Monday, January 31, 2011


Someone in our house suffers from a bad case of PMS. That is Pre Meal Syndrome. Rock is an ABSOLUTE GROUCH if his food isn't ready when he gets hungry. He's been this way for some time, but at Dan & Samantha's house, I took the pictures to prove it.
Before the yummy Mexican food was ready.
After the yummy Mexican food was eaten. Unfortunately these are the only pictures I took of the evening so sue me. I was too busy eating the best Chicken Tortilla soup of my life (thank you Sam) and Guacamole (thank you other guest of the Fishers whose name escapes me) and Multigrain Tostitos(thank you Frito Lay). DELISH!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Snow Caps

So when we got a little snow at the end of January, Rock decided it was high time he made a snowman with Daddy. Did you spot the pile of cool (pun intended) hats that the snowman was sporting? Those would be caps.
As in Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. And no I can't pronounce the author's name. It's one of Rock's favorite books (thank you Uncle Jason and Auntie H!) and he came up with the idea to put caps on the snow man's head to replicate the story.
Such a clever boy!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Welcome to the world Charlotte Ruth!
All of us (especially this little boy) were excited to hold the Coleman's new baby girl!
Precious one. Congrats Stephen and Carrie!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Same screams. New nickname.
Rock has mostly abandoned "Shin" and is now calling his sister "Polkadotsie."
I believe the nickname is in large part due to these pajamas.
**Appreciate her current favorite toy -- Rock's old Chick Hicks car. His nickname for the car? "Rusty Old Chick Hicks."

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Love for CFA

Rock, I know you love Chick Fil-A, but please don't let it go to your head.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Breakfast Problems

A lot can go wrong early in the morning.
You can wake up to a really bad hair day.
Or you might get stuck under the table. But no matter what happens, you'll still look cute in your onesie sweater pajamas from the McGoverns!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Blue Cutie

I love this girl.
She just gets cuter and cuter by the day.
Even if her hair is in a bit of a 'street urchin' phase.

Monday, January 10, 2011


This looks like fun, no?
When I signed Rock up for Gymnastics class, he really enjoyed it. Until about two weeks in when he decided he didn't enjoy it.
Even though he had fun...
And learned all sorts of new skills (like forward rolls)...
He insisted that he hated it. And cried for the first minute of every class. So, thanks Miss Gail, but no thanks. We're gonna try a new physical activity.
Which may or may not require cleats. Stay tuned.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Apparently the bell is key. I ache with love for this boy.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Louisa was finally big enough to take a bath with Rock! I was so excited about this as I was looking forward to saving time by putting them in together. However, the younger sibling did not really enjoy the experience...
Until she was out and safe in her room. In her sunglasses.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Thanks to Mark (not pictured) and Jenn (center above) for having a kickin' NYE party!
It was fun to (almost) ring in the new year with the crazy ladies from ERHS. We had to get our kiddies home to bed so we headed out and...
We got home from the Schmidts with 5 minutes left in 2010 and rang in 2011 sitting on our couch. I know. Thrilling. Happy Anniversary Fix! I can't believe it's already been 8 years of fun! I love you!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Someone fell asleep during Daddy's prayer the other night.
But can you blame him? It's tough work being Buzz Lightyear all day.

Bye Bye Zuni

On New Years Day, Louisa and I took Zuni to the airport. It's always sad to see her go!