Monday, March 30, 2009

BIG PAPA.......................

video

I've been trying for a week now to get this on camera..........He has such a cute personality and keeps us laughing all the time!!!

Please ignore the "mommy" voice!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Dancing Queen (s).................





Just for the record, the tutu was insisted upon by his sister and put on by his father!! And big papa LOVED it!
Not sure how to include the music in the background, but imagine Beyonce "All the Single Ladies" playing loud and proud!!
Happy Friday...............






Wednesday, March 25, 2009

More pictures from Madison's 2nd Birthday!

It is so sweet to watch Big Papa chase his big sister.............He's growing up so fast just trying to keep up with her!!
Mr. Bobby lives on a beautiful lake with GIGANTIC fish...........seriously, GIGANTIC!
Might have something to do with all the food they get but the kids love it!!
The picture doesn't do it justice........the fish are HUGE!

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Happy 2nd Birthday MADISON!!

Here is the birthday girl in all her cuteness!




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Monday, March 23, 2009

A working moms extended family...................

Ok, so I could probably talk all day about the pros and cons of being a working mom versus being a stay at home mom. I am positive there are ups and downs everyday where each mom thinks the grass MUST be greener on the other side. Right now, I am a working mom!!

Here is what gets me through every day................



Big Papa LOVES him some Ms. Vicki............. And don't tell the rest of the babies, but Ms. Vicki loves her some Big Papa too!!

Big Papa and Mr. Chad.........Don't get any ideas, you are not taking my baby up in a plane!!



Jessie.........Big Papa's first love...........

These girls can't get enough of Ms. Jessie...........Since they started at Oxford Academy, they have been stealing and fighting for her attention!! And secretly plotting for her return.......Sorry, Jim Bob!

We are blessed!! Blessed for the Smith Family...........they love my babies as if they were their own, they hire teachers who love my babies as if they were their own, and they run their daycare as if THEIR OWN BABIES were there!
We are blessed!!









Thursday, March 19, 2009

Just for Kari..........

Saw a great post on Smyrna Townie about aprons and loved them!! What an amazing item to pass down through the family.......Just the thought of all the family memories and meals and special times celebrated while wearing these aprons!!
So I found one I thought she should add to her collection........


And then one I thought I should add to my collection...........
aprons found at Domistyle

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wimbledon...........I think not!!



I pulled the cobwebs off the old racket and got back on the court last night. It was the first time in a very LONG time!! How do I know this? Well, for starters......75% of my balls never actually made it to the other side, 24% never made it to the "green" of the court....leaving a whopping 1% for an occasional "lucky" shot! How else do I know? I am in considerable pain today........not even the 6 advil have lessened my "what the hell was I thinking" pain!!

BUT.........All that said, I am looking forward to giving it my best shot and hoping the new team isn't currently wondering how to nicely ask me to leave :)

I'll keep you posted on ball percentages, caloric intake (aka. beer consumption) and ibuprofen levels!!

***UPDATE***

1-6 first set 6-4 second set 6-0 third set

Kicked butt!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Peace out .................


Big Papa sends many lucky wishes this St. Patrick's Day!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Weddings, Friends, & TUTUS.............................

The Mama's & the Papa's had a big weekend............requiring not ONE but TWO sitters in one weekend. Not sure when that happened last......seriously, not sure, but anyway!! We crashed some friends wedding in Tennessee and will probably be known throughout their lives as "those" people. We tried so hard to stay in the background but as luck would have it, we were FRONT & CENTER for the ceremony and voila...........FRONT & CENTER for the group photo!! Oh well, it's not very often that we break from the "parent" mold and live on the wild side..........Although, at 8:30pm when we were sitting in our room alone, we did briefly wonder what we were thinking, BUT laughed and considered ourselves the life of the party!! Thank you MAMA Helen for watching the babes!

Looking forward to posting some of their wedding pictures (i did not take a single one) once the photographer sends us the link.......All of our blessings (and none of our advice) to the Bride & Groom, we love you guys!!

Before the sun came up, we were on the road to home racing against time and Sweet little girls first ballet class!!!!!!!!!

With 30mins to spare and new ballet ensemble in hand, we were heading into class.........Video & Still Camera in hand!


We had just the right shoes, just the right tights, and of course, just the right TUTU!! The girls couldn't have been any cuter and the moms couldn't have been any prouder............Proud that nobody tinkled in the just right shoes, just right tights and just right TUTU!!

As we moms were gloating on our precious angels natural ability, we heard the teacher announce that maybe next class the moms should take a hike...........WHAT? We were distracting? How would we be able to document the future Berishnikovs if we were banned from the room??? Oh and for the kids who just couldn't quite keep still? There is a TAP/JAZZ class for a higher energy level available as well..........Now, which one could she possibly be referring too??


FUN TIMES! And I am sure these ballet shoes will be framed, or monogrammed or bronzed!!

That evening, Ms. Kelly came over to play with the babes and off we went to dinner with friends. Jennifer and Michael made great homemade pizza, had great wine, & great conversation...............And Jennifer and I kicked their butts in Taboo! THAT was great!!

Jennifer is a great friend who also happens to photograph my little monkeys!!
Check out her website............ SNAPDRAGON PHOTOGRAPHY you just might see some of my little monkeys!!

Monkey's at the Zoo...............


What a beautiful day for a quick trip to the zoo !!
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Southern Sweet Cheeks Surprise.................

So my neighbor has done it again............who knew those late nights bent over the sewing machine would have produced even more cute clothes!! And here I thought I was gonna have to beg and plead to get an original for my monkeys............Now, I can BUY one! (sorry, honey, it's for a good cause)
SHOP & ENJOY.........Check out some of my previous pictures with MR and you'll see just how cute they really are!!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6864720

ON A SIDE NOTE: anyone know how to just make a "word" actually be the website? holly?
please?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Just a normal weekend in The Jungle..................

Saturday morning began like most saturday mornings...................Monkey's rise early, snuggle in the big bed and watch CANTOONS (aka cartoons) !!

And then the race was on...........Literally! Our neighborhood had a big race just like The Peachtree! Well, the only thing similar was the 4 bottles of champagne we drank, but I'll get back to that............

Ok, 7:45 am, police began barricading the streets, racers were stretching, I was baking, and somewhere, I'm sure, A gun was shot and the racers were off......................in the POURING RAIN.........................all 40 or so of them!

So being the fine supporters we are, we sat on the porch and waved to the wet, miserable runners as they sprinted by. Once the Harvey family joined us bringing a delicious breakfast casserole, we took our sweet little monkeys inside and began the festivities.




Orange juice for the monkeys and Mimosas for the rest of us........One bottle, Two bottle, Three bottle, FOUR!!

Oh, and did I mention that we then had to race to a birthday party?? Yes, 3 year olds running around acting like.............well, acting like 3 year olds!! Of course, after a day of mimosas, I'm surprised WE weren't acting like 3 year olds :)






So, Birthday festivities continued through dinner and fun was had by all...........................Only to fall asleep and start it over again on SUNDAY!!

Sunday morning began like most sunday mornings...................Monkey's rise early, snuggle in the big bed and watch CANTOONS (aka cartoons) !!

And then ANOTHER race was on, only this race was through rain, sleet & SNOW to a ONE year old birthday party....Which again served alcohol...........I think there is a theme......or maybe a survival guide to children's birthday parties..........Must serve beer, cake, beer & a little more cake !!