of us and we walked to and from Rebecca's, so no bad traffic.
What a fantastic 4th! Life is really, really good indeed!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


She loved bible school, still sings the songs and today wished she could go back right now. I explained that it is over for the year, but she wants to go back anyway.

Today Lauren said, "I know! We could train Jack like a dog!" I said, "To do what?" she said, "Anything!" and then proceeded to put her shoe down, have him pick it up, praised him and then offered him a bite of a banana. Wow!! He's a good dog!