Archive for September 5th, 2007

1st Round Knock-Out

Well, things at our house have been a little crazy lately.  My boys have been fighting like crazy and I just can’t figure out why.  It got so bad last week, I broke out my copy of Dr. Dobson’s “Bringing Up Boys” to see what I may have missed.  It pretty much says boys are just plain nuts, and I’m reading as fast as I can, but just not getting the the ‘fix it’ part fast enough.  Which was even more evident yesterday when both boys came screaming into the house and Graham had a face full of blood!  (Here is the dialogue going on in my head:  “Okay…just breathe…he is freaking out…you can’t freak out, too…how does one mouth pour out so much blood?….I want my mommy!”)  So after everyone’s minds and mouths stop racing, I see he has knocked his front tooth out.  It was slightly loose, but certainly not near ready to fall out.  Now, how did his tooth come out?  He bit his brother.  That’s right…bit him so hard that when Trent pulled his arm away, his tooth came out.  He is yelling that he wants Nana (my mother, who used to work in a dental office, so that qualifies her to handle every dental situation to come our way, right?) and I wanted to yell, “I want her, too!!”  But when Nana wasn’t available, G & I had to man-up and handle it ourselves.  And we did.  Thank God we never threw away those frozen teething rings from when they were babies…those sooth a multitude of wounds. 

So after dinner and a shower and trying to convince him he doesn’t look stupid and he still has to go to school tomorrow, I got a couple smiles and good shots of his new look:
















































Trent later took the blame for the whole thing.  Go figure.  But in the midst of the initial crying and screaming, I sent Trent outside to recover the tooth.  By the time he found it and brought it in, Graham’s crying had subsided a little, but as soon as he saw the tooth, he started crying again and said, “That one was pretty much my favorite tooth of all!”  So a little comic relief in the midst of panic. 

So I’m wondering if Dr. Dobson might come and spend a few days here and tell me where I’m going wrong..

Ol’ Blue Eyes

I met two of the bluest eyes yesterday on a four year old named Olivia.  It was our first time working together, but Olivia is a super direction follower, and she is full of smiles which she gives willingly.  And the icing on the cake is that she sports a mane of curly red hair!  (When my mother found out I was marrying a red-head, one of her first responses was, “Make me a red-headed granddaughter!”  Well, I made her two red-headed grandsons, so I was close.  But I’m certain that Olivia is exactly what she had in mind! :))  Look at this beauty:























I almost hate turning her photos into black and white with her beautiful features, but this one was asking for it:





















We took a trip outside and got some more great smiles (and I just love this little kimono-style dress she was wearing):





























After a quick change, she was ready for more!  As if her eyes weren’t blue enough already, this blue dress really lit them up! 






















I almost felt bad leaving so soon after arriving…Olivia was such an easy subject, we were finished in like 35 minutes!  But if every job with Olivia promises to be that simple with such great results, I think I’d like to go every week!  🙂  Thanks so much for having me!  And thanks to Joan & Amy for the referral!

Raeann & Alvin

Saturday brought the wedding celebration of Raeann and Alvin.  The weather could not have been more beautiful, and we had a bride to match.  Rae has been my sister-in-law’s best friend since God was a boy, so it was a priveledge for me to be part of thier big day.  Here she is with her daughter and Alvin’s daughter (who are equally gorgeous…two more reasons God didn’t give me girls):


















Alvin and his sons and Rae’s brother, Raymond (talk about sharp-dressed men):



















The ceremony was a uniting of these two as well as thier families…it was so nice.  Here is the big kiss (notice the bling?!):





























Here is the whole fam:




























And as if that weren’t reason enough to celebrate, it was Rae’s birthday, too!  So Alvin presented her with a beautiful diamond necklace to kick bling up to the next level:





























What a lucky girl!

I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!  Thanks for including me in your big day!  🙂

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