Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pete's State Swim Haircut

Swim team tradition is to shave all the boys heads the night before the meet.


Picture 1: "Stop taking pictures Mom!"



Picture 2: Buzz-buzz!!



Picture 3: Pete re-thinking his decision!



Picture 4: Dad D and I finishing up on Mr. Clean!



Picture 5: Ta-da!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dill's Birthday morning

I've blogged before about our family tradition of waking our children up early on the morning of their birthday and giving them a gift. Here is our celebration for Dill's 9th birthday.... in pictures.

Dill in the last second before waking up to his whole family standing in his bedroom...



Dill grimacing during the family singing ♫♫♪♪♫ Happy Birthday to you!! ♫♫♪♪♫ (off key)



Showing a little excitement when he sees the word "TOY" on the bag...



Not overly thrilled about the new game in the bag...



Celebration is over....



P.S. .... The game Treasure island actually ended up being a favorite of Dill's. We've played it LOTS at our house since that morning!! :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Light Tunnel


Recently, the family and I went to the zoo for the festival of lights they have every year for the holidays. Dad B and Dad D had all the kids gathered with them as we walked thru the light tunnel so Pepper and I had a minute to ourselves. We entered the tunnel and it felt like we were the only two people in the world. I am thinking how nice it is to have a few minutes to ourselves and looked over lovingly at Pepper to tell her how romantic I thought it was. Before i could say anything she leans into me and says, "I gotta pee." :)