Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Young Love

I saw this short video on Yoli's blog and everytime I watch it I just love it more and more. It only lasts for one minute and a half, but it is so worth viewing. It will definitely bring a huge smile to your face.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hats On!

This weeks FFFF's topic is hats! Most people know that keeping a hat on a little one is usually not an easy feat. There are the occasional ones that just like hats. My Connor did. But, for most, those adorable hats that match the outfits get thrown on the floor. I have included 4 pictures of my girls in hats. The 2 most recent pictures where they are in matching hats are from where I just had their picture made and the hats are from Hanna Andersson. Laura is dressed for Halloween in the princess picture with her Bitty Baby. The picture was taken in 2006 and her costume and doll are from American Girl.
Claire's other picture is from October 2007 at her 3rd birthday party. She really liked this hat and wore it for most of the day.
To see more cute kids in hats head on over to Lissa's.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Family Day at the Zoo!

Claire Saves Laura from Dangerous Crocodile!

The Zoo's Merry-Go-Round

Claire chose the "Big Bad Wolf" because she loves to hear stories where he plays a prominent role. One of her favorites is
The Three Little Pigs
. Whenever we get to the part where the wolf starts to huff and puff and blow the house down, Claire always says, "Again?!?"

Friday, April 4, 2008

Rules for Dating our Daughters!

I saw this on another blog and thought it was pretty funny. Our girls are 8 and 3 but James thought it would be a good idea to get this out there well in advance ;)
Remember-James is a Major in the Army!

NOTE: This application will be incomplete and rejected unless accompanied by a complete financial statement, job history, lineage, and current medical report from your doctor.

NAME _________________________

DATE OF BIRTH ____________

HEIGHT ________ WEIGHT _________

IQ __________ GPA _________

SOCIAL SECURITY #______________

DRIVERS LICENSE #____________

BOY SCOUT RANK AND BADGES________________________

HOME ADDRESS_____________________________________

CITY/STATE _________________________ ZIP______

Do you have parents? ___Yes ___No
Is one male and the other female? ___Yes ___No
If No, explain: ______________________________________________

Number of years they have been married ______________________

If less than your age, explain:


A. Do you own or have access to a van? __Yes __No

B. A truck with oversized tires? __Yes __No

C. A waterbed? __Yes __No

D. A pickup with a mattress in the back? __Yes __No
E. A tattoo? __Yes __No

F. Do you have an earring, nose ring, __Yes __No
pierced tongue, pierced cheek or a belly button ring?



In 50 words or less, what does 'LATE' mean to you?

In 50 words or less, what does 'DON'T TOUCH MY DAUGHTER' mean to you?

In 50 words or less, what does 'ABSTINENCE' mean to you?


Church you attend _________________________________________

How often you attend ______________________________________

When would be the best time to interview your:

father? ____________

mother? ___________

pastor? ____________


Answer by filling in the blank. Please answer freely, all answers are

A: If I were shot, the last place I would want shot would be:


B: If I were beaten, the last bone I would want broken is my:


C: A woman's place is in the:


D: The one thing I hope this application does not ask me about is:


E. What do you want to do IF you grow up?


F. When I meet a girl, the thing I always notice about her first is:


G. What is the current going rate of a hotel room? __________


Applicant's Signature (that means sign your name, moron!)

Mother's Signature

Father's Signature

Pastor/Priest/ Rabbi

State Representative/Congressman

Thank you for your interest, and it had better be genuine and non-sexual. Please allow four to six years for processing.

You will be contacted in writing if you are approved. Please do not try to call or write (since you probably can't, and it would cause you injury). If your application is rejected, you will be notified by two gentlemen wearing white ties carrying violin cases (you might want to watch your back).

To prepare yourself, start studying Daddy's Rules for Dating.

Daddy's Rules for Dating
Your dad's rules for your boyfriend (or for you if you're a guy):

Rule One:
If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, because you're surely not picking anything up.

Rule Two:
You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them.

Rule Three:
I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don't take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are complete idiots. Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose this compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object. However, in order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist.

Rule Four:
I'm sure you've been told that in today's world, sex without utilizing a 'Barrier method' of some kind can kill you. Let me elaborate, when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.

Rule Five:
It is usually understood that in order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not do this. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is: 'early.'

Rule Six:
I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make you cry.

Rule Seven:
As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, and more than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget. If you want to be on time for the movie, you should not be dating. My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process than can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Instead of just standing there, why don't you do something useful, like changing the oil in my car?

Rule Eight:
The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: Places where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool. Places where there is darkness. Places where there is dancing or holding hands. Places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my daughter to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose down parka - zipped up to her throat. Movies with a strong romantic or sexual themes are to be avoided; movies that feature chain saws are okay. Hockey games are okay. Old folks homes are better.

Rule Nine:
Do not lie to me. I may appear to be a potbellied, balding, middle-aged, dimwitted has-been. But on issues relating to my daughter, I am the all-knowing, merciless god of your universe. If I ask you where you are going and with whom, you have one chance to tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I have a shotgun, a shovel, and five acres behind the house. Do not trifle with me.

Rule Ten:
Be afraid. Be very afraid. It takes very little for me to mistake the sound of your car in the driveway for a chopper coming in over a rice paddy near Hanoi. When my Agent Orange starts acting up, the voices in my head frequently tell me to clean the guns as I wait for you to bring my daughter home. As soon as you pull into the driveway you should exit the car with both hands in plain sight. Speak the perimeter password, announce in a clear voice that you have brought my daughter home safely and early, then return to your car - there is no need for you to come inside. The camouflaged face at the window is mine.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Easter/Spring Pictures!

I took the girls for some Easter/Spring pictures. I didn't force the boys to go this time as it had only been a few months since we did Christmas pictures and they just are so not excited about getting their pictures made. I really loved the girl's Easter dresses this year and I wanted to get some good pictures of them in them. I of course took pictures at our home on Easter morning, but it was so cold outside we had to do indoor shots only. I really love that my girls will have each other for the rest of their lives. Having a sister is such a wonderful gift.

A Few More Pictures!

The Last Ones!