Thursday, March 30, 2006

How Sweet It Is...

Ah The Craft..... The Art.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  Have you ever wondered who 'they' are?  Well, more important than words is .. taste?  And by the looks of this one, I bet it would taste great.  I don't think that my wife will let me try it... She says it is for a special occasion..... hmmm  What is more special than hunger?

Maybe if I am good she will make me a cake someday....

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


The other day, the kids started to unite.  One a regular school day when we were running late as usual.... they decided to revolt!!  It normally starts out with a parent saying "...if you don't get ready ... you will have to stay home all by yourself!"

Viva La Revolucion!!!

What happens that day that the kid decides that staying home would not be a bad idea?   ...and worse, what happens if that young little boy convinces the two sisters that revolution is the only answer?


What in the world?

What in the world is going on here? ...this was one of the pictures from the other day, and I can honestly say, "I have no idea what they are doing?"

Maybe some kind of competition?  Paola says she did not put them up to this... but I have my doubts...

Monday, March 27, 2006

....they are gaining on us.

We got a chance to see some old friends this past Wednesday. old friend from college (GA Tech).  Crazy old mike... we are both married now.... we both have kids now (his second is on the way).   [Click on the picture to see more photos]

Bring it! wife asked me... "why did you pic that picture?"  .... she did not like it at all.  I on the other hand like the chaos.  Everyone is moving around.... Megan is about to slide...  Audry has finished her run.  Parents are arguing about who's kid is craziest... Matthew is fighting the dark forces that have come to destroy the playground!!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Say Cheese...

I had a nice long chat with Sophia today.  She was pushing her new agenda today.  Something about needing more snack times and keeping her brother away during her meditation hour.

At first I thought I had won the negotiations, and was not really giving into any of her demands.  I mean really.... she wanted a Hershey's kiss every hour on the hour.  But then she pulled out a wild card.  Apparently she had some compromising photos of me in a chicken suit.  And she threaten to start her own blog and post those pictures.... so I had to give into her demands....

She may have won this round.... but she has not won the war.  I will prevail in the long run!!


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Home Sweet Home

Ah ... finally home from Vegas.... and getting a chance to catch up on some pictures.  At last count (Today) Paola's picture collection has climbed to 17,869!!

Ok... Who did it?

"OK ... which one of you made this mess?"


"...if I can clear this... I can do anything!"

Help Me!!

"Hello... Police, can you arrest my Brother?  He is picking on me..."

LEGO Bridge...

"...I bet I can sell this on eBay for a sweet mint..."


"...quick Sophia ... pretend like we are good little girls..."

Sunday, March 19, 2006

This blog was hacked.

Hey everyone... I know there are a few blog post missing.  My websited was hacked. 

I was able to put back a copy I had from last week, but wont be able to put the missing ones in until I get home on monday.... (I am out of town in Vegas)

....there sure are some mean people in this world with too much free time on their hands...

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Grow baby Grow

They say its as much fun as watching grass grow.  I have tried that... and it was not very fun at all.  "Is it growing yet?  Is it growing?  I think it needs more water...."

New and entertainment things.... a new project, growing  a little plant.  But I think for than the plant, I think this might teach them to work on their patience.  And maybe after they learn that lesson ... maybe they can teach it to me.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Princess II

In the war to control the 'Dad' ...there is only one loser ... and that loser is me.  When the girls smile they pretty much get their way.  I try to be strong, but sometimes I just can not discipline this cute bundles of destruction.

Look at that smile.... there is no hope for me.  Sophia is now walking all the time... with the occasional fall ... bump head.... cry.  But I guess that is just part of life.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Anger and the Fork

Oh relaxing days.  Nothing like kicking back and enjoying a nice video games without your little sisters around. 

Obviously Matthews game did not go as he had hoped.  I am sure this has happened to all of us.  But then a bad thing happend.... he took his anger out on his sister Megan.  And like any good little girl, Megan ran off....

ran off to hide?  I don't think so.... more like ran off to get a weapon.  Only the adult supervision from a level headed parent could stop this from escelating.... and as you can guess, thats not me.

...but not to worry.  When I got home this day.... all the kids were still alive and unharmed (mostly)

I was able to put back a copy I had from last week, but wont be able to put the missing ones in until I get home on monday.... (I am out of town in Vegas)

....there sure are some mean people in this world with too much free time on their hands...

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Dr. Sophia

There has been a lot of flu and colds floating around lately.... we had some sickness visit our house.... and we all had a rough time with all the coughing and sneezing.  So, after a few days, we had to call in the big guns!

Dr Sophia

Full of wisdom from years of practice.... Dr. Sophia comes to our rescue with the proper prescription.  She gave us a couple of shots and told us we just needed to get some rest and eat some candy....  Time heals all wounds..... mostly.

Monday, March 06, 2006

My kingdom is bigger

In the Lego wars... there can be only one victor.  Only one that rules supreme... The battles are fierce and long... and the rules are dirty.

My Kingdom Rules

If you wonder by during one of the raging battles... be careful not to get too close.  A stray Lego may take you out!  But like all great wars... in the end, there are no winners.

On a sweeter note... in the battle in the kitchen, there are no more battles.  There is only one victor... one supreme ruler.  That's right....


....and that winner is not me.  This picture would not look so sweet if it had come from my hands.... Paola's skill keeps getting better... and her sweets keep getting more tempting.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

What a mess!

At first when I saw this picture.... I was thinking that Matthew and Megan were trying to help Paola make something... but I just can't figure out what.

What a mess...

I did not see any cake with icing appear after this.... or any moldings.... So I am still a little confused.... I am scared to ask in case it went horribly wrong... 

Some things are best left alone....