Friday, July 31, 2009

Throwback Friday

Last Friday night we were watching Maddie and Abby's theatre performance.  And maybe I just haven't had time to post the pictures. And so I'm using them as my Throwback Friday.  It is my blog.

Here is Maddie as the Wicked Witch (nice!).  She is inspecting the items that Red brought her.
Abby, as the Blue Fairy, waking Pinnochio from his sleep.

Note the incredible crispness of the photos....and also the heavy sarcasm.  I might have been nursing and therefore shooting photos with one hand....the 'ole lefty.  Whatev.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Whatcha Talkin' bout Willis

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Ron walked in the door from work tonight, looked at Gabe, and said:
Whatcha Talkin' bout Willis!

Mystery solved.

I wish I could say I had the slightest idea where he got this.  He threw it out as we were making lunch today.

I was just thankful the camera was nearby and I was able to catch it on film.  Thank you Go Go Gadget arm.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Song For A Fifth Child

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo

The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo
But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren't his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.

Ruth Hulbert Hamilton

A friend sent this poem to me when I was pregnant with Lincoln.  Although I have to say its a bit dated -- I definitely don't 'hang out the washing' and I don't even get the whole 'poison the moth' -- I do love the message behind the poem.  

(On a side note, "hullabaloo" is a general term for a performance, celebration or other noisy even.  And here I thought it was just a game by Cranium)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Throwback Friday....and a Guessing Game

Lincoln is shown in the first photo.  Gabriel is in the 2nd.  
Congrats to my SIL Amie who was the first person to guess correctly.  :)

Am I Gabriel....or Lincoln?

Am I Lincoln....or Gabe?

Any guesses?  Both pictures were taken in the same outfit at 2 weeks of age.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Happy 2 Week Birthday Lincoln!

Love, Your Big Sister Lauren

(p.s. Happy Due Date to me!)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Plethora of TP

I asked one of the kiddos to refill the toilet paper holder in the half bath.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Throwback Friday

Here's one of my bff's from high school....shortly after giving birth to our sons last week.  In the same hospital on the same day.  Literally, we delivered next door to one other.  
And no, we didn't plan it.  

We did make a memory though.  Traipsing back and forth to each other's rooms during the day and texting hilarious stories at night as we nursed our babies.  Good times.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

One Week Later

....I have this beautiful little man.  
God is good.  Happy One Week Birthday Lincoln!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

One Week Ago

....I was headed to the hospital with this!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lincoln Speaks

Lincoln's reaction when the nurse tried to take him from his Mama shortly after birth.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lincoln Jude - 6 lbs 9 oz 19" 9:22am 7/8/09

Our quiver is full!

Baby Makes Seven!

I blog jacked Kristen's account to post these pictures! She is resting peacefully. Both Kristen and Lincoln are doing great. Thanks for your prayers and love! More pics to come tomorrow.

This picture was taken as he was being born....with 2 special onlookers.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Had to quickly post a couple pictures of our baby bunnies.  And now I need to go have this baby!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Gardening 101 continued

I posted a few pictures of our garden from a few weeks ago here.  Well, it has grown like crazy since then!  We headed out yesterday to do a bit of harvesting.

Madeline picked the first cherry tomato.  And was begging to eat it before we even got home!

Here's the first bit of cauliflower.

Abby is cutting some broccoli.  

Gabe checking to see how the green and yellow peppers are doing.

Check out Ron snapping some beans off for our dinner.

Once again, we are finding this strangely addictive.  Ron and I couldn't wait to get home and wash all our fresh veggies.....and then cook some for dinner.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July Celebration

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Here's someone in our home that's definitely excited about his freedom.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Gardening 101

We decided to try our hand at gardening this year.  Its been a great learning experience....lots of library trips and internet research, trips to the gardening store and a ton of patience with 8 little hands doing the planting.  ;)

Keep in mind, we are completely suburban folks.  Before this project, our idea of gardening was a trip to the local Farmer's Market.

We are finally reaping the benefits as we have harvested our first few veggies.  The romaine lettuce is growing like crazy as well as the broccoli and spinach.  

We also planted tomatoes, zucchinni, squash, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, cauliflower, strawberries, basil and parsely.  Most of them are getting close to the first harvest as well.

Here is our broccoli.  This was a few weeks ago when they were still babies.
Yummy.  Romaine lettuce.  You should see it now.  HUUUUUUUGE.

I have to admit.  The whole thing has been somewhat addictive.  There is nothing more uber cool than eating something that you planted, harvested and cleaned with your own hands.
(not to mention the major savings of growing organic veggies versus purchasing them!)

**thank you to my bro Tom for allowing us to use his farm and special thanks to Beth for being our garden partner!