Monday, June 09, 2008


I had the camera out to take pictures of the girls not really doing anything special, and it was interesting to me to see so much of their personalities come through. Even when they weren't 'really doing anything'. Bella was setting up the Game of Life her picture. I just asked for a smile. When she smiles with a natural smile, her eyes smile too. Wyndham was 'calling Grandma' in her picture, and when she is focused on doing something, you really can't get her to pause. She was too busy and into her little cell phone to stop for pictures.
Then there's Ava. I asked if she wanted to smile and snap a picture for us to put on the computer for her grandmas and Aly to see. This is the look she gave me. Totally giggling and then she did a few twirls and wanted me to take a couple more pictures of her with her tongue out. She said, "They're gonna see me being funny!". I love that I get to see it firsthand. Even if she wears me out most of the time. =)
Finally, I had to take a picture of a bunch of flowers that Brock just brought to me an hour ago. He and I had a rough morning- lots of whining and just general unhappiness with some of the rules he was asked to follow. He must not have eaten enough breakfast, because he was in a rare, crabby mood. Just after lunch he went outside to play with some friends and he was much more pleasant as he headed out the door. The next time I saw him he was bursting into the kitchen shoving this handful of daisys toward me saying, "These are to say how much I love you...and also sort of to smooth things over from before". I had to smile and I wonder at times if Brock is going into politics or something. He has a way with words. =)


Hopesrising said...

Hi Jody..I am new to your blog..coming way of Angie. Will take time to read more when I can. But the way I seem to be in here reading a lot when my Granddaughter is here. She is 15 months old and due your blog...I am always flipping back to Jack and Diane.on your Playlist. As she loves that song. LOL
Love your blog. By the way I am from Michigan to..
Have a great day.

Hillary said...

Jody....your girls are BEAUTIFUL, but you already know that. :)

And, that was so sweet of Brock....Love the flowers that he brought you.

We missed you this weekend at the crop. Hope you can make it to the next one....

asnipofgoodness said...

Sweet sweet pictures. i love that you just snap pictures for no reason. I need to do that more. I appreciate your testimony, in everyday life, and read your blog often. Blessings to you!

*Jilly* said...

Such sweet pictures of your sweet angel babies..and oh so sweet of Brock to bring you those dasies.
That would make a great scrapbook page:)

Happy Tuesday!

The Kahler Family said...

Your girls are so cute! I love the daisies, what a great story! What a guy you're raising!
I have to ask, if you don't mind, where you got the bedding that is in the picture? I love the pink and green together and am in the process of redoing my daughter's room. I can't find any bedding that seems to fit our vision and the one shown is so stinking cute! I would really appreciate it!
Thanks Jody! Happy, happy summer!

cara harjes said...

these pics and stories are so sweet.

and i am loving the "make-up" daisies.
(did he pick them from your garden? ;)

JSM said...

I treated myself to some coconut shampoo & conditioner today and totally thought of you! ;)
Mmm, tomorrow even my hair will smell like summer!

Krystal said...

Just thought I'd drop by and say that your children are beautiful! I enjoy reading your blog.

McMurrays said...

Your girls are so darling and what fun different personalities. I hope my boys are that sweet someday.

Thompson's said...

Jody, someone needs your help. This family lost their little boy Monday. He died while they thought he was sleeping in his crib. When they found him he had the blind cord wrapped around his neck. They also have a disabled daughter. They could really use someone that has been through the death of a loved one. Please pray for them. Their blogspot is

Mere said...

I found your blog on Flip Flop's and love it! I'm adding you to my read list and hope you'll do the same for me!