Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Blog

Just in case anyone is still checking this blog, I just wanted to let you know that I have started a new blog for Julianna.

The link:

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Just dropping off a few pics :)

We found these bunny ears in J's closet the other day and had a great time with them.

She is looking at Mimi (Julianna changed Grammy's name to Mimi, by the way) in this pic.

I know it is overexposed (and I have no idea how to fix), but I still think it is too cute.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Garden Pics

As we do every year, we have a really nice sized garden this summer. I use the word "we" very loosely here, by the way. Really, I do some harvesting (and cooking and eating!), but Ryan is the one with the green thumb. Our garden has done quite well this summer and we are really reaping (no pun intended) the rewards. The tomatoes (my garden favorite) and peppers are really coming on like gangbusters right now and we have had more cucumbers and green beans than we can eat. The borers (is that right, Ryan?) got most of our squash but not before we had very tasty squash with several meals. There really is something very satisfying about garden harvesting and if it weren't for the darn mosquitoes I would enjoy it quite a bit more. I know that they say that it would upset the balance of the universe or something if mosquitoes were to become extinct, but at this point I think that I am willing to take my chances! I swear I feel like we are living on some Survivor Island (the Survivor contestants are ALWAYS covered in the nastiest looking bug bites)! I hope that there aren't any mosquitoes reading this blog, because I know that they will be devestated to learn that their unrestrained love for me is not returned.

J calls tomatoes and every other round fruit "bupples" (apples).

Wandering between the rows of beans and cucumbers.

The most delicious (and gigantic) of all of the varieties of tomatoes in our garden. This year we have Heirlooms, I think they are called German Queens (pictured), some sort of beefsteak, a couple of Better Boys, and some sort of Cherries (I think they are called Sweet 100's).

Instead of posing for this picture like a good little girl, Jules threw this tomato and Ryan just barely caught it. She thought it was hilarious!

Her naughty mischief continues - She grabbed an unripe tomato from the vine and made a run for it! By the way, I tried to lighten/brighten this pic up with horrible results. Does anyone have any suggestions?

So cute!

In the melon patch.

Friday, August 8, 2008

August 8, 2008

I know, I know.... Just dropping off a few pics and will try to give an actual update in the next few days (not weeks, I promise!).

I do want to tell one cute little story before I forget. While I ran to the bathroom I left J watching Noggin (a station for preschool age kids) on t.v. When I came out I heard her alternating between snorting and mooing. I went in to find a little song about farm animals on tube. Every time a pig came on the screen she snorted and every time a cow came on she mooed. It was just SOO cute and completely unprompted. By the way, her little pig snort is just about the cutest thing EVER! She really wrinkles up her little nose. And, I guess because we laugh and carry on every time she does it, she snorts EVERY time she sees a pig or even hears the word "pig". What a hoot! She is such a little show off!

On a walk at another county park.

Worn out after our long walk.

J loved these sunglasses! About 5 seconds after this pic was taken they flew off her head. We tried to fish them out of the lake, but with no luck. I think they were freebees from somewhere or another, but she was very upset nonetheless.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

July 24, 2008

SORRY!!! As someone pointed out - I've been a big ol' slacker! I do have a couple of legitimate excuses, but I admit, it is mostly due to my innate laziness (it's not my fault - I was born that way!). Anyway, J got her first nasty, stomach virus - and in yet another show of selflessness, shared it with Ryan. How, after being thrown up on about 25 times, I avoided this bug is nothing short of an act of God. Nobody ever told me that being a mother was so darn glamorous! If I had only known, I would have signed up years ago. All kidding aside, it was SOOO sad. You just can't explain to a one year old that they are sick and that mama just can't make it all better.

Anyway, I have a ton of pics that I have taken since last post. Because there are so many, I put them in a slide show. Let me know if you want me to post any individuals from the set. There are a couple of pics from a walk that Ryan, J and I took at a local county park a few days ago. Ryan was stung on his foot by something (we think maybe a hornet?), and it was a pretty nasty sting. Well Julianna was SO upset that Dada was hurt. She just cried and said "Boo boo" over and over again. The rest of the pics are mostly from just hanging out around the house and "pool side".

Friday, July 11, 2008

Picture Hodgepodge

Here are scores of pics from the last week that I didn't get posted.

Going for a hike?

Practicing her javelin throw for the 2016 Olympics!

Lovin' on Daddy.

At the park

At the little playgroup we recently joined.

Shooting the breeze with a friend.

Playing with chalk in our driveway.

Playing with (uncooked)macaroni at Grammy's.

Snuggling with blanket and bunny.

With Granddaddy

Daddy leaning in for a kiss. Notice that Buster doesn't want to be left out!

*Post with pics from the 4th below!

Pictures from the 4th

Sorry, sorry sorry! I know, I promised new pics over a week ago! Oops.

Ryan and I weren't sure how Julianna would react to the the fireworks, so we just bought a couple of fountainy fireworks and stayed home. Our neighbors put on quite a show though. It was hard to tell if she actually liked the fireworks, just tolerated them, or was scared in to a state of shock. She didn't cry, but I can't say that she did a lot of smiling and laughing either. After the fireworks were over, she did make the sign for "more", so I guess that's a good sign (really, no pun intended)??? Well, without further ado:

Sparkler with mama.

Daddy looks like he's having fun...

As Ryan called this picture "Run for your lives!"

Watching the show with Daddy. So cute.

Her hands are saying more, but her face is telling a different story! Hee!