Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Dusty wanted me to post this right away because it is so funny! I have been debating but I finally gave in. I was videoing Ella, trying to catch her clapping her hands, but I got a bonus instead! In this video she definitely takes after Dusty more than me! :o)
Today, we walked to the ice cream store for an afternoon snack. The kids were soooooooo quiet in the stroller that I finally said, "You are so quiet! What are you thinking about, Anson?" He immediately replied, "worms!" I had to laugh! I asked "What about worms?" and he said "Oh, they're wiggly." Then he said he wanted pink ice cream with sprinkles. He told me at least 10 times before we got to the order window. I read off the flavors of the day and asked if he still wanted pink (strawberry) and he said "Yes!". So I started ordering and he interrupted me and said "I'd like lemon with sprinkles, please!" The man said, "I don't think sprinkles will taste very good with the lemon sorbet" but Anson said "Yes they do!" So, that is what he got and he loved it! He told me a few times that it was very sour but he liked it. It is so funny to see him as a "real" person who has thoughts and opinions... and many of them!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Ella - 9 months
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Feeding the ducks
Midtown Atlanta from Piedmont Park
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Sharing ice cream
Anson and Sagan
Strawberry and Blueberry cake
Guess it passed the taste test!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
18 months - tux for Jared and Brittany's wedding
His famous "funny face" - with yogurt
My kitchen helper!
Happy Birthday Anson! We love you!
And thank you to everyone who has sent him Birthday wishes! He is really getting to stretch this birthday!!
Monday, June 16, 2008
So thank you, Dusty for being such a great father to your kiddos and an awesome husband to your favorite wife! (Old Rollins joke :o) We love you very much! Thank you for sharing yourself with us! Here are some of my favorite "Daddy" pictures!
Playing on the bed
"Teach a man to fish..."
Daddy's little girl... Ella a few hours old.
Playtime with Daddy!
And a big thank you to my Dad for being such a great Dad to three girls! I love you, Dad!
And thank you, Dad Rollins, for giving us Dusty and training him by your example to be a great father! We love you!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
She is not the typical Chihuahua ( high spirited and yappy and will bite anyone who is not their owner) and is actually very sweet with the kids, despite all the pulling of her tail, poking her eyeballs, and trying to "ride" her.
So yes, I may have, at one point, tried to give her away to anyone who would take her, but she is our dog and we're glad to have her! :o)
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Today we went to High Falls State Park (30 miles south of ATL) with out friends Ann and Steve. The boys did some fishing and the girls stayed in the shade trying to keep cool... but it was HOT! We grilled out hot dogs and hamburgers and had a great time catching up with our friends. We even made some new friends in some geese! Anson loved feeding them. We had a great day. Here are some pics...
Anson "fishing" with a stick.
Daddy and Ella having fun!
Ella playing with Ann!
Friday, June 6, 2008
He is starting to remember things that he has done in the past. Today on our way to Sams, he said "Mommy, remember when I went to the baseball game? What was that treat I had there?" Dusty took him to a Braves game before Ella was born 9 months ago! And the treat he wanted to remember was dip-n-dots, the little ice cream balls! I guess he really enjoyed them! The child's mind is amazing.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I just got a new camera and I have been playing around with all the settings. Obviously the date stamp is wrong but here are some pictures from this evening...
And for a funny story: As a treat for Anson (and Mommy) we went to The Varsity for a Frosted Orange drink after Ella's appointment. I let Anson take the last little bit in the car with him. We were getting ready to stop at the grocery store when Anson said "Mommy, look! It's cold!" He had taken the lid off and had his fingers in it. I told him NOT to spill because we were stopping in 2 seconds. Well, you know what comes next... sticky frosted orange drink all down the front of his car seat and onto the rug. (How does so little drink make such a big mess?) As I parked the car, I heard him mumbling something. When I opened his door to see the damage, he had his hands folded and eyes squeezed shut. This is what I heard:
"Dear Jesus, please help me to listen and obey. And please help Mommy
be patient and be happy. In Jesus name, Amen!" and then with a huge grin, "There mommy, you're happy now!" "I'm sorry I spilled my drink".
How can you be mad a that?? :o) Do you think he's heard me pray for patience before?
Monday, June 2, 2008
We went to Orlando to visit Auntie Amy and Uncle Andy and see their new house under construction! Beautiful! We also had fun visiting Amy at work. Anson finally got to meet Roxanna, the author of his favorite stories, Super Pig!
Anson got to touch a Florida Kingsnake!
Went to see my clarinet teacher and friend of 20 years, Lynn Musco and her family! We reminisced and got caught up on present times. I babysat her son Alex as a little guy and he just graduated from High School! Boy do I feel old!