Friday, December 21, 2007

Boxes Arrive!

122107-01 Aimee and Ashlee Waiting
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

Boxes! That's more than one! WOW!

Today we received packages from Doug and Donna Bates. Doug was Rob's wood shop teacher in high school. They have been special people in his life ever since. They even took the pain-staking time to teach him to dance for our wedding. Too bad I was too far away for those lessons! I could have really used them as well!

Anyway, back to the subject at hand. Presents! Donna was very sweet and careful to choose winter themed wrapping, knowing that as one of Jehovah's Witnesses I do not celebrate Christmas.

We had a great family evening opening, playing, reading and JUMPING!

Check out all the pictures by clicking on the link below.

Friday, December 14, 2007

We have names!

121307 Cheeri and O at 5 weeks and 2 days old -03
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

Aimee named the little girl "Cheeri". So we decided the little boy should be "O". Collectively they are, Cheeri-O.

Cheeri-O are 5 weeks and 2 days old in this picture.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Puppies 3 weeks and 1 day

112807 Puppies 3 weeks and 1 day
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

The puppies are just starting to walk pretty good. They went outside for their first time today. The little female even did a little poo poo out there. What a good girl!

They do tire out super fast though. Oh so cute!

More pics...

Ryan's Pictures

112807 What is it photo by Ryan
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

Ryan got a hold of my camera tonight and took some pictures. Can you tell what this is? It took me a moment to figure it out...

Click on the link below to see more of his fabulous photography. The rest of his photos are more easily identifiable.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Who is in trouble now?

Who is in trouble now?
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

The kids and I went to our Special Day Assembly today. We had a nice time. Ryan was a little challenging in the morning, but slep much of the afternoon. The newly remodelled hall is, or course, beautiful.

See the whole set of pictures from our day by clicking the link below.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Our House - Kitchen

112107-01 Our House - Kitchen
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

While mom and dad were visiting they bought me this stainless worktable for an island and the stools to go with it. I was so thrilled! I was missing my island from my Arizona kitchen and this was the prefect fix!

Watch for more updates on our house. We are working on painting the living room right now and recently got new furnture in there. And if I can keep my bedroom clean long enough perhaps I'll take a picture of that too. We painted that some time ago.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Puppies 2 weeks old

112107-07 Puppies 2 weeks - Female and Male
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

The puppies are getting so big! Both have their eyes opened now. The little boy (on right) is getting up on all fours just a little bit now.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Presents from Grandma and Grandpa

111807-12 Presents from Grandma - Ashlee and Aimee
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

Grandma and Grandpa visited us this week and the kids all got presents...

See more pictures of their present opening at the link below.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

2nd Grade Field Trip

2nd Grade Field Trip My Group
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

Ashlee's class went on a field trip today. What fun. The nature center and heritage museum at Arkansas State University.

Click the link below to see more pictures.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Puppies are 1 week old

111207 Puppies 1 week - 03
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

The pictures are a bit fuzzy. Needed to put in new batteries. But here are the puppies at 1 week old.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Fall Color

111207 Fall Color - Fence
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

This is the back tree line to our property. The colors really struck me on this day and I had to go out and snap a couple of photos.

111207 Fall Color - Landscape

111207 Fall Color

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Day Old Puppies

110707 Day Old Puppies
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

Can you say Awww...

I googled online and they look exactly like purebread boxer puppies. They are NOT burebread as you can tell from looking at their mother. But the dog that was caught in the yard a couple of times while Honey was in heat was a very big boxer.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Honey and Her Puppies

Honey and Her Puppies
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

We didn't even hear Honey birthing these puppies last night. She did so good you can not even tell puppies were birthed in her crate. She cleaned the place nicely.

I'm glad there are only two!

New Puppies

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fall Picnic with Friends

Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

We went this weekend with another family from our congregation on a picnic to the local state park. Click the link below to see more pictures.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Baby Shower Cake for Tiffany

092307-02 Baby Shower Cake for Tiffany
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

I made and decorated this baby shower cake. It tasted even better than it looks.

The top layer was lemon cake with lemon curd filling.

The bottom layer was chocolate cake with cream cheese and berry fillings.

092307-01 Baby Shower Cake for Tiffany

Friday, September 21, 2007

Ryan's Field Trip to the Fair

092107-03 Robbie and ryan and calf
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

September 21, 2007 - Preschool goes to the fair

Robbie got to go along. The big kids didn't have school that day. The girls went to their freind's house to play.

092107-01 Ryan and Goat

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A gift from the Bates'

091107 Robbie New Outfit
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

Robbie got a generous package from Rob's high school shop teacher and wife. They are always so kind to send the kids new outfits and such as they get older.

Here's my handsome boy. These are his new favorite pants!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

My three kitties

My three kitties
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

Well, this picture turned out a bit blurry. But you can see my cute kitties anyway. I had been in the computer room looking up some things online for Ma. I decided I better go check on the kids. I found these two painting their faces with water colors. If you look closely, you will see Aimee's jaguar spots. Ashlee has many colors painted randomly all over her. That is because she is a calico.

By the way, Robbie was in bed with Ryan. Ryan was supposed to be laying down for his nap and Robbie didn't want him to keep getting up and getting in trouble so he laid down with him. Isn't he a nice big brother?

My kitties with Ryan

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Ryan and Aimee in the Kiddie Pool

Ryan and Aimee in the Kiddie Pool
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

We went to the community pool in Jonesboro, Arkansas today and had a ton of fun. Ryan and Aimee really enjoyed the kiddie pool. While Ashlee and Robbie's favorite was the water slide!

