Friday, February 24, 2012


This morning, Richard begged and begged me for eggs for breakfast. So, I went to the fridge to get the eggs--that's an easy enough breakfast. As soon as I got them out, he hit the floor in a complete meltdown screaming, "No, EGGS! EGGS! EGGS!"
I said, "Here are the eggs. I'll make you some eggs."
He said, "No! Eggs! Eggs!"
Finally in exasperation, I said, "Fine, show me the eggs."
He said, "Up, up!"
I picked him up and he pointed straight to this:

So, if you're ever at our house and Richard asks for eggs, rest assured he actually means clementines.
He thought it was pretty cool to stand at the counter to eat. He dripped all over the stool so that his toes were sticky when I cleaned him up. A small price to pray for happiness.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Before & After

I get so tired of paying someone to trim Shirley's bangs that I decided to buy some (sharp!) scissors and try it myself. I have to say that the $9 I spent on scissors will probably pay for themselves in the next three months. I don't think I'm ready for full hair cuts, but I think I did pretty well on The Girl's bangs!


She had already brushed them to the side by the time I got the camera turned on, but you get the idea!
She is REALLY going to hate that cowlick in a few years.
I hope she grows out of it.
 I'm pretty dang proud of myself!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Disney World 2012!

During our trip to Florida, we got the chance to visit Disney World in Orlando! We spent two days there, one night at Downtown Disney and then an entire day at the Magic Kingdom. Be warned: this post contains a zillion pictures!

Downtown Disney

Hangin' around Downtown.
Trying out the bongos.

Bongo Baby!

Bongo Babe!

She's such a big girl!

What a beauty.

Aurora makes Shirley bashful.

There was a huge mat for remote control cars. Richard LOVED them. He laughed and screeched the whole time.

This young man was so sweet to Richard.
He helped him steer the cars.

Running the race cars with Daddy.

Mickedy Mouse!
 Magic Kingdom
Waiting to meet the princesses. Verrrry nervous.

Too bashful to meet Cinderella.

Equally shy for Belle. Not Richard, though!

Aurora won Richard's heart.

Everyone waiting in line was laughing at Richard, but I couldn't see what he was doing. I guess now I know.

We LOVE the carousel at the Magic Kingdom.

Richard kept saying, "Yee! Haw! Yee! Haw!"

It's a Small World.

Princess Shirley.

VERY excited to meet Tinkerbell.

Meeting Rosetta.

Having a heart-to-heart with Tinkerbell.

Look at Shirley's face!

Friends forever.


Winnie the Pooh is mesmerizing.

Waiting our turn to drive!

Shirley even got a driver's license to race around the track!

The Richards were hot on our tail!

The fam.

Daddy and the Princess!

My Goofy family!

Try again.

Nope. Not quite.
Not even close.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Alligator Farm!

We had the chance to visit our family in Florida last month and had a wonderful time soaking up the warm weather and vitamin D. While we were there, we visited an the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. It was a very bizarre experience, and while they kids had a great time, I can't honestly say that I'm looking forward to repeating the experience any time soon.

I wish you could hear Richard's shrieks of joy! He LOVED the baby alligators.
Checking out more baby gators with Uncle Wayne.

This albino alligator creeped me out in a major way.

Richard loved it.
Feeding time!

Big smiles from the Rainbow Princess!
Checking out a "real" alligator.
Family photo next to Maximus, who measures 16 feet!