Tuesday, June 30, 2009

lost in translation......

today i sat and tried to catch up on blogging...

noticing that i myself have not posted in such a long, long, time....

but low and behold, i had not a single idea in my head....all the while plagued at what i should be doing elsewhere.......

and staring me in the face is a handful of my son's new editions to his PEZ collection......

and then it hit me........

it's just a PEZ kinda day......

meaning, "dispense...one piece at a time."

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

sunday citar....swimming!!!

you DON'T need a BIG pool......
to have GREAT BIG FUN!

The water is your friend. You don't have to fight with water,
just share the same spirit as the water, and it
will help you move.
Aleksandr Popov

Friday, June 19, 2009

parenting advice....me???

ok, by the prompting of my friend over at 'LIFE WITH KAISHON'
(check her out, she's awesome!!! http://kaishon.blogspot.com/)
i'm out of blog ideas so i'm using hers, which is parenting advice.....
this is scary territory to get into but what can you do when you're pressed for ideas, LOL??
now i'm no expert, given i only have one child under my belt....
but i have see so much of me in my son, and his father, and his grandmother, and his uncle....
so i have one philosophy with.......
let him be him!!!...
not who i want him to be, not who i'd like him to be......

but EXACTLY who he is!!!!

there's no one in life more unhappy than the person following someone else's dream!....antoinette m. williams

what advice to do you have for parenting???

p.s. we're also striving to conquer the world of
potty training so we'd love that too!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

i {heart} faces....sepia tone.

in a few weeks we'll be celebrating
our nation's independence,
so i thought this pic
would be perfect for the
sepia challenge!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

and the fun continues......

"I think God has planned the strength and beauty of youth to be
physical. But the strength and beauty of age is spiritual.
We gradually lose the strength and beauty that is temporary
so we'll be sure to concentrate on the strength and beauty
which is forever."
J. Robertson McQuilkin
but we're never too old or too young
to go to a carnival!!!
so here are some more great pics
from our fun at the carnival
last weekend.....
look at my little muscle man......

his face on the merry-go-round........PRICELESS!...it's so funny cause he looks terrified and he's not.....he adores these and can't wait to ride them!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

sunday citar.....the carnival.

"the season of love is the carnival of
egoism and it brings a
touchtone of our natures."

Friday, June 5, 2009

when uncle visits....

my brother came home from florida this week for a visit....asher has come to believe this is SYNONAMOUS with headin' out to his favorite place.....chuck e. cheese!!!

every time he's been home since moving a year and a half ago, we all go out there....since he doesn't have kids and isn't always sure or confident on how to relate to asher.....this is the perfect venue for 'BOYS TO BE BOYS' and have some fun too!!!

i love the 'motion' in the basketball pic too!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

i {heart} faces....BIRTHDAY pic!

for some parents, chuck e. cheese's is just the easiest choice for having a birthday party and enteraining a troop of kids.....

after four solid years of over-the-top, elaborate, and yes, expensive birthday parties......

from the first year pool party with a professional clown, to the second one with his own bounce-house, to renting a pavillion at the park for the third, to the fourth at the children's museum......they've all been a blast!....

but last year we opted for the tried and true venue of chuck e. cheese's!....not for the convenience or the blessing for me of not having to clean up or haul loads of stuff to the location of our choice....

but because it was truly, truly what my little boy really wanted....it's his favorite place to go!

p.s. notice how full of food his little mouth is too, LOL!