Thursday, March 31, 2011


We had a fun day today! ...More picture to come.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

To the park

We took a trip to Old Settlers Park last week. I jogged around the path while pushing the kids in the stroller. (It used to be a lot easier when they were smaller!) While I was jogging I appreciated Lyndon chanting, "faster, faster, faster!!!" I made a little scavenger hunt for Maddie to keep her occupied during the ride. It kept her nice and busy.

Before we left I mentioned I was planning on packing a lunch for them to eat at the park. Before I could get to it Maddie had already packed everything for the two of them! She packed her leftover burrito and goldfish crackers for her and Nilla wafers and goldfish for Lyndon. She also threw in a juice box for each of them and a water bottle and an apple for me. She even labeled their goldfish bags! What a cutie.

side note: as she was putting on her skinny jean in the morning they were just out of the dryer and she was having a hard time getting them on. As she was struggling to pull them up she said, "These jeans are going to be painted on!"

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lyndon took a very long impromptu nap this afternoon so he's now in his room having a hard time going to sleep. I thought I'd make life a little easier on him so I brought him some milk in a sippy and some pretzels. As I handed them to him and turned to leave he said,
"Thanks, Mom. You're so sweet. "

awwww. Gotta love unprompted praise.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tea Parties!

Lyndon loves a good dress-up session. His favorite outfit lately is his pirate costume. He got his striped pirate pants from Grandma and Grandpa Evans, his Halloween pirate shirt from Target and recently acquired his pirate vest and hat from his friend, Lucy's, birthday party. To give you an idea of how much he loves his outfit in a 72 hour period he had his costume on for a good 60 hours.

One day I came up to the playroom to find Lyndon by himself having a little pirate tea party.

Speaking of tea parties...on Wednesday the kids got to go to a fun tea party at one of the local libraries. There was live music, TONS of tea party food including mini cupcakes, cookies, finger sandwiches, fruit, juice and of course...tea. They ate everything, except for the tea, ironically. :) They were asked to bring their own teacup, saucer and plate. Notice what color Lyndon's was...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A day in the life of Lyndon...

I was cleaning our bathroom last week. (don't be shocked.) I had to run downstairs for something and when I came back I saw my knight in shining armor, armed and ready to help me out.

Then not more than 5 minutes later I go back down stairs to find him in the garage, helping out Jonathon, sanding a table. (Notice in that time he had already changed clothes and put on some sunglasses.)

Then he was on to a tea party with Maddie. Can you guess Lyndon's favorite color?

This little goofball loves his family.

Monday, March 7, 2011

our little fashion designer

Maddie loves to create and design. Especially clothing. We woke up one morning to find that while she was "going to bed" she fashioned a beautiful wedding gown complete with veil for her Aurora piggy bank. What was it made out of? ...wet wipes.

Not too shabby if I dare say so myself.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Magical sunset

The weather, all last week, was pretty dreary. The sun didn't show it's beautiful face until Friday. I've been very busy the last few months writing my photography book and I needed a few more pictures to include as examples of different techniques. I was so happy to finally see the sun so I could go out and take those pictures I needed. So I made a quick desicion to do a photo shoot with Maddie and Lyndon. They're both a little "pictured" out, if you could only imagine, so I thought I'd better have a little bit of incentive in the form of balloons and cupcakes. Mission accomplished. We basically had a pretty enjoyable evening (minus me turning into crazy-mom/photographer-who-just-wants-you-to-do-exactly-as-I-say lady. It's not a lady who show's her face to anyone exept her own poor kids, btw.) But all in all in was a success. AND most important, Maddie and Lyndon got to eat a crap load of cupcakes.

I've posted some of my favorites and also some that made me laugh out loud when I saw them..enjoy!

Maddie has always been my sullen, not real eager to crack a smile little girl. But it works for her.

This one made me laugh. So true to life...Maddie telling me something while Lyndon is running circles around us. He ran up and down the path and finally dropped to the ground announcing "his feet could really use a break!"

I was having them wait patiently while I got the settings on my camera ready to shoot them actually eating the cupcakes. But the ones of them anticipating those delicious cupcakes were better than the one's where they were actually eating the cupcake.

My little girl...

Lyndon wasn't too keen on the idea of her tongue being on his potential cupcake.

His hand doesn't seem to be enough to stop her, though.

And after 3 cupcakes Maddie is finally feeling the effects. (They were mini, btw.)

Is Lyndon feeling the queasy tummy? ...not a bit.

sitting eating...

...and still eating...

I needed some close-up shots and Maddie checked out after that last cupcake so Lyndon graciously helped me out. This is unprompted, posing.

...and more, unprompted posing. Happy and carefree...that is until...

The balloons accidentally flew away...

And now, not so happy and carefree...

UNTIL...I tell him we can get more balloons! Ahhh, there it is.

And just when I think those two couldn't possibly get any more sugar in them...they were both licking the frosting off most of the remaining cupcakes.

And so it goes.