Sunday, October 31, 2010

There's Almost Nothing Better...

As a Mom, there is almost nothing sweeter than watching my babies sleep. Blake fell asleep during a wedding on his Daddy's chest. I jumped at the chance to capture the sweet innocence. He's growing up so fast, but when I see him like this, he still looks like my baby boy. He is such good perfection.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sharpay Hands

Arabella got her "Sharpay Hands" ala High School Musical on tonight in preparation for her play tomorrow. I just about died laughing when I walked into the bathroom for teeth brushing and found her doing the "sharpay" prep to herself in the mirror. If you have seen it in High School Musical, you will remember it. If you haven't, ask Arabella for a demo next time you see her. It's pretty hilarious. I had no idea she had it in her...well, maybe an inkling:)

Monday, October 25, 2010


Clive Bum Tail...Crown by Blake Buxa. He's the King of Kitties.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Meet Olivia

I'm not confused (at least not right this moment). This is Arabella, but she will be playing the part of "Olivia" is a class play next week called "The Ugly Pumpkin." She has been cast as the owner of the Ugly Pumpkin, Olivia. We have been rehearsing her lines, and they are apparently preparing the set decorations today. These class plays are the best. I will be sure to post a review after the performance:)

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Blake just made me a necklace and a bracelet with his Bendaroos. He such a little ladies man. That was after he made Saturn and an "EFO" (he means UFO, but never says it right). He then informed me that aliens are really real, and they live on Mars. He's so serious about it, I don't have the heart to argue. Plus, he's just super good looking.

Monday, October 18, 2010


The other night I was helping Blake dress after his shower. He said, "Mama, I need to go downstairs and practice my coolness." I immediately inquired as to what exactly his "coolness" was. He responded, "You know Mama, when you are riding your scooter and you do all kinds of cool things. Like you go down on one knee and then up and then you do a quick turn and it's really cool. That's my coolness." I immediately gave him a big kiss and told him he was so cool and so good. And, I love this picture. My baby boy is turning into a little man...and he is full of coolness.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sisterly Education

The other night, Blake called me Daddy when he was asking for something at dinner time. Gary was not home yet, so Arabella took it upon herself to correct him. Her monologue was as follows: "Blake, is she tall? Does she have her on her face? Does she wear not cute shirts with holes in them? Does she wear shoes with duct tape on them? No! Mommy is not a boy." I feel like saying, "Hah!" after just typing that out. What will I do with this little girl?

These pictures are from Oregon this past weekend where we attended a wedding of one of Gary's cousins. It was at a beautiful vineyard at sunset. I tried for some family photos, but as you can see, Livvy was being Livvy. I give props to Daddy on the last photo. He snapped that one while I was attempting to coax something sweet out of Olivia. It didn't work, but I love the photo all the same. It is real.

Monday, October 11, 2010

An Ode to Mr. Pumpkin

I thought I would show Blakey some love with our annual pumpkin patch pictures. We visited Nash Pumpkin Patch two weekends ago while Arabella was attending a birthday party there and decided to pick out our family pumpkins along the way. I just realized that I did not put a picture of it on here, but our main pumpkin weighs 105 lbs. The kids saw it, begged Daddy for it and got their way. That Daddy is such a softy. And as you can see from these pictures, Blake was very into the pumpkin picking this year. He thought the knife was the coolest thing ever. I suppose boys will be boys. Below are a few more pic of our Mr Pumpkin...

Friday, October 8, 2010

Little Bride

Olivia dressed herself up to marry Blake in this outfit last weekend. Arabella orchestrated the entire wedding, of course. Blake told her he would go along with it as long as he didn't have to kiss the bride and Liv was more than happy to go along with that condition. Arabella agreed, but then still tried to make him kiss her when she came to the end of the ceremony she was "presiding" over. That's when they both ran off, and I got this photo op. I suppose I should thank Arabella for her pushiness.