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July 14, 2012

Pictures for the Weekend: From the phone

Filed under: Family, Personal, Pictures for the Weekend — llcall @ 7:12 pm

The ole blog’s been pretty quiet this week. There’s more to say about that (all good things) but there’s 3 kids under the age of 4 running around me right now, so words will have to wait.  In the meantime, some camera pics, old and new:

I know that shots for kids should be sad, but truthfully, we love the post-shot snuggles (plus they have never bothered Addison for longer than a minute or two). 

Date night 2011! Neal and I like to participate in research studies, especially ones where I have a hundred sensors attached to my head while we discuss a marital conflict. Good times.

My mom is part fish. She has loved water from infancy and later picked up swimming (which she still does three times a week at 6:00 am) and diving. She was hoping to convert her kids to water love, but aside from a nice shower, it never quite took. Now she’s trying again with her grandkids.

This is Addison patting and rocking her beloved “dubby.” Dubby AKA “plague bunny” got a lot of play over at Neal’s blog this week, though it was not all complimentary toward the poor thing.

Addison loves to talk on the phone. Here she’s talking to an actual person, Grandma. But sometimes I hear “Hello, China?” (when I asked her what China said, she yelled, “PICKLEWEASEL!”) and “Hi! That’s me” and “Oh, I don’t know. Bye!”

These are really old, but they never get old, you know?

I forgot to post this one from that beach trip last week. In case you can’t tell, she’s wearing a 12-month-size “church” dress. I love this pic because it takes me back to my Girl Scout days when I was teased for consistently going to the beach oddly dressed.

Static at the park!

I have “taken” a picture of this “sign” at least two or three times. Apparently, it’s another thing that never gets “old” for me.

Grammy’s got the coolest office — empty bookcases AND a playground!

First pigtails. Everyone adores her pigtails, which obviously means that about 1.5 minutes after they are put in she smiles sadistically while pulling them out.



  1. Oh love those pictures!

    Comment by kei02003 — July 14, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

  2. A good earner if the medical research does not impact your health.

    Comment by Alex Jones — July 14, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

  3. I want you two back home where I can snuggle you. Been going through old home movies today.

    Comment by neal — July 14, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    • Do you realize the “old home movies” comment makes it sound like they’re from the 1960s and on film reels? You’re getting old, bud.

      Comment by llcall — July 14, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

      • Are you kidding? I feel 17.

        Comment by neal — July 14, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

  4. LOL “15” minute parking only? What are they saying? I always love the great pictures, and could talk about all of them. Especially packing with plastic bags. I’m amazed you pulled that off at a hotel! I’ve never been brave enough. And poor Sharon! I’m so glad all 4 of my kids are fish and love swimming. I don’t know how we’d survive here if they weren’t and I totally am!

    Comment by Ishkhanoohie — July 17, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    • In my defense, my fair skin and slight allergy/intolerance to chlorine did not set me up too well for swimming around in the sun. Maybe in the next life.

      Comment by llcall — July 17, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

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