Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Tough Day

Some days are just tougher than others.

Plain T.O.U.G.H.

But we all get through them.

A lolly doesn't hurt either...

Happy wednesday!
More Wordless Wednesday here.


I'm not sure why I didn't latch on to my painting abilities and the enjoyment I get from it more than I did. After all, I breezed through all my scene painting classes in college with A's and painted murals for friends but I didn't really stop to focus on it or what I could do with it. I still enjoy it though, when I get a chance to paint - uninterrupted.

Art is in the blood though. My grandmother had it, my mother had it, I have it, my son has it.

The desire to create.

We always make time for that.

Happy Tuesday.

{originally posted at Just Add Color}

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

BSM - Just One Picture

If I had to give a description of Harrison's personality in just one picture it would be this one...

For more Best Shot Monday head over to Tracey.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Yahoo! Wordless Wednesday!

Have a Rootin'-Tootin' day!
Click in the image for larger view.

More wordless wednesday here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

A Joyful Weekend

We started our weekend with an egg hunt at our local park and then on Easter Sunday we spent the day in the Valley with our dear friends. It was really nice to see so many old friends in person at church up there - we miss you!

Saturday's Easter Egg hunt -

and my best shot...

Have a great week!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Theme Thursday - End of {high chair} Days

I meant to post this [ahem] about six months ago, but as many things go around here - I don't get my blogging done in a timely fashion. Case in point, by the time anyone sees this - it will be Friday.

Anyway, this is the last week that Stacy at The Land of K.A. is hosting Theme Thursday. Appropriately, the theme is The End.

What better way to end with Stacy is to share the end of the need for a high chair. Literally, Harrison just grew out of it; if he had his shoes on we couldn't get him out easily anymore. Now it sits in the corner, waiting for it's new beginning. That will come.

And here are some highlights of the high chair days.
It served us well, ending it's tour of duty in August of 2008. The end of high chair days for Harrison.

Thanks Stacy, for hosting as long as you did!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy Passover!

Today is the first Seder for Passover (Pesach). Being in a Jewish preschool, Harrison really does get the best of both worlds; he learns all about Passover and the life of Moses up through leading the Israelites out of slavery from Egypt and then he goes to Sunday school and learns all about Easter, Jesus, His sacrifice on the cross and being raised again.

Old. and. New.

Does he get confused? No, not really. Does he tell his friends all about baby Moses, frogs, King Pharaoh, and Matzah bread? Most definitely. He also has no qualms about walking into the Rabbi's office, when the door is open, and discussing Jesus (and the Rabbi will take a hug from Harrison any day - because that's how their conversations always start).

My not-so-shy boy getting ready to entertain the parents.

Right there in the middle, doing all his hand motions.

Harrison is VERY serious about his singing...

He's also very serious about his Matzah.

I really love having the "best of both worlds".

On Friday during Shabbat Service Harrison's preschool marched around the synagogue plaza in celebration of the Israelites leaving Egypt and on Saturday night Harrison's Sunday school class marched around the halls of children's church celebrating Palm Sunday when Jesus entered Jerusalem.

Both occasions caused my heart to march with joy.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Inevitable...

One week before he turned four years old, Harrison had his first school picture taken.

He's growning too fast! [don't they all say that?]

It's in the mail, Grandma!

More Wordless Wednesday here.

Big Brother

I can't tell you how much Harrison loves and admires his big brother. Every moment he gets, he steals into big Brother's room to hang out with him, even if it means just sitting in a comfy chair and playing with a Star Wars toy while Big Brother does things on the computer.

In January, we started hosting a weekly home group at our house, Big Brother is helping out look after the kids during the 2 hour evening. Harrison LOVES his uninterrupted play time with his big brother (and isn't too concerned that he has to share that time).

On Friday, we got home from preschool/work and Harrison immediately ran up to Big Brother's room. I had to get on the computer and finish up a couple things, then run to the store. Before I left for the store, I went up to check on them only to find Harrison crashed - sound asleep - in the chair in Big Brother's room. He took over a two hour nap in that chair!

Big Brother is about to graduate high school and is preparing for college. Crazy. Wasn't it just yesterday that he was nine years old and going to Legoland, Mt. Rushmore and the poppy fields with us?

He's a young man now - about to turn 19 in just a few short months. 

Here are a few shots that I took for Big Brother last week. One of these days we'll even get a couple printed.

We love you Big Brother!

Monday, April 6, 2009

An Authentic [Best] Shot

Last week we visited Disneyland - again, I know. But this year is exciting because I have a four-year-old, that's tall enough to ride any ride, with a inherent love for roller coasters already bursting forth. 

So when we walked up to Big Thunder Mountain, Harrison was all about getting on it - no looking back. After all, it's a train ride and a roller coaster all in one! How can you possibly go wrong with that!

What did he think after the ride?
His face says it all.

And what did he have to say...

"That's fun! Let's do it again, mommy! I want to ride it again!"

I wasn't so ready to ride it again - that motion sickness always getting in the way of my fun.

visit Tracey Clark for more inspiration this week.