Monday, August 27, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quote of the Day


“Tucker, your pants are about to fall down!” I said.

“It’s okay,” Tucker replied confidently.  “I’m wearing underwear.”

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Photo: Cutting the Grass


Tucker has moved on from his play lawn mower to real blades.  When Austin goes out to mow now, Tucker adopts his ear protection and scissors and helps, too.


Quote of the Day

“How low do the clouds get?” Tucker asked.

“They can almost touch the ground,” I said.

“Fog is what they call clouds near the ground,” Austin said.

“I bet they can get as low as a medium sized giant,” Tucker said, having clearly thought the issue through.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Quotes of the Day

“They hold that log up by traffic cones!” –Tucker, talking about how the balance beam is constructed for Olympic competition

“I don’t think I can do that, but I bet you can!” –Tucker, on the gold medal gymnastic floor routine. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Benny the Wonder Dog

IMG_2569 I just posted some vacation pictures, and was going to include Ben’s vacation pictures on there but I just had so many they deserved an entry unto themselves.  I watched Marley and Me on vacation, and it made me want to especially nostalgic about the sweet time we had with my yellow man, my first baby.  I’m afraid he’s not getting any younger (he’s 12), though he hiked and swam like a champ on vacation.  

 Whenever we went to IMG_2551the beach, he made a point of lying down in the water like a water buffalo, and of guarding the kids playing in the sand.  He’s totally white around the face now, and has various lumps and bumps and is pretty much deaf now.  I even have to point to where food drops if he’s not looking now. 
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Sibling Love


What warms a mother’s heart more than looking into the back seat to see her kids holding hands?  Or Tucker tearing up the morning that Molly got up first and they couldn’t wake up on vacation in the same room, giggling at each other?



Vacation Pictures

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