Friday, October 20, 2006
So, I know this picture may not be all that great to you guys... Yeah, it's a little blurry, the kids have red-eye issues, they aren't looking at the camera, they both have a bit of an uncharacteristic underbite going on... But to me, it's PURE bliss!!! This is the first picture that I have of the two of them together (after many attempts, believe me!) where you can tell they are having fun together. Oh I have pictures that look like he is choking her and many pictures where she is just a blob sitting there with no emotion at his feet, but when I look at this picture, I see two kids who I hope will be friends forever! Lately, all she is doing is looking around the room trying to spot that guy who runs around all the time but sometimes comes over to play peek-a-boo with her. He can make her smile at any moment now, which in turn makes us smile. So I thought I'd share this perfect picture (in a mom's eyes) with everyone and hope you can see the love in it, too!
Monday, October 09, 2006
Yesterday after church, Mase was rubbing his eye frantically... I asked him what was wrong and he kept saying "I need to get it out!" so of course, I looked in his eye expecting an eyelash or a speck of dirt or something worse, like a sliver... I didn't see anything, so I asked him what he was trying to get out and he said, "My teacher said I have a sparkle in my eye!"
I always dreamed of having a little dolly who I could dress up and play with... Sometimes I am certain she gets sick of me changing her outfits so much, but they don't fit for very long! Anyway, I think she likes being a little dog WAY more than that scary elephant...
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
So I tried Mason's old Halloween costume on Ava, and she seriously looked like somebody was in front of her trying to steal her tusks or something! Actually, after thinking about it, I believe we have this exact picture of Mase from when he was an elephant. Spooky. Anyway, she will have to skip the drama this time as she will not be dressing as an elephant this year, but she will be a cuddly dog. This was all orchestrated by Mason, who was supposed to be The Big Bad Wolf this year and she was going to be one of the three little pigs.
Well, I overheard a funny conversation between Mase and a new friend he met at the park (a big 3-year-old you could tell he wanted to impress)... The kid was telling Mase about his Halloween costume and Mase said, "Oh yeah? Well, I'm going to be CAPTAIN FEATHERSWORD for Halloween!" So this kink in my plan led to a new one, which involves the four of us (Ro and I plus Karen and Tustin) in some bright colored shirts and funky belt buckles. Oh and Laney as Dorothy the Dinosaur and Ava as the lovely Wags the Dog. Gotta love the Wiggles! Mmmm, I think I'd like some fruit salad now...