Wednesday, October 31, 2007

In honor of Halloween...

Here is Caleb with a fairly musical tribute to this fun day!

And a couple of pictures of the kids on the way to the trunk-or-treat. It was a low-budget production this year. Since I've grown accustomed to not going anywhere if possible, Halloween costumes somehow slipped my mind. I did make Camille this big tutu, but forgot that she needed something to go with it. Caleb, after changing his mind a hundred different times, tried to persuade me to let him cut two holes in a sheet and let him go as a ghost. But since I didn't have a white sheet (all of ours are colored) and if I did I certainly wouldn't let him go as a ghost anyway (the last thing I need is to have him out in the dark not able to see anything!), he opted to wear part of his Ninja Turtle suit. He was not a Ninja Turtle, he made sure to clarify. He was just a regular turtle. Camille was a "ballerina princess." Chloe is a little ballerina.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Mudbath anyone?

So the big kids decided they'd take advantage of this week's rain and get in some good mudpie making time. It really looks like they decided to take a mudbath instead. This is before I sprayed them with the garden hose.


The girls enjoyed wearing their matching Halloween shirts today.

Heard any good jokes lately?

How about this one?

Or this one?

But I'm sure you've never heard this one...

The rest got even sillier after this, so I'll spare you!

For Nana

What Camille meant to say...

Friday, October 19, 2007


This is what I call her model face. Can't you just see this beautiful girl as a pouty teenager modeling jeans in some trendy catalog?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New Pics

Cute baby pictures

Cute sisters

New fashion fad

(Caleb put this outfit together himself. He calls his socks "soccer tights" - lovely, aren't they? I'm just not going to fight about it early in the morning.)

Cute Camille

Bathing beauty sporting a mohawk

Monday, October 8, 2007

As requested

Since I have to turn off the flash so Chloe will keep her eyes open, this is the best I could do.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Isn't it fancy?

So today Camille was a little too quiet during rest time today. Apparently she sneaked some markers back to her room and was busy coloring her masterpiece when I caught her. She looked up at me and, as calm as can be, explained, "Isn't it fancy? It's paint!"

She and her brother both got a good scrub in the tub tonight. After dinner they were doing art while I fed the baby. I didn't realize they had brought out the stamps and ink pads. Before I knew it, not only were there beautiful pictures on paper, but also on my calendar (Caleb stamped every square with a pig stamp and a butterfly stamp because all of the days are his favorite...never mind that now it's hard to read what I have written on the calendar!), the walls and the floor. There was a nice trail of footprints someone got on the floor "by accident" because we really wanted to make footprints. After scrubbing with a Magic Eraser for 15 minutes, the marks are finally gone. *Shhh...don't tell Daddy!"

Caleb said the funniest thing today at dinner. They've been studying fire safety at school this week (which spurred him to write "Call...911" and "Stop drop and roll" on every paper he could find). We used to have this old smoke detector in the kitchen that went off almost as soon as you popped the lever down on the toaster. It was annoying, always going off when there was barely even steam so I took it down. At dinner tonight Caleb said, "I wish you'd put that thing (smoke detector) back up on the wall and then cook dinner so I can call 911." For the record, I do not (purposely or frequently) burn dinner. We had a nice conversation about how we never call 911 unless it is a true emergency because we'd feel really sad if we bothered the fire department when it wasn't an emergency and they couldn't get to a real emergency on time.

Chloe isn't saying anything funny yet, but she laughs at everyone else. It's almost like she's thinking "Are you kidding? How did I get stuck with this family?"

Monday, October 1, 2007


Never were there such devoted sisters...

Cute baby

Enjoying some yummy baby cereal!

Trying to wake up in the morning

Dark, but cute, smiling picture