Thursday, July 19, 2012

Eva Quote: Power In My Tummy

e: "Mommy, my leg hurts."
M: "I'm sorry to hear that, dear, you're probably growing again. Let's do some stretches."
e: "No, no, I need purple medicine."
M: "Hmm, Mommy thinks that we won't do medicine this time, but I'll be happy to help you stretch..."
e (worriedly panting): "But! But! But then my tummy won't have the power to fix my leg!"
M: "Wha...?"
e: "I NEED power from the medicine in my tummy!"

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy birthay, Dre! One year old!

to be continued...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cow Day!

This year for Cow Day we invited my aunt Debbie and Couz Kim to celebrate and eat chicken with us.

We were quite the herd.

Dre got a free kids meal, his first, which he ate nearly all of... juice box was favorite.

Not sure what's on Kimmie's mind here, but it probably has something to do with how much she wishes she could play the tuba. Am I right, Kim?


Two redheads.

Why Adam came.

Hooray for Cow Day!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Dre Quote: Boop!

Dre: (fuss)
Ma: "What's wrong, Dre? Do you need to go to bed?"
Dre: "Ni-ni." (night, night)
Ma: "Should we read a book first?"
Dre: "BOOP!"

(new favorite word)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Yellow Spot

Daddy found someone creeping through the yard last week, and now E has a new pet. His name is Yellow-Spot. He likes eating tomatoes and cat food, swimming in his pool with ice cubes (it's been 100 degrees or higher several days this month), and attempting to escape whenever he's taken out for his morning walk. His "Mommy" Eva is very attentive and enjoys offering him sticks to climb on and scolding him for naughtiness in trying to run away again. 

He'll be staying for a few weeks, then he'll go off on his "adventure" into the woods as we set him free. Note:  In the top corner picture Eva is holding her hands off the grass... this is because she's hyper-conscious that she's touching Yellow Spot and that she needs to wash her hands or she could get "Sal Vanilla" virus, as we like to say. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Honey Hill Orchard

We recently stayed out west in Orange, VA as we were house and horse-sitting for some friends. Driving through "the country" we spotted Honey Hill Orchard, and paid a visit, to one very hot morning, to pick their plums.

We'd never seen anything like these itty bitty colorful "plums," they were juicy and fun to pick off the low-hanging trees. Perfect for little hands to pluck.

Plums YUMZ!

Also YUMZ.

We tried to get a family portrait, but the farm dog made it difficult...

Attempt 2... photo bomb 2.

Got one! This one is going out to the family next week.

Watch those branches!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

Firework: BOOM!
Mummzie: "Red, orange, green! ... Eva, you call the next colors."
Eva (with hands around mouth): "Hey, colors! Heeey!"
Mummzie: "Uh, no that's not what I mean... "
Eva: "Ooooh! I'm so glad it's our country's birthday and we get to watch these fireworks!"

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

One June Night