Saturday, October 18, 2008

A day at the zoo

We have a great little zoo here in Columbia. Reily and I met a couple of friends on Monday for a morning with the critters. It was so much fun. The monkeys were loud and leaping around. The baby lions were actively playing. We saw so many creatures. It was great. The highlight of the day was scavenging lettuce to feed the giraffes. They are definitely her favorite animals.
(FYI: She dresses herself : )

What does the future hold?

This is Macy...unplugged...and unprovoked. She wanted me to take pictures of her Halloween costume. She turned on the charm and worked the camera. I guess these will be the first pictures in her portfolio?...

A lesson in entomology

The picture does not do her justice.

Tuesday, Reily stepped right into a mound of fire ants. If you are not familiar with these awful creatures, count your lucky stars.
They are residents of the South and their bite packs a bit of heat...earning them the "fire" title. They are actually relatives of wasps and sting rather than bite. They swarm onto you without you knowing and then...ZOWY! And the bites stick around and itch miserably for a week or more!
The poor girl got about 50 bites on each foot. But, she's been a trooper. Benadryl, Aveeno and Neosporin have been our close friends. She's well on the road to recovery.

I posioned the ants real good! ; )

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sweater Saboteur...

Last week the big kids had picture day. Macy was in the greatest of all her Hollywood turmoil trying to put together an outfit that please her glitzy side and her mother. Mom trumped it all with a plain white shirt with a cute little collar...totally yuck to someone sooo...diva-esque.

So, I bribed her. I said she could wear Reily's new birthday sweater. Reily did not like this idea. But, I figured the kids would be out the door before she even woke up. It would work out just fine.

When we woke in the morning, we found this:

It seems as thought jealousy got the best of our little Reily. While we thought she was sleeping, she was tartar-controlling the sweater. lovely.

Happy Birthday..Baby!

Reily celebrated big #3 two weeks ago.

I love this girl!! She is such a bright, amazing, sweet little girl. She is her own person and has carved out her little niche in our family and hearts.

Reily's list of loves:

  • chocolate milk

  • her new baby doll that really coos

  • armpits (yeah, gross!)

  • Noggin

  • Cinderella

  • going to the store (Target)

Friday, October 10, 2008


Dad calls it "research". Whatever!! It's a DAY AT THE BEACH!! We headed to Charleston a couple of weeks ago. It was a beautiful day...not a cloud in the sky. We had sooo much fun. It's been a while since we've been to the coast.

Payton and Taylor have no fear...they are at home in the surf.

Rei chasing a sandpiper. She chased this poor little bird forever...up and down the shore.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008



Has anyone seen my camera/USB cord?

I'm a very visual person and CANNOT POSSIBLY update my blog without pictures!!

If you find it, please let me know. Hurry, life is passing us by. : (

Monday, October 6, 2008

Red Sox & Ruby Slippers

There's no place like home...

Baseball season doesn't make it any easier. I want to go to Fenway. I want to wear a thick coat and see my breath in the air. I want to smell fall, jump in the leaves, and hate the Yankees with pride. I want to trick or treat a day early, eat a buffalo wrap with waffle fries at Friendly's, and smell the oil as we turn on the heat in our little house.

You're WICKED cool!