Sunday, May 1, 2011

When the Cat's Away the Mice Play

Sorry for the extraordinarily long delay in blog posts, but to say I've been busy this month is practically the understatement of the year.  I figured I best do a post now while I have half a minute, or else the opportunity would be missed altogether for another couple of weeks as I'm heading out to Idaho for my much-missed Grandmother's funeral on Tuesday.  As soon as I get home (literally, that same day), we'll begin the much-anticipated move over to The Big House.  Goodness, I don't remember a 3rd trimester being this busy since...well...Scarlett's.

Before I begin my usual uber-post, however, I'd like to show y'all a little ditty I found early this morning on one of my favorite blogs, Cardigan Empire (thanks Heather!).  Enjoy!

Girls With Glasses from Brooke White on Vimeo.

And now back to our regularly scheduled blog post...

A bit ago (the entire last month is a blurry haze, so excuse my lack of date details), I had the super-fun chance to head up to my sister, Stephanie's house in the greater Chicago area for something of a Girls Weekend (my very first ever non-kid trip since Ezra was a mere babe).  My other sister, Liberty, was there for it (although she, lucky girl, got to stay for a full 11 days!), along with my mom and (briefly) her two twin sisters.  I don't have any photographic proof, however, since I left my camera with Spencer and the kids, although if one of said lovely ladies wants to send me some of theirs, I wouldn't complain any *hint, hint, wink, wink*. to Northwestern Indiana I went while Spence watched the miniature mob and played housewife.  The entire trip was a frenzy of laughter, shopping ($7 embellished tees at Banana Republic!), fattening foods, and two separate trips to a small local candy factory to re-stock up on sugar.  Thank heavens for sisters.

While I was off gallivanting with the girls, Spencer, luckily, lived up to his reputation as uber-dad (I left the camera with him for a reason ;).  Here's a few of the things they got up to sans-mommy:

(note: I can't be held accountable for any outfits and/or hairstyles applied to my offspring during my absence (especially the fact that Georgia is wearing the exact. same. dress. in every joke).  In fact, I'm not sure it's such a great thing to have photgraphic proof of unapproved outfits out there on the vast World Wide Web, but c'est la vie.)

Fireman Scarlett

Ezra with his long-lost twin brother

I'm not sure why Spence took these next pictures, but he had fifty bazillion of them, so I'm assuming it must've been for a valid reason.  I suspect it was to show off Union Station's cool ceiling.

The water table was a big hit with all three 

The Crown Center

Everybody with me now...
Under the sea
Darling it's better
Down where it's wetter
Take it from me

Root Beer Floats

 Apparently, even Daddy isn't immune to the occasional

(What does it say about the mischief-maker in question when he basically signs his name to his work?)

Camping at Clinton Lake

My fashion statement of a daughter
(in case you're curious, she finishes off the ensemble with jeans, striped socks, and sandals)

Talkin' to Mom.  How sweet is that?
(I love how Ezra is still attempting to match, even when I'm not around to help.  That's my boy :)

Breakfast of champions
(for the record, they basically rejected the eggs soon after this picture was taken.  shocker, I know)

I was going to post Easter pictures too, but I'm, frankly, exhausted and I don't even want to think about what I have to do to get ready to leave for Idaho on Tuesday morning.  Not to mention this post has turned ginormous on me.  That's what happens, though, when you have an uber-husband like I do.

I love you, Honey.  Thanks for being such an amazing father to my children...even if you do let Georgia wear the same dress three days out of five.  The mere fact you attempted to do the girls' hair everyday more then makes up for it.  love you.


Alaina and Mitchell said...

cute!! I love the picture of Scarlett and Ezra holding hands :o) Your husband is a super dad! I love it!

Megan said...

spenc is definitely uber-dad and super hubby. looks like he did a great job. you came home and no one had a "new" haircut (aka found the scissors while dad was snoring) so that's a good sign!

good luck with the move!

Jennae said...

I love these pictures and being friends with your whole family.

Aubrey said...

Yay, yay for girls time. Your husband IS amazing, Carlin has still not ventured out of the house, by himself, with both kids. We're gettin' there though. Try to relax a bit and I'm sorry to hear about your Grandmother. I hope your travels go well and after you get semi-settled into your new house and you get bored unpacking give me a call. :)

The Wright's said...

He totally wins the Dad of the year award!! I guarantee most men won't even take children in public if their wife isn't around....possibly mine included! ;) And camping? For real? Without you? Amazing. Glad you had a much needed vacation before baby #4. It gets busier, I hate to tell you! But worth it. Oh, so worth it!