Monday, August 10, 2009

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who's the Fairest of them All?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?

"Thou, O Princess, art the fairest of all."

Sorry for the hiatus...getting back into the swing of things after being out of town.

Stay tuned for pics from our trip to NY.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

King for a Day

Sprout turned 7 yesterday and had his party at jump zone, an inflatable play place.
It was a great party- one of the best we have ever had!

His party seemed to last all day... When we got home from his party he played with his cousins Kenny and Chase, who were visiting from Texas, all afternoon. They played in the pool, played with Bakugans, built legos... In the evening, we all played the Wii before heading outside for a bon fire complete with roasted marshmallows!

Happy Birthday Buddy; I hope you had a fun day!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sleeping Beauties

No matter the kind of day we've had, I find such peace in watching them sleep!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wordless Wednesday-More Zoo Humor

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day Daddy

Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
~ Anonymous

Happy Father's Day Daddy!

We love and miss you,
Sprout & Sprite

Friday, June 19, 2009

Monkey Business

So, we were at the chimpanze exhibit at the zoo and the kids are looking at this one chimp laying right next to the window. Her butt looked pretty gross; the kids kept saying "ieuwwwww, look at her butt, what is wrong with it?" The adults were speculating about whether or not she was giving birth. Well, we got our answer when a male chimpanze mounted her for the ride of his life right there in front of the window. It was a scene right out of national geographic-uncensored. Turns out it is mating season and the female was in heat.

"When a female chimpanzee comes into heat - or into estrus, as a scientist would say - the sex skin of her genital area becomes swollen...." Click here for image. Well, I am not a scientist, but-
You Think??

The exhibit cleared so fast as the parents ushered their children out from in front of the window that you would have thought that a bomb went off. Nature at its finest is not always pretty!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

I took the munchkins to the zoo recently and met a good friend there that I have not seen in years. The last time I think I saw her was when I was pregnant with Sprite and she just turned 3!! And now she has an adorable little boy that is 2 and a half!!

Needlessto say, we had a lot of catchhing up to do but we did manage to see a few animals...

I have a funny story to share about our zoo trip that I'll share next...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday- "What are you Lookin at?"

Friday, June 5, 2009

Say Cheese...or Chocolate

I think she thought it was lipstick. I mean, it did match her shirt!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

What's Wrong With This Picture

I don't know about you but we don't typically place our trampoline vertically- makes it kind of hard to bounce that way. :)

We just had a severe storm come through. It literally lasted 10 minutes and manged to pick up our trampoline from from it's legs and carry it across the yard to the field behind the playset. It also managed to bend our flagpole right in half! Now we have blue skies and sunshine!
Gotta love NC Summers!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

He's a Rock Star

Seriously look at this kid:

Here he is in action. It's crooked but grab a V-8 and pull up a chair because you don't want to miss this:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Princess and the Pink Party

Sprite (a.k.a Princess or Kitty) turned 3 yesterday! Depending on the day and/or her mood she is either Sprite, a Princess or a Kitty. Yesterday she was a Princess.

For months, all she has talked about was having a pink party for her birthday. Not knowing exactly what she had in mind, I did my best to put together a little pink party for her. I bought pink wrapping paper, pink plates and cups, pink balloons, made a pink cake... in hopes that was the pink party she was hoping for. I think I did ok!

Here are a few pictures from the Princess and her Pink Party!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Little Miss Manners

Sprite is pretty good about remembering her manners. Today she was in the pool and when she bent over she tooted or "tooped" as she calls it. I said "What do you say?" She looked at me with this big smile on her face and said "Thank you!"

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Little Slugger

Sprout started playing baseball this year. He seems to really enjoy it and is actually pretty good at it. He has already received the nickname of "Little Slugger." Maybe he has a little of his Dad in him afterall. Here are some pictures from his first game. They are the Rockies.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Before I was a Mom

Before I was a Mom;
I made and ate hot meals,
I had unstained clothing,
I brushed my hair every day,
I had quiet conversations on the phone,
I slept as late as I wanted and I slept all night long.

Before I was a Mom;
I cleaned my house each day,
I never tripped over toys or forgot lullabies,
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous,
I had never been puked on, pooped on, spit on, chewed on, peed on, or pinched by tiny fingers.

Before I was a Mom;
I never thought about immunizations,
I never held a screaming child so the doctors could give shots,
I never looked into teary eyes and cried,
I never felt my heart break into pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt,
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

Before I was a Mom;
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down,
I never sat up late hours of the night watching a baby sleep,
I never got up in the middle of the night to make sure everything was okay,
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

Before I was a Mom;
I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts and my body,
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside of my body,
I didn't know that having something so small could make me feel so important,
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,the wonderment, or the satisfaction of being a mom.

Before I was a Mom;
I never knew that something so small could effect my life so much,
I never knew that I could love someone so much,
I never knew I would love being a Mom,
I didn't know the bond between a Mother and her child,
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much.


Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cutie Patuties

I am trying to take pictures of the munchkins every weekend while the Hubs is gone so that I can put them in an album and share them with him when he gets back. This is no easy task as my two seems to get a long as well as fire and ice right now but the last two weekends did result in some really cute pictures, so I thought I'd share.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Gross Anatomy

"Cats and Dogs"
By Sprout

"Parts of a Dog"
Poty ears (Pointy ears), eyes, nose, teth (teeth), body, bely (belly), legs, wenr (weiner), butt, tal (tail), neck, hed (head).

Yup, you read that correctly...
My son included wenr (weiner) in his parts of a dog- and even drew a picture!!

This is now featured in the school library for all to see!

That's my boy!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wild Horses of Carova Beach

We visited the northern most part of the Outer Banks, only accessible by four-wheel drive, during our trip in hopes of seeing some of the wild horses that still roam Carova Beach. The wild horses, or Spanish Mustangs, descended from spanish stock which arrived over 400 years ago and have lived on the barrier islands since the earliest explorers and shipwrecks. We saw quite a few on our trek through the dunes and I was able to get surprisingly close to some of them.

I could have stayed, capturing pictures of these beautiful creatures, all day! Hope you enjoy them!

Friday, April 17, 2009

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

During our trip to the Outer Banks we stopped at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. It was a small aquarium in comparison to others we have visited but perfect for the kids. Sprite loved the turtles and Sprout loved the shark tank. The highlight of this trip other than seeing the otters poop on a rock was the shark attack in the large tank. We were watching a show in the large tank- there were divers in the tank talking about the fish and answering questions under water. Immediatly after ther divers got out of the water, one of the large sharks, who must have been aggitated, attacked a large fish, biting it right in half. This caused quite a frenzy as all the kids screamed and the tank filled with blood, agitating the other sharks. The divers quickly scooped the remaining half of the fish out of the water in hopes of preventing further frenzy. The best shows are always the ones created by mother nature! I, of course, don't have any pictures of this because I was walking back into the room with Sprite at the tail end of this and heard all about it from Sprout and the Hubs!

After the aquarium, we ate at this restuarant called Big Al's. It was an old fashioned soda shop with black and white checkered floors, red booths and coca-cola memorabilia everywhere. The Hubs ordered a real cherry coke from the soda shop and I had the best clamboat I have ever tasted! On our way out the kids danced on the dance floor complete with disco ball for everyone to enjoy!