Monday, August 25, 2014


Some random pictures from my phone...

Mandy pickled some beets...yum!

Will helping clean under the couch.  He is not opposed to eating stale cocoa puffs...gross!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Poor Tanner.

Tanner had to get a tumor removed today from his boy area. He should be just fine but will certainly never be a dad. Poor Tanner. He is doing great, snoozing in his kennel in his cone. 

The Slough.

With sun and 70 degrees in the forecast we knew we would spend the day outside. We played at the slough for 3 hours with friends. Mandy Kenzie and Donnie all jumped off the bridge multiple times and afterward spent time catching frogs. It was the perfect way to spend the day. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Happy 7th Baby D!

To start off the day Donnie got a $1 gold coin from the tooth fairy and then came and snuggled in bed with Mom and Dad and looked at pictures from his past birthday's on Mom's phone.

Donnie then got to go fishing all day with Dad!

For dinner, per Donnie's request, we had barbecued chicken and steak, white rice, homemade bread, and fresh veggies.

Mandy made Donnie some bracelets and gave him $2, such a thoughtful sister!

At 6pm Donnie had Alex, Lucas, and Seth over.  They opened presents, jumped on the trampoline, had Donnie's request of brownies and ice cream, and then played video games.

Donnie got a card full of money from Nana, Popop, and Uncle Sam shortly after Grandma and Grandpa O'Neal called with a cash gift and Donnie exclaimed "I think I'm rich now!"  We will have some downtown shopping to do tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Will has been up to some stuff today and is basically trying to give me a heart attack.  His first dangerous act involved learning that he can not only push the bar stools around but also climb on top of them to get whatever he wants.  Here he is stealing some cookies.  So cliche Will!

His next harrowing moment happened not 5 minutes after the cookie fiasco.  I was in the living room and heard the sink in the kitchen turn on.  Since Lyssa had just eaten a few of the aforementioned stolen cookies I figured that she was probably washing her hands.  Then, while the water was still running, Lyssa walked by me.  I darted to the kitchen to find this...

To add to these two shenanigans, about ten minutes ago Will went into the mudroom, turned on the unplugged boot dryer and then proceeded to try and plug it in.  He got a nice shock and scared me half to death.  Dude, stop trying to give your Mom a heart attack...and don't think I didn't see you scoping out the knives while you were taking your unsanctioned sink bath.  #heavenhelpme