Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


A Texas tradition

It was really sad in April 2006, because the drought kept us from having any bluebonnets. This year, we had bluebonnets as far as the eye can see. So, one afternoon, I took the kids out for a photo shoot. My sweet Little Bit is such an angel. She loves to pick flowers for momma and that warms my heart. She picked this little yellow wildflower for me.
But, of course, they are children and to make matters worse - they are MY children. So, no photo shoot is complete without a silly photo displaying just how goofy they really are. I'm particularly fond of Hot Rod's Isaac move from Love Boat.
And, sometimes, my favorite shots are the ones that just happen. There was a flattened down spot where the kids had been sitting and Hot Rod and Little Bit laid down in it, on top of each other. So, I called Pickle over and he plopped down on sister. I just thought it was really cute and spontaneous of them. Usually, Little Bit is sitting in Pickle's lap when they're watching TV. Pretty darn cute stuff, I must say. I have good genes when it comes to looks.
And, the gorgeous bluebonnets. When you're a Texan, there is very little else that can make your heart stir like seeing bluebonnets. I suppose dogwood trees, Indian Paintbrush and yellow roses might do it, too.


  • At 10:12 PM, April 26, 2007, Blogger Uzz said…

    Why didn't you call me??? I was ready to shoot all your kiddos in the bluebonnets. The Mini-Uzz bluebonnet pics were great and he didn't even freak out over the bees and ants this time!

  • At 10:35 PM, April 26, 2007, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I just did this after school one day a few weeks ago ... it was spur of the moment.

    Of course, I captured the true goober in each of them, don't you think?

  • At 8:40 AM, April 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    AoM, did you catch Lawdogs's Post about the blue bonnets? Here in NC, we have the same situation with poppies, that bloom in May/June. It's like something out of the Wizard of Oz. And of course, Morning Glories grow wild here.

  • At 11:39 AM, April 27, 2007, Blogger Gadfly said…

    I've noticed a couple of moms lovingly positioning their children in bluebonnet patches in the past week or so.


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