Archive for February 14th, 2012

the pink gun comes out to play.

pop got jasper lilith a pink bb gun this past christmas and you can be assured that we have been asked many times, “when can i shoot my pink gun?  i can’t wait!” more times that i can count.

i have gotten the impression that she wants to try this shooting thing out…  and so she finally did.

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jon set up a target out in the back yard and they went to town on the thing.

the target never knew what hit it…  and yes, she did hit it 🙂

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but first jon explains The Rules. 

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and then he explains The Rules again… you can’t remind kiddos of The Rules enough. 

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but finally jon lets her start plinking away at the target.

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awww, daddy and daughter pictures!

jon totally got the evil eye from me when he didn’t take any pictures this weekend but luckily, arnetta stepped in to take up the camera!  thanks, gram!
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apparently, that little penguin bore the brunt of her plinking because she was pretty excited about “hitting the penguin”…  and here i thought she liked penguins!

the pink gun has been shot, penguins have been hit, little girls are pleased and daddies are tickled pink…  weekend update covered!



jon and the jaspernator went down to natchitoches this weekend and despite the fact that she was recovering from an earache (first earache ever for jaz and she made this one count!  let’s talk about something else that doesn’t remind me of a screaming girl and a sleepless night), they had a good visit!

can i do run-on sentences or what?

they left friday night and as i watched them drive away, i experienced the typical motherly response of 70% wishing they had stayed and 40% relishing the fact that i was about to have my house to myself… it didn’t take long before it morphed into a clean 50/50 split – made easier by the fact that jon kept me updated on jaspy’s ear ache and she was clearly having a good time with her gram and pop!

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look at the smile on pop’s face…  i think he’s smiling on the inside though.

jasper lucked out and got some cousin time as well – mark, ila and jackson were down for a visit too and jaz can’t get enough of cousins!  any cousins!  all cousins!  she just likes the cousins…  good thing she has plenty, huh?
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mark walks jasper through a book?  i think.  he looks very professerly here, doesn’t he?

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jackson, jasper lilith and ila make pretty for the camera…  well, the two girls do anyway 🙂

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jasper has fond memories of the tiger book – it’s been a natchitoches staple since gram got it for her when she was not even a “talking toddler” as jasper likes to say.

happy cousin day!