Saturday, June 26, 2010

Rollin'....Rollin'....Rollin' on a river.

Aunties Diane and Gina were not feeling well so I took the kids to the river for the day.  We are about a ten-minute walk to the beach and the kids can't get enough of the place. 

Leilani and Eden creating a masterpiece.

Solan'ge takes this Egghenge thing very seriously, m'kay? 

Everett be nimble
Everett be quick
Everett jumped over no candlestick

(He knows it's dangerous to play with Mommy...
I mean "fire.")

They were thinking clam chowder.

I was thinking, "HAHAHAHAAA!"

                   And a moat to boot, baby!

"Run run as fast as you can!"

"You can't catch me 'cause
I'm going to go hide behind Mama!"

Two fingers is better than the one!

Eden's Bouquet

My girls had some friends over and wanted me to do a shoot.  The big girls went all urban and the littles busted into the Eden's Bouquet section of my closet. 

(I haven't asked the bigger girls' parents for permission to post their photos, so I am sharing the others.)

My sweet Aya Rose. 

Isn't it actually illegal to pout when you look so cute?

Just askin'.

Yes, I asked him, too.

He squinted at me all evil-like.

That's better...

or was this before?

The Tweenies, Leilani and Malia. 
Auntie could take pictures of these cuties all day long.

It's a game of human Boggle.

Solan'ge, Leilani, Aya Rose, and Malia.

Aya Rose and Malia walking back home.

Malia hanging around...


'cause Auntie told her to.


I love the look of panic on Ev's face here.

Call me sadistic (behind my back).

I was so ready for an ice-cold beverage right about here.

Fairytale Town

When the girls were younger, we were card-carrying season pass holders to Fairytale Town.  Poor Everett-the-straggler has missed out, and we decided he's missed out long enough, so we marched our bootays on down to the FTT and renewed our membership, and took some friends with us.

Snow cones are a rite of passage in the summertime, no?

So are plenty of smooches from Deedah (AKA Daddy)

I think something precious is afoot, but I can't put my finger on it.


In the Little Crooked House after walking The Crooked Mile.

She is part chimp (from her father's side, of course.)

She doesn't want to eat green beans, but she has no problem climbing them.

She doesn't eat pumpkins, either.  Just cuts 'em up and climbs 'em.

Las Vegas

We went to Las Vegas for 8 days to get in one last big fun thing before Andris' 6-week vacation was over.  It was truly a great time.

Hoover Dam.

We went out shooting in the desert.  Oh, what a rush. 

We went to the Fremont Street Experience on Memorial Day where they did a tribute to, and scrolled ALL the names of, the fallen soldiers in the Vietnam War.

...and then they played The Doors.

This was so cool to watch.  He used spray paint and a knife to create pictures.  Simply amazing. 

Me with 2/3.

Andris and the kids watching the volcano erupt at The Mirage.

One of these things is not like the others... wait...
I take that back.

My glistening hunka manflesh.