Thursday, July 29, 2010

more water fun

the kids can't get enough water play these days. will and stephen both have created their own great wolf lodge in the backyard. sometimes in the sink. today we found a tutorial for this cool little water feature and decided to build it. so brandon hit home depot and spent about $10. then he built it in the time that it took me to whip up a steamin' hot pot of mac 'n' cheese. they are having a blast! i don't expect to see will in this house until dinner time.

ps. check out how his feet rarely touch the ground!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


here's just a current picture of miss abby. hmmm. an abby update. well, she's almost two. so that comes with some natural weirdness. she's learning to copy her brother. she mostly picks up on the annoying habits. he'll teach her a word (today the word was 'nine') and they just say it over and over until i lose my mind. she also pours stuff in stuff. mostly milk into her dinner, or some decorative piece. she's also figured out that she can get out of her bed. and she does.

on a different topic, jen had her baby. his name is parker grayson and he's stinkin' adorable. he has so much hair you can style it.

and on another topic, vacation at the great wolf lodge was awesome! we loved every single minute. ok, almost every single minute, but you just can't ask for better than that. i was too chicken to take my camera to a waterpark, but amy took some pictures and they're on her blog, so check those out.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

cars. cars. cars. and keys of course.

will's obsession with vehicles continues. as his 5th birthday approaches we will be honoring that obsession by indulging him with a car themed party. he's all about hot wheels and i thought i'd just stick a hot wheel on top of cupcakes. but he said he would really prefer a big cake. his ideal car? a red toyota sienna. he told this to a mechanic the other day who laughed his butt off. naturally, keys are part of the deal too. last week he worked his lemonade stand to get a new key from home depot. as soon as he had enough money he shut that thing down and jumped in the car to go buy yet another blank key. the photos you see here are from a book that i'm making for his birthday of all of his favorite cars and why he loves them. that part is stinking cute.since the pages are all fixed up to be printed the pictures look kind of small so click on them to see the pure joy on his face.