Soccer Pips

Why did I do it again?!?
For the fourth time in my life — and naturally with my fourth child, we signed up for soccer.
Yes…her bow and outfit are cute.
Yes, she learns teamwork.
Yes, she learns some ball skills.
But when I FaceTimed her from her very first game, and all she could tell me, was “nobody was even yelling for me loud enough!”…I knew it would be a long season.  And Trilby was the one yelling for her — and she is the greatest cheerleader of them all!
It was a long season.
She is tied for first place with Scout — for making one goal for the season.
Dash and Navy — nada.
So there’s that.

Smarty Pants

Is it just me…or does Pippi look like she is fourteen in this photo?
Good thing her little baby buck teeth are spotted in this photo…because I do NOT want her growing up too fast.

Doey’s Call

Doey is headed to the Domincan Republic for 18 months!  We couldn’t be more excited…but REALLY sad to say goodbye.  But props to you Doey.  You are awesome!

Gone are the days, when the kids stood and smiled and said “cheese”.
Oh yeah — I never had those days.
Take a close look at these pictures:
Check out Scout squeezing Pippi’s hand.
Dash is hugging way too tightly.
And this is two seconds before a wrestling match is going to break out.
Sometimes I think I will love the personalities in these pictures one day.
But those days are in the future….certainly not in the minutes I am trying to have them all look and smile.

Mall Scavenger Hunt

Navy was aching to do “something fun” today.
I had to go to the mall, so I picked up Royal and Grey, and I sent them on a scavenger hunt, while I ran errands.
We met up for lunch, and then I had to see if they did everything right.
Among other things — they had to get a free sample at See’s Candies.
Something weird.
Something awkward.
I was dying when I saw their pictures!
And Navy was very satisfied with her “something fun”!


These three saw the perfect Halloween backdrop.
Then they plotted that they needed to be “scared” in said picture.


THese three always know that Carruth’s office could mean shots.
Shots have always been a breeze for Navy.  Dash has come around too.
But Pippi….
she is my biggest wimp.
So bad…that Navy carried her to the car, because Pippi’s leg “wouldn’t work”!
Oh brother.
(Please note: I said…”oh…you can walk just fine…scoot along.”  Before Navy rescued her.)

Cup Art

For a class party, I used hundreds of these red cups — and stored them away.  Well, my kids found them…and it has been a Red Solo Cup art kind of day!
There were some masterpieces….
But the piece de la resistance….
Was this beauty…that Dash and Navy worked on meticulously…
But when it got a little to high…a slight knock to a cup, sent the whole thing tumbling down.

Dash’s Project

Dash created a flat version of himself, and he was supposed to take it around and document a day in the life of Dash.
Naturally, Dash scooters at the harbor.
After he takes a ride in his pimped-out pink stretch limo!


These two are bonded.
He walks around the house, and must say, “I love you Non” 15 times a day.  Then he rubs her feet at night as they compete in Jeopardy.  Then he ends up with all sorts of stuff I never bought him.
These two have something going.
But I think it is a win/win for the both of them.
(And me.)