Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mom's Birthday

In August we celebrated my mom's birthday with an afternoon out.

My mom found this Jaws shirt and "had to get it" - she's a big fan.
Good thing she's so tiny since they only had it in a the little boys dept.

Grabbing a bite to eat. Finley would have done just about anything to have a taste of my food

We're going to dub Auntie Nanna as the "Sugar Aunt"
No matter where we got she'll always provide Oliver with a yummy treat (one that mommy and daddy wouldn't give him). She'll occasionally even have a stash of sweets in her purse and sneak him away to share.

The very timeless birthday girl and Nan

Oliver looking a little sugar buzzed

Family Photo Shoot

One of my best friends Kate is a very talented photographer and she gave us the awesome gift of a photo-shoot. I can't forget to mention Ben (her husband) he was a very active part in the shoot and did a great job keeping the boys smiling and Oliver happy.
Thank you both!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Three Brothers' Scruff

Mark recently submitted this article for something and I'm so proud I just had to share it!

Three Brothers' Scruff

There is an unspoken fraternity among those with facial hair. The beard has mystical powers, the source and potency of which is unknown to most. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all regarded the beard as a symbol of status and power, and a clean shave was frequently used as public humiliation. An old Greek saying expresses the virility of this symbol: "There are two kinds of people in this world that go around beardless—boys and women—and I am neither one."

No one seems to understand it's potential better than Green Bay's preseason trinity, consisting of Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn, and Graham Harrell. This triad of bearded brothers released their secret weapons on the unsuspecting Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night in the third preseason game of the year. It all began with Rodgers unleashing his furry fury, going 21 of 29 for 195 yards and three scores. In the second half, Flynn carried the trend with a impressive performance of 8 completions for 80 yards and two TD's. With less than a quarter remaining, Harrell put a cherry on top with four of his five attempts finding their homes for 62 yards, including a some critical conversions.

The beard renders it's gifts in unexpected forms. Maybe it's that little crumb of PowerBar stuck in your 'stache that provides a critical energy boost, or the stray whisker tickling your right nostril that invigorates your senses. When the blustery December winds render your opponents cold and numb, your fleece keeps you toasty and nimble. There has even been some speculation about the aerodynamics of a beard, which, like the dimples on a golf ball, may actually allow the bearer to move with greater ease and speed.

Take a look at some of the most influential bearded men in history: Santa Claus (he lives on the North Pole, need I say more?), Chuck Norris (no need to explain), Abe Lincoln (ended slavery), and Colonel Sanders (you know, the KFC guy), just to name a few. Who knows? In a few more years perhaps Aaron Rodgers will be on that list of barbate greats. Although Rodgers has been known to go beardless from time to time, let's face it: That baby-face just doesn't cut it on the gridiron.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Though horrible in every way (except taste) these sure beat the after dinner sweet tooth.

Growing like a weed

It's hard to tell here, but the last time I measured Oliver was in June. I measured him again on September 1st and he was 1 1/2" taller. Shouldn't it hurt to grown that fast?

Daddy in his usual Saturday morning spot

I'm so blessed to have a husband that gets right in there and plays with the boys. He and Oliver spend most of his night, every night, playing anything Oliver can think of.

Our old new found friend.

We've had this guy forever but I forgot all about him until Mark pulled him out for the boys the other day.
I took this picture seconds after Finley was gagging from ingesting too much fur.

Finley had started about 5 feet away and somehow ended up across the room. He's going to be actually crawling in no time.

My cute men!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Our Fearless Fish

Our Freebie Find!

Wild Hogs

My Dad recently got a motorcycle. Now, if you know my parent's you're probably asking yourself "Wait. I thought Quinn only rode horses." Valid thought! I'd like to draw your attention to his Wrangler jeans.
You also may remember that my father broke his back in a motorcycle accident in his early years. And yes, he was the one who taught us how to do wheelies on our 3-wheeler when we were little.
But you only live once, and I'm happy for my parent's and their new found hobby.
Now she just needs a tramp-stamp and they'll be good to go.
I love you guys!