Friday, September 29, 2006
I think Anna liked the bear. Click here and you'll see her playing with a kitten.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Last night, we couldn't find Sadie. Conrad found her and took the picture of where she was "hiding".
Today, when I went to church, I took Anna and Madeline with me. Anna used to go all the time with me and she's kind of a "choir baby". As far as I can tell, everyone likes her and they've all watched her grow up. So, today she was standing there and lo and behold, it happened. She took two steps! I have witnesses! I didn't catch it on the camera but the choir saw it. And, rightfully, they made a big deal of it. I started tearing up. This is THE LAST BABY and now she's a toddler. The coolest thing though was that our anthem was "Lead Me, Lord" and the first words to that song (which we practiced right after this monumental occasion)are "It's hard to take the first step...". How cool was that. Divine providence, Michele. I don't think we'll ever sing that song again that I don't think of that moment.
I might not have caught the first couple of steps on video but I caught a couple of subsequent ones. You can view them here.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
This is her messy face after her first encounter with oreo blast.
And after school, everyone is studying hard. Yeah right.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Madeline had her first soccer game today. This is her in the dressing room before the game. I have forgotten alot of things in my time...my purse, my brush, a nightgown, Christmas gifts at Christmas but I can honestly say I have NEVER forgotten to put on my underwear. This child, pictured below, forgets her underwear more often than she remembers them and yes, she "forgot" them today. AAARRRRGGGGHHHH!
This is her playing goalie for the second quarter. She allowed the only goal the other team scored.But wait....it gets better.
This is her right after scoring her SECOND goal of the game. I have the first one on video which you can watch here. What an exciting game. Conrad said "Just think how well she'll play when she remembers her underwear".
And for your moment of Anna...here she is standing all by herself. Walking is only a step away.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
This is the famed "Daisy" from Anna's first "talkie" video.
I don't know if you can see in this picture how dirty Anna is but she is always dirty after chillin' outside. She gets to crawl around and I try not to cringe every time I look at how dirty she is. But then...
That's what God made soap and water for. Here she is all cleaned up.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
To remember what happened five years ago, destruction beyond belief.
We were all just Americans, no race, no creed, just grief.
Children now orphans, spouses widowed, friends left behind, new angels all around.
Five years later and the hole is still there in our hearts and in the ground.
May God bless our country and may we always defend our freedom and Old Glory, and long may she wave.
Peggy Noonan wrote a very moving observation about 9/11 click here if you would like to read it. (tissue alert)
Poem by: Lisa Wangler
Photos: various sources
Image from space by Space Imagery
OK, really, Conrad and the girls went to the zoo and it would seem that at some point both Madeline (above) and Sadie (below) were turned into Otters by some Zoo fairy.
Anna likes to swim with the fishies. (They also went to the Aquarium.)
And, back at the home menagerie front, it would seem that Banda and Puss in Boots are finally getting along. Awwwww.
Friday, September 08, 2006
And this is one of the reasons. I mean really, how cute is this fountain? Oh, I mean the dandy behind the fountain.
Tonight is Lamar High School Homecoming 2006. Go Vikings! In the above picture, Spidey is being eaten by a bison. Just one of the things we did to occupy our time whilst waiting for Kelsey's date for homecoming, Max...like Kelsey is in the picture below. Kelsey's first homecoming. Our little girl is growing up, dang it. Sorry, Kelsey, I couldn't resist. If it makes you feel any better, I don't think any of your friends read my blog.
Max and Kelsey with their Homecoming mums on. Aren't they cute? He even held the car door open for her when they left. Awwwww.
Full on view of Kelsey's mum. It has candy on it! Hmmmm, none of my Homecoming mums (and might I add I went to plenty of homecomings in my day) had food. These kids these days, they just don't know how good they have it.
I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has had such kind words for me about my blog. It certainly validates my blogging. I so enjoy doing it, thank you for enjoying reading it. And to those who can't get my videos (thank you for letting me know) I will always post stills on the blog unless some unforseen event keeps me from it. I hope someday you'll be able to see the videos. Thanks everyone for your input!
Monday, September 04, 2006
I liked this picture of my one lone flower with Mary of Guadelupe watching over it.
For those of you who need a video of Anna. Click here and you'll get one.