Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ready to Graduate

Preschool that is.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

"I'm the carwash man"

He was so proud of himself.  And he thought of it all on his own.

KC trip

 Yesterday we went to KC to visit my aunt and go shopping her favorite second hand store.  I got some new clothes and Matthew got an ab roller and graduation clothes.

 There was still time to play with Auntie's toys.

As it was getting towards supper time, Auntie made the small boy a PB and honey.

Thanks for the new pocket camera Auntie!  So far so good.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Warpaint, Realization, and Flowers

 Matthew's Mamaw painted his face tonight.  He was certainly was proud of it and hoped that it wouldn't wear off overnight.

 So tonight I was playing around with my mom's camera.  Here is Matthew seen through an iris.

I finally admit it Auntie.  My camera can't capture the finest detail anymore.  Not that did a real great job with flowers most of the time anyway.  But I got some shots tonight, that I was real pleased with.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


While in the watering the garden last night, Matthew gave a big sigh and announced, "I wish I could kiss Cinderella." Me, being most surprised, asked why he wanted to be able to kiss her. With a flick of the shoulder, he announced, "Because she's so beautiful." Oh boy, look out ladies!

Sunday, April 15, 2012


I guess he was afraid he'd forget his name...

To all our friends and family far away

If you heard about all the tornadoes and storms, don't worry we are fine!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

"Let's do a project!"

It has become a Saturday morning ritual to get up at 7am, watch cartoons and eat breakfast, and by 9am comes the demand/plea, "Mom, lets do a project!" It is something we do together. This is the one we did this morning. It's our "house" and Mamaw, Poppa, me, and Matthew from left to right. We are playing hide and seek.

Back in February, the ASP kids made valentine hearts out of coffee filters, that they colored with markers and misted with water to "tie dye" them. There was a huge pile that didn't get claimed, so I took them home to use for something.

Before Easter, Matthew and I used them to make Easter eggs for our Easter pictures. In this one it's sprinkling, in case you wondered what the line with drops at the bottom are. I've grown to really love collaborating with Matthew on Saturday mornings.

State Capitol

Thursday I had to go to the capital city to get paperwork Phil needed ASAP. So I sprung Matthew, and drove on up. When we were done there was time on the meter, so I said, "Let's walk over to the statehouse." Matthew calls it "the round house." He's been intrigued for awhile now. On the walk up we saw a Lincoln memorial and Matthew got excited because he still remembered facts he'd learned President's Day week, "That guy got shot!"

Matthew on the statehouse steps. He looked so small up there!

As it turns out I looked pretty small too! *photo by Matthew

Inside, I'd forgotten how gracious the interior is. The old time grand and formal.

One of the stain glass windows. I love how patriotic they are. Matthew and I felt our adventure was well worth the trip.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

"The chickens dye the eggs...

...I know because we read about it at school. Then the chickens give the eggs to the Easter Bunny to hide them. So why would we dye eggs?" Why indeed. So we didn't dye eggs. And the heavens poured forth hallelujahs Sunday, since Jesus was raised from the dead and the chickens had done their work.