Friday, August 22, 2008

School Days

Early morning, before school (7:30am).
"Give me a BIG smile."

"Uh, not that big."

hmmm... maybe if I tell a joke....

Okay, I guess that'll be good enough.

Note that I didn't take any pictures at school. I knew well enough to not even take the camera. Those smiles above were taken during a teeny tiny break from crying. Edited to add: The crying was entirely on Emily's part. I was marveling to my Mom on the phone that at the ripe old age of 6, and in 1st grade, school is already old news to Chris. Been there, done that.
After school, howeve, the smiles were plentiful and generously given. The lollipop and bribe, er reward, (see below) helped a little.


We've been slightly damp around here lately. Now I have a little garden of these guys.

Chris was horrified by them, though, and set out on a search and destroy misssion.

Make that search, destroy and dispose.

The "hooray, you're back in school!" gifts.

My school is rapidly approaching; the evidence is everywhere.

My hilarious sister-in-law gave this to me this summer.
Now I can tell people that I'm truly a dedicated nurse, because I carry a stool sample around with me.

Hee hee.

For my Mom: Shorter and Blonder

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ooops. Sorry, Mom.

Here are the pictures from the vacation.... There are lots more and better ones on my parents camera, but I didn't get a chance to download them before we came home.

Cross-country slushee stop.

Sitting with cousins at the Swords' family reunion.

Brother and sisters

Cooling off with water guns


Cooling off with fans and drinks.

34 years of love.

Grammy and Emily moment.

Fresh off the slip n slide

Giggling with Aunt Debi

The only picture of me on our camera! And I had to request it. : )

Grandma and Emily

Pop with sleeping Emily.

Houseboat trip 2008.

Feeding the nasty hungry carp.

Safety drill :D



Cliff jumping (not Chris!)

Swimming in 80 feet of water.




More hiking - 4 generations!

4 Generations Girls