Friday, May 30, 2008

Family Pics ~ My Siblings

I thought I would post pictures of all my siblings, I can't believe how much they have grown. :)

Amanda Michele 24, with her doggy Jasmine

Thomas Michael 21 & Emily Kay 22, the newlyweds (with??)

"Did I really marry you?!" :) Actually, since Gracie was taking the picture I don't know what the punch line was. ;)

William Wade 16 5/6, gotta be accurate or he'll kill me ;)

Gracie Louise 14 3/4 best laundry helper in the world! :)

Robert Warren 13 in 3 weeks! Direct Mail piece connoisseur :)

Margaret Virginia 11, budding baker :)

Charles Homer Alexander 9 1/2, always ready to lend a helping hand :)

Rosemary Ruth 8, sweet little aunt :)

Rush Hampton 6 1/2, need I say anything? ;)

Have I mentioned that I was either there or actually remember when most of you were born?? Y'all are making me feel soooooooo old! Love you guys! :)

Monday, May 26, 2008

Family Pics ~ The Young Guys

Here are the pics of the handsome young guys.

They were a pretty good looking bunch. :)

All right you guys we are trying to take your picture...

...that's a little better, look this way.

Ahh, we're starting to get some good smiles... (I'm doing bunny ears and all sorts of googy stuff behind Emily's head)

...full smiles!!! This is the result of me goosing Gracie who was standing next to Emily. Gracie probably jumped at least 6". It was pretty good. :) Emily then complained that everyone was looking at Gracie though and not her, I graciously offered to goose her to get the desired smiles in the right direction but she declined...I still can't figure out why. ;)

Brothers, sons, uncles and nephews...special memories!

PS For full family shots the camera was on a tripod and my aunt pushed the button, for the girl shots Tom took the pictures, for the T&E pics Gracie was photographer and for everything else Emily had the camera. :)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Family pics ~ The Girls

It's so fun to dress up!! It's even more fun to be matching. :)

I can't remember who came up with this pose (I think it may have been Mandie) but Gracie and Emily were dying! ;)

My dad just put in this little bridge, it's so cute and we thought it was a perfect place to get the little girlies pictures. :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mother's Day Family Pics

For Mother's Day we dressed the entire extended crew in matching outfits and took some family photos. I have a list of long overdue posts that I was going to be doing but per RA's request I'll start posting these. :) We have so many that I am going to break it up over several posts.

Here are a few of the good family ones, I can't decide which I like best, wanna help me? ;)

The originators of the family, the Daddy & the Momma aka the Papa & the Nama.

A natural photo. ;)

Monday, May 19, 2008


So I've finally remembered to write down some of the things Caleb & Charis have been saying lately. They have been giving me quite a few chuckles. :)

We turned on _God of the Atom_ a Moody Science Video last week, it's opening scene is a huge nuclear explosion. Caleb says, "WHOA!!! What an abomination!!" - meaning explosion ;)

For Charis' 3rd birthday last week I bought her some baby pink nail polish to do her toes with. So later in the week we had just finished taking off the old polish and putting on the new when our uniform guy for the company showed up to get the dirty clothes. Only this week it was a new guy we hadn't ever seen before. That didn't faze Charis a bit, she ran straight outside and held up her foot and proudly announced that she had just gotten her toes painted pink!

We've been on a few walks at the beach earlier this year, since we couldn't swim I was trying to teach the children how to look for sharks teeth. We've been quite unsuccessful at it though but Nama is a pro! When we went for our first swimming beach trip Caleb immediately ran to the sand and picked up the first little black shell he found. He then ran back to me and said, "Mommy look, a tooth pick!!" - meaning sharks tooth :)

I was reading stories to Caleb on the couch this morning and Charis was across the room (sitting in the baby swing *grin*). While Caleb was snuggled up against me I said to him, "Are you momma's sweet boy?" Charis piped up from the swing and said, "And I'm momma's sweet girl and Daddy, he's a sweet boy too. " ;)

We went and visited the Pappas' last weekend and when we pulled up to the house Brother Chris was outside. I told Caleb to go say hello, so he started walking towards him then he turned around and ran back to me and said, "Mommy, that's not Brother Chris, that guy has a hat on." ;)

Inside the Pappas' living room they have an organ. I can't remember if the children have seen an organ up close before but Charis ran excitedly to me in the other room and said, "Mommy there's two pianos!!" :)

As Brother Chris was talking with the children he started asking Caleb was kinds of food he liked. Well, Caleb kinda told one of my cheat meal secrets and told Brother Chris that sometimes we get two boxes of pizza. (Amy's Organic frozen pizza mind you *grin*) So Brother Chris asked him, "Do you eat both boxes?" Caleb gets this exasperated, rolled eye look on his face and responded, "No! We don't eat the boxes, just the pizza!!" :)

And lastly, we had been discussing our full names again recently and I was saying how Daddy's name was Charles Terrizzi. Caleb piped up and said, "No mommy, his name isn't Charles Terrizzi it's Charles Chase Air!" - since Daddy answers the phone, "This is Charles with Chase Air." ;)

Ahhh, seeing life through a 3 & 4 year olds mind can sometimes be refreshing! :)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

First Beach Trip

Two weekends ago we went to to the beach for the first time this year and so it made it Mercy's very first time! She said, "Who is blowing in my face?"

Getting a feel for the water...

Mercy says, "I think I like this place!"

Going to the water...

...and running back again! :)

Mercy hanging out with Daddy.

Mercy says, "Oh boy! Sand!"

It was everthing I could do to try and keep her from not continually eating the sand, she seemed to think it tasted great! :)

Trying to get a picture of the threesome...

...can't hardly ever get everyone to look.

But they're still cute anyway. ;)

"I like the bucket."

Making sandcastles with Daddy.

Daddy buried our feet, what fun!

All in all we maybe stayed for an hour but the children had such a good time. Last year Charis was freaked out by the water touching her toes but this year she kept grabbing our hands and screaming, "Let's go do it AGAIN, AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!" :)

Monday, May 5, 2008

Sweet Baby Girl

It seems like it was just a few weeks ago that I was posting Mercy's 4 month old pictures, today she is 7 months old!!! Where does the time go?

Smiling sweetly at her bubba, before I was really ready to take pictures but it is so precious!

Don't know how old I am in this pic but I came across it today and there is some family resemblance, only I didn't have any hair. :)

Mercy says, "I'm trying to get to the grass!"

"If I can just get this blanket out of the way..."

"Got it!!"

Love the little mouth, she broke her first tooth today.

Baby in a basket...trying again to get the grass. :)

Oh...I got a flower!

I wonder what it tastes like?

I just got a hoot out of how she looks likes she's lounging in the basket with her arm like this. Smiling, of course, at her bubba. :)

"How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings." Psalm 36:7

Our smiley little girl, who we are so grateful for.

Still trying to get that grass though... ;)

Such big blue eyes.