Wednesday, November 9, 2011

We love dogs

Last weekend I photographed this lovely family and their beloved pups. I just love when humans really connect to their pets, and the older of these two dogs was so obviously smitten with her family it just made my heart melt.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Boo! Eek!

I think Halloween is a fantastic holiday. Not really so uber religious allowing everyone the opportunity to participate, and there are silly costumes and free stuff! Nice!

This year the kids picked their own costumes, with no help from me. They did pretty well I must admit, even though Little Man ended up being Boy Mario instead of regular Mario because the moustache was not up phis alley. I don't blame him, I don't prefer facial hair either.

The first house we went to was that of our most favorite neighbor, Miss Ruth. She had kindly set p a mirror so the kids could check themselves out in their costumes - what a great idea! After that we trekked up and down the hills and driveways. It took about an hour to get to 5 houses. Oy these hills! We picked up Mister and went to the "Halloween House" - a totally decked out place that has about fifty blow up decorations for every holiday. The owner was very sweet - she had even dressed up her schnauzers in tutus for the occasion. After that we went to our regular haunt across the street where the houses are close together, the roads are flat and sidewalks abound. We only had one little hiccup in our night when G tripped on her angel dress and scraped up her nose on the cement. No pain, no gain, baby!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fall is here, ring the bell

Back to School
Show and tell...

Well, I now have two little people in elementary school. Wild. Little Guy was lucky enough to get the same teacher that G had in Kindergarten, a gem of a lady, one of those special teachers that you will remember for a lifetime. He has the same TA, too, who used to carry Little L around in my sling for me on field trips when Little L was just a wee baby. It is nice having him go into a familiar classroom. He was a bit nervous about going to the big school , but put on a brave face and quietly crept on in. G still walks him to class, and will continue to do so until he is comfortable enough to wade through the 1000+ students there himself. She is SUCH a good big sister.

Little L started nursery school this week, also. She was a bit nervous once we got there, but has been looking forward to wearing her backpack and playing with her little friends all summer.

I am looking forward to a great school year, but am still sad about summer ending. I love the freedom of summertime.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

This place is a zoo!

Last month, my good friend Jenny was kind enough to take me and my tribe along with her to Zoo Atlanta. LIttle L had never been to the zoo and I knew she would love it since she has a managerie of snall plastic animals that she likes to play with. Little Guy hadn't been to the zoo since he was a little over a year old, so it was new for him, too. We are so lucky to have mating panda bears here in Atlanta! The kids got to see the latest panda cub and her mama - so adorable! The other favorites of the day were the giraffes and the bush dogs - though Jenny and I are skeptical on whether the bush dog is actually just a cross between a coyote and a terrier.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Two seconds to tribal.

Little L loves to draw and paint and cut and color. She has a penchant for markers rather than crayons since they are more vibrant and can be used to write on practically anything, includeing herself. Give the girl a marker and she will decorate herself in three seconds flat - give the girl some paint and she is up to her elbows before you have even set out any paper.

Yesterday, she and her siblings painted the entire kitchen table with fingerpaints... I am still wiping off the remnants of their creativity. When I asked what happened, Little L proudly told me that she painted her arms, elbows, hands, legs, knees and belly... I asked if she painted her nose, and she giggled and scrunched it up and me saying "nooooo, not my nose!" How silly of me.

A note about these pictures - I was in the basement working in the office and when I came upstairs I found Little L like this - pouting. When she realized she wasn't going to get in trouble (I grabbed my camera instead) she decided her new look was the perfect disguise for "Superbaby" and thus began launching herself off of the ottoman on to the Fat Boy beanbag chair crying "Superbaby!" for about an hour.