Army of Mom

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


The Three Wisecrackers

Here are the children in front of the big-ass tree that dominates our front room at the moment. We left the house a week ago with 84 degree temps at our home. An hour later and 60 miles west and the temps had dropped to about 60 or so. I had cleaned out all the jackets and coats from the car, so there weren't enough jackets for the all the kids. Hot Rod and his German/Dutch (from Minnesota) blood, he was happy with no jacket. Pickle wore little brother's hoodie, which explains the short sleeves.

This was Little Bit's pose. She wanted to make this face. It works for her, though, with those big brown eyes.

Hot Rod just has that All American look with blond hair and blue eyes. He's my Eddie Haskell.
Pickle and his Mavericks Santa hat. He loves that thing.
This image just melted my heart. Pickle is really nurturing (at times) with his sister. Other times, he calls her pure evil. *shaking my head* That tree is enormous. I still can't believe we bought a 17 foot tree. We had to cut a foot off so it wouldn't whack the ceiling.
And, the three of them walking by through the tree farm.


  • At 10:51 PM, December 13, 2007, Blogger Gadfly said…

    Hotrod is definitely the quintessential all-American. But Little-bit is the one who is a bit scary in that photo. Normally, she is li'l Miss Adorable. But we could go to the mall and she could probably get me to buy her any toy THERE with that look. That look is like more Oliver than Oliver ...

    Are you sure there were no Satanic signs about while she was conceived?

  • At 8:06 AM, December 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    an amazing transformation took place before my oldest left for college (that faraway place known as UTD-9 miles from home). Around 3 months before he left for college, he started (of his own volition) spending a lot more time with my 6yo. We did not know what the reason was until after he had moved to college, and noticed that he also came home quite regularly for things other than food/laundry.
    My wife and I now realize that he missed us all, and maybe our "little bit" more than the rest. He will not admit it, but he still does it.

    It really reminds you how well you did as a parent, to see the kids caring for eaach other. Doesn't it?


  • At 11:58 AM, December 14, 2007, Blogger Kelly said…

    Love those photos! Your kids have such a wonderful bond, I can see it in the photos!

  • At 2:25 PM, December 16, 2007, Blogger Lisa said…

    Great dreamy photos. It seemed so weird to get my Christmas card and see their real names at the bottom! LOL!


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