Archive for September, 2009

flowers blooming!

arnetta, our star gazers finally bloomed!!  this is the first time they have popped open since we planted them last year…

i guess all the rain and cool weather was just what they wanted!

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i love these guys…

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and a close-up…

thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers, arnetta!

girl on a soapbox…

jasper is always singing in some part of the house so when i was in the master bedroom and heard her yowling away, i didn’t pay any  mind (other than thinking how funny she is!)…

but then i came walking out of the bedroom and i saw this:

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jasper standing up on the hearth, on the stool!  she is up there just singing and wiggling her little bum off!

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ah, here is a real caught-in-the-moment shot!

she is totally in her zone 🙂

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and now she is starting to get a little embarrassed that i am watching her and taking pictures – of course!

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oh, but i get a finale anyway!

and then she launches herself off the hearth and stool and lands on her feet as proud as proud can be…

as i stood there with my mouth gaping and camera dangling…

another gray hair to add to the rest…

follow the wrapping paper road…

i was digging around in one of our spare closets today and jasper found some old christmas wrapping paper…

she took complete advantage of my lack of attention and within minutes had the  entire roll of paper completely strung out on the floor!

the good news is that while she was doing this,  i found jon’s old leather jacket that i am sooooo going to be wearing soon…

the wrapping paper was worth it to find the jacket!!!

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i found her fascination with the paper pretty amusing and i was so jazzed about finding the jacket that i didn’t care about the mess and just took pictures…

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i suspect that the cardboard roll was what she was after all along!

jon came home and said, “what happened here?”

like a tornado had hit the living room or something 🙂

thankfully, he did not attempt to reclaim his leather jacket…

happy birthday, jon!!

my man turned 38 today!

one of the guys that he works with thought he was around 27 or 28 and didn’t believe him when jon mentioned his real age…

i told him that is what he gets for looking so good 🙂

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jasper lilith and i made jon a cake – she stirred and “supervised”…

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look!  i caught a pretty special moment, didn’t i?

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jasper is trying to convince her daddy that “he needs hulp bowing out de candle!”

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it looks like she talked him into it, huh?

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happy birthday, jon!

it has been another wonderful year with you!

not nearly enough!

arnetta, i have some spider lilies coming up in a couple of the flower beds but not nearly enough!

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this flower bed and the rosemary bed are the only two beds popping up with the lilies…

there should be tons more but it doesn’t look like it will be a good year for them 😦

oh, well, at least there are some…

jasper loves them:  “ohhh!  mom, look at ‘dos spiduh lilies!”

she likes to greet them like old friends 🙂

my two headed monster…

jasper lilith was draped over jon’s shoulder and pretty much there to stay…

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my two-headed, red-eyed monster is the best!

jam and toast…

jon went to the shooting range yesterday but jasper and i headed over to leigh’s house for an impromptu cookout…

it was nice and relaxing and plus it made me remember how much i appreciate jasper getting older (sometimes!)…

as in growing up and being able to run around the house and entertain herself without me having to check in on her every 2 minutes to make sure she isn’t breaking something…  or about to hurt herself…

oh, man, i don’t miss those early days of having to keep her right in front of me or check on her constantly…  (eh, i don’t miss them much…  ‘cuz i miss them a little…)

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nowadays, i poke my head in to capture photo moments (instead of poking my head in to make sure that jasper lilith hasn’t climbed up the bookcase and is about to jump off)…

and this is what i see!  a guy and a little girl jam session!

ian is making music and jasper is making noise but it all sounds good to me!

(i love how she is playing the guitar like an upright bass and man, was she on fire!)

good times…  and good hamburgers, dion!