Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Yesterday on Facebook, a grade school teacher of mine, Mrs. Staude, mentioned how her eldest daughter used to eat pickles by the jar full. I thought I'd give Griffin a hamburger pickle chip and see if he liked it. HE LOVED IT! He didn't eat it but ran around the house sucking the life out of the little chip!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy Birthday, Rachael!

At Grant's Farm

Big Sis is turning 14 today! The day I met Rachael was at the end of year recital for a studio I taught at in Ozark 6 years ago and after the performance, she jumped on stage with a "hey Cassie watch this!" and proceeded to stand on her toes and give a twirl!
She is a huge light in our lives and I have loved to watch her grow into the beautiful young woman she is.

Happy Birthday, Sissy! We love you!

Friday, September 11, 2009

My New Favorite Picture!

I took this picture yesterday of Griffin and I think it's my new favorite! It captures his sweet yet mischievous personality just perfectly!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My Island

I just wanted to post about my "island" for the day (you know, when you're having a really bad day and suddenly there's this thing that happens that allows you to suspend above all the ugliness and be happy for a time?).

For those of you who don't know, my son is NOT a snuggler. He has way more important things to do, like figuring how to get screws loose, throwing his food on the floor, pulling DVDs off the shelves, putting anything and everything into his mouth, etc. Don't get me wrong! He's super affectionate, he's just a busy little man!

Anyway, when I got home from work this morning, I went upstairs to put him down for a nap. I was sitting on the floor and he came over and sat in my lap (amazing feeling #1) and patted his head - he was telling me that he wanted me to rub his scalp like I do to calm him down sometimes (amazing feeling #2)! After a few minutes (not seconds) of that, he got up and lied (laid?) down on the floor on the other side of the room. I scooted over and lied (laid?) down next to him. Little man just snuggled right into me and let me spoon him (amazing feeling #3)! He hasn't been content to be in anyone's arms since he was a newborn!

This was my island. It allowed me to rise above all the yuckiness of the day and float on this perfect cloud of happiness for a time.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Hector St. Charles

Just a cute picture of one of our furry boys. This is Hector St. Charles, the baby of the three. He is relentlessly chasing after his brothers and walks around with a bit of a swagger (cat lovers, you know what I mean). He cannot go near his water bowl without doing a little "Singin' in the Rain" bit (when he does this, we call him "Senior Wet Paws"). He does the best "pet me" dance when he wants attention and if he doesn't get the attention he wants, he will find your hand and shove his face in it. :)