Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hadley takes her first steps @ church

She is walking now.....

(sorry video is sideways and poor took with my cell phone)

still to cute not to share

check out proud Dad and Brothers

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

their first (and maybe last) roller coaster ride

What has Harmon gotten me into this time?
Why do I listen to my brother, this is faster than the little boat ride...
How many times does this thing go around????
I want off nnnnoooooowwwww....

This is the last time I will listen to my big brother and get on a roller coaster.
(ok maybe not the last time, but I will remember this and pay him back one day)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Here is a fun idea I think I will push my little brother in the pool.........

well maybe this was not such a good idea......

I think I am going to be in trouble for this not so bright idea.......
Yep, I am in trouble......

Swimtime -

The addiction to the pool has begun.

Not sure if Sissy Gee is buying this pool thing yet. She prefers to be holding on tight to someone rather than being in a floaty.

Can we come back tomorrow and swim again????
PLEASE ........

Friday, June 12, 2009

MAYFEST 2009 (three days of fun fun fun)

Part 1 of the pictures:

Hadley and Aunt Michelle. This is my brother's wife and the mother of the triplets (Macy, David, and Bradley)
David, Macy, Harmon, Pete, Hayden and Bradley - WOW What an awesome group to have at the festival. All the kids had a ball. or in this picture all the kids were in an apple having a ball

Hold hands and follow the leader

Finally I am old enough to drive my own choo choo train.

The fun house was a big hit with all the kids, I lost track how many times they went through it.

Friday, June 5, 2009

I am so proud.....

Ok I have to toot my husband's horn.

This is my neighbor's new deck.
It is pretty awesome.
My husband built this all by himself.
Can you believe how great it looks, and sturdy oh man you can dance on this baby.
I am pretty proud of his work.
Here is another view of the deck...... Larry hand made the rails and reinforced the bottom so this baby will stand long after the house is gone.
Here is a picture of the deck that Larry has promised to put up in front of
our house....
Oh wait he hasn't built mine yet!!!!! :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hey can I post on my own blog to try to win one of those cool purses?????


My goal for this weekend is to have the machine ready to go for it's workout with super cool crafter woman.

This task would be so much easier if I didn't have such a devistated little two year old who hates going to PDO because his best buddy is not there anymore. :(

hint hint - playdate????

Monday, June 1, 2009

Memorial day

I loved the Kimoto Dragon. One was inside cause he didn't care for the thunderstorm

Who doesn't love a big brown Bear?
Ever have one of these days?

Petting a shark was pretty cool if you talk to my kids?

Jellyfish can be pretty

So many pictures it was hard to pick out a few. I will post more soon. Check out my top 60 pictures on facebook. They are so cool.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

screaming at the top of my lungs

Micheal vick should not return to football!!!!!

This is not the type of person we want our children to look up to.

What he did and supported was horrific.

He doesn't need fame and fortune he needs rehabilitation and mental help.

People out there feel that what he did was ok and he should not be held accountable, these people may also become the next person to abuse and kill your family members. Mass murders usually have a past history of animal abuse.

We need to make a stand against this becoming OK.

If Micheal Vick is truly sorry he needs to prove it off the field, show us that he is not acting to get back in good graces so he can start making the money again and resume his abusive lifestyle.

Voice your opinion not to let Vick back into football to the NFL commisioner.

This is dear to my heart, I have cared for and raised animals that have been abused in the past and it is wrong. Imagine yourself or your child being treated like these animals are on a day to day basis and tell me you would not go crazy. THIS IS WHY PIT BULLS ARE TROUBLED. It isn't the breed it is the way they are treated.And yes for twelve wonderful years I owned a Pit Bull and he was wonderful. He was one of the lucky ones he escaped his abuser and found a loving home.


