Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cars 2

Well I braved it and took the kids to Cars 2 yesterday by myself.  Dylan was VERY excited and asked about a million times if it was time to go to the movie.  Avery just kept yelling, "Mooooovie!!!  Moooooovie!"  And was very confused when we left the house and didn't sit down on the ouch like she expected.

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We were trying to get her to smile.  She's so stubborn!

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So Dylan offered up a trick to get her to smile - a tummy tickle.  She ran away instead.

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And here they are waiting for the movie to start.  The seats folded up on them when they sat solo, so that was pretty funny.  Dylan was able to keep his down for the most part on his own, but Avery had to sit with me or with Dylan or she folded up like an accordion.

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Well, its safe to sat that this was Avery's first and last movie for awhile.  She sat for a little while, but for most of the movie, she walked around, went up and down the stairs, climbed in and out of the chairs (getting stuck and losing her shoes in the chair at one point) walking down the aisles saying "hi" to people, throwing her sippy cup, and stuffing her face with enough popcorn and Reeses Pieces to last her a week!  Dylan really enjoyed it though.  He's already started asking when its coming out on DVD.  This is kinda like when we are going somewhere and he asks when we are going to be there every 5 minutes.  Its gonna be a lonnnnnng wait for Cars 2 on DVD. ; )

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Photo fun

Have I mentioned its been raining here for like 3 weeks?  Something like that anyway.  We're slowly going crazy!  Yesterday Dylan and I spent a good 20 minutes taking pictures with the Photobooth application on my computer.  He's always begging to take pictures with it and I finally gave in.  It really gets him giggling, so I don't know why we don't do it more often. ; P

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Eric walked through and joined in.

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This one makes me laugh.

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This one too.

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Before this one, he told me to watch as he makes his face into taco shape.  After the picture was taken, he says, "See! I'm a taco!"  Cracks me up.

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Finally I decided the computer memory banks needed no more pictures and told him it was time for the last picture.  He decided on MAD FACE as the final look.

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That's all!


Well, call me crazy, but I'm going to attempt to take the kids to Cars 2 by myself this weekend.  I had promised Dylan that we were going to when it came out - him and I.  Well, didn't know that Eric would have a fishing trip bachelor party to go to.  Scheduling conflict!  So now the three of us are going.  Wish me luck - not sure Avos is ready to sit for 2 straight hours.  Well, not unless she eats popcorn for 2 hours straight. ; )


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Don't blink

or you might miss that the sun was out for about 2 seconds this week!  I took pictures.  I had to document the strange phenomenon of the bright thing in the sky.  That and these kids are just too darn cute!

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That's it for today.  I must go into seclusion in the west wing.  I will not be returning until the bright blob reappears.  So that might be never.  I bid you farewell.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Your Weekly Update

It's been awhile I know.  It was a somewhat busy week I guess.  Lingy's grandkids were here visiting all week, so my photo subjects were busy playing with Blake and Maya all week long.  I did take a few pictures of them all having a frisbee throwing contest.

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It entertained them for quite awhile until they got sick of it and decided to have a "lets see who can get their frisbee stuck in the tree" contest.  From an audience standpoint, the original contest was much more entertaining.  Just sayin'.

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Avery was in total agreement.  She thought both contests were lame!

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When I was looking thru these photos deciding what to include in this post, I came across something I have not seen in awhile and could barely even remember this happening!  THE SUN WAS OUT?!?!?!? WHAT?!  HERE?  SERIOUS?  Then I thought back and remembered that it was out for a couple hours one day this week.  That was it.  Couple hours.  Summer may never arrive this year.  Starting to wonder if packing away our boots and winter coats was necessary.  We'll need them shortly I'm sure.

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Anywho, it appears we made the most of it.

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The neighbors had peeps over this week so there was a lot of yard traffic.  They ruined my picture!  Oh well.  No one would look at me anyway.

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Eric was lookin' HAWT in his waders.  He was doing a little weed maintenance.  Its a losing battle he's fighting.

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My friend Liz came up this weekend from Minneapolis to visit.  Kind of a crappy weekend for a visit, but oh well.  I'm annoyed with Eric here for not taking a proper picture.  Heads or feet usually get cut off with him behind the camera.

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Off centered!  Holmes - I hate to point this out - but you really do need to find the No-Ad in 30 SPF.  60 is too much. ; )

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Awww!  Such a purdy face!

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And the kids gave Eric some lovely Father's Day presents.

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He got a dragonfly decorator item.

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And a loon clock.  He tried to take down MY clock and replace it with this one.  Didn't fly.

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Pontunia has been feeling sad lately because she thinks no one loves her anymore.  So we went for a chilly boat ride today - our THIRD trip of the year.  LAME, "summer", LAME.

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Here is that plant that I asked about awhile back that Dylan had brought home from school.  We were trying to figure out what the heck it was since Dylan couldn't remember.  Lingy says its a bean plant AND a pea plant.  ????  We shall see!

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Yellow blossoms!  Tomatoes are coming!

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Here's the boat ride - pre-jacket.

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It almost looks sunny here.  It was a farce.

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Wanted to get a nice Father's Day picture, but no luck!  Theres always gotta be at least one joker!

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Well, hope you all have sun where you are!  JERKS!  From the sounds of it, we won't see it again anytime soon.  Awesome!