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And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. Matthew18:5



Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Kale Haters Unite

We are trying to do the Trim Healthy Mamma way of eating around here. Trying to eat healthier.   Well one of the recipes in the book was for kale chips.......they can be addictive they said.......They do a good job of fulfilling what potato and corn chips offer.........our children love them.......a delicious way to get vegetables they said...........HAH!  They taste like sea weed and my children wouldn't touch them.  Iley started crying when Sherman tried to force feed her some.  Way to frighten small children!  

I had a large bag of pre washed kale in the fridge........I read the article below and laughed out loud, but it reminded me of my bag of kale that was still sitting skeptically in the fridge ready for trial.  If you've tried kale and hated it, you will LOVE this article.

http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/2014/08/kale-is-gross.html  

The outcome of the kale experiment:  It tastes like sea weed and now the house smells like cabbage........which would actually taste much better. While moaning to Gwen, I asked who would eat this seaweed tasting stuff.......she said maybe a cow, or something to that effect........

But I ask you.......do these animals look happy to you?
 


People........you all know we are supposed to eat beef from HAPPY cows!  
So it had to go you know.  It was the consistancy of ashes with a chewy strip in the middle.  As I dumped the whole lot in the trash......I had a moment of silence for all the sailors who suffered from scurvy......and called it a lesson learned.


So I've decided I will only eat converted kale..........without bread of course.

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Littles

He's going to be such a good daddy someday!


 Faster daddy!

Carefully putting his baby in the cart.  His cart has a ball, and a tire pump, which he would stop and pump every little bit.......in case anyone is worried about his boyish ness.

 His Aunts decided the cart was fun again too.  Why do they always want to play right in the middle of the kitchen?  I really think they all instinctively like the light here.  Which works great for photos :)


The elusive Harrison caught in the background.

I said "I could just eat her with a spoon!"  Sherm says "Mom, that's just weird"  But seriously!
Dawsyn, 3mo.s

Here's one of Brentley and his mommy at 2 mo.s

 And close up.

 And lots more of the baby.  







Saturday, January 16, 2016

A Day In Our Life


 The snow comes.....the snow goes.......the snow  comes.....the snow goes.......

 Houses houses as far as the eye can see........I miss the country!

Thatcher and Kyndahl celebrated their 3rd anniversary on Tues. so we kept their sweet babies while they ran for the hills  took a little well deserved time away to focus on and enjoy each other.
Brentley adores his Uncle Sherman!  When They told him he was coming to our house he said "Nanna Jo's, Sherman, basket ball"  I'm glad I got an honorable mention.....but I was not the prize!

Uncle Sherman fixed him eggs and then fed them to him before eating anything himself, he is such a peach! I was feeding Dawsyn so was very thankful for the extra help!

 The breakfast club...Harrison was gone with Troy.

Fast forward to lunch time........yes every one was still in their p.j.'s.........don't judge!  I loved the way Aunt Iley was talking to and entertaining Dawsyn.


This picture makes me laugh, it looks like the boys and girls were segregated.  Poor bubby was all alone.

 Such a beautiful conglomeration of big feet and tiny feet, self sufficient, don't hug me types... and totally dependent, and very needy types, and everything in between.  Each one a different personality, each one with different struggles, all dearly loved......... blessing me.......while at the same time, making me TIRED!

Is anyone else wondering what Iley is doing ....and thinking......this may not end well!

Uncle Sherman to the rescue again!  Entertaining Dawsee while simultaniously watching a show.


We held a barefoot wedding here in the afternoon.  The grooms choice of attire was......interesting.  But the bride didn't seem to notice...she was much more worried about looking smashing herself.

 They were killing me!  I did NOT tell them what to do, I just stood back and snapped pictures, trying not to laugh and shake the camera!  Such loving adoration from the bride, and the groom looking like he's doing his duty....how typical!


 Is this indicative of the future?

 I did say...."you may kiss the bride"........then they did! The bride looks like she's already making him work for it! LOL  

 May I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Deaton.  I'm sorry to say they seem to have gotten things out of order.....they informed me their baby was upstairs sleeping.  

 The beautiful Mrs. Deaton and  the proud Mr.


 This girl LOVES to wear beautiful twirly dresses!


Aunt Iley and Brentley checking out their shadows.

 He is SO entertained by his Aunts and Uncles!

 Like proud parents they brought their "baby" to see grandma.  I laughed as the mommy fixed the blanket better for the picture.

 That's better, now we are ready.

 Brentley watching his shadow dance...love the sheer joy.




 Taking a break from dancing to smooch Dawsee Ree.

Like any good parents, they took their child to church.  

 Is this the chapter the preacher said?

 I'm not following, maybe it was back here.



If only she liked real live babies as well!  

 More dancing in the sun.



And last but not least....and not last to be attended to!  This must be a true princess......she can feel the tiniest pea....or inconsistancy......or discomfort......or lack of human touch.......good thing she's cute as a button and oh so kissable.....she rules her servants with a tiny little fist and a high pitched squawk!  Love her to pieces.