"She was an artist and her life was her canvas."-unknown

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A day of NO regrets!

This morning I was struggling with the thought of taking the Pollies to summer camp, while I stayed home!
Steven was packing for his trip, while I slowly woke the Pollies.  Today...I dropped the chores and played with the Pollies!  We decided to check out the Krispy Kreme in Burlington and stop by Micheal's.  I totally wanted them to relax today!  I think my mission was accomplished!

We ordered a dozen assorted ...for the next few days...they forget, that Dad comes back tomorrow, their dozen may dwindle, more quickly than they expected!
Aubrey was excited to sport the famous Krispy Kreme Hat!
I think that Jamie was more excited about the chocolate doughnut with chocolate sprinkles...and chocolate milk!!!

After about 1 and 1/2...Mr.Sticky fingers had enough!
Aubrey just makes these look so good!
After breakfast we headed over to Micheal's...she wanted to make parachute bracelets.
I have never done this, and I was not going to buy a $10 book...I figured with Pinterest and cord, we might could figure this out!  With her strong will, and my exhausted state, she determinately took on this craft herself and taught herself to make it.  She and I can be like oil and water...I decided to step back and let her drive, and guess what, she rocked her bracelet project.  All by herself and Pinterest!

Aubrey working hard.
Jamie totally played couch potato!  I was fine with that, being they are on the go all the time! 

This is what we call a "Jamie-Burrito"...I just love him!
Look at the little piggies hanging out!  I can't believe how big they are getting!
I just love this busy boy!
Aubrey was having a blast with her letter beads...silly girl!

It was definitely a day out of the norm, but I love days like this!  I have no regrets for hanging with the Pollies and not scrubbing the tub!

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Our little "Jelly Bean"...or "Thunder Bean" as Jamie refers to the "BUMP"...is progressing well.
This sweet picture was about a month ago.  This night, I was playing my Pandora, and reading to Jamie.  "Jelly Bean" was loving the sweet tunes, and began to shimmy a bit!  I believe at this point the idea of a baby became real for Jamie.
This is another bedtime moment, we love this time with our Pollies.  It is one of the best parts of our day, snuggling with them, reading a sweet book, and saying their prayers.  I can't tell you how much I treasure this.  I can't wait to stuff another Pollie in with them!
This "BUMP" picture is a little silly moment...this was a Wednesday doing laundry all day, that I looked into the knob, and saw a hugo-rom-a view of my belly...so I used this as another "Bump" view. 
The hurdle has been tackled!  While the Pollies were on tour with their Grands, we took on the nursery, again.  Since Jamie had movied out, we basically store extra things in there and kept the door closed.
Before: was like a daycare landed, and...
Now: there is a bit more organization!

Last week, I took this shot, as the sun was setting in the playroom.  The afternoon sun is pretty strong on this side of our house.  This was my 30wk Bump shot!  I clearly can see the light at the end of this pregnancy.  It seems a bit sad, that I will miss the wiggles, but I am ready to be able to bend over without grunting!  I am pretty sure the Pollies are ready to give the shuffling of the laundry back to me.  As for now, I will be looking for the next chance to capture a neat "Bump" shot.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Saying "Good-bye" to Dragon

Today our beloved "Dragon" joined "Sparkles" in the big lagoon in the sky!
We were really sad to see him pass, however we know that, he is swimming free!  We got Dragon after Sparkles pasted a few years ago!  Dragon was Jamie's fish, and this was his first pet!
We had a small funeral for him out back, and said a few small words for him!
Jamie added the first scoop of soil...and Aubrey added her portion.
Dad finished the funeral.
We said a sweet prayer for our beloved Dragon!
No matter how joyous we try to be for our Dragon, it still hurts!
As we learned today about our family, we remembered that family helps one another in times of need!  What a great Big Sis!
A few moments out front, and...
a Dream sickle, and we feel a little better!!!