Archive: October, 2010



The One That Silenced All the Critics

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

When we first announced that we had decided to allow Jake to play football, we were met with a healthy amount of resistance.

“He’s too young.”

“You’re putting too much pressure on him.”

“Are you sure he’s going to like it?”

“What are you going to do if he wants to quit?”

It was enough to make us question our decision.

Because the image below is definitely one of a child being made to play football against his will.

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A Little Too Quiet . . .

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Parents know what I’m talking about when I say, “A little too quiet.”

This is definitely not the worst thing that’s happened in that small window of time where my husband and I realized that the only noise our kids were making were stifled giggles and “shushing” sounds.

In fact, this is one of those times when we praised him for finding something constructive to do that didn’t involve writing on the wall or flushing my iPod down the toilet.

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Little boy posing for picture with his toilet paper tower.

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Post-Game Hug

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Jake ADORES his younger brother (when he wants him around). And Benny LOVES his older brother (when he’s not trying to kill him).

This is one of those rare moments where I actually capture both of them liking each other AT THE SAME TIME.

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Birthday Party Fun

Monday, October 25th, 2010

I am blessed with a large family who know how to do birthday parties right.

And by right, I mean full of homemade birthday cards, cupcakes made from scratch, and free of drama.

And, of course, full of children eager to get their picture taken.

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The Ultimate Tribute to Gas Grill Mortality

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

This is my father’s barbecue.

It’s missing two dials (for which he uses pliers to adjust), is covered in rust and cobwebs, and singes the hair off of anyone who dares ignite it.

He refuses to let us replace it, stating that it works just as well today as it did when he first bought it.

Back in May of 1986.

Long live Frank’s grill.

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Rain Delay

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Xavier wants to go outside and play.

But it’s raining.

And he’s at his Grandma’s house.

And Grandmas don’t let little boys go outside an play in the rain.

So he’ll have to wait until it stops.

Or at least wait until he can be taken outside by his “cool” auntie, who will use the excuse “I did it for my photography blog” to dodge the menacing glare of a perturbed Grandmother.

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Behind Bars

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Being an active three year old has its disadvantages. Like not being old enough to play football with all the other boys on the field.

He’s got a three-year wait before he can join them. Until then, he has to stay behind the barriers that separate the players from the dreamers.

Unless his dad decides to coach.

Which would then, according to league rules, reduce his wait to two years. (On good behavior, of course.)

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Innocence

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The word that came to my mind after first seeing this image was “innocence.”

She has not a care in the world. She is completely content.

And 100% beautiful.

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He’s Going to Make Us a Million Dollars

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

I have a standing agreement with my 82-year-old father.

As long as he’s alive, I will spend every 1st Saturday in May by his side at our local race track so we can watch (and, of course, bet on) the Kentucky Derby.

This agreement has caught on with my other brothers and sisters, two of whom joined us this year for a day of food, drink, and wagering.

And lots of talk about his infamous “horse-picking system.”

“Listen to me,” he’ll say. “I got this thing all figured out. Been working on it for years. YEARS. And I finally got it working to perfection. You got to know your numbers and your decimals and how to read that racing form. It’s a good system. And when I die, I’m going to give it to you kids and you’ll all make a million bucks.”

None of us have ever figured out exactly why we have to wait until he dies before we get to make that million bucks.

We just know that we don’t have very many more Kentucky Derbys left to spend with him.

So we humor him with our gasps of theatrical surprise and gratitude for even THINKING of giving us his horse-picking system, and ask him who he’s got picked to win, and then secretly decide to bet on the horses with the funniest names instead.

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This Is What Happens When I Listen to the Voices

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

When I was at the park with the boys this past Sunday, “Nikon-Stalking” them while they were just trying to have a little fun, something told me to turn around.

This is what I saw.

I had no idea that the image I had captured would have so much significance 48 hours later.

To Lisa and Jaymie: She’s in a much better place.

Love, Auntie.

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