Monday, August 18, 2008

O!!! M!!! G!!! (with an osh)

Miles hair was getting a little long, so I asked Craig if he could trim it up. He had a #7 clipper attachment thingy so I thought I could live with that. It would still be a lot shorter, but still okay.
See. He looks cute! Different, but cute!
Here is where the trouble started. With the #7 trim, it was still long enough where I could still mess with it - spike it up, or play with it, whatever. But then I noticed that it was still long over and around his ears. "Craig, can you just fix these little spots right by his ears?" "Sure. Come here Miles. ...Oops!" A little bit WAY too short around the ears. Can you say "scalped?!" So, of course we had to fix it.
Oh. My. Gosh.
That is not a fake picture!
That is Miles. With no hair!

Good thing he is so dang cute and can pull off any haircut!

But doesn't he look so different!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fun Pictures from Zoe's Party

She was sooooo excited about her Limited Too gift cards! Thanks Borens and Grandma Charlotte!
Uncle Jr. and the boys
Dog pile on Aunt Monica
The little ones playing in Miles' trampoline. :)
Another round of the Carmack Family Olympics.....
Carys won the gold in the headstand competition.

Real Texas Cowboy

I was just quietly sitting around the other night, minding my own business, when this comes running out from around the corner:
He was running around the house with nothin' (and I mean nothin'!) on but this mask and moo-ing as loud as he could! Me and his sisters could not stop laughing! I guess he thinks he's a real Texas "cow"boy. :)

Friday, August 8, 2008


Miles must be dreaming about Zoe's long hair :)

My very first solo sewing project

I made a little curtain for the under-the-counter-hole in my bathroom. It's supposed to be for a chair so that you can sit down and do your make-up and hair. Unfortunately, I'm just not that kind of girl. So in my bathroom it was just a hole. But not anymore! Now it's a cute little place to hide the trash and ugly storage stuff. I know it's kind of plain now, but I was thinking of getting some kind of fringe or something to pretty it up. I didn't want to spend a lot of $ on fabric for my first potential sewing disaster. So I found this fabric in the remnants bin. I think it works okay for now.
Don't look too close! It is my first project after all!
The bathroom is pretty boring. I haven't gotten around to doing much decorating in it yet. I did find this clock that I love and I am trying to go from there. It needs to flow with the bedroom though, so... if anyone wants to come over and help me figure out what to do with both rooms, come on over!

p.s. I would like to thank Amelia for coming over today to help me set up my machine. Without her none of this would be possible. :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008


They say time flies when you're having fun. Well, anyone who knows Zoe knows that these nine years didn't just fly by, they flew by "speed of light" fast. That is how fun Zoe is! You can't be around her for more than a few minutes without catching her giggle-itis. Everybody loves this girl. Babies and little kids always love to play with her. She has got tons of friends at school. Even her aunts and uncles want her to go to their houses because she is so fun and such a good helper. Sometimes they don't even want to give her back. She is just an all-around happy, good, fun, smart, cute... and so on, and so forth... girl! (Moms are allowed to brag sometimes!) Our family is very blessed to have her!
Here are a few pictures from her birthday:
She didn't wake up until 9:00. Finally Craig went to the donut store and woke her up when he got back.

Opening her presents: shoes, clothes, and an "OH MY GOSH, YOU GOT ME AN iPOD" ( I think she liked it)

Oh yeah! She got one more thing too:






A haircut!

She donated 11 inches of hair to Locks of Love. We're so proud of you Zoe!
Look how thick her hair is. It stands up on its own. :)
Her cute little yellow shoes fit her personality perfectly!

Here are a few before and after pictures:

This is what she looked like all day. My phone was ringing off the hook! She is definitely growing up too fast!
We love you Zoe!!!
And no, those aren't real earrings. :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Zoe!!!!

