Thursday, July 30, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
As I was getting pictures off my memory card, I noticed a lot of pictures that looked odd to me. After a more thorough examination, I realized Layton had the camera at some point in the last few days. A sample of his photographic styling has been added to this post for your viewing pleasure. Or, so you can laugh because you know you have found pictures like this on your camera before...I once heard of a woman who discovered nude photographs of herself on her digital camera. Turns out, her children don't respect her privacy while taking a shower. What's the strangest thing your children have captured with your camera?
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The Pepper clan...
Pearly Cephus Jones....I don't actually know how to spell this band's name.
Monday, July 20, 2009
On Saturday, we went to a company picnic for the company that employs Jay. It was a lot of fun. Hadley was at a friend's birthday party, so we were down to 67% of the nuggets for the day. We had a cold spell this last weekend. Believe it or not, it was warmer in New York than my hometown in Alabama! The children tried to swim, but it just wasn't warm enough to suit them. Ella got quite cold! And no, I still haven't figured out why Layton makes a "Richard Nixon" pose every time I try to get him to smile. He enjoys adding the tongue with his eyes closed. Hmmmm. Any idea why he would find this appealing?
Without a doubt, I have mentioned my younger sister numerous times. She has two precious girls, and I am lucky enough to get to keep them at my house on a regular basis (especially the older girl). Last night, they both got to spend the night with us. This is a picture from the driver's seat of my car. Thank goodness the Volvo seats seven!!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Hadley slipped and scraped her elbow. After that, she wanted to sit and read her book for a while. Then, she wanted to nap for a while. I can't believe she went to sleep in that heat!
At the playground area, there was a great set that was modeled after a train. Layton kept calling it the "choo choo play ground." It was just the right size for smaller children.
Florence to play outside the Marriott. This park is one of my favorite parks I have ever been to. It will take more than one post to get everything covered.
Ella climbed the rock wall and was so pleased with herself!!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
My children behaved as if they wanted to be thrown in back in a cell. I couldn't resist taking their photo.
We also had to stop by the court house annex to renew a driver's license. I had Ella and Layton (the only two I had with me) stand in front of the blue sheet, so I could take a driver's license picture for each of them.
Layton wasn't tall enough to get his whole head in front of the blue in the photo. He sure is sweet though.
The next picture is of our lovely court house annex. It is located one block off the square. If you have to pay property tax, renew a driver's license, record a deed, or buy a car tag (among other things), this is where you go. It's nice to have such a lovely facility to go to. It takes the extreme pain out of writing the check.
Monday, July 13, 2009
I was a little concerned at first because we went through a massive rain storm. Then, the sun came out and fun was had by all.
Sadly, my camera took its last picture on Friday. All of these are from my phone....not good. I bought two disposable cameras in the gift shop. I will get those pictures later today. It was odd using a disposable camera. I kept looking down expecting to preview my shot, and then I would remember that I wasn't using my digital camera. It felt like 1998!
Charsy, Hadley, and Layton playing in the water area of the zoo. I'm not sure where Ella was in this shot. Layton loved the water spouts!
Hadley and Charsy on the train.
The girls checking out the ostrich.
Layton being the flirty boy that he is. The humidity in the air had his curls out in all their glory. I hope I got some good shots of him from the back. We'll see when I pick up my photos.
Ella doing her best super model pose.
Hadley. She was so precious the whole time. She is the quietest most relaxed child I have ever met. Clearly, she got that from her dad because I am not relaxed...AT ALL! She carried her Harry Potter book in her American Girl backpack all over the zoo. I think she kept expecting us to sit a spell. Unfortunately for her, we were on the move the whole time.