Sunday, January 23, 2011

Help Yourself

Hmmm, what shall I do today? Printing?... Nah.

Phonics?...ummm uh uh.

Dot to Dot?... maybe.



Driving my brother insane?...Definately.

Happy Birthday Kaleb!

Kaleb is 11 in the year 2011! How cool is that?! I remember being pregnant with him and people attempting to freak me out with the Y2K scare saying that I could be giving birth in the dark with no electricity. Obviously that didn't happen and we had a beautiful little boy. Well, he put in his order for a dragon cake that he saw on the Family Fun website. I had to work the day before so his big sister baked the cake for me to shape and frost. It turned out to be a really cute cake for a very special boy.
This could very well be THE only picture with Kaleb with his eyes open! Anytime anyone has tried to take his picture they always try to get him to smile with his eyes open. We never tried because from the time he was a tiny baby, his eyes squinted into cresent moons when he smiled or laughed.
This is the big sister tormenting her little brother. Those two are like oil and water in public. I know different. Behind the curtain of life they love eachother and are very much alike. They can't fool their Mama. Happy Birthday my smiley boy. Kaleb is as sweet as they get.

Snow Day

The Headley Men
Flagstaff was hit with some awesome snow over the last week of Dec and the New Year.
We were in absolutely no mood to "ring" in the new year in any way but the thought of hanging out in the snow for a day sounded pretty fun.
Needless to say it was literally freezing. We didn't last very long.
I think our blood is a little thin living in Phoenix.
The snow was so powdery and sticky. It was really pretty.
Usually by the time we get to Flagstaff the snow is iced over.
Victoria and Kaleb were about the only ones who were really light enough to slide down the hill. It was still fun trying.
It was so peaceful getting away. I had a horrible headache when I started the day that went away being out side in the crisp air. Well, we had a great family day that I will cherish forever. The dogs had a blast. Sammy enjoyed getting into our well hidden lunch bag and helped himself to cheese and crackers. We even had a crate on top of it and he still made it in through a zipper and velcro! So he had a nice hearty snack before hitting the slopes doggy style.
Life hasn't been very fun lately but a day in the snow, freezing our toes off was definately stimulating. And from the looks of this next picture...pleasantly exhausting.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Giant Carrot

Well, you can't really see the carrot in this picture with Kaleb...
We planted carrots in our little garden last summer and the carrots didn't really grow all that great for some reason. I think they got too hot and dried out too quickly to grow well. The zucchini did awesome but the carrots were lacking. Towards September when we realized that there really wasn't much hope in the carrots what so ever, Kaleb started pulling one here and there and gave it to our beloved bunny for a yummy snack. He always greeted Kaleb with excitement when he saw him walking up to him with a tasty orange carrot and greens. This particular carrot was like a skinny finger size when kaleb pulled it out so he stuck it back into the hole that he had just pulled it out of.
Well, he kind of forgot about it thinking that it was still too skinny. I sent him up in the back just before Christmas to clear out anything that can be pulled. He came down with this gigantic carrot! And it tasted pretty sweet too but decided to give it to Ben as a present. He was probably pretty satisfied after eating that carrot.
Lucky Bunny!