Monday, February 25, 2013

lay down sally

ok so the title has nothing to do with this post except that's the song i was listening to when i decided to post these pictures.
for those of you who might be musically illiterate when it comes to certain genres...."Lay Down Sally" is a song by Eric Clapton. one of my all time favorite of his songs.

anyway we are dealing with a round of pink-eye (Clay, Esther & Foofs), a 2nd round of antibiotics for a persistent ear infection for Levi & Esther woke up throwing up at 5AM. i believe she got overheated sleeping with Abigail. so far there hasnt been any more vomiting so i can hope that was a fluke.

anyway, we are planning on a trip to SC this weekend. i hope we get to actually go.

so today i took Rachel to her math tutor & then did some thrift store shopping.

2 notable items were a watch.....a very nice Anne Klein Diamond Collection watch. and a pair of clear acrylic fancy high heel shoes for Esther. she hasnt taken them off since i got home with them.

i paid $4.58 for this watch. i knew that the Anne Klein name is usually a decent purchase....especially 2nd hand. i have some leather shoes of hers that i bought at the thriftstore for cheap but practically brand new. a lot of times i will come home & price items on the internet to see how good of a deal i scored. well i had to go get a battery for this watch which cost me under $5. so i spent a total of $10 on this watch. it's the gold tone & stainless steel. it has been confirmed that, while small, that is a real diamond in the 12 position. i am pleased. it's a delicate, petite looking watch. if i had of bought this watch brand new I would have paid between $85 & $125.

these are Esther's new shoes. she is in LOVE with them. she the heart in the heel of the shoe? so cute.
for $.99 i didnt do too bad to bring a smile to my baby girl's face! 

Esther is feeling a bit puny, had just gotten out of the bath, but was proud to take this picture. she is wearing the shoes.

and here is Asher. the last picture i posted of Asher was the one of him wearing a goofy getup that he  likes to wear when he is feeling "cool" with a hat & sunglasses. so here is my sweet boy. he is a tender, precious fellow as well as a bit silly at times!

hope you are having a good monday.


Monday, February 18, 2013

manic monday in pictures

i took these pictures this last week. thought i would get the camera out because i have been extraordinarily slack in the picture taking department lately. here is a view of life here at wendyland.

i was going to try to put a caption but i think they are all self explanatory. cute kids, cute animals. a good life full of love and laughter. so very blessed!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

blue-eyed foofee

cant get over this girl's blue eyes!!

levi & his foofee

levi loves ruthie. when he calls her name he says "foofee" & it has stuck with some of us. esther calls her "chubby foofee" because....well foofee is chubby! everyone loves chubby foofee. she is so sweet & always has a smile to bestow upon us.

here is a picture of levi with his foofee.

rachel is 18

it's official!!! rachel turned 18 on feb. 7th. she mentioned that she didnt see a post concerning her 18th birthday. here it is!! i also informed rachel that now that she is officially an adult at 18 & has no job & no drivers license that she is officially a moocher......she is mooching off of us, her parents now! she thought that was funny! i wont go into detail as I probably cant take it......the crying -  because i cant believe my beautiful fun girl is 18. on her actual birthday we took rachel to outback to celebrate. it was the first restaurant we took her to when she was a baby...3 months old...sitting in her carrier carseat up on the table. time flies when you are having fun & she has been fun.....a lot of fun. i adore her. we all adore her.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

lala is dead

ok, i have to write this down lest i forget. i want to be able to re-tell this tale to Esther's children one day.
for reference Esther has said for a long time that she has a friend named "Lala". Lala is imaginary. We havent heard about Lala in a while & Esther is fixated on people getting eaten by wolves.

tonight Asher & Esther were coloring together in the floor & Asher asked Esther, out of the blue,
"Esther, where's Lala?"

Esther: "She no me friend no more." (I am writing the way she said it...not misspelling.)

Asher: "What happened to hur?"

Esther: "She no me friend no more. Me not like her. She got eat by a wolf."

Asher: "Huh? Wolves ate hur?"

Esther: "Yep. She no me friend no more. I say "wolf, eat her." the wolf eat her and she no me friend no more."

Asher: "OK."

I told Clay (we were sitting around them & listening), I dont want to get on her bad side as she is one tough girl. She told the wolf to eat her best imaginary friend. And I love that Asher just accepted what happened to Lala like it was no big deal that his 3 year old, baby sister had her best imaginary friend eaten by a wolf.

Here is the little cut throat girl who i adore!

also, this little crazy girl didnt want to go to sleep tonight. and after looking at these pictures with her sparkly eyes I wonder why i didnt want to sit up talking to her all night. She is so happy & expressive. Her eyes sparkle! Ruth is just a delightful baby. She sleeps thru the night. today she slept until 11:15AM. She went down at 10PM. That's craziness, but I wont complain! I just kept checking to make sure she was breathing. She finally rolled over yesterday morning from her back to her belly. she is a big girl...healthy. She goes Wednesday for her 4 month check up. She is in up to 6 month clothes...that's 13-17lbs & about 24 inches (i think is the measurements). Tonight I put a sleeper on that she has had for about 6 weeks & it's getting snug. I dont know if we will make it to spring in her 6 month wardrobe but I dont want to purchase anymore cold weather clothes. we will see!
the pictures may look identical but they are all slightly different. just couldnt get over how pleasantly inquisitive she looks in these pictures.