Saturday, June 28, 2008


Many who own cats have probably found them with a bird or mouse dangling from their mouths, calmly waiting to be let into the house (*ya-right, not happening) or prancing around with their catch.

Well, meet OUR new kitten -- as she was dubbed by Eric:

Evie has taken to carrying things around in her mouth. Just like a kitten would do! So far I've found the two pictures, a little bird she carries around by the tail feathers, stuffed babydolls, stuffed butterflies, teething toys, anything she has the jaw power to carry. It's rather cute actually.

BUT on the flip-side. I have removed all kinds of paper, plastic, bits of STUFF I can't identify from its resting place in the roof of her mouth. Yup, the other day she was EATING andI got to the fifth spoon full and noticed something peeking out her mouth. YEH, she was storing it up thereto chew after her meal or something.

Thank goodness Lily doesn't have a chew/dangle-things-from-mouth fetish too or I'd be totally grey by now.

So Lily doesn't feel left out, here is a Lily-bad-hair-day photo (she was REALLY grumpy and just woke up):

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

(A few words...this pic is from the they were chubbier then!)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I am looking at my daughters and I realize -- I now know what intense love really feels like. I LOVE my babies with every ounce of my being. I can't even begin to describe the feeling. I look into their eyes and I am overwhelmed with LOVE. They are the most precious things in my life and I can't thank God enough for carrying them through and giving them to me. Just had to say that.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The 8 thing

Tagged by Jocasta to do this one...

Eight Things I Have a Passion for:

1) Definitely my babies.
2) Hiking and climbing. I miss it SO much and can't wait to get the girls out!
3) That feeling you get when you are in the middle of the ocean, with only water and the horizon around you. You realize how BIG the world really is out there.
4) Writing and reading
5) Graphic and newspaper design
6) Rummaging through "cheaper" antique shops for cool old things
7) Family and friends
8) Traveling to and exploring historic places

Eight Things I Would Like to do Before I Die:
1) Move to Europe (preferably Scotland)
2) Introduce my children to other countries and cultures
3) Meet my grandchildren!
4) Go to a joust
5) Locate and visit my host family in Germany.
6) Become a published young adult fiction writer
7) Lose weight and feel good about how I look
8) Go on a cruise, since I've seen the work side of a ship, I'dliketo experience the pleasure!

Eight Things I Say a Lot:
1) Lily
2) Eve
3) Hey! Get away from that!
4) Whatcha doing?
5) Dude
6) Sweet
7) Ya think?
8) Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight

Eight Books I Have Read Recently: (THIS WILL BE REPETITIVE)
1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
2) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
5) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6) Harry Potterand the Half Blood Prince
7) Harry Potter " " The Deathly Hallows
8) Garlic and Sapphires - the book by the former NYTimes food critic Ruth Reichl

Eight Movies I Have Seen Eight Times:
1) Star Wars: A New Hope
2) Star Wars: EmpireStrikes Back
3) Star Wars: The Returnof the Jedi
4) Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
5) Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
6) Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
7) Coyote Ugly
8) Winnie the Pooh (a bunch of them...)

Eight People I have to Invite to Do This Meme:
If you haven't been invited, consider yourself invited because I have no IDEA who hasn't already been "tagged."

Can you see a pattern to some of those?I am a huge Harry Potter and Star Wars fan!!!! I am also a Lord of the Rings fan, but I read/watch more fanfiction than the actual books/movies.

What's this tab do?

Most mornings, the girls wake me up with their "chatting". Nothing too noisy, upset-sounding or worrying. But today I was pulled from slumber by the distinct sound of hysterical, tears-pouring-out-of-someone's-eyes crying.

I jumped out of bed and still blurry-eyed flung open the door to see what was wrong. Lily was fine, standing up as usual. Evie, on the other hand, was wrapped up in her blanket and bawling. When I got to her, she was sitting up in her blankets. When I removed them I found her problem.

Her butt was in the bare. She had taken her diaper off at some point and she was very upset about it! I didn't see any mess in the bed, but she didn't calm down until I got her another diaper downstairs.

It's not funny, really it's not, but I'm still laughing. It's not everyday I walk in to see a naked little butt sans diaper. After a little searching I found the diaper behind the crib. Thank goodness it wasn't poopy, right!? Or was it? ANd she ... gulp ... got hungry. Oh holy crap that is a scary thought.

Better go stop her from stealing her sister's bottle. Thought I'd share that!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

For your enjoyment

Just wanted to share a few pictures of the girls. I finally found the camera cord buried under a pile of clean laundry that hadn't been touched in ... a while. Seems to happen a lot in this house. It's all over, but at least it's clean!

First up is a cute picture of the girls playing in a laundry basket. (Fitting isn't it, there are clean clothes laying on my table, but an empty laundry basket ... well not when the girls are in it, but still.)

Next we have Evie, appearing to be a bit shy. She ISN'T shy in any way, shape or form, but she looks a little bit like she is in this picture. Either that or she is being coy. I'd love to know what is on her mind. And the picture after that is one of Lily, smiling broadly as usual. I swear I love Lily's smile SOOOOOO much. She is so EASY to get a good smile out of for a picture.

And I want to share these two because in both pictures the girls are STANDING BY THEMSELVES. Even though Lily's hand is offcamera in her picture, it's only because I couldn't back up quickly and she tries to lean forward to reach me again almost everytime. I just know it is only a matter of months before they are walking, then running, then probably hands-first diving off the couches or something...

All right, that's all for now folks. I have a bunch of cleaning to do, and it is downpouring outside so we MIGHT lose power as our lights ALWAYS flicker like mad in the rain. Heck, they sometimes do that when it ISN'T raining here.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008