Tuesday, December 30, 2008
This is the "I just got the Christmas Carol Barbie I asked for" look.
She wore this the rest of the day. Thank you, Grandma Thorne.
It's nice that our kids are still young enough that they don't reallize that Santa can't afford to give them everything Santa would like to give them. Lucy would have been perfectly content to just eat candy bracelets and play with her kiddie cell-phone we got at the dollar store.
Sam also likes the scarf mommy made her, but that smile is due the news that Samantha's mortal enemy, Gertrude Von Shrapnel had perished on Christmas Eve in a bizzare waffle accident.
A moment of toddler self-consciousness.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Here we have Sam's angry face which she uses anytime she's forcing her sister to do something or whenever she's thinking hard. Note also the trail of snot. Behind her is our fake Christmas Tree which has no ornaments on the bottom half.
This is Becky's catfish face, which she uses during periods of stress and passion.
This is Lucy, adorned.
The yuletide DriSilque leper.
This is 33 weeks of human production. Other pregnant people look like crap heaps.
Gird thyself with the colander of righteousness.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Judging by the sudden drop in comments on our blog, I think we've alienated most of our friends by openly supporting the president elect. If it makes any of you feel better, he didn't win Missouri where we voted.
So here's some ultra-cute videos to prove that even people who voted Democrat can have really awesome children.
Well, maybe our affection for Mr. Obama has rubbed off on our older daughter a little bit.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
In this shot, Sam is eating some summer squash, while her latest ex-boyfriend, Cliff, tries to drown his sorrows in simple carbohydrates.
It's a good thing her left hand is blurred here.
Sam is very intelligent little lady, though she definitely has some social anxiety when unfamiliar people are around. Becky's the one who taught her how to slink away from the action without anybody noticing at all.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I couldn't get the lists to go side-by-side. Sorry.
Against same-sex marriage
No to increased aid to Katrina
No to study on what went wrong with Katrina
Yes to economic stimulus package
Against the ethics bill
No –increase Pell Grants
N0-500 million to help vets deal with PTSD
Yes-embryonic cell research
Abortion-believes it should be up to the state, not Federal
Education-pretty much voted No to increase spending
English-supports it as the national language
Troops-thinks we need more in Iraq
No to Unintended pregnancy amendment.
No-to funding for Special Ed.
No-to increase $$ for child health care
Against same-sex marriage
Yes on to increase Aid to Katrina
Yes on amendment to study what went wrong with Katrina
No vote on stimulus package
For the ethics bill
Yes-Increase Pell grants
Yes-500 million to help vets deal with PTSD
Yes-embryonic cell research
Pro-Choice-but with a huge emphasis on education and prevention
English-supports it as the unifying language
Troops-says he will start pulling out immediately
Yes-Unintended pregnancy amendment.
(funding for awareness, covering contraceptives…)
Yes-to funding for Special Ed
Yes-to increase $$ for child health care
Sunday, October 26, 2008
25 weeks and she's svelte like a Volkswagen New Beetle.
Lucy is to cuteness as Becky is to ultimate hotness.
It's like a small child is emerging right out from the center of the Care Bear's trachea.
Daddy and Sam "marched" in the Independence Halloween Parade. I was not Robin Hood, nor was I an elf. I was Peter Pan, which is less gay than both of those other things and Sam was Tinkerbell. I say "marched" because we were supposed to keep up with the Centerpoint Medical Center car and we weren't allowed to throw the candy. We had to hand it to the onlookers. So Dad would pause to help shy Samantha hand out some candy and then I'd have to sprint pulling Sam in her little wagon to catch up with the car. Sweaty Pan.
I had my first overnight camp out with the scouts this last weekend. Here are some quotes to describe the experience:
"Colten! Do NOT put burning sticks over other people's heads!"
"Herman! Stop balancing barefoot on the wall around the fire pit!"
"Jared! Take the rotten fish back to the pond where you got it!"
"You're really going to spend the camp out playing video games? Really?"
So yeah. A great group of brilliant young men.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
This is how Grumpa and Sam spent most of the Sunday afternoon session. The doll is not named Fredrickson San Marcos.
Gramma Deanna spent much of the weekend showing Samantha pictures of invasive surgical procedures.
After the old people pushed Sam on the swing, Daddy had to show them how it's done.
We came home the other day to find an unintelligent walking stick standing on the side of our white house. I don't claim to be better at being a walking stick than a walking stick, but I'm pretty sure that their camouflage is more effective when they're around other sticks. Anyway, it was pretty cool, and once we relocated him to the bushes, he really did blend in quite well.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I have to say. We're pretty lucky. There's this great place right across the street called Thriftway. It's a grocery store and they sell food. We were starting to get a little bit worried about our girls since winter is coming and people who aren't dressed properly in the winter tend to die.
Well, we ran across the street in the middle of the night to Thriftway's dumpster, like we do every Friday night, and started rummaging. One minute it wasn't there and the next minute it was: a completely unused, crisp, PAPER bag that was just Sam's size! If it doesn't rain or snow too much this winter, I think she'll be able to use it for another year. And it was F-R-E-E free! That's 100% less than for money!
While we were there, we found a new "blanket" for Lucy, so now her chattering teeth won't keep us up at night.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Here's a few adorable pictures of our sweet, beautiful, simply-perfect-in-every way Lucy.