Friday, June 26, 2009

Photographing Groups of Children

How do you photograph nine children ages 11 and under? From the below photos, you will notice that I do not know the answer to this question. If you know a secret to this laborious task, please share...

OK, all 9 are here. Adults with cameras get ready please!

OK, #8 is just not into this. Photographers, hold your shutters down. Be ready!

OK, we lost #8. Let the kids make #9 happy while an adult chases down #8.

He's back. Hurry! Click! Look here everybody! Click! Say "Cheese!" Click!

Durn! Lost him again. OK kids, we're done! Remaining kids respond, "Hooray!"

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bowling at the Beach

We took the kids bowling while at the beach. They looked super cute in their little bowling shoes. I didn't know they made them that small!
P.S. Click here to see a video of the boys bowling.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Has anyone seen my US Weekly?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tink, Tink, Tink

So we are leaving for the beach. I have created my list of items to pack. (With 3 kids ages 4 and under it may be easier to list items UNneccesary to pack.) One of those items was my little Sony camera. The last time I saw it I had plugged it in to charge the battery. It has been missing now for more than a week.

Little Sticky seems suspiciously interested in my search for the camera. "Have you seen mommy's camera?" I ask. "Tink, tink, tink" He responds as he taps his fore finger to his chin. "Where is it little buddy?" "Duntairs." "Where downstairs?" "N da kee-chun."

I run downstairs and start going thru kitchen cabinets, the pantry, the trash can, recylce bins, you name it. No camera. "It's not here little man, do you know where else it could be." "Outtide?" "Where outside?" "I dunno, uptairs?" "Where upstairs?" The only response is a double blink and a shrug. This back and forth search goes on for days! OMG!! I am being toyed by a 2 year old!!

Would you believe that exactly 1 hour and 45 minutes before we depart in the Sanford & Son look alike van , he shows up with camera in hand (battery charger still attached).
"Hur ya go ma-e."

Still looking for his hiding place...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bunko = Smart Start

So I hosted Bunko last Friday. Some how, some way, Big Sticky found the purple Crown Royal bag of Bunko goodies and dumped them onto the floor. "Mommy, lets play the Dice Game." So, after popping a paci in Princess Sticky (to prevent her from choking on a die), I sat on the floor with him to play. Before I knew it, he was adding the circles on the dice and reapeating "Mommy, 5 and 4 is 9." Who'd thunk you could learn addition with dice?

Regardless, I've got to get this bag to the July host before The Stickies lose a dice or run off with the jackpot!! Ding!Ding!Ding!

Monday, June 8, 2009

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I apologize if you were the recipient of an email, Facebook post, or Blog update that made no sense. My laptop was whacked hacked today.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Flyin' N Drivin'

Big Sticky loves to swim and especially loves to "fly" into the water. Little Sticky prefers to sit on the sidelines and "drive" around on the Gator, occasionally stopping to watch his big brother... and pose for a photo.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Princess was Christened on Sunday. Doesn't she look so sweet (and so very happy)?