Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cade and Gabby's Glasses

Cade and Gabby were so excited to get their glasses this weekend. Little do they know what a lifetime of hassle awaits them. We are also fortunate that the models have evolved quite a bit since we were kids and got the thick brown frames that were most definitely not attractive.

Gabby would like to point out the little flowers on the temples.

Cade would just like to show how happy he is.

Avery's First Smiles

Friday, July 17, 2009

Cade Memorializes Michael Jackson

As I was driving Cade and his friend Nate to a birthday party the other day I overheard them talking about Michael Jackson. It was an interesting discussion.

Cade asked Nate if he had seen all the "People picture" magazines and wasn't he getting sick of all the talk about Michael Jackson. Nate said he had seen all the magazines and agreed that everyone was spending entirely too much time talking about Michael Jackson. They then had a brief discussion about Jackson's career which Cade summed up thusly: "I liked him a lot better when he was black and when he didn't talk like a girl. He looked all weird when he was white and so skinny. You definitely don't want to get the laser surgery." Nate agreed that you didn't want to get the laser surgery, "unless it's laser eye surgery - that's okay."

And I think that sums up the Michael Jackson era - by two kids, 8 & 9, who I doubt had ever heard a Michael Jackson song or even knew who Michael Jackson was three weeks ago - he could sing when he was black and he was creepy when he was white. Apparently in his case it does matter if you're black or white.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Avery's Blessing

Pictures of the Kids

After Gabby's dance recital she got this flower from her Mom & Dad and posed for a few pictures outside the dance hall. This picture was one of the few free items from the proceedings.
This has been Cade & Kellen's habit every morning this summer, they get up and watch a show while the rest of the household slowly comes to life.

Random Avery Pictures

4th of July Celebration

For the past 3 or 4 years we've had a big barbecue and party at our house to celebrate the 4th. After the barbecue we've instituted a traditional Dads v. Kids Whiffle Ball game in our cul-de-sac and then wrap it up with what we call the "Cul-de-sac of Fire." The fireworks pics are definitely our tamest ones from this year.