"they left us something more precious than silver and gold..."

Monday, May 19, 2008

Me, Me, Me!!!


*Okay so you've all heard the story...ya know the mom at the park or in your family that says, "Timmy is just into everything...you know he pulls the toilet paper right off the roll and around the house...the other day he ate a bowl of dog food...yesterday he shoved a micro machine up his nose... I mean I just can't take my eyes of him." And then there was me, the empathic listener, "Oh that must be hard" but truly thinking "Well, lady if you would just watch your kid, it probably wouldn't be that bad." So my foot has tasted pretty good lately (get in, foot in your mouth) because I would like to introduce formally Miss Lucy LaRae (aka lucy-lu). Charming, cuddling, cute...yes she is. Sneaky, deceptive, and loud if you don't have a binki handy...yes, oh yes she is. *Note the picture and the yellow highlighter...just one of her many tricks. The other day it was sneaking a peanut butter and celery pack out of Savannah's lunch box while napping (don't ask) and smearing the peanut butter over herself and blankets. Tonight it was my zit cream smeared all over her face and I thought to myself...this girl needs a little more recognition, a little more publication. I truly luv this little chicka...she dances with style, loves for me to open the window in the morning in daddy's office so she can wave hi to all the dogs going on their morning walks, and her latest thing is answering "ME!" to almost any question you ask her (see video). So basically the next time some mom, sister, aunt, friend tells you some out landish tale about their child...just be afraid, be very afraid.

video

ps...Cam's been on "Night Float" at the hospital...graveyard work is more or less brutal and tonight at dinner my neice said, "Hey Uncle Cam do you know how you can describe yourself?" And he said, how...she said, "Nocturnal" with a smile...I was thinking more like "busted" "walking zombie" "totally sleep depreived" "beatdown" to name a few...luv you baby, hang in there!

Friday, May 9, 2008

lately


so lately...i guess it's been a bit busy in our parts...lucy-lu has stayed busy getting into powder, my lipstick in my purse, playing with Savannah's guitar that her dad bought her (yeah it was $10 bucks cam, $10 bucks of insanity!!! xoxo), beddy with her mommy to cuddle, the hallway during sacrament meeting, bathroom toilet paper strewn about, telling everyone to "stop that!" ~ wonder where she heard that from...


...then there is savannah...she went to a fun birthday party last weekend...they had a clown that did magic tricks and painted the kids faces. i went to morgan's soccer game during the party and we picked savannah up after the game and morgan wanted to get her face painted...i said no because it wasn't her friend's birthday party but the clown came over and was like, come on over i'll paint your face. i turned and started talking to another parent, literally i turned back around 5 minutes later and this is what i saw...luv you morgy merino!!!


...nice tiger, nice...



...to jeffersonville/indianapolis, indiana for my grandma freeze's funeral service. she is buried in a mausoleum with my grandpa dale...he always said he wanted to be "high and dry" after he went to the other side :). it was a beautiful, sweet, comforting service that allowed us all to celebrate her life and remember why we luv her so much. it was a pretty emotional experience since i haven't been to a family members funeral service in quite some time ~ it makes you reflect on your life, what your purpose is, what you want people to remember about you, what is really most important in this life...to my grandmother, it was always her family...my new picture at the top is a view from their site. *interesting enough, the burial location is on kessler blvd in indianapolis.


...we missed you lins. visiting ol' stomping grounds in Jeff...Rocky's pizza, the river bottoms, our old house on Erin Dr., just visiting with our family, it was a great trip.





...getting ready for summer, or rather begging for warmer weather..check out that swimsuit bod (like mother like daughter!).


...savannah & lucy at president hinckley's burial in salt lake city, ut. we luved conference and listening to president monson (he has always been my fav!).


...to chi-town (chicago) to see amy, gary & kidos...helping with a few house projects, picture collages, taking the kids to the indoor swim park, lots & lots of rain, amy...my claim to fame as the first head meteorologist for fox news...
luv and miss you guys...jerry you are too cute...
little early in the morning for a pic hey buddy!



...who's that cute stylish boy scout with a new hair cut...
you are the man, ty!

...miss kate "mommy, i hurt my head" amy..."here, put some cheetos on it, they make everything feel better."


...ready, set, swim...


...the boys under the waterfall...lucy continuing to refuse to give up her binki at all cost, in all situations...


...best buddies...lucy followed kate everywhere...


...a little friendly game of nerf darts...trips to target for slurpees...
lots of homework...

...these two, beau & vanny are like two peas in a pod...a pod full of mischief...when they aren't pretending to be mermaids from the movie 'aquamarine' (seriously, they are obsessed with that movie!) they are playing house (mom & dad, girlfriend & boyfriend), going to the park, taking naps :), wrestling, jumping from couch to couch, racing, laughing, riding their bikes and mostly making messes....



...so basically this is the end of my post and either you are sleeping like the two above because i have bored you or like me you are having a fun, crazy, busy "spring" and wish you had a little extra time to get in a little sleep like the chickas above...keep it real my friends.