Thursday, September 30, 2010

The harvest

The small tomatoes are ripening now and I had Sammy help me pick some off for munching.  She loves tomatoes.  Picking and keeping their shape was a little bit harder for her.  They were more Crushed Tomatoes than Whole Tomatoes, those that actually made it into the house.  She was eating them right off the vine.  And I had to explain that we just wanted the RED ones, not the green ones.  A lesson in colors.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The best way... eat watermelon:  sit on the counter with your feet in the sink wearing only a diaper.  I dare you.  And please provide photos.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

She loves it

Sammy did, in fact, get into the Tyke car and scoot around.  This is going to be a great toy both winter and summer, inside and out.  She was all around the kitchen because it's easier to scoot on tile rather than carpet.  She 'went' to Starbucks, Home Depot, and grocery shopping she told me.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Iron Chef

Sammy always cooks with the four food groups:  donuts, ketchup, plastic and teflon.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chunky monkey

This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago.  On this past Wednesday, I weighed her.  16 pounds.  Oh, my aching back!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010


When Daddy was little like this and I would have to go grocery shopping after work, I would pick him up and take him with me.  Being so close to dinner time he was hungry.  I would grab a Yoplait and let him drink it in the shopping cart.  It would be so messy but at least he was happy and there were no tantrums.  Yoplait saved the day many, many times.  Whenever I see Yoplait I always think of Daddy with it all over him mouth and him slurping away at it.  I'm so glad to see Sammy is more of a little lady and uses a spoon!  (btw, at my grocery store now, they have a side container of spoons next to the yogurt section. Obviously I started something all those years ago!)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ok, explain yourself.

Papa?  Please tell Nana that we're sorry for taking all the couch cushions off and using all the extra blankets to make forts.  Ok, Papa?  Papa?  Where are you????!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Out for a stroll

Olivia was more interested in going for a stroll with her great-grandmother!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Got one!

Apparently, it took all three of them to reel in this whopper!!  Fish and chips anyone?

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Papa also came down to the pond to help with the fishing tournament.  A tournament that consisted of one.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Here fishy, fishy

This is Uncle Kyle showing Sammy the ropes on fishing in a pond during Mommy's family reunion held two weeks ago.  I love the fact that Uncle Kyle knows how to use the BARBIE fishing pole!  Way to go Uncle Kyle!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hold your breath!

Yep, that's right.  There's Olivia being dunked face first.
...and coming up for air!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Chin up Sammy

She might look uncomfortable now, but in a few months, she'll be swimming around like Ester Williams.  ...wait.  Did I just date myself there?

Monday, September 13, 2010


I guess I have to go where you take me, Mommy, and hope for the best.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Little turtle

Sammy really liked holding onto the little turtle floater thingy.  And she really liked the fact that she had TWO people on the sides of her holding on.  No escaping now!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Special bathing suits

Behold!  A suit size of 6 months for a little 3 month old.  Get used to it Olivia...bathing suits are always mis-marked in sizes.  Or is it just me that that happens to?

Friday, September 10, 2010

I don't know if I like this, Mom

Sammy loves playing around the pool but I'm not sure if she's really into 'lessons'...Mommy said she was very stiff.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Clash of the Titans

Oh, the times these two will have with their stubborn streaks...I know I'm going to laugh myself silly over it.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Man, these burps are hard!

You almost have it,, over to the down...ahhh...right there!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Not quite

I have yet to capture her eye color to do it justice.  Her color is different from her sister's; it's almost a sapphire blue.

Thursday, September 2, 2010