Archive for the ‘rush’ Category

I am so in trouble!

August 23, 2009


This is the second time today this child “posed” for a picture when we called his name. We saw him lean against the door frame like this, grabbed the camera, he moved and we told him “go back” and he did. Just, like, this…
Can you say future GAP model?
Of course, I am a little biased, but I think he is a doll!

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Someone sneak me some gum!

July 17, 2009

Some of my favorite memories of my Dad are him yelling at us about chewing gum. He HATES the stuff, let me repeat that, he HATES the stuff. It was banned from our house growing up, if he caught you with some you had to endure the lecture about how obnoxious it is, smacking your jaw like that, and heaven forbid you got caught snapping it. You know how you make it pop inside your mouth, that was the ultimate NoNo. Then you got the lecture about how only the ‘easy’ girls snapped their gum like that. Plus, if he were to happen to find a stray wrapper lying around, that was the end of it all, you were grounded until you were married. 

So of course, I am a gum chewer…. I LOVE the stuff. But I still shake in my shoes and quickly spit it out when I see my Dad. My kids have picked up the habit from me. I chew gum so I don’t eat something, they chew gum and eat something. Recently it has gotten out of control, and the other day I caught my husband screaming at a group of small children cowering behind one another in the playroom, he had stepped in chewed gum on the carpet. Then he started saying strange things like, I am “sick and tired”, and “I have had enough!” 
My husband has become my Father! He banned gum from our house, and I don’t blame him. I am tired of cleaning it up, and picking up their wrappers. Somehow gum has cause our children to act like animals, instead of acting more mature, gum causes them to digress. 
This is my proof:
The 3 year old can’t manage to keep gum in her mouth for more than 10 minutes. It usually ends up in her beautiful hair, or on the floor.

The 18 month old however, can chew gum for hours. This particular piece made it all the way through 3 hours of church. 

So here is my dilemma, how do I keep chewing gum when it is banned in the house? 
I’ll have to sneak it in the bathroom, like when I was 10 years old. 

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It’s A Rush!

March 26, 2009






These might be a little graphic for some, but I had two different emails asking about Maureen’s birth photography. She did a phenomenal job and they are so beautiful. The hours she put into it was unbelievable. So these are a few of the pictures of our little Rush’s birth.

One of these things is not like the other!

January 15, 2009

This could be a textbook example of the differences between boys and girls!!! Rush tearing it up and Abby using her fork!

Rush had a Birthday!!

January 15, 2009





Tradition says, You must give a baby an entire chocolate cake and see what happens… Rush was not shy! He handled it like a pro!

Frozen pickle juice, a concession stand delicacy.

January 14, 2009
In Honor of this sweet little boys birthday, I am reposting my favorite post of him!

Ahhh, the allure of the baseball park concession stand. The aroma of fried food, candy and frozen pickle juice???

For a mere 25 cents you can buy frozen gatorade in a tiny 2 oz. little cup, my frugal heart breaks everytime my children blow all their quarters on these. But what happens when the gatorade runs out? The kids, with quarters burning holes in their pockets start buying the frozen pickle juice.
But, what happens when the baby not knowing any better pitches a fit for the frozen pickle juice expecting something sweet?
Let’s find out…














We tried to tell him, we tried to hide it, but somewhere in the back of my sick twisted little mind I wanted to see what would happen.
If you scroll down really fast it kinda looks like one of those little flip books from when you were a kid.

Ya’ll wouldn’t do that to your kids would you?

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