Friday, November 06, 2009

Kids with Daddy

The kids didn't see Doug for much of October--we traveled up to NY to visit my mother for two weeks, and then they were in LA visiting grandparents. Needless to say, they clung to Doug for awhile after we returned!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Silly Kids

Dad came to visit this weekend, which, by the way, was the nicest visit we've had together in years, and took these pics of my silly kids.

I think it was the first visit he came by himself and stayed with us (usually he's with another family member or he stays with his mother, my Oma). I'm sure he appreciated being awakened every morning by an exuberant five-year-old.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Fun on the Swingset

Grandma and Grandpa bought the kids an early Christmas present: a new swing set! The kids, needless to say, are thrilled to death. Grandpa finished building it just as the sun was going down and the kids were awake at the crack of dawn the next morning wanting to get back outside.

The kids love to ride on this, and I love seeing them working together to make it go higher and faster!

Monday, November 02, 2009


Cinderella had to wear a turtleneck under her ball gown...she didn't mind, though!

Brad went as Woody from Toy Story.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Last Museum Pics

There is a beautiful train section at the museum. It is a beautifully restored coach car on which Bradford and Anne love to climb.

This is the actual ship's bell from the USS Oklahoma, sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. There is a beautiful area devoted to the Navy and the USS Oklahoma. It is very useful as I teach Bradford about the United States Navy.

Friday, September 18, 2009


There is a wonderful play area for the kids at the Science Museum. They both love the seesaw. Great fun for them and for me as I watch them.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


This is a blue screen which simulates the way meteorologists forecast the weather on television. When Bradford saw himself on the monitor, he began to forecast the weather just like the weatherman! He is a natural in front of the camera. Other adults who were watching him do this remarked that he was a future public speaker. You never know!

My favorite pose as Bradford forecasts the weather!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Brad the Pilot

OK Science Museum

We have found a wonderful museum in Oklahoma City, OK - the Science Museum of Oklahoma. It is second to none among those we have seen. Having lived in DC, we think that this place actually rivals some we have seen in the nation's capitol. Bradford is fascinated with becoming an astronaut. Here he is preparing for his uniform.
We miss Nathan and Leah Finn terribly. Our children do as well. Here is Anne picking up the phone and talking. She asked for "Georgia." Georgia Finn is Nathan and Leah's daughter. We really miss them and our friends in North Carolina.
Bradford loves tractors. He loves to climb up and drive the tractor every time we visit the museum. He always tells me that "Papa Frank" let's him drive the tractor in Louisiana.
Bradford loves this little spin machine at the museum. He will spin himself until he becomes quite dizzy.
And not to be outdone - Anne gets into the action!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009


The kids start ballet next Monday, and they are so excited!

This is Anne in her I'm-pretending-to-look-mad-but-I'm-going-to-laugh-in-two-seconds pose.

Dance, Ballerina, Dance!


Bradford's here in his ballet outfit. I don't know why he makes this face every time I take a picture!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Take a Picture!

Bradford wanted me to take a picture of him doing his thumbs up.

Then Anne had to get in on the action, of course.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The New Anne

A trip to the hairdresser after Bradford's...handiwork...resulted in much shorter hair.

RIde 'em Horsey

Not quite the right way, baby girl!

That's more like it!

You can tell by the mouth that someone swiped a sip of my Crystal Light.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Goodbye, Pullen!

Anne on the train--can you tell she likes it?

Good bye, Pullen--we'll miss you!

Post-Pullen lunch. I was trying to capture the tiredness that showed in his eyes--he just looked exhausted!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Last Time at Pullen

The last time at Pullen Park. So sad.

The kids had a good time, though. Don't you love that cheesy grin on Bradford's face?!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Consignment Sale Goodies

Bradford was so happy with his Bob the Builder electronic learning device thingie. And I finally had to take Anne's hat and mittens away and hide them, because she never took them off!

That's his pillow he's holding up--with new Cars sheets.