Friday, December 19, 2008
Look at those sad eyes! How could anyone NOT want her?!
MaryEllen (who is normally pretty scared of dogs) is totally comfortable with Clara. That might be because Clara is obviously scared to death of everything right now. The people at the shelter don't know her previous circumstance, but we're guessing she needs a little extra love.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Well, nothing is for sure yet. We went to the SPCA today just to look around. Brian has taken MaryEllen before and we thought that since Henry is such an animal lover he would have fun visiting the dogs. I never thought it would happen, because I'm not really an animal person, but we saw a little red and white beagle and I totally fell in love! (The dog below is not ours, but looks very similar.)
So we are 2nd on the waiting list. (A dog must be in the custody of the SPCA for a week before being adopted out.) We will go back Friday morning at 10 am and if the person who is first on the list isn't there she is all ours! I'm trying not to get my hopes up, for my sake and the kids, but she is such a sweet little pup! She is 3 yrs old, not too big, but not too small, and she didn't bark or jump once the whole time we were there! She was a stray, so her name is unknown, and MaryEllen has informed us that if we get her, her name will be Clara. I think it fits, so I'm not going to argue. Wish us luck!!!
Anyway, the kids had a blast running through the tree's while Brian and I debated. All in all it was a good experience. (And cheaper than Home Depot, too!)
MaryEllen wanted this one. Can you tell that she loves Charlie Brown?
This is my favorite picture!
The men hard at work.
I finally got the paci away! Such a cute face behind there!
Good thing we bought that Mini- van!
So I married a saws- all Murderer? (Scary.)
The Finished product. I love it!!!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Every time I pull out this bucket of blocks he goes straight over and sits in it. Right on top of the blocks. Looks Comfy!
His favorite spot to kick back and check out the hotties in Parenting magazine.
We got him this huge sucker at the zoo. (Brian's idea not mine.)
You can tell the tiger bib is our favorite, it has great coverage.
His first (and possibly last) experience eating soup with no assistance. He probably consumed about 1/2 teaspoon worth, and fingerpainted with the rest.
Do I have something on my Pacifier?
Out front, raring to go.
Her own cubby!
Writing her name on her first art project.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Here are some cutie cute pics of the little bundle.
The caption Jessica put on this was 9 lb Turkey!
Elliot is going to be an awesome brother!
trying to eat Mommy's nose?
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Daddy setting the example. (Yes, Brian regularly gets his hair cut at SportClips. No, It doesn't bother me that all the girls who work there are hot and wear cute little Ref jerseys and love sports. Well, maybe a little.)
Happy as a clam! (before the girl breaks out the scissors)
A nice before shot
The fight ensues!
Get that camera out of my face!
Going limp is a really good strategy in this situation.
Daddy had to take control.
MaryEllen feeling left out.
The after shot. Aren't they handsome!
A side view of Henry's Nemo costume
The lovely Snow White!
Finally, Brian was able to pin down Nemo. Something about that costume just made him want to run! (I think he was trying to get lost so that we would have to "find" him.) It was so cute when he ran though, because his little tail fin would go back and forth just like he was swimming!
Snow white found her prince, and Nemo found his Dad. They turned out to be the same guy.
Storytime with Miss Shelley
Look fast! He's actually holding still!
The elusive Mommy. (I'm usually behind the camera.)
MaryEllen and her friend Lucia (Sleeping Beauty) listening to the story.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Introducing..... Emmett Jeffrey Faulconer!
How's that for proof?!
Look at that profile! What a little hunk!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I swear I have never even told her that shoes have tongues. Where does she get it?!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
MaryEllen and cousin Elliot on the pony rides!
Henry got his pointer finger out for the ponies
Henry and Daddy gt to pet the ponies that were taking a break
I'm not sure what this face means.
Henry was nearly eclipsed by his caramel apple
Needless to say, we got no chocolate.
(life was unbearable.)
Elliot with his fellow pumpkin heads
Trying to heft this enormous pumpkin is hard work!
Taking a rest
MaryEllen and her perfect pumpkin
(it even had the little curly things on the stem!)
our annual picture in the pumpkin patch
Henry chillin' with Aunt Jessica
MaryEllen and I trying to escape the Hay Maze
What a scary witch! I think she was scared of herself!
Our cute little pumpkins! Happy Halloween!