Thursday, February 28, 2013

It would take a pretty big bottle.

It has been too long since the last post.  The camera sits here with several pictures to share, but a glitch in our spastic computer is not letting me download any today.
However, no pictures doesn't mean there aren't memories being made.  For example, how about yesterday when Miss Hope comes up to me holding her hands up as if she's surrendering to an arrest and says, "I need new jammies."  And that she did.

Soaked to the bone in her jammies.  Head to toe.
Hair wet and water dripping off her hands.  And what do I hear in the background?  Water running from the downstairs bathroom?
"I need to wash hands and get marker off."
Gotta hand it to her...she did, and she did.  Proceeded with leaving a towel wadded up in the sink, aiding as a plug, allowing water to spew on the floor.  A lot of water. 

On a different note, Emma was playing with a mesh laundry bag/basket.  She and Hope both love to get in them and play "robot".  A few weeks ago, Emma was in hers and put the carrying straps over her shoulders and proclaimed, "Look mom, I have on a big bra."
**WHAT*!*!!!!???!
"I have on a big bra."
My ears heard her right.
Questioning her a bit farther and she says, "you know like Papaw has."  Wow, this story just took an even bigger twist on top of the one it already had!
My face must have had a look of complete bewilderness tattooed all over it, because she didn't hesitate in rolling her eyes at me and saying, "you know like he and daddy wear out in the snow."
.....uh.....you mean overhauls?
Oh ya.

And those are the moments.  The moments that make me want to bottle up all their innocent-fun-loving-spirit and keep it forever....no pictures needed.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The fam.

When we were asked for a family picture recently, it dawned on me the only one we have is from the day Hope came home from the hospital or the moment after the Color Run with each of us sweaty and covered in colored powder.
Good thing the camera has a timer...10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1....CHEESE!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Big girl, big lunchbox. Big day.

The guilt that comes with child #2 - not taking adventures with her similar to the five years of doing it with child #1, but then again if an adventure is taken with #2, #1 is left out because she's now in school.

uhhhh, get over it mom.
What a big adventure! Cuteness and excitement was the theme, no guilt to be found.

Friday, February 1, 2013

To the Parents of Emma Phipps:

Oh yes, we got our first "To the Parents of" note sent home from school.  Here is how is all went down...

Normal day:  Emma gets off bus, walks up drive into house, hangs up her stuff, gets a snack, starts homework, and blesses her mother with all the toots she has been holding in for the day.  (Just another one of those rewards us mom's get!)

Last Tuesday: Emma gets off bus, runs into the house, drops her stuff and come sprinting to me hold a postcard address to her parents.  Face is beaming.  She had been selected to eat lunch with this Principal for "Stat behavior"!  This girl was high as a kite, I tell ya!
And so she did.  Table cloth, candles, special dessert and even sat right next to Mrs. Coffman.  She is still talking about it.

Great job Miss Emma Lillie - you have always been our superstar and looks like the rest of the world is finding it out too! xoxo