Saturday, July 31, 2010


I am disappointed, our garden did not thrive as I had hoped. I had these expectations and they have not been met. We bought rich topsoil so I really felt everything would grow well and produce lots of veggies. We have had a handful of tomatoes, and there are lots of green ones still hanging but nothing like I have had in the past. I have picked 2-3 zucchini, 1 cucumber, a handful of green beans on 2-3 occasions. Still no peppers although the plants are tall and have flowers. I went to the seed store and talked with the guy and he said his garden has been about the same. He blames it on the extreme heat that we have had. I guess if it is not just me then I can deal with it but I hate to fail at anything. I envisioned walking out to the garden and picking baskets of produce and it has not happened. So Sydney and I picked out a few things that we can plant in the fall and we will try to get another set of crops from the garden. How has your garden grown?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Out of the Mouths of Moms


Joining MckMama and other moms:

"Hurry up and get out of your closet, your letting all the hot air into my house."

"God put mommy milk in mommy breasts because sometimes the store is out of baby formula."

"No, he is not wearing a shirt. Yes, I see his breasts. No, girls cannot run without a shirt. Girl breasts are private."

"Your shirt is not a napkin"

Dress Phase

Sydney is in a dress phase. She has worn a dress for 2-3 weeks straight. When I saying see has been wearing a dress I am not just talking about during the day, she has been sleeping in dresses. I even bought two more night gowns but no it must be a dress. I usually pick her clothes out the night before and she really does not have a choice and never really cared. Well not lately. We have tried picking the dress out the night before but she usually changes her mind in the morning. It is not hurting anything to let her wear a dress to bed, and they are cotton and comfy so it is fine with me. The only bad thing is we do not have that many dresses so I am doing laundry frequently but I already do laundry frequently since Griffin wears cloth diapers so this is nothing new.

I went through a clothing phase once except it was turtle necks. I think at one point I had 17 turtle necks. Is this right mom? Anyway my mom was tired of me always wearing the same thing when I had other clothes in the closet so she kept what I had worn in the laundry room and did not give it back until I wore some of my other clothes!

My big question though is what to buy for fall. I buy Syd's school (daycare) clothes at a consignment sale and if I buy all dresses and tights then I just know she is going to want to wear pants!

Does anyone else have these silly dilemmas?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

my kiddos

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Griffin Sawyer's First Swing

Despite the 90 degree weather we headed to our favorite park two weeks ago. We packed a picnic lunch and met our friends.
This was Griffin's first time on a swing and he enjoyed it!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Splash Pad Party

Sydney's friend Sam had his 4th birthday party at the Splash Pad at the YMCA. Just a side note Sydney really thinks Sam is her big brother. Cracks me up, when she prays for his she always says "and my big brother Sammy Parker". So anyway we had never been to the splash pad so it was a treat. We left Griffin home with daddy and company while we went to the party.

Syd and Sam


this is a look of pure JOY

watch out momma

time for a rest

Spider man cake

We had a blast!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Movie Anyone?

Bill took this picture a few months back when I went to a dinner talk. He told Sydney they could watch a little movie and once he had Griffin in bed he came downstairs to find Sydney in this spot.

Ready for a movie.

Friday, July 23, 2010

More Fourth of July Photos

Sydney attempting to pull Sam and Charlie

kids being silly

Bill and Papa chatting

Griffin and momma

laying with daddy

Syd enjoying her cupcake

Sam with his cupcake

licking the frosting off the top

frosting is her favorite part

Charlie running around the yard

Daniela and Ashley

Isn't he a doll baby

who knows what these two were up to

Just visiting, Ellie, my mom, Ashley, papa and of course Daniela

It was so fun cannot wait to celebrate again next year.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wordless- well kind of

Can you guess where he fell asleep?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Third Wave

The third wave of company was my husband's daughter Alexandra (right), her boyfriend Scott and two friends Hannah (middle) and Kayla (left).

We spent some time at the pool

Sydney loves these "big kids". Sunday before the pool we went for a walk and Syd walked for a long time before getting in the stroller, and then would only be pushed by one of the kids.

We stayed up late (well late for me) and played Scategories, too fun.

We enjoyed the visit!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


While my sister (2 of the 3) and mom were in town we had a project. We wanted to make something special for Audra, the baby sister in the family. So we all went to Hobby Lobby, coupons in hand and looked around. Amanda is so crafty and we used an idea that she had come up with for Christmas this past year for my mom and I.

We started out so serious

working diligently while my children slept and papa get Daniela happy

my mom, who is pretty crafty herself



very careful making sure we trace the correct side

scissors, scalpel and hole punch

choosing colors with care

Sydney woke up and joined the party, this was a rather involved project

Ashley had to take a break for some trail mix

Amanda needed a little ice cream with blueberries, actually lets say baby Henry needed a snack

choosing embellishments

hmm, what do you think

Do you have any idea what we are creating?

A scrapbook of sorts for baby Rowyn! The letters spell "Baby" and were initially cardboard but we covered them with pretty paper

then we added embellishments

framed areas for Audra to add pictures once Rowyn is here

we each designed a few pages

I should have turned these pages, sorry, turn your head

isn't it sweet?

Rowyn Gracie Jane Roberts will be her full name but that would not fit so Rowyn it is

We all loved the way it turned out! What do you think? Click here and you can see Audra at her shower and opening her gift. Bummer that I couldn't go home for the shower but time off is limited and so is money.