Saturday, July 23, 2011

6 Years

Six years, 2 baby girls, one dog, and 2 degrees.

For some reason the second Judd and I had children we completely stopped taking pics of the two of us together.  Ha!  I found a few good really old ones I love just for some fun.  They aren't in order.  oh well.

I seriously love my life.

 Cannon Beach, Aug. 2007 

Engagement Day, May 2005

BVI, July 2006

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Afternoon Snack

Hey mom, can I have a snack?

Sure, what would you like?

Do we have any mushrooms? (This does not surprise me too much.  Avery loves mushrooms.)

No.  How about some applesauce.

Nooooo... (thinking)... Do we have broccoli?

Yep.  Do you want some?

Yes!  I would like some broccoli please.  cooked.  not raw.

OK (a little surprised - I roast some broccoli for her)

15 min. later

(eating broccoli)  Mom, this broccoli is delicious!  I just love broccoli.  Yuuummmm.

She looks at me, gives me a half smile and winks like we are both in on some awesome secret.

And she eats an entire plate.

Her play date was not amused.  I offer her applesauce.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Some Rambling Thoughts and Confessions

My sister posted this article and I think it is great.

Here is a quote if you don't want to read the entire thing:

Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. It sets them up for dieting at age 5 and foundation at age 11 and boob jobs at 17 and Botox at 23. As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. What's missing? A life of meaning, a life of ideas and reading books and being valued for our thoughts and accomplishments.

It made me rethink how I talk to my girls.