Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Cap's trip to Mexico

 Really Babbitt - and in Old English.  How about a German or Hispanic name.  Like Von Trapp or Gomez.  Maybe Von Swenzel.   You know I love   THE SOUND OF MUSIC.  A tribute to Gayog would have been fab.  

Struggling with the fact that the family didn't know about the tattoo you:
a.  Pretend it is henna and will wash off later
b.  tell them you went to the dentist and after your root canal you were so loopy---- a tattoo of YOUR NAME sounded like a great idea
c.   Tell them you can take a pill and it will disappear (Gabe, seriously don't fall for these things.)
d.  Just lift up your shirt and hope that your muscular physic will distract from the LARGE tattoo of your name.
The nephews friend Mark eats a fish eyeball.  Why? Really, an eyeball.  Was the trip that boring?  
So the Cap says that you really stated,
"I will eat anything.  If it won't kill me I'll eat anything."
Sooooo looking forward to the event!! See you soon.
The House that Mike and Lavona built
The nephews and their friends sleeping spot.  Is that a sand castle?  The Cap just informed me that they were sand couches ----NOT castles ---phew.   Johnny made the couches so they could be comfortable while sitting in front of Nick's fire (attempt).   Good times boys.


and told his cousins to stop being so lame.
This is Gabe after he shaved off his "no shave November" beard.  Reason:  He forgot his id and had to use his 14 yr old cousins birth certificate to get across the border.

The preparation for the removal of the hair

Thanksgiving with the Babbitts

Where are you?

Finally you realized mommy was above you taking pictures.  This is The BEST smile in the world!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

One Word - NICE

At night, I get on this.  Currently I am belting out:
1.  Pork and Beans- Weezer
2. Friday Night - Craig David
3. Suspicious Minds - ELVIS
4. You're my 1st, my last, my everything - Barry White
I am NOT a singer.  Yet, I find that I can't help screaming the lyrics out to the songs I listen to while running.  When I am running the Captain is.........
Reading the Snowball by Warren Buffet.  He doesn't look up while I am "singing".  Even when I point and do hand gestures - no looking.  Whatever Cap.  Number 1 pays a nightly visit to tell me that his mom is weird.  Then he sits on the bed and smiles at me.  #1 I love when you sit and smile at me.  
So tonight I decided to switch it up a little.  Hence the 80s attire.  Take it ALL in.  
1.  The white socks pulled up
2. The 80s poly shorts - Nice
3. The shirt that hangs over the shoulder (purposely) and shows the strap to my sportswear.

Tonight - he looked up..................................and laughed and ran for the camera.  I tried to do 80s model faces.  You know  - the tiger   raaa - the flashdance - and electric boogiloo.  He was not into my model faces- whatever Cap.   #1 liked them.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


The appropriate flag for such a place.  Big shout out to opposing pirate brigades "Watch out for the pirates that occupy this fort.  Don't mess, Don't mess , Don't mess with the pirates of the Wilderness.
A bit of a frontal view.  Totally scary. 

The Loft - aka - the secret location
The table where all of the historic documents will be signed.  "the proclamation of ......"
And of course the beautiful graphics that a la pirates put on the fort.  You know how those pirates LOVE bmws.  

Air Soft WAR

Okay, so you don't know how to actually use it, but you like to pretend to hit the Cap.
See the Cap running off into the orchard?  RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE.  Okay, he is the one that made up this game and keeps having Carter hit him to see if "it hurts".  Mind you not just hitting him, but anyone that shows up at the door .  Sorry nephews!
This look ROCKS.  You look great in anything 3, but I dare say the gogles are divine.

The Latest Sewing Project

Monday, November 17, 2008

shoes I want to buy?????


Second Fridays

Enjoying the ride.  Getting along so nicely!! (#3 notice the hair?  Please reference letter I wrote to you last month)
This is our neighbor, Talisha Royer.  She was amazing.  She is 18 and writes and sings the BEST songs.  The music she was playing would be something I would buy.  Reminiscent of Ingrid Michaelson.  

Paige's first babysitting gig

We babysat the bambinos this weekend.  #3 you were fab taken care of Anthony while I fed the twins.  It is Sabrina in both pictures.  Sammantha you were so good I left you in the swing most of the time.  Sabrina, you love me sooooo much that you could not stand to be apart from me.  oh, and I had to be standing - and pressing your belly - and facing the tv.  


Dear oldest Son of Mine.

This morning you invented Hydropower.  Good for you.  You explained to me that if we created a whirlpool affect at the bottom of all of the planets waterfalls that we could generate electricity.  I do apologize that it has been in existence for a bit, but great try.   Don't give up - yeah Green.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Some Fine Fort Construction

Dear Little Woman

Dear Little Woman P.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Big Bootie

The Cap went and dug up one of his most precious treasures for you number 3.  This is what it looked like after he spent the morning laboring to find it.  Sometimes treasure maps aren't super accurate.  
This is the letter that was attached.  The following was written:

If you are reading this then I am in heaven with the cats.  Please guard this dress by wearing it as often as possible.  If you are kind ----THE CATS WILL FOLLOW YOU.  One more thing - don't let the bad pirates find this.  Keep this a secret shhhh.  Queen La Persia
Check out the diamonds on the crown.  
That is heavy stuff #3.  Dad must think you are super special to give you such a unique treasure.  You rock - Six 

Rocken Lady you are officially Six

You loved this outfit that Carter and Paige gave you.  Check out the rocken rock.  It has to be like 50 carats.  Is that Dad doing the old - Pull the present out of the mechanic jumper?  Nice one Cap.  
You received some Floam, Uno, some great clothes and jewels, and a Hannah Montana guitar game.