The indictment also outlined a rough chronology:
• In March 2003, after a pit bull from Bad Newz Kennels lost in a fight, it said Peace consulted with Vick about the losing dog's condition, then executed it by wetting it with water and electrocuting it;
• In March 2003, after two Bad Newz Kennels dog lost fights to dogs owned by a cooperating witness, it alleged that Vick retrieved a bag containing $23,000 and gave it to the owner of the winning dogs. One of the fights had a $20,000 purse;
• In the fall of 2003, a person witnessing a dog fight involving one of the dogs trained by Bad Newz Kennels incurred the ire of another cooperating witness by yelling out Vick's name in front of the crowd during the fight.
It also said that after establishing Bad Newz Kennels in early 2002, Vick and the others obtained shirts and headbands promoting their affiliation with the kennel.
After a police raid on the property in April, Vick said he was rarely at the house, had no idea it may have been used in a criminal enterprise. He blamed family members for taking advantage of his generosity.
On Vick's Web site, he lists his birthplace as Newport News, "a.k.a. BadNews."
Purses for the fights ranged from hundreds of dollars to the thousands, and participants and spectators placed side bets, the document said.
Local authorities have been investigating the allegations since the April 25 drug raid at the property Vick owned. On June 7, officials with the Department of Agriculture executed their own search warrant and found the remains of seven dogs.
Surry County prosecutor Gerald G. Poindexter said he didn't know of the indictment before it was filed, and said he's not sure how the county will continue its case.
At the start, authorities seized 66 dogs, including 55 pit bulls, and equipment commonly used in dogfighting. About half the dogs were tethered to car axles with heavy chains that allowed the dogs to get close to each other, but not to have contact -- an arrangement typical for fighting dogs, according to the search warrant affidavit.
The indictment said dogfights were held at the Virginia property and dog owners brought animals from six states, including New York and Texas.
In a search warrant executed July 6, the government said the fights usually occurred late at night or in the early morning and would last several hours.
Before fights, participating dogs of the same sex would be weighed and bathed, according to the filings. Opposing dogs would be washed to remove any poison or narcotic placed on the dog's coat that could affect the other dog's performance.
Sometimes, dogs weren't fed to "make it more hungry for the other dog," it said.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Last weekend with the Grandparents

Harmon and Hayden loved the staircase at the grandparents. From peeking thru the rails to dropping little balls down the stairs. It was a fun place to play.
Grandma Linda and Grandpa Glenn, and all their grandkids.

The boys had to have a hand in helping the grandparents pack for their move to California

Sunday, April 12, 2009

sad news today

I am usually not one to ask but it's been a long day and I could sure use a little sidenote in your prayers . Diego passed away today (Easter Morning), while we were at church. He was 17 and I knew the end was near, but he was one of those special blessings and it has been a little harder on Harmon and I (ok especially me) than expected. Diego was one of those great cats that loves being with people especially children. One day a young girl scouts stopped by our house to deliver cookies, he had never met this little girl but they became so hooked to each other, she and her mother stayed at the house an hour so she could play with him. He was very much a part of my kids lives and even foster mommied 3 abandoned kittens in his younger days. I keep telling myself he was just a barn cat that a coworker brought to me when I said my dream cat was a long haired orange cat, but I can't lie to myself he was something more. My family was lucky to have him in our lives and he will be missed.

Diego always had to be sitting with the baby whether it was Harmon, Hayden, or Hadley he kept close to them. (last pictures of Diego spring 2009)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

an evenning in the front yard

We had the kids out Wed. evenning enjoying the great weather......

Future patio, current rock climbing adventure!

Checking out Hayden's puppy dog
Should Hadley be scared of what is coming up behind her????

Hanging out getting Pictures of Hadley and her Brothers

Not real sure he should be driving yet. But I was told he will be taking Margo out on a "gator" date, and he will drive fast with her. Boy is already trying to impress the girls.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Happy Chinese New Year
The year of the Ox is now here.

May great fortune come your way this year.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Good boys get rewarded

We have begun the G buck system. They earn G bucks for helping around the house, not fighting, taking care of the pets etc. They loss G bucks for doing bad things. Once they have earned enough bucks they can turn them in for rewards. Most of you proably know this system as the Long buck system. (she didn't mind me stealing the idea for my kids.)

SO here are the boys enjoying their reward......

A trip to bouncertown.

If you go down on your belly you don't tumble at the end.

Just like Daddy love the video games!!!!!!

Hayden has been climbing up on this slide alone since he was 18 months. (no fear)
I love his face in this shot

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas at home

Christmas Brunch

Hadley got a pink rattle among other things

Hadley's swing died the day after christmas ( I think Hayden wore it out when it was his) so I got her this brand new totally girly one with all the whistles, bells and a light show. I actually wasn't going to get this fancy of one until I found out it plugged into the wall and didn't run on batteries. With as much as Hadley like to swing in the long run this one will be a money saver!!! Doesn't she look spoiled wrotten cute in it.

Spike the dinosaur was the BIG gift for Harmon. We waited til the very end, started cleaning up the christmas wrapping paper tonado that had hit our living room, and sadly told Harmon that Spike had not made it under the tree. (side note - he has been asking for spike since October and told Santa that he could give Hayden and Hadley all the rest of the gifts all he wanted was Spike). If I ever can figure out how to add video I will post his reaction when spike came walking through the dining room. It was priceless!!!!!!

Are you seeing a theme here? Dinosaurs were the BIG gifts this year so of course Hayden had to get one too. Hayden is in charge of feeding and petting his dino. Yes, he was a little afraid of it when he touched it and it roared and moved towards him. Big BoBo had to show him it was ok and they got on his back and played together with "saur". Hayden can't say Dinosaur yet so he calls him Saur.

Sometimes you get so excited you fall over your gift as you are unwrapping it!