Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Phillies vs Red Sox

Joe took Joseph to Philadelphia to see his first real baseball game. As you can see from Joseph's hat, he was not cheering for the Phillies. He played on the Red Sox this spring, so he was rooting for them. It was very hot at the game. Joseph ate a hot dog, some pop corn, a pretzel, a lemonade and lots of water. Joseph was very happy, the Red Sox won. The Stratton guys had a great "Boys Only" weekend. Posted by Hello

Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me

Doesn't Rachel have pretty blue eye? Posted by Hello

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Natalie & Taylor

What do you think they are laughing about? The world may never know. Posted by Hello

Friday, June 24, 2005

The Next Beethoven?

Wasn't Beethoven playing the piano at a very early age too? Natalie loves music, so who knows, maybe she'll be a great musician one day. Posted by Hello

Sponge Bob & Patrick shorts

Bailey models her latest pair of new sleep shorts. These have Sponge Bob and Patrick on them. Posted by Hello

WHAT was that?

I think I was just attacked by a baby powder monster! Did anyone see what it looked like? Posted by Hello

Bailey and Joe

Another nice picture of Joe, this time with Bailey. Doesn't she look happy to have her Daddy home all the time now. Posted by Hello

Time to Eat with a Spoon

We finally gave Natalie a spoon to see what she'd do with it. She knew right away that it was to get food to her mouth. It took her a while, but she did eventually get some food into her mouth from the spoon. LOL Posted by Hello

Who's steering wheel is this anyway?

Natalie claimed Joe's steering wheel as her own. If she could reach the pedals, she'd be driving a car around the computer's tracks. Posted by Hello

Growing Up?

Rachel and Taylor were putting on makeup. Doesn't Taylor look nice? Looks like I've lost another one of my little girls, almost? Taylor is going to be a knockout when she gets older. Posted by Hello

Monday, June 20, 2005


We went to the Mall today so that the Navy Chief could get some clothes suitable for his retirement life. Mallory wanted to get Joe's dog some new clothes, besides his uniform.Posted by Hello

Looking Good!!!

What do you think of the new retired look? Posted by Hello

Joseph's new Monkey (Dragon)

Joseph got an early birthday present, a monkey, he named him Dragon because his clothes have a dragon on them. Joseph has wanted his own Build-a-Bear since we got Joe his for his birthday back in January. Posted by Hello

Carrot's new Clothes

Bailey holds Natalie's rabbit, named Carrot, who got new clothes. Posted by Hello

Retirement Bear's new Job

Retirement Bear is now a SAHD (Stay at Home Dad). Here he talks on the cell phone while the kid bears interrupt. They are hungry and want to eat now! We have two more Build-a-Bear critters, but could not find them today. Posted by Hello

Sunday, June 19, 2005


Natalie figured out that she could get the horn to honk by biting on the bulb. Joe showed her a few times how to squeeze it to make it honk and she took over from there. Posted by Hello

More shorts for Joseph

Joseph models another pair of Momma made sleep shorts. This week I made 3 pairs of sleep shorts each for Joseph & Bailey. Today I cut out 2 rompers for Natalie, 3 more shorts each for Joseph & Bailey. Those 2 kids needed summer pjs more than any of the older kids. Sometimes Bailey wears a t-shirt with her shorts, but usually she go shirtless like Joseph. Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Popcorn Feast

This is how I found the kids eating popcorn while they were watching a movie. Even Natalie had joined in eating like a dog. Silly kids. Posted by Hello

On the Computer

Natalie watches Joseph play a game on the computer. She is standing on the chair he was sitting on until he got up for a minute to do something else. Finders keepers, losers weepers. Posted by Hello

My Turn

Ah, ha ha ha (Evil Laugh)! Natalie got Joseph's place at the computer as soon as he left to do something else. She eventually did something that turned off the computer. Posted by Hello

Two weeks and counting...

Retirement is going well for Joe. Doesn't he look very relaxed. Joe took this picture himself. Posted by Hello

Friday, June 17, 2005


Mallory playing with Natalie. Natalie was reaching up and squeezing Mallory's nose and Mallory would say "Honk". Then Natalie would squeal with laughter. Posted by Hello

Cuddle Moment

This is a great cuddle moment between Mallory and Natalie while they were playing. Posted by Hello

Sewing Again!!!

After a 3 month break, mostly because I was too busy with spring sports, I finally got to get some sewing done this week. Here's the first pair of 3 pairs of sleep shorts for Joseph. I got this fabric because his Dad likes the Philles, but Joseph said he'd rather have the Red Sox. Posted by Hello

Bailey's New Shorts

Bailey models her new sleep shorts while holding her new Trecco. These shorts are the second of three pairs I am going to make her. I will get more shorts pictures up as soon as I finish them all. Bailey wanted me to take this picture for Isaiah, her friend who moved to Spain. Trecco was his favorite Pokemon. Posted by Hello