Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Family pictures tell a story...

A story of good times...

A story of funny moments...


And sometimes the best stories are in the outtakes. With that, may I present to you what happens when you try to get 6 grandkids (2 teenagers and 4 kids age 1-5) to take a picture with one Grandma!

Things to point out in Picture 1:
A. Teenagers (Devin and Cody) are happy enough to be going along with this photo opp...Cody is even trying to keep Lucien happy.
B. Lucien's Daddy (Randy) is trying to convince Lucien to take the photo
C. Logan is bored and appears to be playing with grass
D. Reilly is missing completely. What you can't see is that she is throwing a fit off camera because she doesn't want to take a photo.

Picture 2
A. Daddy has mostly left the picture, but Lucien is still not happy.
B. Reilly is still missing.
Picture 3
A. Devin and Cody are starting to get annoyed...apparently because Logan has left the picture
B. Lucien has given up
C. Reilly has joined the picture, but you can't see her face
D. Brooke is annoyed that Reilly has joined the picture

Picture 4
A. Teenagers now have on fake smiles in hopes that this event is now over
B. Logan now has an attitude as if to say "I'm back!! Now what??" (By the way, he gets that from his mother!)
C. Reilly appears to be happy, though we can't see her face
D. Brooke looks frightened...I think it is because there are 6 moms, aunts and uncles staring at her with a camera!

We never got the perfect picture...but I like these better. They tell quite the story!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


We got an iPad when they came out on April 3rd. Not a surprise, right? I mean, we are those kind of people! What was a surprise, is the way that Reilly ripped it out of our hands the first day and learned how to use it! She was maneuvering apps before I even knew how to turn it on...and she very quickly found out how to draw some awesome pictures. We really didn't expect much when she said to us in the car, "Do you want to see what I made?" When we turned around we saw this...a well drawn fish bowl:

Friday, April 16, 2010

First Ponytail

As anybody with girls can attest, doing the hair of little girls can be a challenge. They won't often stand still long enough to let you do more than brush it out of their eyes. With two girls, I spend about 15 minutes each morning getting them to sit still long enough to do their hair. So you can imagine how excited I was the other day that Brooke sat still long enough to let me put her hair in a ponytail, and I discovered it was long enough to do so!!!

But just as she doesn't like to stand still to have it brushed, she didn't want to stand still for a picture here are two quick ones I took as she ran away!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Girlie Haircuts

Reilly loves to do girlie things, paint nails, play dress-up, and get hair cuts - which is what we did recently! Mike dropped her off in the middle of my hair appt, so Reilly was excited to sit with me while I sat under the dryer. After I was done, Reilly got to sit in the big chair and have her hair washed, she was in heaven!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010


We had our annual Easter Egg Hunt this year with some of the girls' friends. As always, the kids had a lot of fun. Here are a couple of pictures of all the kids. We are working on a video as well, and will try to get that up soon.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Have you ever tried to take a picture with 10 kids? It is hard to find one where they are all looking, but alas we did pretty good. Here are Brooke and Reilly with all of their Harris cousins.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A castle for the kids

You probably know already that Reilly calls her dolls kids and babies. Barbies are usually kids or big girls and any other doll is a baby. Sounds difficult, but it doesn't take long to figure it out ;-). The other night Reilly wanted me to build a castle for the kids - so I did. And while I was doing that, Reilly was color coordinating furniture. Each kid (and pony) had to have a "couch" to match her outfit -- as you can see, she did a great job!