Life Is Just So Daily

Sunday, July 27, 2014

** June GNO **

Pics from 6/6 GNO. I don't have ALL the pics from that night, and it was a fun night, but here are a couple:

{Okay, really, we are quite the tame bunch who sit and talk.... Or rather, that's how we've been SO FAR. }

And while this mama was out for GNO, our little handsome devil was out at a Rangers Game B-Day party for his buddy, and caught a ball in the pump-up-the-crowd activities that they have. Yay for him! He was soooooo excited and declared that H had the!

So, while I was out and Gage was out, Daddy was home with Little Miss all by himself. I believe he put her to bed and enjoyed some PEACE and QUIET for a change!

GNO: So ready for the August one. Just sayin'.... Somebody better start organizing, yo!

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Shopping girl....

Oh, my sweet girl is a shopper. She loves carrying any kind of bag and loading it with goodies. She loves purses. She loves acquiring new things. Daddy is so in trouble!

...and so is her future husband, but hey, he may very well be getting used to her spending habits here at an early age.

:) This is C and Eliette. He's a bit younger than E, but she's okay being the older woman.

6/2/2014: Susan and I met up with the "littles" for a little lunching and shopping....
Eliette was thrilled, clearly:
I can't remember where we ate... Reasons, Seasons, 59 Forks----who knows! I just remember: it was delicious and it was all dairy free and fresh and delicious!

...and then there was shopping.... Sister wanted OUT of that stroller and she insisted on carrying her own bag.

Now, originally I just loved this above photo of Eliette... There at Northpark, where her brother took some of his first steps. There she was, walking the same halls, shopping, thinking, walking...Northpark: a place that I just love to be, doing something that I just love to do!
...and then PawPaw put a whole other spin on in. She's this tiny little thing in this huge place, alone, looking down, just kind of forging through the situation by herself, carrying the weight of her own bags---OMG, may she never be alone in this world! Ugh!

So, I suppose like all the great works of art {because, duh, my daughter herself is clearly a masterpiece} there's always room for interpretation.

Sweet Baby Girl, may you never feel as alone as you appear in this picture. Please know that I will always be right behind you, cheering you on, with a watchful eye to the path before you.

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The Bubble Blower

"Bubbles, bubbles everywhere, but not a drop to drink!"
~Willy Wonka

Oh sweet girl, "we are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams."
...that too is from Willy Wonka.

{Pic taken May 2014, when Eliette was one year, & 5 days old....but who was counting?}


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Schooool's Out.For.Summah!

Schooooool's Out.For.Evah!
No, not really.
He's not down with the whole home-schooling thing. I know: I asked him....

Anywhooooo....on the last day of second grade, Gage was thrilled to bring three buddies home from school with him (that car pick up was LONG fun). These boys had a blast swimming until it was go-home time....

Gage even let his little sister enjoy a bit of the fun.... She didn't last long....

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She's a "Helper"

Eliette prides herself on being useful and never being in the way. She's a "helper," if you will....

She helps with dishes....

 She helps organize magazines....
 She helps Jess at the bank....
 She helps with laundry...

She's just QUITE the helper these days....


Almost 40.

In the Spring, the man I married turned "almost forty." Well, in fact, Hubby says that once you turn 38, when people learn your age they say, "Oh, I didn't know you were almost 40." I believe it's started to bother him...a little. Anyway---I've done my part to reassure him that when you turn 39, you REALLY ARE ALMOST FORTY! He doesn't find it all that amusing. Clearly, it's hilarious.

 How did we celebrate? I did exactly what he wanted: I made my baked potato soup and he LOVES it. We invited his parents over, and had dinner and cake. I made the cake too. Oh, and sweet corn bread. Hubby loved it all. {Yaaaay!}

 Part of Hubby's gift from me was a lottery ticket bouquet. We're not all that into lottery tickets. Never really think to buy them....but, it was fun! It was just unexpected and random---and it was fun. Gage loved doing the "scratchers" with Daddy.
Guess how much $$ Hubby got: "Almost 40 dollars." No lie!!!! I bought $39 worth of tickets, and he won $39. So amusing! It ended up being completely free entertainment.

So, Hubby, Happy Almost 40. You'll always be older than me.

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How cute is this??? Daddy painting her nails. It was precious!

 The teeny-tiny-pony-tail? Hahahahaha!!!!!
 And this bunch??? Mine, all mine!
{Pics from April 2014. No, I'm not necessarily blogging in order.}

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Friday, July 18, 2014

My Baseball Baby....

Early in May, Gage's baseball team played in a tournament, and they all got to "go pink" with their jerseys, and honor someone with their jerseys. Though the jerseys were pink, it could be any type of cancer or any childhood illness b/c the jerseys were for Strikes Against Cancer, as well as a Scottish Rite benefit tournament. Anywhoooo....we were very excited to honor our very own Darnin with Gage's jersey.

Such a sweet boy!

....aaaaaand, with baseball being his LIFE these days---he was in need of a room makeover. {Can I get an AMEN? I was soooooo sick of the camo room. He loved it, but it was NOT my cup-o-tea!}

We had a lot of fun making the baseball room, and Gage was so excited to have a "new room."

Photobomb, courtesy of Daddy! Gotta love 'em.

Now, will all of this baseball going on in our lives....we can't fail to mention Gage's #1 fan:

 {Pics from April & May, 2014, primarily.  Spring 2014 baseball season}

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Non Verbal Communication.

What does this picture say?
Please and thank you, all in one look.
THIS is the look that gets this little girl anything she wants....

{pic from 5/14/2014}