Monday, June 1, 2009


This is the adorable Australian Cattle Dog/ Pitbull that we had for a week. Alas, I am not ready for a dog, especially not a puppy, so, we only had her for a week. Kayla was heartbroken when we took her back, but if you ask her where storm is, she will tell you. "Storm is at home"

This is my "Bubba". (That's what his sister calls him too. I guess it's a lot easier than Nathaniel.) He has the cutest smile that could make anyone smile and laugh. He loves his new mobility of rolling around. Still not crawling. Kayla is able to get him laughing so hard he gasps for breath, and giggles more. He loves to be held, and to feed himself. He loves Cheerios and he also seems to like eating grass. I really have to watch him when we are outside doing yardwork. He is such a happy baby. He is now learning to fall asleep on his own, which makes me very happy.

This is a picture of a shelf I have next to my front door. Spencer helped me with the decorating, I was so impressed.

I love my fireplace. This was one thing that really caught my attention when we first saw this home. Also the fact that it didn't need new paint, carpet or doors was also a very positive factor.

We love our new home and I am happy to say that I now have some flowers in bloom. Our garden is nearly in, and we have gotten our weed problem in a little better control. Let's just say that when I looked out the window washing dishes, I would see more yellow than green on the grass. But, I did like all the color.

Here is our little "Fairy Princess". Kayla loves to sing, dance, dress in pretty dresses, and just plain be a princess. She will lay down, close her eyes and wait for someone to kiss her awake. She can sing Sleeping Beauty's song "I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream" and loves to sing and dance to any princess song.

One day she was very emotional and insisted that she was not Kayla, but that she was Belle. So, I asked her who I was. She said, "You're Sleeping Beauty" I then asked her who Daddy was. she wasn't sure, so I suggested Prince Phillip. She liked that. Then when I asked who the baby was, she said, matter of factly "Baby". However, now that she has thought of it. The Baby is now the Beast, her best friend.

Here is the love of my life. This handsome man allowed me to snap his picture, quite reluctantly. I loved that he wore the hat I got for him. He is so handsome.

We went to our first Baseball game as a family. Kayla was scared of the Bee, but thinks of him as her friend. I bet that if she saw him again she would be just as scared. It was a great game, a beautiful day, and a fun night.

Here is Spencer's team. He is an assistant coach for Hunter High School.
Now, for the summer team (called Automotive) He is the head coach. He loves it so much. He is a great leader and motivator for the youth. Now, whenever we pass Hunter High School, Kayla says, "Baseball". She has a great memory. She loves the games, especially making friends at the games. Nathaniel loves to sit on the grass and just be outside. He will learn soon enough all about the great American Past time.