Wednesday, June 30, 2010


So I will admit it. I am obsessed with these sister picts! I love them. I never even thought about it before but I love the idea of these two as sisters. I know that they will fight but oh I pray that they have a wonderful close bond and that the Lord blesses their friendship. It makes my heart happy to see them together. So you're gonna see a lot of random pictures of them doing nothing more than hanging out together.

Pool Fun!

I had apparently grown too old to remember to do something like this. Good thing Jason hadn't.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Little Girl with a Curl

There once was a girl who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead
When she was good, she was very, very good
And when she was bad she was horrid.

Eden Faith Brown - 7 Weeks

7 weeks
June 1, 2010

I had to post this one too! It shows her just chillin'.

Lunch and Fun in the Sun

Meeting New People

Eden got to meet some of my friends, Ashley and Jackie. They of course are some of Ziva's favorites. I believe Eden will love them as much as Ziva does. Sorry Jackie I didn't get pictures of you.

Poor Dog

Ziva and Sera's (our dog) relationship cooled off there for a while. I thought Ziva had already out grown her. Boy was I wrong. Ziva now pesters her and plays with her non stop. At least it seems that way. Sometimes Sera loves it and other times Sera hides under the table. This time Ziva was chasing Sera around the yard trying to pour water on her. "Sera come here!"

Memorial Weekend - Part 3

The Museum of Science and History was next on the agenda. I loved it. Ziva said "wow" every other minute. Jason thought it was just okay. Eden had no comment. If you are ever in the area I would suggest checking it out.

This is the exhibit I spent the most time with.

I love that with all the things to look at, Ziva still found the wonder in looking out the window.


Memorial Weekend - Part 2

More Zoo Pictures!

Ziva making her gorilla face.


Z never understood why this was not safe.

Look mommy. You know those flowers we're not suppose to pick? Well, daddy let me.

Eden didn't care too much for the zoo.

Feeding the Giraffes

Memorial Weekend - Part 1

For Memorial Day (yes I am a bit behind on usual) we loaded up the family and headed to Jacksonville, FL. Jacksonville only two hours south so it's the perfect get away with out having to spend all your time on the road. One of our activities while we were there was the Jacksonville Zoo. It is very nice zoo with lovely gardens and fun activities. Ziva loved it and we loved watching her love it. The heat was a bit much for Jason and me but not as overwhelming as the food cost! It's just a hot dog people!

Look Daddy a snake!

Z wasn't there 15 minutes before she tried to crawl through the fence.

Hurry Daddy!

Out of My Hair

Now I know I come across as the model of ideal mothering and being a wife. Having another child did not trip me up a bit. I do have to admit that from time to time I do reach my boiling point...maybe once every five years. It usually happens when I'm trying to cook dinner and everyone needs me. They then try to all fit into the one space I am trying to occupy and cook all at the same time. I calmly solve this problem by removing them to another room, putting on a cartoon and having them wait till I am in the state of mind to fully deal with each of their issues.

Shoes and Stickers

This pictures was taken to show Ziva sporting my shoes (wrong feet). It is being posted to share with you all a lesson we learned. If you look closely you will see a red area with some sort of white residue in the middle of Z's chest. That is what is left from a "Jesus Lives" sticker. It was only applied to the area and worn for maybe 4 hours. Lucky for me Ziva was not aware of how difficult removing big sticky items could be...yet. I soaked it with water, worked up corner, soaked it with more water and yanked it off. Just like I knew Jason would have told me to do. The only problem was it didn't budge. I did manage to hurt my daughter and terrify her all in one not so swift move. To make this long story short after two days, lots of tears, many applications of different liquids, a bunch of hugs and kisses and some tough parenting it came off. Slowly...bit by bit. Very traumatic.

Pictures of Eden

I feel this overwhelming pressure to make sure I dote on my second child as much as I did the first. I have no clue if I am succeeding. I so have a sneaky suspicion that though I am getting the quantity that I want but not the quality. Having less time now that with the first added to the fact that I still trying out my new lens (I wish I had the time to properly learn like when I was in school) makes me feel just off target. I am trying my best. Maybe she won't notice. I am open to any suggestions to how to keep up with this.

Watching her hands.
Still no clue why some pictures are turned wrong and can't figure out how to fix. Sorry.

Bright Eyes