Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cooper's Baptism, my messy house, Mardi Gras, and Ezra's disappearing eyes

I know how much y'all love my uber posts, so I decided it was time for another one...Enjoy!

The kids and I headed down to Amarillo with my mom for my nephew Cooper's baptism. It had to be delayed a week because of a ice and snow storm, so I got stuck up in Stillwater for an extra 6 days-yippy skippy! [insert eye roll here] We did, however, eventually make it down to the big T. X. and there was much rejoicing in the land. Congrats, Coop, for this huge step in the right direction!

The Man of the Hour

Cooper and Me
(you can't see them, but rest assured I have fab-u-lous shoes on. I promise, they MAKE the entire outfit)

Best Fri-enemies Forever

Our vain attempt at getting all 6 children to simultaneously look at the camera

Now onto other exciting things...

Scarlett, the computer junkie.
Like mother, like daughter, I suppose.

One day, Ezra decided to take loads of pictures with my camera. Here's a few of the gobs he took. It was kind of fun to see life through his eyes.

(Warning: it was a messier than normal day...oh, who am I kidding? My house looks like this everyday at some point in time or another)

Remnants of play

Little sister #1

The Pile

The creator of The Pile, Little Sister #2

As some of you might know (a big hello to all those Alabama Apples), Tuesday (the 16th) was Mardi Gras. After getting the chance to spend a couple of Fat Tuesdays down in Alabama over the years, I have fallen in love with the holiday. Who wouldn't love huge parades with loud music, free jewelery, and moon cakes? So, this year, I made a point to have our own little Mardi Gras party at home with the kids. We made a King Cake and had a mini-dance party, with costumes and beads galore.

Making the King Cake:

Confession: our king cake was a total fakey. It was really a cake mix cake in disguise. I always intend to make the fancy smancy original, but just seem to lack the time, energy, and ingredients. Oh well, maybe next year.

(don't ya just looove Georgia's outfit? She had an accident earlier in the day and re-dressed herself. I promise some days my children look normal. Just not on the picture-takin' ones, it seems)

The finished product

Look, Look! Ezra and his magically disappearing eyes! Gotta love those Lifferth genes...
These pictures make Ezra's nose look huge. Don't be tempted to think it's true. Definitely False. He may have small eyes, but he does not have a big nose. It's just the angle of the shot)

Dance Dance Revolution:

Ezra always looks so serious when he dances. It kills me! Whenever he dances it's like he tries to resist...but...just...can'

Georgia on the other hand, just lets the music move her whereever it will.

A bit of the fun...

Gold star for you if you made it this far! Two gold stars if you actually watched the video and read all the captions. Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Just enjoy the show

This song was playing while I was recovering from Scarlett's birth in the hospital and I fell in love with it immediately. It made me smile and seemed oh-so-appropriate to what I was feeling at exactly that moment. I've had it on my playlist since. I heard it again today and it made me remember all over again, so I thought I'd share. Enjoy!

Lenka's The Show

Monday, February 8, 2010

As if y'all haven't heard enough about me already

I know it's been a while since I've posted and I left up Spence's adorable post for way too immodestly long, but I've been out of town down in Oklahoma and Texas (I know, I know, what else is new :P). I'll have a nice long post about that up soon enough, but in the meantime, I'm posting a fun little summin' summin' I saw on awhile back on Emily's blog. Enjoy!

1. What is your first name? whitney
2. What is your favorite food? fried chicken (I swear to you I crave it every. single. day. while pregnant...and no, I am not.)
3. What high school did you go to? Stillwater High (go pioneers!)
4. What is your favorite color? purple...has been since I was 3 and I don't see it changing anytime soon.
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Matt Bomer. White Collar's Neal Caffrey. be still my heart, be still.
6. What is your favorite drink? cranberry-grape juice. mmm
7. What is your dream vacation? Italy
8. What is your favorite dessert? cheesecake
9. What did you want to be when you grew up? a social worker
10. What do you love most in life? my husband
11. What is one word that describes you? passionate
12. What is your hope? love

If you want to do it too:

1. Type your answers to each of the questions below into flickr search
2. Use only the first page of results and pick one image
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the image into here to create a mosiac of the picture answers

Good luck! Have a fabulous day!

giving credit where credit is due:
1. Mt. Whitney Motel (UFO Version), 2. Kentucky Fried Chicken Christmas Bucket Lid, 3. Union versus Jenks 2, 4. I bought a ticket to the world (processed with free ACR / LR presets), 5. Vanity Fair and USA Network White Collar Party, 6. mini breakfast bento, 7. Lines of Colors, green, orange and yellow., 8. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake with Raspberries, 9. 24 hours with Rakesh (Work in progress) **6:39 am.**, 10. Homecoming, 11. Why use DRUGS when there's MUSIC, 12. Aster d'automne...!!!