Monday, December 05, 2005

Happy Snaps

Ok. Gotta make it quick, because blogger is back up hooray and I have promised myself that I will be in bed by 11pm on weeknights. I have to get healthy. I have alot I want to do in life, and I need to live a long time. So I'm taking my Barley Green, and cutting back on the sugar, and sleeping better. But that 's not what I wanted to post about.

I got a new camera hooray!!!! (Hooray is the word du jour, in case you were wondering. I think I'm finally getting over saying "charming" about everything) It takes some pretty schnazzy snaps! Check it:
The flowers my sweet sister Jen brought me on Friday.

What an adorable boy! Notice the great detail the camera picks up! You can even see his chapped lips and grungy hands!


How we spent Sunday afternoon. Bill just gets so intense while he's on the compy. Notice the rapt attention he's giving to his screen.
She only does what she sees her mother do.

My essential disaster.
These are all taken in our office/library/study/scraproom that we are thankful for every day. Someday I will post pictures of Bill's area and my area, and you can see what crazy dreamers we are.

Emkins is cracking me up these days. Here's my favorite story of late as related by my mother who took her out for a while on Saturday. They were out at The Corner Bakery to have a "special treat" and Mom was holding Emma up the case to pick out something they could share. Mom said "What about that yummy cherry pie, or that delicious looking Lemon Bar?" Emma paused for a moment, looked Mom square in the eye, and said--
"Ummmmm. Wet's get somesing we bofe wike."

She is ever the diplomat. So smart. I can't stand it. This morning she said "What is dat smew? (smell) Dat yucky smew? Dat's disgustine!" And at EVERY bathtime, when it is time to rinse off, she starts shaking her little bottom back and forth, gets a very silly grin on her face and sings "Sake yourr bootsie, sake your bootsie! Cwean your bootsie!" (translation: "Shake your boochie." ) Don't ask me, I have NO idea. I never taught her that.

Here she is trying on my "cyute boots." And now, dear friends I have five minutes to scrub my face, brush my teeth, get a drink of water, take my cough medicine, get in my PJ's, and leap into bed. I love bed.

And she's off.

14 comments:

jayjay said...

Yippee, I get to be the FIRST in a long line to write a comment on this. What to say, what to say. THANKS for all that info, and pics, so very cute and so very like I am there. AND you did it when youre not well. What courage in the line of duty. GET WELL. I am about to hunker down and watch The Castle, an Australian movie you would love if you could get it. Miss you. Had my BP checked and it was 120 over 88. I'm thrilled. Sleep well. Jen J

Kim said...

Yay!! You got your camera!!! Love the pics and you know I love your kids. Love you too!

Anja said...

Hooray for new cameras! I asked for one for Christmas (fingers crossed). I know what you mean about trying to go to bed early. I really want to but then I never do. My scrap space and your scrap space should get together for coffee - they seem to have a lot in common.

Jada's Gigi said...

New camera and it isn't even Christmas yet! Good for you! I'm so jealous when dear hubby gets to bed before me....how dare he! What's up with moms being the last to bed and the first to rise...who made that rule anyway??

Lu said...

I am so trying to cut out a bunch of sugar too, Sarah...and get to bed earlier...and be healthier...and eat right...and be creative...

Oh, so much to do.

Alison said...

Sake ya bootsie!.
She learned that from you.
There's no point denying it.

P.S. That's the cutest thing I've heard in a long time.

Jocelyn said...

Love the pictures that you took with that new camera!And how cute is she?

Gina said...

Hurrah you got your camera! I'm so happy for you. What a cutie little booted girlie. Here's to being healthy and being early to bed. Good on you!

Goody said...

Whatta girl! Whatta camera! Whatta photographer! So, where are my pictures?

I lub you Emma!

Erin said...

ohhhhh, love me a new camera for sure! i just got one not too long ago too! Such amazing pics you're already taking chickee! can't wait to see more!

C. said...

Beautiful family you got there Sarah.
You are quite the photographer..
Very interesting blog.. :)

Hook Em' C.

Jessica said...

Wonderful photos! I love the one of you hubby snoozing on the couch. They always say they weren't sleeping...now you have proof!

Alexandra Wieckowski said...

What a doll she is!!! Love the sweet stories. Glad you got a new camera :) Have fun with it!

April said...

yay! for lots of things! for being healthier..and (hopefully) getting better...and new cameras...and cute families! yippee!

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