Friday, August 26, 2011

Love this one

I would not call my baby camera shy. Anxious to see the picture yes, but usually happy to pose.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Continuing Saga

And so the story continues. This first picture is Sunday night. She hauled her pillow downstairs and set up camp on the floor.

This is the same day, but for nap time. At least she put the blanket under her so she wasn't on the floor totally. It was probably pretty cool down there.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Crafty Idea

I actually had a crafty idea! Well, it's kind of stolen I admit. The idea is, not the design. I frequently get frustrated at the amount of garbage that accumulates on the floor of my van. The kids eat a snack and then want to know where to put the garbage and since they can't really move in those car seats of theirs and sitting with garbage sharing your seat is no fun, the garbage ends up on the floor. So I read about an idea of putting a fabric bag on the back of the seat, but the design I saw had to have a plastic bag put into it. For lazy people like me, that idea won't work cause I would always forget to put in a new bag. So I came up with my own bag. Just 1/2 yard fabric and 1/2 yard vinyl type fabric (like the kind for a cheap tablecloth). It made three bags. I love them. They have already been great and the kids ask me for garbage so they can put it in the garbage bags.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Shots from this week

I finally made Asher some curtains. He has decided he wants a space room. So - here we are. it actually works well with his dark blue and black room.

This is Alanna's first picture she took with a camera. How do you like my new haircut? I wanted to try something new, and I am enjoying the shorter cut but not sure if I like it.

Alanna at her first soccer practice. She is in the light blue shirt with a design on it, black shorts and black socks.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Magpie

For some reason we have a bird that has decided to sing all night long. Our neighbors have a tree in their yard next to a fairly bright street light. I don't know if that bird thinks the light is the sun, but (not kidding you) the bird started calling at 11:32 last night. This bird has an amazing repertoire.

To back up a little, this problem started for us back in April. We figured we could live with it, it was mating season after all. It started out that the bird started calling at about 4 in the morning so I would get up, shut the windows and tried to ignore the piercing sound. But this continued for many weeks. Sometimes the bird woke up other small song birds and we would have a spring morning chorus at midnight.

In mid July or so the sounds stopped and we were relieved that the bird was finally gone. Well he must have been on sabbatical, learning tons of new sounds to sing all night long. So last night it started at 11:30 right? When I woke up at 3 it was still going strong. I had to shut our windows to get back to sleep.

This bird imitates car alarms (you know the ones that go off and make five different sounds or so?) light sabers and lazer guns, it quacks like a duck, and has so may songs that I can't tell if the sounds are repeating or not since I hear so many. In terms of musical talent I give this bird full marks. But please, someone want to come shoot it for me?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Auburn Courthouse shots

The courthouse in Auburn is a really neat looking old building. I like buildings that feel old - at least on the outside.