Dec 10, 2009

Family Pics 2009


Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens












Nothing else new. Holidays are real low-key when you don't have family around! Just hanging out by the pool and throwing another shrimp on the barby!

Still looking for a house to move into next month... My sis Kate gets here in a week and we're all very excited about that and have thoroughly enjoyed our other visitors {my parents, Noah & Allison} We've gotten to see a lot of fun things and spend some great time!



Bridging topics, today Laine got lost in the shopping center. I was right there, but she didn't see me and started to panic. She went right up to a lady and was talking to her, all the while I'm calling her name and she's not hearing me.

Afterwards she saw me, grabbed me and clung on for dear life and laughed heartily, relieved of her worst fears.

I was curious what she told the lady, so I asked and she said:

'I'm looking for my mom. She's wearing a blue top and has a big mole on her face'

Are you serious? You're lost and that's the description you give?? Didn't do much for my esteem or my confidence that she'd be able to locate me if I was truly lost.

I don't know though, decide for yourselves. Evidence of said molehmolehmoleh:


As for Gabey, we've been potty training and it was not going well, we're talking months off and on. Then I bought these 'Wee Targets' and we're in business. I HIGHLY recommend them for boys of all ages.

They are black and heat sensitive, so when something warm hits them, it reveals a picture. Genius. Gabe is practically dying to go in the potty and he has even taken on my advice of drinking lot's of water to help the process. Very funny. It is actually a real crack-up.

17 comments:

Allison and Noah Riley said...

Oh, so many things to say -

First, Laine's "help me" speech -hysterical. And the picture you used as evidence - gorgeous.

Second, did you wear extensions for the pics or did you get a cut just before we came? Either way, I really like the length. You are ROCKING a length that I have grown to despise. It always looks like no man's land on me. Lovin' it.

Okay, guess I just had two things to say. You guys look great. Carry on.

natalie said...

Cute family pics! You know it's been a while since you updated your blog..where did the long hair come from!?

Karmann and Ryan said...

LOVE LOVE the pictures!! You look AMAZING!!! love the long curls in your hair!!! BEAUTIFUL as always!!!! We are having a low key XMAS too! I miss you so much!!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!! NEVER FORGET THAT K!!!!

Raulz Kidz said...

Great new family pics! Your kids are so dang big! And you are more beautiful than ever! Happy Holidays!

Jenny or sometimes Bozo said...

I love your long hair. So cute!

Kimberli said...

Cute family pics. I think the color is such a fun choice.

Hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas season.

Jennifer said...

Stunning pictures! I need to get those targets for Gavin =).

Gaengy said...

Your pictures turned out fantastic! So many good ones! Cute little Laine, what a funny story about the big mole! I was laughing so hard, glad the wee targets are such a hit with Gabe! Miss you guys!

Kate said...

The pics looks SO cute. Love em, love em. Um, I hope that Laine uses the fact that I have a mole when describing me as well...Can't wait to see you!

Palmers said...

Very cute family pictures. I didn't realize how much Gabe looks like Ben until looking at these. My favorite picture is the one of you bending down around your cute family. (and holy smokes, your mom is adorable!)

rileys said...

The family pictures are so cute, I love them. And when i told the girls about Laine's description- Rylee laughed and blew boogers out her nose, it's that funny!

Christine said...

What a cute family.
I know this is a bit of a shock, I don't usually leave comments, but I had a minute, and couldn't resist.
I miss you all so very much. Both you and Laine look beautiful with longer hair...but come to think of it , you look beautiful with shorter hair too!
Love you guys!

Kristine L. said...

I don't know how I haven't commented on this yet... cause I love that story. I tell it to anyone that will listen. They don't think it is quite as funny as I do, but still funny nonetheless. Love the pics too.

Ashley said...

you look amazing! Happy Holidays. And I like the mole. Very Cindy Crawford.

frugalisfab said...

Love all the pictures, they are just breathtaking! Your hair is getting so long, I love it.

Jeanine said...

Laine. I love her quotes! She is too funny. Your family is so so cute. :)

bloggingchristy said...

Gorgoeus family pics. What mole? I thought it was so funny because we bought some Thrive and I was surpirsed to see my old friend Natalie on the video. I told my husband, I know that girl! Then I felt popular and cool! I'm glad you are still liking Austrailia! 10 moves in 7.5 years! That really is crazy! I hope you find a great house!

 
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