Wednesday, July 22, 2009

hamburgers for dessert

i recently made some hamburger cupcakes to take to travis and rachel complete with ketchup, mustard, and lettuce. i got the idea here.

too much fun.

Bath time

this is the only video clip that didn't show any of Brighton's "parts".

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Mmmmm blackberries

We've been wanting to go blackberry picking for a while. We finally went today. If you live in the Raleigh/Durham area you must go to Lyon Farms.

The blackberries were gorgeous and so juicy.

My husband is so nice. He threw a blackberry at my head and it splattered. Don't worry I got him back, I told him the blackberry juice on the side of my face was blood and he felt really bad. Also I came this close to depantsing him while we were paying. If I had only pulled a little harder.


We had a fantastic 4th. The festivities started the night before when we had a picnic at the park with Travis and Rachel. We launched one of our rockets "Big Bertha" and lit off fireworks. The morning of the fourth, we decorated Brighton's tricycle and made our way over to be in our annual neighborhood parade.
As a random side note, the tour de France started on the 4th so I had to chuckle(secretly to myself of course) when Jared showed up wearing a bicycling cap. He's really cute. Oh ya, and what is up with the flag in the picture above.

Brighton's tricycle was decorated with red, white, and blue pipe cleaners and jingle bells dragging behind.

After the parade the firemen turned on the fire hose and all the kids ran through it. It was one of those magical childhood moments. Brighton never misses an opportunity to get soaked.

That evening we went to the Tessem's for a bbq with friends. We finished the evening by watching the Durham fireworks. It was a very satisfying day.
Jared and Clark

Take a close look at Brighton's face. That is the look of pure terror.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Phoenix William Andrew

My first nephew has arrived! He is so adorable. Good job Rachel(and Travis too even though Rachel did all the work). He is only a few hours old in these pictures, but oh so cute.
And don't even get me started on how Rachel looks. Let's just say if I didn't like her so much I would probably hate her. She doesn't even have makeup on!
These two are trouble.