Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summertime with Grandma and Grandpa.

Summertime visits from grandma and grandpa mean:
Cold berries with Grandma on a hot day.
Drawing with chalk on the deck--and tasting it too! Silly Tori!
Singing "These Boots are Made for Walking" with Grandpa.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Toddler Wrestlemania!!!

It's Round 1 and Tori's off to a good start, quickly climbing on top of Dani!
But Dani, the more experienced wrassler, quickly overtakes Tori.
Tori attempts to sneak away, but Dani drags her back to the ring! This kid shows no mercy!
And, 1...2...3....Tori's down!

Monday, June 20, 2011


Summertime! When it's hot, the girls love their little pool! Mommy's looking forward to the bigger pool which is on its way, but for now, I squeeze into the baby pool too!
Tori (aka Chompers) puts EVERYTHING in her mouth.
Dani likes to try to catch the sprinkler "raindrops".
We had to drag them back inside. Dani was literally shivering, but insisted that she wasn't cold and wanted to stay outside!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day!

For Father's Day weekend, we took a day trip to New London, CT to visit Big Man's family. His mom was in from Chicago, and Tori finally got to meet her!
For Father's Day, we let daddy sleep in. When he woke up, Dani and I went out to get him breakfast, after he opened his presents, and the girls modeled their Father's Day shirts, of course!
I think Big Man got a tear in his eye, when Dani dressed up as his favorite superhero, Thor!Happy Father's Day to the best husband and father I could ever have dreamed of.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

For you, Grandpa.

Hi Grandpa, I was thinking about you today.
I drew you a picture.
Then I imagined going for a ride on your motorcycle.
I have my gear all ready, you can come pick me up anytime! I love you!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Sometimes on hot nights you just have to sit on the couch and enjoy the AC and a good book.
We read about animals, and babies and everything under the sun.
And after all that reading, it was time for a cold one!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


It's not easy, living here in our little box shantytown. Cardboard's really not too great in the elements. Too hot, too cold, and not so watertight, especially when mommy cuts holes in the top.
We're always trying to spruce up the place, but all we have is crayons and duct tape. But it's ours, and we love it.
We entertain ourselves.
And we share, even though we ain't got much; it helps us through those lean times in our little shantytown.