Friday, May 29, 2009

Summer Haircuts

We were finally able to go get the boys their summer haircuts yesterday since school is out. Larry has been waiting all year for his. He gets so excited! So I present to you, in living color, with a lot of flair:







My mohawk men! Gotta love it!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Swimming: A Non-contact Sport?

We had our first swimming casualty this afternoon. Spent a good deal of time wondering if we should brave the ER for stitches. In the end, decided on just a band-aid. Hope I made the right choice. I did ask a friend of mine who is a nurse who was at the practice with her own stooges. Of course, she's an ENT nurse so I'm not sure that counts as the same thing. She said it was deep enough for stitches but the location would make it a purely cosmetic thing. Since it was underneath the chin, I opted out. Of course, Larry thought he wanted stitches but his reasoning was he thought stitches would make it stop hurting. Luckily for us all, he's never had to endure the pain or trauma of stitches so he was clueless if not a little pitiful. Even the life guard at the pool offered to call the paramedics but all that was way too much drama for me. Especially since this wasn't a very bad cut at all and we had the bleeding stopped except for slight oozing by the time practice was over. Being that I used to work for a plastic surgeon, I knew that if we didn't go right away to the doctor, our window for stitches would be closed. I usually didn't see a lot of beforehand photos but did see lots of afters. This one was minor and I am grateful.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More photos from this weekend.



We really enjoyed visiting with The Henderson's this weekend. Thought I'd post a few photos of my in-laws and nephew, Nana and Poppa. We all had a grand time. And don't see you all enough, btw. Love you!




Saturday, May 16, 2009

All in the Family





Big Stooge's family is here this weekend for Curly's baby dedication. Plus, Uncle Stooge and his family are moving back to the U.S. from overseas and are passing through to their new home. We are having fun visiting with them. It's been quite a while since we saw any of them and the boys are enjoying playing with Cousin Stooge who is five years old. Today had two baseball games and two soccer games on the schedule but the rain started about ten minutes before baseball and both those games were cancelled. The first soccer game had a spattering of rain and then cleared up. We had fun watching Moe's team wax the competition in both those games even though the humidity level was HIGH, HIGH, HIGH!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

to all the mommies out there: in reality, in your dreams, in your future or in your past. And to Grammaw Ara, Mama Grace, Mammaw Shirley, Nanny, Anne, and the matriarchs I didn't have the privilege to meet: Thank you for helping to make me who I am today through your direct actions or directing the actions of those I love. I hope I can follow in your footsteps and be the best mom I can be to my three sons. I love you all.

Friday, May 8, 2009

new pix



Just wanted to post a new pic of the boys. They were reading together tonight. I loved watching the big brothers teaching Curly. Good times.

Oh, and the first one is my newest favorite picture. Sweet feet!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Two days later...

What a difference a couple of days make. This is some video of the same creek looking more "normal" at its current water level. In fact, most of the time it's not even this noisy and high water.
video

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Raging Waters

We had storm warnings today. Lots of fast rain all compiled into a 30 minute stretch. And flood warnings. Turned our usually nearly dry and quiet nearby creek into this:
video

Saturday, May 2, 2009

We love Homewood




Today has been a good day. We thought the boys' baseball games may be rained out since it was sprinkling when we woke up this a.m. but we didn't get a call from the coach so we packed up the stuff and headed down to the fields. It was raining lightly off and on for about thirty minutes but we continued to play nonetheless. Eventually the rain stopped and the games were fun. Larry's team didn't fare very well but they had loads of fun trying. Moe's team was smokin'! They actually tied, 20-20(runs are limited to five runs per inning) but the teamwork was outstanding. Moe picked off a hit mid-air for an out and made some other terrific plays. All the boys played well and had fun.

After lunch we went to "We love Homewood Day" and hung out for a bit before coming home. They had some "rides" and games but the ticket prices were steep and we just spent a bundle last weekend at the elementary school spring festival fundraiser. So
we didn't stay long before coming home to veg. The boys have been outside all afternoon playing with the kid across the street and now playing with the two new kids that live next door. Curly and Big Stooge took a nap. I watched "Nanny McPhee" and folded clothes. Now we are watching basketball. Actually, Curly and B.S. are watching. I'm tolerating. And typing.