Tuesday, November 25, 2008

it's fall ya'll but not for long

I hear by declare that I am a blog slacker. I must get points for the confessional. Falls end is just around the corner, but before winter finishes sneaking up on me I must post these pictures we took several weeks ago.

So we stuck our kid in a pumpkin. Cute? I think so.

I love the little tuft of hair that is sticking up on top of Ada's head.

A picture of the hubs. Babe, you are hot!

Ada's first fall which meant her first time to play in the leaves. I love the one where she is sticking her tongue out.

While these three are almost exactly the same I just could not choose which of Ada's expression I loved the most. A girl of many personalities.

I have been wearing hats alot lately. It certainly would not be to cover up dirty hair. No, there is no way I would ever wear a hat just so I would not have to take care of this long unwashed mane. No. Way. But, I am sure that would be a great solution to any of YOU out there who run around with dirty hair sometimes.

Ada, your eyes are captivating.
Favorite shoes. I got this shiny red heels when we were in California last month. Jimmy doesn't believe me that I "accidentally" left all my shoes back home and just "had" to get some new ones. Ada's are her first pair of real shoes and she is wearing them 99% of the time.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

sharks bite, bumble bees sting and other fun with critters

This year's Halloween theme song revolved around "I'm Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee" {sidenote: there is actually a home video of me, at two, singing this and doing the choreography}. Oh yes, on Ada's first October 31st she was a baby bumble bee. A bumble bee she was and a bumble bee she was several times. She made full use of her costume including a little potty break while inside and that is when her cute little disguise was retired.

We started out the holiday by heading down to Reseca, Ga (and if you don't put the emphasis on the second syllable like them Georgians do, you will be made fun of :) with Ladybug Anna Kate and Penguin Jackson. Spider Reed didn't make it, but we missed him and his web making abilities. So to Reseca we went to what we thought was going to be a pumpkin patch per the website, who knows???, but we were able to pet many furry creatures and take a hayride. The first picture demonstrates just how small this little town is. . .

Speaking of squishing things, poor Penguin Jackson. . .

We saw all kinds of critters (besides the ones we brought), but this was my favorite. I had a bunny as a child though he was nowhere near this size.

Per request, we were then directed to a pumpkin patch down the road. Unfortunately/fortunately the pumpkin patch had closed 45 mins prior, but the very gracious owner was outside and said we could go in just long enough to get a picture of our little critters.

My little bumble bee had a moment of drama. I think her stinger got it a wad or such. It was too cute not to capture.

Next up, Tucker Shark came to visit. He was the cutest dang shark we had ever seen and not only did he not bite us he actually bit his own "teeth" almost the entire time instead.

Don't you just love some good shark tail and bumble bee stinger?
That night, oh yes, we had a wild day. We went to meet the newest critter or vegetable (?) rather, Pumpkn' Silas. Just a brand new little pumpkin at just a couple of weeks. He is SO cute, right!?!

The next day we went to Lobster Emma's house for she was hosting a party. It was the first party for the 2008 UTC marketing babes and Lobster Emma pulled out all of the stops. The attendees were of course Lobster Emma, Bumble Bee Ada, So Cute It's Scary Nolan and Tiger/Michael Phelps Owen. The major topic of conversation for the adults consisted of the major change in the dynamics of our group and what in the world did we talk about before babies. Along with these conversations, Lobster Emma's parents conducted a costume contest. Each baby won a category and even received prizes. It was so cute. With all the babies on different schedules we tragically never got a group shot.

Lobster Emma and my Baby Bumble Bee as she rips Melissa's earring out. I am so happy that your ear was okay and that we did not have to front the money for reconstructive surgery. I am so sorry about your ear, Mel!!!

At this moment we also discovered that Ada and Emma though 5 months apart weight the exact same. I knew Ada was in the 30th percentile for weight, but man, am I feeding her enough!?! Though very different ages and similar weight both girls look perfectly healthy, cute and precious to me.
Becca made the cutest and most scrumptious cakes. Aren't they cute!?!
Emma had an eventful day so she was down to sleep at this point so it was just Ada with the boys, Owen and Nolan. Nolan was really into bee fur.
The boys are holding hands. Aaah!
Happy (late, very late) Halloween!

Friday, November 7, 2008

fighting foca

FOCA Would Wipe Away Every Restriction on Abortion Nationwide

This would eradicate state and federal laws that the majority of Americans support, such as:
  • Bans on Partial Birth Abortion
  • Requirements that women be given information about the risks of getting an abortion
  • Only licensed physicians can perform abortions
  • Parents must be informed and give consent to their minor daughter's abortion
FOCA would erase these laws and prevent states from enacting similar protective measures in the future.

I just went here to fight FOCA. I hope you will too. (The above information is from fightfoca.com) Implementing FOCA goes way beyond being Pro-Choice. If you would like additional information search YouTube and you will recieve more than you ever wanted.

. . .on a much much lighter note. . .see the post that follows. . .

Thursday, November 6, 2008

reunion beach trip

Last month, Lindsay said it best. It was the beach trip that consisted of furbalows, cream cheese cupcakes, beautiful beaches, a girl in leather pants and two more in too-tight-80s-wash jeans in a target dressing room with a camera, matching t-shirts, attempts to catch waves, 17 adults, two babes and seagulls in too close proximity. A reunion in honor of my friend of almost fifteen years who came back along with her husband from almost 8,ooo miles away so that we had the opportunity to hang out with them for a solid week. It was great. It was wonderful. It was fatty munchin'. What more can you ask for?

If you would like any commentary that coordinates with the pictures or just prefer to scroll through the pictures verses the slideshow then please direct your attention to album on right.

Beach II from brittany moncrief on Vimeo.