Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What can I say? He learns by example

Love ya, dad. :)

Teddy Bear Parade...and more blackmail for the teen years

We hit the Teddy Bear Parade on Saturday to watch Ellie march by with her preschool.

Charlie wore his lion costume and it was a big hit! I think everyone thought he was part of the parade. We got lots of "roars" as we walked around.

He had to bring a bunch of his "guys", of course.

The Millers passing by.

Big girl Ellie

Blake spotting us in the crowd

This is seconds before he burst into tears because he wanted to stay and hang out with us.

Here's the blackmail pics.
No explanation needed, just pure dorky-ness...
(Enlarge this one, it's worth it even if you have a slow connection!)

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The garden grows and Kermit continued

The garden is so beautiful right now, although soon it will be going away for the fall, I'm sure.
Shawn added a sunflower...
Look how tall it is!
PS: Sorry, Ellie, I forgot to finish up my Kermit blog - here he is, partying in a box with all the other guys. We had to shut them down at about 7:00 pm, they were getting too rowdy.
Then it was off to bed with Charlie. Thanks, Ellie, for always sharing your toys with us. :)

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

What's new?

What have we been up to lately? Well, mostly this...

(Sorry, camera phone pic...but yes that is charlie in the coconut bikini)

And this...

(Photo blatantly stolen from Christine's blog)

Yes, that's what happens when the oldest kid in the group happens to be female...Ellie! Christine and I are now taking donations of MALE THEMED dress-up clothes. :)

More to come...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

For Ellie

Dear Ellie,
Thanks for letting me come over to Charlie's house. I'm making lots of new friends here. Earlier, I took a bath with Jack-Jack and Tigger.

Now I'm off to hang out with some of my other new buddies.

See you tomorrow,
Your Friend Kermit

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Blame Rock Band

So, I realized I haven't blogged in just over a month. So sorry. I blame Rock Band a hundred percent. That game is ADDICTING!
But not all is lost; my drumming skills are really improving! Not the best pic, but that's me on the guitar, Mike Miller drumming, and Shawn singing.
Charlie's been into his "Nacho Libre" mask lately. He wore it for about 2 hours straight the other day, even had to ride in the car with it on.What can I say? He's a special kid...and yes, his sandals are hooked together.The cousins shooting eachother - the boys had to wear their masks, of course.

Ellie's preschool orientation. Her first day is this Thursday, September 11th. Unbelievable.

Charlie's first try at a posicle - not so impressed. He stuck out his tongue to touch it about 3 times, and then he was very much done.

Mike and Christine shoved into the rear-facing 3rd row seat in the volvo station wagon - Shawn and I are up front... three kids in the middle!
We drove all the way out to Sandy like this, and got some very funny looks.

Charlie got his Halloween costume and wanted to wear it right away. He's gonna be the cutest lion in town. :)