Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cute Kids

Happy Baby.
Cute girl with a little attitude.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Potato Pancake Day

German tradition.
My Aunt Donna knows how to throw a party.

Liam and his cousin Garrett.
Maggie only had eyes for her momma.
Hello Mr. Chubby.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Summer Fun

It actually felt a tad cooler last night. Who knows why. Maybe we're getting used to these 100+ days. Hopefully, we get some relief soon. We desperately need rain. We've had so little this summer. I told the kids that I will run outside when it rains next and get wet. They looked at me like I was crazy. Well, this heat will do it to you.
I love this shot. If I take a dozen or more, I sometimes get one that I think almost has as an artistic look about it - like a real photographer would take. See all the leaves from the weeping willow? It's really weeping this year. It looks like Fall at our house.
It's hard for me to get a picture of Maggie when she smiles. Those cute little smiles of her's will disappear so quickly and I'm left with this somewhat disgruntled look. She really loves to swing though.
Flashing that famous smile of his.
Matthew asks, "Um, what am I supposed to do?" 
Poor kid. The outside doesn't hold much appeal for him yet.
A cozy coupe built for two.

Cutie Pie

See that great smile!? The flash is a bit too much.

Black Mail

Fair Days

We attended the county fair last week. It was actually a little cooler that day than it has been. We entered Liam into the Cute Baby contest in the 2 to 3 year old category. People kept asking if we had entered Maggie. I think they were a bit worried because she's so stinkin' cute.

I'll admit. Those contests are a bit sad. Showcasing your kids in front of complete strangers just to get some silly ribbon. Also, one of the elements on the score card that I saw laying on the tables was the healthiness of the child. Really? So, where does that leave special needs children? It doesn't seem fair. In my opinion, it should always be based on personality.

Liam has plenty of personality and cuteness to spare.

I thought the kids would be super excited to ride the motorcycles.


they scared Liam. Poor baby.

The train ride was a better fit.

Maggie won a cute dolphin at the "Go Fish" game.

And Matthew came along for the ride. He was a trooper.