Melissa’s 2010 – as per Facebook

April 19th, 2011 posted by Daddy Posted in Beebo, Eme, Friends & Family, Grandmas & Grandpas, Mommy & Daddy, Other No Comments »

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2010 – Year in Review

December 29th, 2010 posted by Daddy Posted in Beebo, Eme, Friends & Family, Grandmas & Grandpas, Mommy & Daddy, Other, Poke and Catcher, Special Occasions 5 Comments »

Originally, this was supposed to be a letter to stuff into a Christmas card.  That card should have had these pictures on it (click on the pics to see them bigger):

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However, that card never materialized.  So I’m posting this here.

Here’s what happened with the Dylan family in 2010:

[more – lots more – below the break]

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Melissa’s Going to Africa

October 25th, 2010 posted by Daddy Posted in Mommy & Daddy, Special Occasions 1 Comment »

In case you hadn’t heard. She’s leaving on the 30th of this month and she’ll be gone 22 days. We’re going to miss her while she’s gone.

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She’s going for a good cause; to help these kids in Malawi and Uganda: Children of the Nations

Send prayers and/or money, please. We’d prefer mostly prayers, but would accept money in lieu. Thank you.

CLICK HERE, PRETTY PLEASE?

Some cute kids from Malawi, that remind us of Eme and Ruby: Malawi kids

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Imaginary Friends and Magic

July 6th, 2010 posted by Mommy Posted in Beebo, Eme, Mommy & Daddy 2 Comments »

We will post pictures soon of our trip to Sacramento, amongst other random awesomeness.  (Ruby + Karate Class = Awesome squared)

Meanwhile, here is some verbal cuteness.

Ruby (coming up behind me in garden and whispering):  This is my mom.
Me (turning around and seeing her holding an invisible hand):  Hello.
Ruby:  This is Henny.  He’s my only prince.
Me:  Well, hello, Henny.  It’s nice to meet you.
Ruby:  Yeah.  He came to visit me.
Me:  That was nice of you, Henny.
Ruby:  I just called him on the phone and he came over.
Me:  Oh, that’s nice.  Does he know you’re a princess?
Ruby:  Yes.  I’m Sleeping Beauty.
Me:  Oh, of course.  Did Henny rescue you with a kiss?
Ruby:  No.  He just rescued himself.  From a dragon.  He just had a scary dragon, and then I came with my pointy knife and scared the dragon, and the dragon ran away.
Me:  Oh, so you rescued the prince?
Ruby (as if I’m stupid):  Ye-es!
Me:  That’s right, you did.

Yesterday Eme was playing with Paul’s hat, by herself.
Eme:  Abracadabra, what is in it? (Pulls out a make-up brush.)  Its!  A!  Paintbrush!  Yay!

Ruby, at the mall:  Mommy?  Can you just carry me?  Because if I walk people might bonk into me and bonk me down and I’d fall down and get a cut and then I would bleed and bleed and bleed and there would be an ocean of blood tonight, so you’d better carry me so I don’t get bonked down.

Ruby:  When I grow up I want to be a baseball pitcher, and then I’ll THROW and then I’ll WIN THE RACE and then maybe I’ll get a trophy and then I’ll bring it home and then don’t break it because it’s fragile, and then if you break it I’ll be sad because it’s my very special trophy.

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By popular demand… Christmas pictures!

January 7th, 2010 posted by Mommy Posted in Beebo, Eme, Mommy & Daddy, Special Occasions 2 Comments »

Starting from Auntie Heather’s visit.

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Looking at photo albums.

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The picking of the nose.

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Bonding over a shared love for giraffes.  Ruby called the giraffe pillow a “giraffillow.”

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Story time!

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The girls played Angels in the church Christmas Pageant!

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“Sit still.  We’re trying to take a picture.”

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Uh-oh, looks like the halo is slipping…

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Onstage with Baby Alex, starring as Jesus.

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Aaaaand, the halo has officially fallen.

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Sleeping angel.

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Helping Grandma make a stocking.

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All done!

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Santa came!

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Tandem gift-ripping!

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Ruby saw two dolls and said “This one is for me, and this one is for Eme.”

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Concentrating…

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“If you’re happy and you know it, shout hooray!” sez dolly.  “Hooray!” shouts Ruby.  Dolly mysteriously stopped talking later that day.  Hmm, must have gotten broken…

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Fake fish tank.  Eme calls all fish Nemo.

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Ruby’s musical stylings on her new piano.

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After dinner, Eme finds a hideout.

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Pandemonium with Uncle Buddha!

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Oh my cute.

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Okay, blurry, but look alike, much?

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Eme’s turning blonde.  Eerie…

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Tickle time with Grandma!

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Eme climbed up Ruby, saying, “Sorry.  Sorry.  Sorry.  Sorry.”

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Zoo visit!  Obligatory giraffe picture.  Of the giraffe, Eme said “Scary.”

Aaaaand, scene.

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