Thursday, July 30, 2009

You Capture. Friends.

This is my Godbaby and Noodle. They have been buds since the day Noodle was born.

I took this one of us on the Tilt A Whirl at the fair just a few days ago. Not too shabby, eh? These are my sisters-in-law. It's impossible to get a group picture in Husband's family and have everyone with their eyes open. That would be too easy :)

And, finally, these are two of my sisters and my "big sister" (also Godbaby's mommy).

These are some of my favorite people in the whole world. See everyone else's favorite people over at I Should Bd Folding Laundry.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Catching Up

Oh, where to begin??? It's been about a million years since I actually wrote something. Ok, so that might be a small exaggeration, but you know what I mean. June got off to a very rough start. On June 1st, our Grandpa John passed away after suffering from Alzheimer's. It was bittersweet because he had been sick for so long, but it was hard to let him go all the same. And then on June 15th husband's Grandma (Dad's mom) also passed away. She had congestive heart failure and had had more frequent issues with it in the last six months. She was 96 and had mentioned before that she was ready whenever He was. So in both cases it was a blessing. A positive spin on Grandma Rose's passing was that all of husband's siblings (6 to be exact) were able to be there and then stayed for a long weekend. We hadn't seen his brother Bill in over three years or his sister Lisa (my favorite sister-in-law) in almost a year. So, in spite of everything, we ended up having a fun weekend.

On a positive note Noodle is completely potty trained!!!!!! Back in fall I had bought a seat to go on the big potty (I think the little potties are disgusting). And then Lizzy was born and that went to hell. After her third birthday it was time to hit it full force. Well she wanted nothing to do with it. So we went to Target and I let her pick out her own seat (thinking she would pick Dora or Disney Princesses or something along those lines). Can you guess what she picked? She wanted the little potty that played music when she sat on it :) Go figure. Within a few hours of us getting home and getting the potty out of its box she had to pee. And wouldn't you know, she went on the big girl potty. It was a nice reminder that I need to let go and let God way more than I have been and that things can't be my way all the time. There were a few accidents the first week, but it didn't take more than that. As far as pooping, she went for the first time when Husband and I were out to dinner. Mom called and let Noodle tell me all about it. And her exact words were, 'I just pooped a little. I'll poop big later.' She is nothing if not honest. And with that there were some set backs as well. The final draw with that was a week and a half ago when I called her into the family room from her bedroom and she tells me, 'Don't check my underwear, Mom.' To remedy this we printed up 'Noodle's Poop Chart'. She has three stickers to go (out of ten) and then when all ten stickers are on her chart we are going to take her to Toys 'r Us and she gets to pick out any toy she wants. I'm slightly dredding this trip. As of right now she is saying she wants a new baby doll. I think, though, once she sees all the toys she can choose from she might change her mind.

Lizard is growing by leaps and bounds. She will be nine months old on Tuesday. How in the hell did that happen?! She is crawling (quickly) all over the place and is pulling herself up on anything she can get a grip on. She is growing way too fast and I don't like it one little bit. What are you going to do, though?

Lastly, Husband turns 30 at the end of August. I have been planning his surprise party for a few months now and it is finally coming up next weekend. I am getting really excited! I've received many RSVP's this week and I am going to run to my in-laws this weekend to rummage through some baby pictures. I am going to have an embarassing banner made :) Not too embarassing, though. I'll give you more party details (and pictures) once it's all said and done. Well I think that is enough catching up for one post. Have a great weekend everybody!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

You Capture. Black and White.

From left to right that is Noodle, my neice Lea, my neice Abby, and their friend Corrine. This was this past weekend at Abby's birthday party. They were on their way from one clue to the next during the treasure hunt. What's a pirate birthday party without a treasure hunt?

As for this one their matching bottoms were just too cute to not take a picture. To see everyone else's black and white captures head over to Beth's at I Should Be Folding Laundry.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

You Capture. Shapes.

I took a very literal approach to this weeks challenge. Having little ones made it very easy :) I hope you all had a fun with the challenge as well. To see more Shapes head over to the You Capture homepage.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

You Capture. Independence Day and Food

Happy 4th of July! We started off the day by going to the parade with my family and then to my sister's house afterwards to sort out our loot we accumulated while we were there. Later that afternoon we celebrated at my cousin's house with a cookout and fireworks. I, unfortunately, missed the them due to two fussy girls who needed to go home and go to sleep. My sister took some amazing pictures of them. And I'm reasonably certain she'll have them posted for this challenge. Check them out at Just Another Reason to Eat Chocolate. And to see everyone else's Independence Day captures get scootin' to Beth's blog.