keepsake quilts

bits and pieces of bumpers, sheets, and quilts cut up and sewn.
making a new quilt to love and snuggle with,
long after the days of crib sleeping are over.


meet turbo

numbers wise the dogs are now even with the people in our family.
not quite sure what that may say about us?

turbo is fitting in well with the big dogs,
and has learned that blaze doesn't share her food.
he is alert to noises and chases bugs.
i'm told those are both good signs of a good bird dog.
he even attacked back, in his puppy way,
when the aloe plant tried to get him.

that list of dog names began early this summer,
and was added to here and there.
i guess we should have known turbo would be it.
it was after all placed at the top of the list.


first day of school

the days of early mornings,
packing lunches,
and heading out the door making sure we have it all are here.
august loves his teacher and has had a great start to the year.
we are looking forward to new adventures in first grade!


meet the teacher

the big question that gets pondered each summer was finally answered.
and we couldn't be more pleased with the answer, mrs. capuano.
august's classroom was full of all the good stuff:
books, computers,
lots of fun colors,
job charts,
some old friends,
some unfamiliar names,
and most importantly, a caring teacher.


july from the iphone

august gets buried at the beach.

tatum couldn't be left out.

napping on the beach.

round 2.

scuba boy

another shrimp boil going down.

catching a sunset.

we couldn't miss out on the ymca fun.

big kids with the swim test arm bands.

really big kids catching waves on a rainy day.

our vacation home away from home.

checking out puppies.

shrimp and cheese grits for dinner!

this book will make you laugh and cry.
go read it!

making mama laugh with their game of dress up.

there just are words for how grown up he looks (and is getting).


siesta key: work and play

some mornings daddy worked.
and tatum needed to work too.
but nights were reserved for play.
and silly faces.


siesta key: ymca

the kids love this place.
little slide, big slide.
they always have so much fun.
tatum was more than ready to go on the big one.
maybe next year baby.

the big kids, including august and en,
all passed the swim test to go off the diving boards.
the boys say they're going off the high dive next year.
you better believe i'll have my camera ready for that!