Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Hip Young (very young) Musical Act

One plays the harmonica while the other provides the laugh track. This is the future of music... at least in our house.

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If we can get enough songs written, we'll finally have a use for that album-cover-esque picture of Alexander from when he was 3 months old:



Awwww....sweet album coverish memories.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Can't...stop...taking....pictures!!!

Long time, no blog. Sore-Ree!!! (Apologies always sound better with a Canadian flare, don't you think?)

Pretty much the expected level of yar, drool, tantrums, mantrums, messiness, happiness, sugar n’ spice, and everything twice here. Lots of pictures continue to be taken, even though the family camera only barely works. The zoom function stopped working a while ago so I have to zoom the “old school” way… which is to run up to people saying “ZOOM!!!” Maybe shouting “zoom” isn’t necessary, but it makes for some interesting expressions.

So what have we been taking unzoomed pictures of lately?

90% Kids

9.9%
Kids, but out of focus so you can’t tell

0.1%
The inside of my purse.

Here are a few of those 90%….

Alexander loves to swing. By that, I mean he literally goes insane with happiness. Literally.




The big kid swing was pretty fun too.


But didn’t allow for these kind of (possibly illegal) shenanigans.


Ava couldn’t figure out why we had a spatula at the park. It looked like Alexander was getting ready to do some weird performance art piece...and Ava is so over performance art. What is this, 1993??

And Ava was all ….



But then the magic of bubbles made everyone happy…



Except for the grass and trees. They probably weren’t thrilled to be covered in Dawn dish soap. At least they are no longer greasy. They were greasy, filthy trees before we arrived. Covered in bacon grease and grime...shameful. So…YOUR WELCOME, nature.


In other news... there are still no teeth in sight for Ava… but she’s looking for them every day!



Our kids are also practicing their “Tilt of Adorability”. It’s that very subtle head tilt that is so endearing in small children and select small animals. Please don’t try this at home. You might pull something trying to look THIS adorable. (Not that you aren’t cute… but… er… I mean, I love what you are doing with your hair. Very cool. Um, I gotta slowly back out of this…)




And that’s just ONE DAY of pictures in our big eyed world right now. No wonder our camera has worn out.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ava vs. Gravity

Here is Ava standing with minimal support:







Here is Ava falling with minimal support:


It’s the school of hard knocks here, people.

(And she was fine after lots of kisses from mommy. Yes, she was. Moo-moo-moo-moo-mWAH!) (But, really...Hard knocks.)

Trick or Meh

Alexander wasn’t thrilled with the Elmo costume which was purchased, evidently, more for the amusement of adults than for his own enjoyment. Adults who stood by and did nothing….or, worse, took pictures… as Elmo opened his impossibly wide maw and devoured Bub.




“Elmo has a taste for blood. Yeeeeeaaaaa!!!! Hahaha!”

**shudder**

Alexander was, however, thrilled to trick or treat with his cousin Harrison.


Some houses had some elaborate animatronics. Some people had elaborate costumes. The look on Alexander’s face says it all.
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Meh.

This look sums up what Bub thought of the tremendous effort put into Halloween costumes and decorations displayed in his grandparent’s neighborhood.



Total meh. With a dash of "really? really??"

But lameness of the holiday aside, hanging out with Daddy is always good for a laugh.


Oh…and Ava was a lady bug…and just glad to be with grandpa.



Happy Halloween.