Thursday, July 31, 2014

My Whole Entire Heart

Kinda weird to see your whole entire heart laying in the bed. But there it was.

Well... almost.


My heart does a constant tug-of-war around this. I am 100% sure that God knew exactly what He was doing with Brighton.

But man... a complete family picture would be really cool.

Getting one made in Heaven at some point...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rap Olympics

This morning I texted Laura from work and said "Tell the girls I want a show tonight - tell them to practice it today and get it ready.."

They were pumped.

After dinner - we headed to the basement and I was assigned lighting duty. On their cue - I flicked them on to these two copping these B-Girl stances...


The show they had put together for me? Oh you know - just an old fashioned RAP BATTLE!


It got pretty intense too... with some in-your-face bravado...

Some wild hand and arm motions...

Some "Oh no you didn't!" responses...

Some "Bring it on, girl!" attitude...

and one of my favorite rhymes - that meron dropped.

After looking Mebbie up and down she said:

"Look at you... and what you're wearin'
You look just like a little Meron..."

It didn't stop Mebbie from dancing it out though!

It was like 8 Mile popped off in our basement... I LOVED IT.

We have a house rule when it comes to battle rapping though... it goes like this:

battle it out hard - to the very end,
but walk away sisters - and more importantly - friends.

And that they did...

Best show I've seen in a long time!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hey Lady!

Tonight - I was invited to watch a skit that had been developed by Mebski Love and Z-Dogg.

It started with Mebbie on one side of the room - and as she walked towards Zechie - who was leaning against the couch - he would look up at her and say:

"Hey Lady!"
He would keep a pretty straight face (or try to at least)

As Mebbie walked by - she would gently reach out and lightly tap his forehead...

At which point Z-Dogg would fall over flat out on the couch.

They did this maybe 30 or 40 times.

Same skit. Every. Single. Time.

My kids own the patent on "weird."

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dear Swimming Pool...


'Nuff said...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

How We Roll

After being gone for 9 days - Meron was ITCHING for some family time.

She petitioned hard all day long and finally got us all at Uncle Buck's for some evening bowling!

Everybody was pretty excited...

Even if mommy appeared to fall asleep while helping Z-Dogg!

Meron was pretty stoked to be here...

and she showed us that it didn't matter how ya got that ball down the lane...

while mommy showed off some of her yesteryear bowling league skills!

But let's be honest... we all know that BEARDED BOYS BOWL BETTER.

I mean seriously... look at that leg extension. And be jealous.

Zechie found the hand-cooler-air-blowing-thingie to be of great amusement as he used it to style his hair in between turns...

while Meron was almost eaten by a shark.

Overall - we had a BLAST!

Thanks Meron for pushing for some much needed family time!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Schizophrenic Weather

The girls all headed out to the pool today while I chilled at home with a napping Z-Dogg. It was hot, sunny - perfect weather for the pool...

About 17 minutes later I was bombarded with some serious pounding on the front door and greeted with this when i opened it up!

As it can do here - the weather had flipped its lid on them!

Howling winds, 20 degree temperature drop, lightning and rain that felt like hail...

These guys jumped right out of the water and sprinted home!

Meron still had her goggles on when I opened the door!

Hang in there guys - tomorrow's a new day!

We'll be back pool... we'll be back!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Best Buds


It's tough living in the shadow of a leader like Meron... but these two do it with grace and beauty.

I absolutely LOVE their love for each other...