Saturday, May 23, 2009

Back in the Day

This is one of my favorite pictures from Ben and my dating days...we were on a carousel at the mall in Columbus, GA when I went to attend his Infantry Basic Training graduation at Ft. Benning. We rode it because Ben loves tigers and I loved frogs. What fun young love is! This would have been sometime in 2002--I think in February.

Hark! Late Spring!

It feels like Spring has hardly arrived, and yet the signs of Late Spring are here...check 'em out with me:

Pretty, pretty Plum Blossoms

The sweetest little Phoebe's nest you ever did see!

Lounging in the warm sun and cool breeze--ahh.

Friday, May 22, 2009


I've been trying to get pictures of Adelynne in many of her cute little outfits...sometimes, she just doesn't want to cooperate! She's still awfully adorable anyway--poor thing!

A little golf...a little snoozing...

Nehemiah's new distraction--thanks Dad!
He's also got some new phrases...our current favorite is: Holy Mackerel!

And this is my little distraction tonight...isn't she the cutest?!

Monday, May 18, 2009


One of many fun new things about dressing a girl!

Friday, May 15, 2009

A song

Sticks and rocks and pinecones,
Pine needles and pebbles,
Are what my little boy brings.

Dandelion tops and feathers,
All his little treasures,
Are what my little boy brings.

I was sitting on a bench nursing Adeynne, at the playground at camp this afternoon, and Nehemiah kept bringing his little discoveries over to me. I started making up a little song, which turned into the poem above. It sounds better sung (to me anyway), but I still thought I'd write it up. :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Maltby treed something today. In a smallish deciduous tree, there is a cute, fuzzy, toothy creature. We initially thought it was a porcupine, but upon further inspection, there were no spines! Our best guess is that it is a woodchuck. I'd never seen one before, and they don't usually climb trees (unless they are trying to preserve their lives), but some quick research online by Ben and a phone call from his dad seem to indicate that this is the case. If you know something we don't, I'd love to know what you think it is!

And this little critter is cute in her own right! And growing like a weed! Yesterday at her 2 month appointment, we got her new stats: 12lbs 12oz (90th percentile), 23 in. (75th percentile), and 40cm head circumference (75th percentile)! She is just growing out of 3 month clothes and into 6 month ones, which is fun, because we had some very generous friends give us lots of hand me downs, so it's like a shopping spree of fun new outfits in her closet! When she grows out of 6 month clothes, we may actually have to go shopping though, because most of them were just through the 6 month size. I just love her little smile!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Op zoek naar Maria - Dans in het Centraal Station van Antwerpen

Oh, I smiled!!! I wish I knew more about what this was and how it came!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mommy madness

So, I was at my Mothers and Children group yesterday gabbing with my lovely friends. It is so nice to have other moms of young kids around who can tell you that you are perfectly normal when you feel like you are losing your mind!

Part of our conversation was about the astonishing and immediate lack of freedom when you become a mom. Maybe I should say lack of spontaneous acts. There is always something to be planned for when you have a little one that you are primarily responsible for.

We all agree that we adore and appreciate our husbands (and children), but there is a difficult to express jealousy over a certain type of freedom that they still enjoy (at least part of the time). You sound crazy trying to explain it. The words are hard to find.

Well, a few months ago, I came across the words, on Sarah's Dandelions blog. Here is her post, and the article from that it references, as well as a another blog she came across that phrases it well.

For those of you who were wondering where those words are, you have found them!

Hugs to the Mamas!