Archive for August 2009

August 30, 2009

Saturday…Wilton Founder’s Day Parade.

Saturday Nana and Papa watched all the kids while Jamie and I got a night out.  Went with Jenna, Terry, Jenny and Paul to Sorrentos.  I loved the food – great Tacos and Pizza!
Lucy told Nana to have me wake her when I got home.  I shook her in bed.  No response.  I leaned down and whispered…I’m home!  She shouted (in her sleep) “I DON’T CARE!) and rolled over.  It was SOOO funny and didn’t remeber it in the morning.  Jamie and I were laughing so hard we thought we’d wake the whole house.


OK – this pic reminds me of the midget in Happy Gilmore!



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Question of the Day

August 27, 2009

What does Daddy do at work?

Lucy:  He has his own shop.  He does stuff on the computer.  He works.

Grace:  Work.  Work on the building.  Check on the pewter (computer) too.

Lincoln:  He plays and he drives a car.  He drives a car around and around and crashes it.

Gavin:  He paints.  And he reads.

Vaughn:  He fixes things.  And he drives a tractor.  He gets a big tractor and he drives it.

Gracie’s Quote of the Day

August 27, 2009

I was setting the kids up to color posters at the kitchen table when Jamie called.  I didn’t have a spot cleared or ready for Grace yet.  I told her to wait a minute until I get off the phone with Daddy.  Gracie didn’t want to wait.  She starts pulling the poster out of the stack and pushing everything off the table.  Then she took the scissors and started cutting.  “No scissors Grace!” I snapped at her.  I got off the phone and sharply scolded her saying, “I told you to wait until I was off the phone.  Next time you wait!!”

She drew a picture.  Asked me to write her name on it.  Rolled it up and handed it to me.  I opened it up and saw a big circle with an X through it and a stick person in the middle.  I asked Grace what it was…

“It is my heart that is broken because you were mean to me.”

Question of the Day:

August 26, 2009

What is your favorite thing about

first grade:  Lucy – “Can I say everything?”

preschool:  Grace – “Going outside and playing with the little fake cake”

preschool:  Lincoln – “jumping up and down and running and climbing” (as he is pretending to climb, spin and run)

preschool:  Gavin – “music and dance”

preschool:  Vaughn – “play and music and sing”

First Day of School

August 25, 2009

Today was the first day of school for Grace, Lincoln, Gavin and Vaughn. 

Don’t know how in the world Jamie is going to get them all ready and off to school on his own.  Crazy, crazy morning!

What did you do at school:

Grace:  took a nap, ate a snack, ate another snack, ate lunch and played outide.

Lincoln:  ate a snack

Gavin:  painted and ate a snack

Vaughn:  played and ate a snack – crackers and cheese

After school we headed to McD’s for ice cream.  Not the picture perfect scene you would imagine.  I’m so tired I’m seriously falling asleep with my head in my hands.  Kids keep waking me up with their screams and need to go to the bathroom.  At one point all 5 kids were in the kid bathroom.  After that we left.  Mommy was not happy.  This was supposed to be relaxing for me…but who am I kidding.

Grace fell asleep around 6.  10 pm and she’s still sleeping…hoping she makes it through the night now.

Kentucky Pics

August 24, 2009

Pics from Laura:

One of my all time favorites. 

080009 Lucy Tea Party Kentucky

Sweet girl.  You really get a good shot of her hair.  Yes, she cut her bangs herself.  Note…before she cut her hair, she didn’t have bangs.

080009 grace and cupcake

More Pics!

August 24, 2009

To see more great pics that Donna took of the kids…you’ll have to check out her post on Facebook.

I don’t know if this link will work or not.  Here…I’ll try to post her pics here: