Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt @ Nana's and Poppy's

Since the Easter weekend is a bit crazy for the Deebles, we had our easter egg hunt today - Thursday. The girls knew no difference. I (Dan) was doubtful that the girls would be into it for very long and thought that 18 eggs would take a century to find. Turns out, Elise was right. They had conquered the backyard within 5 minutes and asking to do it again. So we re-hid the eggs and canvassed the front yard. Then the girls wanted to hunt for eggs inside the house. Then, later that afternoon, we hunted again outside.

They are real, bona-fide hunterer/gatherers.

easter egg hunt at Nana and Poppy's...

Bri's Depressed That The Hunt is Over...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

a birthday celebration at Sweet Tomatoe's

We were honored and privileged to celebrate Dieulissa's 13th birthday with her sister Lovely, her mom Anita, and her dad Jack. The girls were in hog heaven because they had all-you-can-eat Mac'n'Cheese and jello. Dad was in hog heaven because they had all-you-can-eat food.

for a day, we went outside...

Then, predictably, it dropped 30 degrees and we went back inside....again.

our mondays start slow...

Mia and Bri try to show off their new bags to Daddy.
Hadley is just happy to be here.

Monday, April 6, 2009

spring dreaming

Eat Thine Scraps Ye Dogs

this is evidence that daddy is useful for fun,
and not for feeding.

"I'm Loved!"

dan's harem

6 Months Old

Sweet Happy Hadley Who,
You have no idea how much your Mommy and I love you. You bring us so much joy - when you smile and squeal when we walk in the room, when you crawl yourself under a crib, and when you giggle hysterically when your sister pounces you on the chest. You are strong, athletic, and you are our little "chill" baby....and, boy, did we desperately pray for chill....feverishly so, in fact.
We love you.
Happy 6th month day.
Enjoy your shots.

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Wife Deals From Our Garage

Ever seen the HBO show, "Weeds"? It's not a show I can officially condone, however - that being said, it does best describe what my wife does on a nightly occasion between the hours of 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM. One car after another rolls up to our driveway, a nice young couple gets out of their Suburban (or Jeep Wrangler or Toyota Sienna or Honda Odyssey), and Elise opens up the garage door to meet them. She shows her plastic wares, smiles feintly, and then takes their cash. Cold, hard, cash. Always cash. Non-traceable, non-sequential cash. No paper trail, no names, and hardly a shake and the deal is done. Garage door goes back down, the car pulls casually away, and my wife walks back into the kitchen, to her adoring yet clueless family, and nonchalantly slaps down two green twenties on the counter.

Then she goes back to being Mom.

I'm torn and don't know what to do. I don't approve of her behavior and, frankly, I've yet to see a dime. I justify it all and try to be supportive by telling myself, "She's my little Proverbs 31 wife - in a new millenium, Craig's List kinda way."

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Well it is amazing what a few carbs can do. Hadley is proof positive that carbs make you put on weight. I think she has gained over a 1 lb just since starting cereal a month ago.