Thursday, April 28, 2011

Busy Baby

Maximus and I went and visited Grandma LaLa  (Rob's Mom) last week. Her and Grandpa have 2 dogs.

Timmy & Panda

The dogs are SO protective of The Max Man, especially Timmy. The funny thing is that they don't even seem to faze Maximus. It's like he doesn't even see them. HA!

However other things, like this ceiling fan, with the cool lights & shadows caught his attention.
Maximus had fun with Grandma LaLa and thought she was silly!
She even went so far as to seeing what he would look like with long hair, using my ponytail as a sort of wig...

I don't think he was excited about that. I guess he won't be following in the footsteps of his Papa. Rob had gorgeous long hair back in the day... husband was born in the late 60's and was part of the rock scene in the 80's & early 90's. He's a drummer and is quite good, if I do say so myself. :)

I know...I got a little off the subject here...I wasn't expecting this post to go this route. But since we're on the subject, did I ever tell you that I met my husband when I was about 12 years old? Well, let me explain. He was friends with my two older brothers. I thought he was cute...yes - I had a crush on him. It was 12 years later that we started dating and we married just 12 days shy of my 26th birthday. It's a sweet/interesting story. I might have to blog about it sometime.

I'll leave you with a photo from my parent's house. Maximus got to meet up with his cousin, Isaiah last week. This is one of my favorite photos!

Happy day!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I've been seeing a lot of squirrels off our back porch lately. It's so funny to watch the trees bounce up and down when these little critters run & jump from one mossy branch to the next.

I like this squirrel's attitude! He's not afraid of falling!

What about you? Is there a dream that you have and would love to pursue, but you're afraid of falling?

"Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes"
Happy day!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Kiss

Hmmm....I wonder what would happen, if I gave the frog just one little kiss?
I've seen it done in the movies, a million times. So what do I have to lose?
"Awe (sigh)...See, you ARE my prince charming, Maximus!"
 Maybe if I ignore her, she'll go away...
Oh great - here we go AGAIN! 
"Kooky Chicken, I promise you, I didn't do anything! I'm minding my own business, when all of a sudden Kooky Girl appears!"
"Help a guy out here, Kooky Girl! Tell him I'm innocent."
 "Come on you purple headed chicken...tell Kooky, I didn't do anything!"

Happy day!

Monday, April 25, 2011

11 Weeks

Happy day!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

Yesterday, Maximus and his new friend LJ got dressed up in bunny ears and got to feel grass inbetween their toes for the first time. Despite a few frowny faces and cries from Maximus, I think they had fun. At least Mama did!

I hope your Easter is happy!
Now, let me ask you something profound yet troubling. If you became believers because you trusted the proclamation that Christ is alive, risen from the dead, how can you let people say that there is no such thing as a resurrection? If there's no resurrection, there's no living Christ. And face it—if there's no resurrection for Christ, everything we've told you is smoke and mirrors, and everything you've staked your life on is smoke and mirrors. Not only that, but we would be guilty of telling a string of barefaced lies about God, all these affidavits we passed on to you verifying that God raised up Christ—sheer fabrications, if there's no resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15:12-15 (The Message)

Happy day!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Let's Ask Papa!

Last week, I took this video of Maximus with my cell phone & sent it to Rob.

And in case you're wondering...Papa did bring us pizza!

Happy day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Laundry Bags

I am loving these laundry bags that I picked up recently at
The Container Store. And for a price of $3.99 each, you can't beat 'em!

Tide™ Bra Wash Bag
This one works great for bras and those small baby socks. There are 2 pouches that zip, on each end of the bag, allowing for separation of items.
Tide™ Fine Washables Bag

I've used this bag for the mesh liner that goes in Maximus' little bathtub. I like it, because it protects my other clothes from the plastic hooks on the liner.

What about you? Do you have any laundry tips or tricks that you'd like to share?

Happy day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Return to Sender

Enough said!

Happy day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

10 Weeks

 This is what we do every week: Maximus puts on a long sleeved white onsie...Okay...I actually put it on him. I grab a blanket or some fabric and put it on the floor with The Max Man on top. Then I click away for a few minutes. Once I have a good number of photos, I upload them to my computer. After that, I go into photoshop and do the weekly numbers and graphics.

I got this idea from John & Sherry over at Young House Love. When I was pregnant with Maximus, I saw some adorable photos of their baby, Clara. So, I stole borrowed their idea. You can check out their cutie here.

Happy day!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Look Around You

It's springtime and that means rain in the Pacific Northwest. I couldn't help but snap a few photos from our porch today ( the rain). I am really looking forward to some sunnier days, but I can't complain too much. Without the rain it wouldn't be so beautiful here.

What are your plans this weekend?
Whatever you do, be sure to stop & slow down  to enjoy the beauty around you.

Your (God's) vibrant beauty has gotten inside us— you've been so good to us!
We're walking on air!
Psalm 89:17 (The Message)

Happy day!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The 7 Dwarfs


Which Dwarf (Maximus) is your favorite?

Happy day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Kooky Chicken makes another horrifying discovery today...

Happy day!

Monday, April 11, 2011

9 Weeks

Maximus is getting pretty used to the camera and seems to know when to pose. I'd love to know what's going on in that little noggin of his. I love this guy!

Happy day!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy Weekend

...Winter is over; the winter rains are over, gone! Spring flowers are in blossom all over. The whole world's a choir—and singing! Spring warblers are filling the forest with sweet arpeggios. Lilacs are exuberantly purple and perfumed, and cherry trees fragrant with blossoms...
Song of Solomon 2:10

Happy day!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Maximus was a little reluctant to pose for any pictures with Kooky Chicken & Kooky Girl. Maybe it had something to do with the love triangle that had been going on.
It didn't take long until they forgot the past and were back to their fun-loving selves.
And besides that, they didn't want to pass up the chance to say Happy Birthday to a very special friend today.

Happy 40th Birthday, Dawn!
We love you!

Happy day!