Saturday, May 30, 2009

Chop, chop

The haircut. We all mourned a bit, but ultimately it's better for Frankie's sweaty self during the summer.

Here's your bonus picture of the day: my boo.

Friday, May 29, 2009

The big 'D'

I am lucky that I have great in-laws and a great family; I didn't mention that in my last post and we are very blessed. Now on to the good stuff....

Last week, Frankie and I flew to Dallas to spend the week with my family. Juston was supposed to be working in Cancun, so it made sense for us to be gone at that time. Then the swine flu happened, and Juston's trip was canceled, so he got to pug-sit at home instead. :) Frankie and I had a blast. Juston, not so much. We still love ya, hon!

Frankie, his cousin Elena who is his new bff, and Grandma at the park.

Playing with Thomas the train - chalk tracks and a cardboard box tunnel make for ultimate good times!

Blowing bubbles with Great Grandpa.

Taking a breather from all of that hard playin'. Once again, why does my son have a Diet Coke?

At Chuck E. Cheese, riding the little carousel. Frankie wouldn't look at us and instead made faces at himself the whole time.

Frankie and I with the other Frankie. It was so nice to see her again! Little Frankie didn't necessarily agree....

Frankie and Elena in 'child model' mode.

More posing.

Swimming with Uncle Zachary on Memorial Day. It was too cold for my big ol' self.

Now we're back in ATL, getting eaten alive by mosquitoes outside at the moment. I'm also trying to get back into 'work mode' as classes start up in a little over a week. The break was nice and badly needed! I'm sad that we didn't really get pictures of anyone except for Frankie and Elena as there were lots of other cousins and brothers and sisters and relatives around. It was so nice to see everyone again and catch up. We love you! I've also lost the blogging bug, so forgive me if I slack.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The 'Day Out'

Here's the pictures. I'm not going to be witty; I've still got a pile of late work to grade. Can someone remind me next semester that being nice means more work for me? So play nice and just look at the photographs and imagine me making some clever quip about trains or French people or whatever you think might be funny in association with them.

Petting zoo; he got way more into this than we originally thought he would; as an added bonus, one goat decided to try and eat my dress.

He didn't really like Sir Topamhat. Can't blame him, really.

With grandma.

On the train.

Next to a giant train.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Juston told me to put this on the blog.

Mother of the Year!

Friday, May 08, 2009


Aunt Carolyn, I've heard that you are upset because I've been such a blog slacker. :) I do apologize. My in-laws came to town (Hi Chrys and Ken!) and this week is finals. I've got over a hundred essays to grade for work, so I spend a lot of spare time reading papers on stuff like this year's classic "Crank: High Voltage." We do have some pictures from when we went to "A Day Out With Thomas" last weekend, and eventually I'll post those, but they are on Juston's computer. As far as a quick update, Juston planted grass in the backyard, Frankie is starting to sing all the time and is trying to buck naps, and I'm feeling better now that I'm in the second trimester. I still can't cook, so any casseroles or money for pre-made food are very much appreciated. :) (Let's just say I opened the fridge this morning to get out Frankie's lunch before preschool and it's a good thing the sink was nearby. The kitchen and I are *not* friends.) Work is good for Juston and I. We're all staying busy! Here are some random pictures from about a month ago to tide you over until I get around to something more substantial (grades are due May 18th, so probably sometime around then.)

Frankie rides his bike in the backyard, sans pants. Who needs pants?

Frankie took this one all by his bad self.