We've heard there is an even nicer pool in Paragould. We are planning to go there next Wednesday. It has two BIG water slides and a kiddie play area in water. We drove by it today and there are water fountains and all kinds of stuff to play in. We are quite excited.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

We're here, dad's flight comes to this gate

We're here, dad's flight comes to this gate
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

Rob came home from California today. He was helping his brother move from Pennsylvania to California. He also got to do some fishing in the pond with his dad. They caught quite a few and according to the fisherman's tale one was 21" long. Do we believe him? I don't know, but the great thing was, they had a blast.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Redneck Kiddie Ride

Redneck Kiddie Ride
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

We went to a free fun, games and food thing at the kids school. The kids had lots of fun. It was quite hot and humid though!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

The difference a year makes...

OK, So I've been sorting through old pictures and doing some filing on the computer. I noticed these two pictures were taken about a year apart from each other. And I like the improvement! I'm working to continue the improvement. Watch for updates!


Mom and Buddy web


0610007 SD DC Aimee and Mom

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Little Rock on a Dime

Rob needed to go to Little Rock to pick up and drop off stuff today. We also took the Gray kitten to her new home in Little Rock. Since U-haul was paying for Rob to drive to and from Little Rock we were able to spend a few more dollars and take the kids downtown for some exploring. (Photographers note: After we got home I discovered a huge finger print on the lens. So all of these photos have a haze to them. I edited some of them to be improved.)

First we went to the visitor center in a really old restored building... This little playhouse was restored out front.

072107 Little Rock All Kids Restored Playhouse

Next we went downtown and found some public parking. We walked a block or so to the Old State House. This building was used from early Arkansas days until 1911 as the States governing house. It has since been restored (a couple of times) and houses an Arkansas history museum. President Clinton held his inaugural parties in the front lawn area of this building when he won each of his Presidential elections. My favorite part here was the darkened room that housed outfits that the first ladies of Arkansas wore. We didn't really get to see all of this museum because it was not as interesting to the young ones as it was to mom and dad.

072107 Little Rock All Kids Old State House 2

072107 Little Rock All Kids Old State House

Next we walked on down the road and went into the Peobody Hotel and saw the ducks in the water fountain in their lobby. If you watched Oprah and Gail's trek across the United States you may have seen their segment on the ducks make a grand entrance and departure from the fountain in the lobby of this hotel each day. Well we missed their grand entrance, but we did see them. Of course, I didn't capture a picture for some reason. Perhaps I was too busy making sure the two year old was not going for a swim with the ducks?

We continued down the street and caught the trolley to the River Walk area. Here there are shops and eateries. During this time of year there is also a huge farmer's market. We didn't purchase any produce, but it was fun to walk around and watch people bargaining and sampling wares. We found a little table and all shared some mexican food for lunch (it had the shortest line). And the mexican food was surprisingly authentic for being in Arkansas. Anyway, no pictures of that either LOL.

Next we again caught the long trolley. It goes over to where the Clinton Library is, but by that time we were done walking and didn't think it would particularly interest the kids. Again no picture. But here are pictures of the kids playing in a water fountain while we waited for the trolley across from the River Walk area.

072107 Little Rock Rob watches kids play in water

And a picture of Ashlee on the trolley.

072107 Little Rock Ashlee on the Trolley

We got off the trolley near wear the car was parked and drove on to North Little Rock where we went to see a replica of an Old Mill. Rob ended up staying in the car with Ryan sleeping. But the kids and I walked around this place a bit. There were a lot of people taking pictures there. The kids had fun running around to all the different bridges and things.

072107 Little Rock Ashlee Old Mill
(The little spec in the window, do you see it?, that is Ashlee.)

072107 Little Rock Girls at Old Mill

072107 Little Rock Big Kids Old Mill 2

It was a fun day. And we were home before too late, which was nice too.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Kittens all together for the last time.

This is thhe last picture of all the kittens together. Taken the night before the Gray one went to her new home. All but the Buff boy that we are planning to keep have now been spoken for.

072007 Kittens last time all together 6

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

These Pics Just in from California...

0610007 SD DC Aimee and Mom
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

I just got these pictures via email from Melissa. These were taken by her camera phone. I love them and had to share.

Here is Aimee with Auntie M.
0610007 SD DC Aimee and Auntie M

Monday, June 25, 2007

The kittens are four weeks old.

062507 Kittens fight for a spot web
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

Here they are fighting for a spot on momma. Look at the little calico on the top of the pile. So cute!

Here they are in birth order...

062507 4WKS Black Girl web
Black - Girl (we are pretty sure)

062507 4WKS Tabby Boy web
Tabby - Boy

062507 4WKS Grey web
Grey (Russian Blue Mix) - Not Sure of sex yet. Probably Girl.

062507 4WKS Calico Girl web
Calico - Girl

062507 4WKS Buff Boy web
Buff - Boy

Here are some playful shots...

062507 4WKS Buff and Tabby Play web
The boys like to play together. They both whine when you try to hold them. They just want to play!

062607 4WKS Ashlee and Gray web
OK, So Ashlee did her makeup, but forgot to brush her hair and put a shirt on! Anyway, here is another cute picture with the grey kitty.

All are available for adoption. But I would like to see them go to a loving home that will be spay/neutering.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Ashlee loses her first tooth!

062507 Ashlee loses first tooth self web
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

Today Ashlee lost her first tooth!

She was getting anxious to have it out. Daddy tied some dental floss to it and said she could pull it or play with it or whatever. Then when she had pretty much forgotten it was there daddy grabbed it as she walked by and pulled up!

I doubt she'll trust daddy to tie floss to her tooth next time, but she was happy to have the big space in her mouth. She was one of only two in her first grade class that had not lost any teeth by the end of the year.