Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Evelyn!

Evelyn's birthday has come and gone
This cowgirl's growing up
We'd still like to celebrate
With a yee-haw and a giddy up

Come join us this Saturday, April 23
From ten to twelve o'clock
Horses, turkeys, doves and cows
This farm party is going to rock

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Clap, Clap

Johnny and Evelyn have seen Tangled literally 16 times. The most darling consequence of that (besides me doing whatever I want to do instead of the dishes) is that Johnny boy was playing with a long purple wig from the dollar store and said, "Rapunzel! Let down your hayer!" Then he also gave the reply "Coming, mother!"

Hayer is not a typo. It's how he says it. Like when I was in the first grade learning syllables in Goldsboro, North Carolina and they clapped with every syllable. Like mo-ther. That's clap, clap. And fam-i-ly. That's clap, clap, clap. And Mrs. Dougherty tried to tell me that it was ha-yows. That's clap, clap for house. And I kept saying house. Clap. And she kept trying to correct me. And I knew I was right. Red hair roots run deep...

So, thanks Nana and Papa, for the trip to see the real Rapunzel. And thanks to Tammy for taking a picture of it and giving me a real live print to hold in my hands. And thanks to Callie for letting us borrow her brand new DVD and wear it out with no shame. And thanks to Kristen, Jake's friend, for keeping the magic alive when Eve thought she was seeing Rapunzel again. And here's a clap, clap for hayer!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Joyful boys

Will this feeling of deja vu ever quit? Especially when they are wearing the same outfits and have the same expressions. Love it. Love them. Love my life. I shot the first two pictures of Davis today. Jon Canlas shot the second two pictures of Johnny exactly 3 years ago today, April 6, 2008 (quite possibly the only digital photo shoot in existence that Jon Canlas has ever participated in when he picked up someone's digital camera and started messing around with it).