Weird kids

So, after I took SP’s hand out of the toilet water she was playing in, Becks called from my room telling me he was “in here.” I went to go check on him, and had to ask him to stay there while I got a camera!! He was saying “cheese” when I took this! Looks like Sadie would like to be an only child.

And here’s Sadie Piper in a drawer. I didn’t see her get in, but I think that would have been entertaining. Not nearly as impressive of getting in a suitcase and zipping it, but still not bad for her age!

Missy in Kansas

Missy came to visit this weekend!! We had a great time…really just ate and shopped. And ate lots of Blue Bell (Maryland is void of the ice cream. That’s reason enough to move south!:) ). Who needs bowls! Thanks Mis for coming and hanging out with us!! We love you!

Playing against the KC Wizards!

Yesterday four of the Kansas City Wizards came to Westminter to play the students and then some adults in volleyball. Except the Wizards couldn’t use their hands…only their feet and heads! It was so much fun and really amazing the watch the soccer players have so much ball control!! They were really good! And for Brian it was even cooler cause it was, for him, like meeting the Yankees!

Sadie Piper the adventurer

SP will fall more in one week than Becks has in his entire life. Seriously. She’s feisty and she’s going to be trouble. We have to baby-proof this time. Here’s her latest bruise. She doesn’t seem to care.

Lara and Landry's visit

Lara and Landry were in town last week and while it was super crazy (we finally were outnumbered by kids!) we had a great time seeing each other! Thanks Lara for being such an amazing friend–I love our time together!

Lara made a good point that this picture kinda captured the chaos!

This is Beckham’s “sorority pose”

And this is the girls posing!

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Lone Mower?

Today in Texas Redneck fashion I was using the lawnmower to pick up leaves in the yard and on the drive way. We have a rake, but it is broken and just makes too much sense to use. Beckham was helping me and at 10:34 a.m. Laura came out to help. A noise was heard and she went down having been struck in the eye with a pebble. She felt like she was going to faint and was clearly in pain when I reached her. We immediately rushed her to the kitchen for a short time of crying. Later Norma flushed her eye and she has recovered. The question now is whether there was a lone lawn man or if this was a CIA cover up. Consider the evidence.


A. The angle of the first lawn mower is not a shot any ordinary mower could make.

B. When was the last time one shot was fired and actually hit its target? I’ve seen Die Hard way too many times to believe someone can be hit with one shot.

C. If it was the lone mower then the victims husband would have done this and seeing (no pun intended) as there is no life insurance policy on the victim there stands to be no motive.

What actually happened? We found some old guys to run a commission who have been out of work since their last job was poorly reviewed. We hired them and the findings of the Warren Commission II is as follows. LEC1

Evidence A, B and C make clear that there was not a lone mower, instead there must have been a second mower across the street, up the hill and behind the fence circled. After the first shot was fired from location 1. there were 836 consecutive shots from a mower on the grassy knoll behind the fence. One of which struck the  victim and bringing her to the ground. Case Solved.

NaNa NaNa NaNa NaNa

Laura bought Beckham a Robin costume today at garage sale, he likes although he has not yet figured out the correct way to sing the 1960s Batman Song.

Room Makeover

We’ve made many changes to our home since moving in two years ago. Painted bedroom, hallway, living room, kitchen, dinning room, Beckham’s room, Sadie Piper’s room, put in wood(lament) floors on main level, tile in bathroom (used to be carpet, like a sponge next to the toilet, very gross). Recently we began changing the Creecy room (no idea what it is supposed to be so on the day we moved in we named it after the Creecy’s who helped us move in. If we’d known about Momo then we would have called it the Lame room). Anyway we recently took out the carpet and used floor paint to make it easier to clean as it is the main room we enter the house through. Painted the wall Brown and Blue and reclaimed the chair rail and changed the light sockets which previous owner painted over. So the before and after pictures are below. Before pictures are the way the previous owner had the room set up when Laura first looked at the house.

Angle 1 Before

Angle 2 After

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