Posts tagged ‘kids’

December 3, 2011

12.2.365: So close, yet so far

One foot to the right and he would have made it to bed. He just couldn’t do it.

Somehow I don’t think this is the last night he’ll be found here.

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November 11, 2011

11.10.365 This is what I get

When I say, “Smile for the camera!”

I should never use those words. It always comes out terrible. Knock knock jokes work so much better.

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October 4, 2011

10.4.365: Initiation

He’s got the grip. He’s got the stance. He’s got the look of utter disappointment mastered.

He’s ready to play.

September 30, 2011

9.28.365: Shoes

I’ve never known a kid to get so excited about the prospect of going outside.

Just putting on his shoes makes him downright giddy.

September 25, 2011

9.25.365: Porch Soccer

Because when Uncle Justin is around these kinds of things make sense.

It doesn’t occur to anyone that playing on the concrete THREE FEET away would be easier, make more sense and cause less of a ruckus until after the game is done.

September 7, 2011

9.4.365: Tiny four-wheelers for tiny humans.

Because hosting a gigantic party on Saturday isn’t enough for me, I invited some people back to go riding on Sunday. I love watching little kids with absolutely no fear take jumps on their four wheelers. I wonder what it’s like to be fearless like that? I don’t remember. These two do though:

No children were harmed in the making of this post.

September 7, 2011

9.3.365: Horses and Ladybugs and Cupcakes, Oh My!

Next year, please to remind me that hosting a party for forty plus people is way out of my league and I shouldn’t do it again. An added benefit to this would be that making rainbow colored cupcakes for twenty is much more acceptable than attempting to make rainbow colored cupcakes for fifty, finding out that you only have enough batter for twenty-five and then sending your mom to the tiny market in town where she was forced to purchase the only box of cake mix that didn’t expire in 2009. Ah, small town, USA. It’s so quirky.

Although, the twenty-five that did end up rainbow colored were delightful.

August 2, 2011

7.26.365: Craftiness

If Children’s Hospital ever found themselves in need of some quick cash, they could go room-to-room gathering all the completed craft projects they hand out to the kids each day to sell on etsy.

When we arrived in the ER, we had nothing except my purse. When we walked out seven days later, we had four bags worth of stuff. True, one of those bags was clothes and one was medical supplies, but that still leaves two bags full of craft projects. The Oldest was delighted.

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July 4, 2011

7.1.365: Poolside

We ventured to the community pool in the nearest big town and were pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t gross. There were water fountains and a slide!

We are definitely doing this again.


June 14, 2011

6.12.365: Wishon

We took the littlest member of the family on his first hiking trip. He did surprisingly well.

He did not want to be carried. He wanted to walk. Even when the path followed a shear cliff that gave me heart palpitations. Even when the poison oak was so thick I was wishing for a machete. Even when his tiny legs were so tired he could barely lift his feet. Don’t you know he’s a big kid? Anything his sisters can do, he can do too. He doesn’t need us anymore.

Too bad I still need him.