Sunday, December 6, 2009

Highs and Lows

Some nights at the dinner table, in efforts to steer The Storm away from their usual conversations concerning chicken butts and poo-poo, Bert and I will have the kids go around the table and discuss their highs and lows of the day.

For example: Lightning's High for this day would also be Thunder's Low....




My High for today was waking up at 6:30am, almost in a panic after realizing Flash Flood had slept soundly since midnight. Sweet, sweet baby....




I could just eat him up with a spoon....


"Be still my beating heart...."



I never knew I could be so much in love with five guys all at the same time....


My Low for the day hit me when I was least expecting it, as Lows usually do. Her Highness and I were getting ready to attend a friend's baby shower when she informed me in the most grown-up sounding tone, "Seriously, Mom. I'm too big to wear hair bows anymore. Can't I just wear my hair down?!"

I almost cried. In fact, I think I did. She's SIX YEARS OLD. I wore hairbows until the seventh grade. And wore ribbons tied in my hair all through... well, even now if my hair is in a ponytail. I told her hairbows are not an option in the south. She would wear one until seventh grade, at which time she can trade them in for lip gloss and a tiny bit of mascara. She opted for a head band instead of a bow, so I guess we both won... sort of.
Whatever happened to the days when I was the coolest and she wanted to be just like me?


"Oh, be still my beating heart....."


She will always be our little girl, no matter how much she resists.

*Top photos provided by Amanda at Dyer Photography. She did an awesome job, and these are just a very few of the great shots she took. Check her out by clicking on the Dyer Photography link in my sidebar.

9 comments:

The Hills said...

Absolutely LOVE the pictures...to precious for words! And the one of flash on his elbows...you said it "I could just eat him up!" I'm right there with you, having a hard time with the growing up! You have a gorgeous family!

Voice of Reason said...

My dear sweet sister... you have never been the coolest.

Dixie said...

Ha! I always like when "voice of reason" comments. ha! Your kids are so precious, all the pics turned out so well. Just seems like yesterday when Her Highness was a little flower girl, wanting you to go down the aisle with her. Boo! Hoo! My 3yr. old niece has decided she does not like bows, and so her Mom said, okay I will compromise, you can wear your hair down on Fridays. ha! Doubt that deal would work with Her Highness!

Kiera said...

Oh my stinkin goodness... Those pictures are absolutely ADORABLE!!! I LOVE them, the way they capture your precious kids and those backgrounds!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! The one of Flash with his hands on his chin...to die for! Okay, sorry for all the excitment, they are just way too cute!! Okay. Love you and tell Lucy to the bows are so cute and she definitely needs to stick with them! ;)

Ashley and Nolan said...

your pictures are absolutelt PRECIOUS!!!!! beautiful family!

Dana said...

Love them! I wish I could see her position him. I can't figure out how to do that!

They're beautiful!

McKinney Madness said...

Those pictures are- without a doubt- some of the cutest I've ever seen. Where did you find such a sweet hat for Flash Flood? Oh... such cute kids you have!!

Shannon and Andrew said...

I LOVE those pictures!! Flash is adorable!

Barb Smith said...

Your family is beautiful! Congratulations!