Sunday, December 28, 2008

Lost, In Translation

This morning my little redhead comes running into my room with the clear intention of tattling on one of her older sisters. With her hands firmly on her hips and a stern look upon her face, she informs me that:

"Kaelyn burped, right in my face!"

To which I reply, with equally great seriousness:

"Well! You go tell her that is just disgusting and that you do not appreciate her inappropriate behavior."

She looks at me quite cockeyed for a moment and then dashes back out of my room in search of her offending sister. Within seconds, I hear her yell at Kaelyn with great authority:



Operator? I think we have a bad connection.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Cards, Oh, Christmas Cards

Upon discovering that our Christmas cards were still sitting on the counter after my 2009 error was noted, I trashed them all. Ugh. Then I printed up new cards, which have a picture of our entire family on them...and no date! LOL!
Christmas cards are in the mail now (Kevin just walked them to the mail box) and should be received shortly. I apologize for the tardiness, as they will most likely not reach everyone until after Christmas. But, it's the thought that counts, right?

These are the rejects that didn't make the card:

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

12 Days of Christmas, McCarthy Style

Oh what talent my older two possess! Look what happens when they get a wild idea and a camera! LOL!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Not a creature was stirring...

except for my monkeys!

I guess I need to buy heavier beds? LOL!!!!

Ashlyn's First Performance

Ashlyn has been practicing and practicing, in preparation for the evenings event. She is in the beginning band at our local middle school and is currently second chair with the flute. The band had their first concert performance and she did a fantastic job!
For your, uh, listening pleasure:

And a chance for her to show off solo:

After her stellar performance, we went out of a celebratory ice cream sundae. She really enjoyed herself and I couldn't be more proud!

It's a Sign!!!!

My little guy, who doesn't yet talk, has used this sign with great consistancy to let us know that he is hungry. How awesome is that???
He found an animal cracker bag (I know he has a salior hat on his head...):

Not only did he identify it as something to eat, but he signed "Eat" in an attempt to communicate with me!!!
This isn't merely sound immitation either. This was a desire all on his own to communicate a need!!!!

Small steps. Very important small steps.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I Am Actually Very, Very Early...

Yes, I am running late this year.
Yes, I rushed the picture.
Yes, I rushed the photo creation.
Yes, they have already been printed.
Yes, they have all been THIS MORNING!!!

and then, I see the error in my ways. Can you spot my snafoo?

That's right! You all thought I was running behind! Acutally, I am just getting a jump on next year's Christmas cards very early.

Ugh. Merry Freakin' Christmas.

Just The Two Of Us

Ashlyn and I treated ourselves to an evening of beauty. We went out to St. Simons Island, to a charming new salon. It was great fun to spend one-on-one time with my oldest daughter, without all the other monkeys in tow. She was so grown up!
She had her hair cut, thinned out, and styled. The stylest even taught her how to use a round brush to recreate her new look at home. We had a blast! How cute is she?

Doesn't she look so old? What happened to my little girl? *snif*