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Going on vacation! Kinda.

It’s one of those doctor-y things.  Marshall’s going to a conference and we’re tagging along.  He’ll be in classes all day long while we check out the sites of the city, the pool and maybe even some room service.  See, I love hotel breakfasts, but I hate getting dressed…so we’ll see how that goes!  🙂

But Em’s actual birthday falls on Saturday, so check back then.  I have a little something that should be up to celebrate, eventhough we won’t be around.  (I’ve never set this thing to publish at a later date, so I hope it works!)

My little Divo and Diva in action

I’ve been promising a video section on this site for a while now.  I got one video camera that I really like, but it’s not as portable as my new Flip Ultra video recorder. The picture isn’t as clear as my “good” camcorder, but it fits in the palm of your hand and I can easily carry it in my purse or diaper bag.

It’s no big surprise to any of you that I looooooooove to karaoke.  I got my very own machine a few years ago for Christmas and I’ve never turned back.  I’m not ashamed to say(although I probably should be) that I frequently karaoke all by my lonesome.  I sing anything if you give me the words!  Just give me that microphone and I’m in heaven.  Apparently my kids feel the same way.  Enjoy!



p.s. For those of you who really want to be like me, but don’t want to admit it to anyone else…you can actually karaoke in the comfort of your own home.  All you need is a computer and this link. Once you get to “The Sims On Stage” karaoke room you can browse through the hundreds of songs they have available. If you want to hear/sing more than 30 seconds of any song you’ll have to register.  If you get really brave you can even record yourself and put it out there for all the world to see.

Howdy, Partner!

cowboy tucker   cowgirl emmie   cowgirl ella

Tucker has been talking about cowboys at school, and yesterday he came home with a cowboy hat.  Here are just a few of the pictures we’ve taken with the hat.  It’s really been funny! (You can click on each picture to see an enlarged view!)

My daughter's a diva, and my son is, too!

Tonight I was singing along with Emmie to “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”.  (And by sing along, I of course mean I sing every word except the last word of each phrase!) Anyway, at the end of the song, Emmie put her little hands behind her back and bowed!  It was so adorable! 

And I would be remiss not to mention Tucker’s latest announcement:  “I am so much funny!”  And he is, that little stinker!

Not a baby anymore…

*originally posted on Nov. 6, 2007*

So, folks, it’s official.  Emmie has, as of today, found her “big-girl” laugh.  Which sounds like a good thing.  She actually had her head thrown back and was giving these big, hearty guffaws.  But, as cute as it was, I have to admit that I’m sad that I won’t be hearing that little baby laugh any more-well, at least not from Emmie.  If this makes me sad now, I can’t imagine how hard it will hit me when my final baby has a big-kid laugh.  I’ve always said the big milestones-walking, turning one, talking-don’t get to me like they do some people.  It’s the little things like big-girl laughs and big-kid kisses(not the huge, open-mouth, drench you in slobber kisses).  Things that are so small and that change so instantly that its sometimes easy to miss.  Like the day I realized that Tucker could drink out of a big cup with no lid.  When did that happen?  When did he learn to do that? These are the little things-the smell the roses moments-that I’ll miss as they get older.

Halloween Night

We always go to the J’s house and trick-or-treat in their neighborhood.  This is the first year that Tucker has really gotten into it.  He and Emmie and A. rode around in the wagon for a while…until Tucker realized that he could get candy!  Then he ran to every door, and said, “Trick-uh-treat!  I wan canny!”.

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Halloween Parade

At Tucker and Emmie’s “school”, they always have a Halloween parade.  The kids come walk out and parade around while the parents watch.  Emmie did great!  She saw me and only cried a second…then was happy to be with “Miss” Felicia.  Tucker would have done well if there hadn’t been church bells.  He LOVES church bells…and could not focus on anything else.  His teacher actually called me out to see if I could help move him along!  Silly boy!  Check out pictures of Tucker, Emmie, and E, too!  One of the pictures of E is actually of her-in all her flowered glory-sound asleep in the car!  She fell asleep on the way…but it was the cutest little sleeping flower I’d ever seen, so I couldn’t NOT take a picture!

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