9 Things I love about Zoe

She has the most infectious giggle and when she starts giggling there's no stopping her.
She broke her arm and didn't even cry
Broke off the tip of her finger
She is allergic to barn animals
She has the thickest prettiest blond hair
She always says the funniest things
She is definitely a blond
Her heart skipped a beat
She knows how to sew

I love you Zoe, I hope you have a happy Birthday!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

Tighty Whiteys

Check out my big boy. He's all grown up in is big boy unders. So cu-ute! He's a little proud too. Look at him shamelessly showing off those muscles.
All the little ladies need to close their eyes now! Oh my goodness, I love it when the little ones get potty trained. And not just because of the whole dirty diaper thing. (that too, of course) But look at the little buns!! I can't help it! Little baby buns just look too cute in real, big-kid underwear.
He's gonna hate me when he's a teenager isn't he?!

Thanks everybody!

I really did have the best birthday! (despite the getting older part) My kids woke me up with this candy-gram they made me. Don't I just have the cutest, cleverest, sweetest kids ever?!! I love it. And I love that they were already begging me for some of the candy off of it by noon. Hey, those are my birthday present calories! Wait, maybe I should give it all to them... we did just go to the dentist and they were all cavity free, so... here you go kids, except save me the Skor bar!

A little later Cousin Kellie and Amelia came over and made me breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon AND sausage. Yep, the kids are definitely getting the candy! Then I opened my present:
I totally wanted this really bad. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I have no idea how to use it, but I am excited to learn. Here's to crooked lines and uneven seams. :)
A friend of ours was having her annual summertime party, so that's where we were for the evening. So much fun! There was tons of good food. Too much! Just ask Amelia how much meat she ate. hee hee. The girls were loving the swimming pool.

And Miles was loving the little mud puddle he found. In the huge one acre backyard there was one tiny little mud puddle. Tiny! But, of course he would find it. He was covered in mud. That's OK though, he had fun, he gave everyone a good laugh, and he didn't even mind getting hosed off by Dad.
Thank you everyone for such a good day and for all your calls and your Happy Birthday serenades (Aunt Toni and Tiffany)! I loved 'em. Too bad you didn't know that I was recording you. :)

I love you guys!


Saturday, August 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Lynda!

I hope you have a great day today!
Happy Birthday dear Lynda....Y

Friday, August 1, 2008

Livee with a funny face and a warning

Don't forget your sunscreen!!! She got a bad burn on her face the other day and look what happened. I think she gets this from Aunt Syd. She is the only other person that I've seen this happen to. It's just like fever blisters. Once you've had it you will probably get it again and again. It should make Livee take good care of her skin when she gets older because I know she won't want to get burnt if this is what happens! I guess that could be a good thing. So anyways...
be warned....

Gatorade and new stuff

This is the only Gatorade flavor that I have ever really liked. The others are all kind of weird and watery and salty. I thought that this was a discontinued flavor because I haven't found it for years. (Not that I have been looking too hard or anything, mainly just at gas stations when we are on road trips.) But I found it at a little tiny whole in the wall grocery store/grill here in my little tiny city. I was so happy, I bought two. I think I had a couple sips of one of them before they were seized by Craig and the girls. At least I know where I can find them if I ever have a really weird desire for one. :)
I'm on a roll this week at finding little random things that make me happy. First the Citrus Cooler Gatorade, now this stuff:

The black shelf/cubby type thing was 12.95!!! and the Santa Fe lantern was 10.00 marked down from 25.00. I had planned on using both of them in Miles room. The shelf thingy has 6 big cubbies that would be perfect for storing his books and trucks and toys. But when I brought it home Miles was asleep in his room, so I just put it outside of his room between the bedroom doors. I kinda like it. It might stay there with some books and decorative stuff... maybe a picture above it, ooh with a lamp... the possibilities are endless!

I'm still going to use the lantern in his room once we put a shelf up in there. I figured this is about as "trainy" as I can get in there without having Miles called a foamer (the train-man term for those people obsessed with trains, pictures of trains.... anything to do with trains.) I couldn't resist it. Don't you think it will look cute in a little boys room? Especially a little boys room whose Daddy, and 99% of the other men in his family work for good 'ol Santa Fe. (BNSF) Plus it's red! I had to get it!

They came from this little place nearby. I can't say the name in case any of my local readers (all 2 of them) feel the need to go there and buy up all of the other treasures that I need to go back for. So for now, my little find is to remain anonymous... except that one of my readers has already been there with me. Shoot! Maybe she'll forget.