Thursday, March 25, 2010

Because my phone is gone and I can't call to say it...

Happy 15th birthday to my hermano Ricardo!

My favorite things about being 15:

1. Watching Red Asphalt in Driver's Ed
2. Going to high school for REAL (not the 9th grade campus)
3. Actually counting down the days until I turned 16, so I could officially date my high school boyfriend.
4. ......

Well, okay, I didn't really enjoy being 15. But maybe Richard will have more luck than me. And if all else fails, we can still throw him a Quinceanera.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sugar and Spice, and all that's nice...

...that's what my little girl is made of.

June 25, 2010

From your head to your toes

You're not much, goodness knows

But you're so precious to me

Cute as can be, baby of mine.


As Kronk would say,

"I'm so proud of you guys."

How To Garden:

Start with two box frames.

Add a truckload of dirt

and a willing, bicep-y husband

Add some seeds, and you've got yourself a garden! (And one very happy little boy, who will remain dirty from now until September)

Here's our manly little helper, who was dying to dive into the dirt pile the second it pulled into the driveway.

Taking regular airplane-sighting breaks, a very important thing, if you didn't know.

So far, we've seen spinach, strawberry, squash and carrot shoots. Cross your fingers for the pumpkins! (Who are still "sleeping," as we've told Tyler in an attempt to keep him out of the garden boxes.)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

“Bless your little Irish heart and every little Irish part."

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I'm an Auntie again!

Introducing Noah Benjamin Desatoff!

With Noah being the new younger brother of Adam, we're wondering if Robin and Russell are planning to honor all the Patriarchs by naming their children after them. Just curious. (I don't think the Eatough family has got enough soul for a Moses.) Either way, we love our newest cousin, and hope we can see him soon!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Kindred Spirits

Today was a day.

While everyone else colored pictures, Tyler covered his arms in bright red marker stripes. I gave some applesauce to keep him busy while I went to get a rag wet to clean him up.

When I came back, he was carefully dropping it by the spoonful into the silverware drawer.

He was in and out of time out all day for pushing Edison.

Quite obviously, this is a boy who does what he wants.

Later in the day, we went to visit Great Grandma Griffin.

Something began to click...

We brought her some leftovers from dinner. Grandma does not eat what she doesn't want to eat. She promptly put it in the fridge and pulled out some ice cream instead.

Grandma lives in an assisted living home. She refuses to go to the activities held there, because she doesn't like to be around old people. She's 85.

Grandma has a physical therapist who comes a few times a week to help her do exercises. In her own words, "sometimes I don't want to, and they can't make me."

Now, don't get me wrong. Grandma is never unpleasant or pushy. She is the sweetest old lady I know. This is just a Grandma who does what she wants.

No wonder she and Tyler are such good friends.