31 August 2010

august 31, 2010

date night with our grown-up guy gibson.

30 August 2010

august 30, 2010

elliott flying high at his preschool open house. 

29 August 2010

august 29, 2010

my latest obsession.

28 August 2010

august 28, 2010

God bless the person who invented fake toe nails. I am once again complete.

27 August 2010

26 August 2010

august 26, 2010

old friends get together and new friendships continue to grow.

25 August 2010

august 25, 2010

it appears that the boys found the bungee straps and
 that their bikes will not be going anywhere.

24 August 2010

august 24, 2010

i love it that a pile of cars can keeps a 5 year old, a 3 year old and an 18 month old
 entertained for quite some time.

23 August 2010

august 23, 2010

note to self: redbox rentals lose their value when you only watch one and return them two days late.

22 August 2010

august 22, 2010

poor little guys get such a bad rap.

21 August 2010

august 21, 2010

making the best meatballs this side of sicily.

20 August 2010

august 20, 2010



asthma may stink, but when you visit the pulmonologist, you get really cool toys.

19 August 2010

18 August 2010

august 18, 2010

we were feeling the zeel at mainstreet sweets.

17 August 2010

august 17, 2010

not a bad way to catch up.

16 August 2010

august 16, 2010

and the alligator triumphs.

15 August 2010

august 15, 2010

small group love.

14 August 2010

august 14, 2010

remember the days when shadow puppets were magical?

13 August 2010

august 13, 2010

my favorite ikea purchase.

12 August 2010

august 12, 2010

thankful this little farmer's stand is within walking distance.

11 August 2010

august 11, 2010

training them in the way that they shall go.

10 August 2010

09 August 2010

august 9, 2010

i did it! i stopped worrying about style, committed and made my first purchase for our house, we are now one step closer to making it a home.

08 August 2010

august 8, 2010

enjoying dinner straight from our first campfire at our new home.

07 August 2010

august 7, 2010

if i were able to hear gibson's thoughts, i would predict he was thinking, "happy birthday to me...um..i mean jalen." happy birthday jalen!

06 August 2010

august 6, 2010

coast guard 2010: with 11 kids now fast asleep, it was time for the dads to play. thank you to the oostings for their hospitality.

05 August 2010

august 5, 2010

wrapping up our vacation with the best ice cream ever, wishing there was a moomer's near home

04 August 2010

august 4, 2010

these are the beautifully creative stone creations that someone else built, that elliott knocked down, that daddy rebuilt and the reason elliott is sitting in uh-oh while daddy and gibson have fun skipping rocks.

03 August 2010

august 3, 2010

elliott slept through daddy's first brown bear experience.

02 August 2010

august 2, 2010

elliott keeping watch to make sure the propeller stays rope free.

01 August 2010

august 1, 2010

gibson finally gave in and hopped on for his first tube ride.