Monday, May 4, 2009

Snips, Snails & Pretty Pigtails

Noah is--for lack of a better term--"obsessed" with the Wii. He got Mario Baseball for his birthday, and he has playing it. He's even taught Saylor how to play so they can nearly clobber Gabriel as he toddles by play together. (And that is nothing short of a miracle, let me tell ya, because she is NOT naturally into this sort of thing.) He's simply busy being a boy. A mud-sloshing, tree-climbing, video-gaming, rough-and-tumble BOY.

This was "Fall 2008," but it's still a VERY good representation of what he busies himself doing.

Saylor had a blast rolling her hair for our Princess Portraits. She is such a girly girl. I think she could seriously wear a dress each and every day of her life, no matter what activities we had planned for that day. Truly, there are days she practically cries because I want her to wear pants. (Aren't I mean?)

Gabriel was a my big helper on Red Envelope Day. (And yes, I'm aware that was over a month ago...look, I've got a lot going on here.) He really IS becoming more and more independent. In fact, over the past week or so he's been going upstairs to play all by himself. He's decided he doesn't HAVE to be my little shadow 24/7.

Okay. I "shot" this little video of Atticus on Thursday the 30th, but it took me a little while to get it posted here, because I shot it in Portrait orientation. When I uploaded the video, the computer automatically put it back in Landscape orientation. You would have had to turn your head sideways to watch it. So, watch for a tutorial on how to rotate .avi files. In case you ever do the same thing, I can make life easy on you.  ;)
Anyway, for the past couple of weeks I've been putting Atticus on the floor in one place, and five minutes later, I'd find him several feet away from that spot. I knew he was getting around (somehow), I just hadn't caught him yet. I finally saw with my own eyes on the evening of April 29th, so I set him up the next day...just for YOU! Go ahead, witness the speed of (drum roll, please) Atticus the Amazing:

Couldn't you just eat him up??


  1. oh Lori, I can't get the video to play!! I click the play button but it doesn't do anything! is it me or what?

    ALL your kids are adorable!! I am glad you have a girly girl, b/c I had a tomboy and basically raised 3 boys!

    btw, it was Jill V. on my post! she is a hoot and that is the reason I was sure she was messin with me!!

  2. well, I commented, but it said it took too long and to try again... so if this is a repeat, delete it :)
    Abigail would only wear dresses from 3 til 7... now it is all I can do to get her in a dress. She'll wear cute sundresses, but nothing overly frilly. So funny.

  3. we are VERY into the video games here too...noah and leighton could have a super big time together! we have a used play station 2 (one of my hubby's many pawn shop finds!) but jeremy has been talking about getting a Wii for awhile now. how do you guys like it? (you and paul that is--already gathered that noah has quite the affection for it!)

    hard to imagine ever being able to put madden's hair in curlers!! *sigh*

    are those baby legs on atticus? he and gabriel are changing so quickly!

  4. Debbie Carpenter "mimi"May 8, 2009 at 5:18 PM

    Am I the only one who noticed Atticus losing his "britches" in the process of reaching his goal? Hilarious!

  5. Those are Baby Legs, Mom, not "britches." :)

  6. I love your kids! and Gabriel waved at me when i left your house 2 weeks ago, so i guess that's a good start! I think he likes me :)
    And Saylor holds my hand all the time at chruch.
    I love that picture of Noah in the tree :)

    You are so talented!


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