Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Remember When

Remember when people had dial-up internet connections? Well, yeah, I 'remember' all to well ::::sigh:::: we still have a dial-up connection. So, in order to upload pictures onto this blog,(in a reasonable amount of time) I would have to take my ‘memory stick’ w/me whenever we visited the library and upload a whole bunch of pictures at that time. Well, it worked for a while, but now (for some reason) I can’t access blogger from the library anymore….so that means we have to figure something else out. :) So, thanks for being patient (especially Grandpa) while there are no new photos of the Darling Deans.

Our Baby Turns One

In honor of David turning ONE this month….. Here is ONE thing that you should know about him:

He is absolutely, positively, without a doubt whatsoever, the cutest, funniest darling-est baby with a funny snaggly-toothed smile who loves to hear his voice and is walking with his buff little legs and is HAPPY! All the time, happy! He constantly flashes his ear to ear smile! He is a complete JOY to our family and he is adored by all. Happy Birthday David!!! We love you to pieces! :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

In honor of my 38 years – here are a few of my favorite things (in no particular order - besides the first three!!)

Geoff, my children, the gospel, harvest, good books, nap time, peaches, tire swings, scouts – I’m the bear den mother!! red fall leaves, gardening, flowers, David’s bow-legged walk, shopping, date night w/my hubby, music that makes you smart ­‑ I love the violin!! visiting new restaurants w/my mom and sister, Farrell’s happy eyes, hammocks, laughter, sunshine – love that vitamin d, Emeron’s kind voice, learning new things, Abigail’s heart of gold, pillow talk, pilates, water, holidays, checking on the kids while they are sleeping, Jacob’s happy smile, vacations, chocolate, hiking, taking pictures, being organized (maybe I’ll get there in, oh, about 18 years?!) Annalyn’s infectious laugh, being a mom and birthdays!! :)

So Long Summer

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Picture of the Day

Now, what would be a good 'caption' for this photo?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Our Little Penguin

David is officially walking! He gets really excited about what he is doing and grins ear-to-ear while gasping in air with enthusiasm! Oftentimes, he will be so preoccupied with how happy he is that his little feet do a little bouncy-tappy thing. What can we say, he has happy-feet! :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

I'm Looking For Emeron

Jacob is adjusting to his siblings being at school. He is so cute when we pick them up; he greets them all with a big ‘ole smile on his face, and a friendly, happy voice that says: “Hi Emeron!” - “Hi Abby!” - “Hi Anna!” - “Hi Farrell!” --- like he hasn’t seen them for weeks. I’m not sure if it is that he is tired of me and it’s refreshing to see another face, or if he genuinely misses them. Let’s hope it is the latter. :)

Now, from my perspective; I’ve really enjoyed the one-on-one time I've had with Jacob while Ems is at preschool. He has become my sweeper, my dishwasher and my sidekick to reading his picture books. I look forward to taking him to story hour this fall. Correction: I look forward to taking him to story hour this fall, in hopes that he will sit through the stories and not run around the library like a wild animal. :)

Maybe Jakes is looking for his siblings when he was up in the treehouse looking down at our empty yard.

These photos were taken in the treehouse, summer 2008.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sleep Over Time Again

I received a phone call from my sis-in-law inviting our children over for a sleep-over Friday night. We both felt that our kids could use a fun break from all the newness of school and the adjustments they have made at new schools, new teachers, new friends, etc. Needless to say, they were ecstatic! I picked them up from school (with their stuff already packed) and took them straight to the party.

Through the night and next day, there was only 1 minor casualty – Farrell flying through the air after attempting a trick on a scooter and landing on the asphalt, giving himself a nice road rash on his arm and side. And only 2 of my children had very little sleep – apparently, whenever Jacob saw Abby trying to sleep would say, “no, Abby-sit up!” Other than that, they were all spoiled and had a riot.

One thing that I couldn’t help but think Saturday morning was how grateful I am for good family! What a blessing to have others in our lives that love us and always have our family’s best interest in mind. :-> We love you Taggs!