Friday, May 30, 2008

Alex and Stacey

If you are from K-town you probably know the Carruth Family. I got to photograph Alex and his fiance Stacey the other day. What a BLAST! I had a great time, and I could tell that they have a lot of fun together as well.

We figured out that Alex was only 10 years old when I left for college, boy am I getting old!

I just thought I would share some of my favorites for those of you who know them. If you want to see all the images, click here.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bubble Fun

With the warmer weather, the kids want to do bubbles, this was a fun and different way for them to blow bubbles. The best part was that they were working together to get the biggest mound of bubbles they could.

All you need is a bowl, bubbles and some drinking straws. Make sure the kids blow through the straw instead of suck, Mason found out the hard way.

Monday, May 26, 2008


I just found a controversial artist named Banksy. I'm very intrigued and a little nervous to admit to everyone that I think it is really cool. In high school I had friends that would tag/graffiti, one of my friends (Bizerk) was actually really well known in the graffiti world out in Houston. We would go to contests where there would be a bunch of different artist painting the sides of old buildings. For a wedding gift he painted Michael and I a huge mural, I left it at my parents house, because honestly, where was I going to hang a graffiti mural in a itty bitty apartment. My mom ended up using it as a doggie door, blocking the dog from getting on her living room carpet.

Anyways, now that I am a somewhat conservative mother of 3, I'm not fond of graffiti in my neighborhood, but I am still fascinated by graffiti and can appreciate the artistic aspect of it (if it is done well.)

What do you think of this artist?

His stuff gets pretty political as well.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Flash Back Friday: Lacrosse

Reece found this picture in his room the other day, brought it to me and said, "Mom, you look weird in this." Thanks Reece!

I'm going to have to dig out the rest of the lacrosse pictures and post some of those. Man, we had a great time, we never won a game, but we sure had fun losing.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Moments like this warm my heart

After each picture they would run over to see themselves in the camera and laugh hysterically about how funny they are.Then they would run back to the bench and plan a new pose.
Then laugh hysterically again.

Monday, May 19, 2008

My Little Comedian

You may remember my posting this a while back.My comedian son, Reece, changed it to this....
(My mom is just to lazy to look for things!)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

Reece's Crystals

We got a great science book at the library recently and have had a lot of fun trying out some of the experiments in it. We made some baking soda crystals last week, the formations on them were spectacular, it was fun to see them grow more and more intricate, until I got sick of it taking up counter space. Then it was time for a picture and dump them in the sink.

Here's how to do it:

Take two mason jars, fill them each with warm water. Stir in baking soda in each jar until it will no longer dissolve. Take a piece of yarn and tie a paper clip to each end. Dip the string in one of the jars to get it completely wet. Place each end of the string in a jar and wait a few days for your crystals to start forming.

We are going to do some research on stalactites and stalagmites to see how they form.

Friday, May 9, 2008

It's Potty Time

I have to say that potty training the third child is not high on my priority list. Can't this kid just figure this stuff out? He has a brother and sister that go in the potty, why can't he?Well, because of my laziness in the potty training department, I've employed two little helpers, and it has proved to be one of my greatest ideas ever. Reece and Maya get to help Mason go potty, which involve,

1. putting the potty seat on the potty
2. help him get on the potty seat
3. read him a book while he is going potty
4. help him wipe
5. help him get off the potty
6. help him wash his hands
7. help him get his undies and pants back on.

And their reward? One gummy bear for Mason and one gummy bear for the helper. The best part is, who ever has a turn taking Mason potty becomes his little personal cheerleader, "Come on Mason, it is time to sit on the potty, you are such a big boy when you sit on the potty!" All of that, because they want one measly little gummy bear. They must be really hard up for some sugar around here.

At this point Mason realized that I am planning on using these pictures as future blackmail. Future girlfriends, future fiance, maybe even the yearbook his senior year.

Happy Weekend!

Have a happy weekend! This is a picture I took of my friends baby the other day. Doesn't it make you want to get out and go to the park or something? Well get off the computer and get outside!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Flash Back Friday: Jada

It was about 5 years ago that we got Jada. I have this freakish thing where I have to get an animal every time I'm pregnant. I got a cat named Cooper while pregnant with Reece, Jada while pregnant with Maya, and our cat Charlise for Michael while pregnant with Mason. I don't recommend getting a puppy when pregnant. It was like having 2 newborns and having to potty train one of the newborns, but it was worth it. Jada has been a great dog for our family. We trained her while she was young to go down the slide, and she will still perform this trick, it gets lots of laughs at the park.
She is so smart, and really good with the kids. They climb all over her, and occasionally she will give out a pathetic yelp to let me know she is sick of it.
She is a great running partner for me, if I get up early and get my running shoes on, her tail starts spinning like a helicopter and I have to let her outside or she will wake everyone up because she is so excited.
She still sleeps on this bed I made her, she now fills up the whole thing and will usually hang her head off the bed.

We love you Jada, Happy 5th Birthday!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Happy May Day!

My cute neighbor and her girls just left this flower on our porch. They rang the doorbell and ran to hide. We knew someone had to be lurking out there and we waited to see who it was, they couldn't hide forever! Is that mean? We saw some some movement behind the car and told them to show themselves. They began to pop out one at a time. What a great mom, and a fun way to celebrate the first day of May.

What did you do to celebrate May Day?
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