Saturday, November 29, 2008

Unusual Thanksgiving Documentation ;)

So I woke up Thanksgiving morning and pretty much the first words out of my 4 year olds mouth were, "Mommy, I want to take pictures at Aunt Michele's house today." I thought, well, that would be really interesting memories. So I decided to let him have a try at it. As soon as he was done with his food he ran up to me asking for the camera. So I gave it to him and he got to work. I think Aunt Dee, GiGi, and Grandpa Smith were the fortunate ones to escape his enthusiasm and as for the others, well, what kind of faces would you make at the camera if a 4 year old was the photographer? You'll see.... ;)

Brother Robert

Poor Aunt Michele, he took 2 of her and she had her eyes closed in both.

Beloved Daddy

Uncle Tom sure is tall...

Aunt Cee with Titus

The Nama

The Sister

Aunt Emily (who thought he had NOT gotten her head in the shot ;) )

Uncle Will, who got quite a few flashes right in his eyes and got pretty tired of it :)

Uncle Charles, returning the favor

Aunt Meg Peg Fuzzyhead

Uncle Robbie...nice

Aunt Rosie I really related to these people? ;)

The Papa

His only picture of Rutt Bone was of him on my aunt's karaoke player...let me tell you it was an interesting *sounding* Thanksgiving. :)

My lovely snapshot

Self-portrait with dessert all over his face

He even took a picture of his favorite...the lemon meringue pie

Titus was of course, a person of interest this Thanksgiving. I was holding him and Mercy saw me and she motioned to me to bring that baby here I want to hold him look.

So I took him over and let her hold him, boy was she happy, but then...

Charis wanted to hold him too and so I went to give her a turn and Mercy became very upset :)

After lunch and dessert we all watched an old black and white movie called _You Can't Take It With You_ and Mercy kind crashed on the sofa between us.

She said a nap sounded like a better idea :)

After that my aunt had all the children decorate her miniature Christmas tree. They had a blast and I thought that it would be a really cute opportunity to get a few shots of my 3 in front of a Christmas tree that was more their size.

Ha! That was a funny idea... :)

Yeah, these are my sisters...

And the baby who would not stand or sit still

My little monkeys...or should I say turkeys? We hope you all had a very blessed Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 21, 2008

More of Charis' work

Here is Charis' work of self portraits. :)

Really, I find quite a bit of amusing things when I download pictures now! ;)


PS I did not crop these, they are exactly how she took them. Gotta love the nose shot, eh? ;)
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A bag o' crumbs

I really have to watch my camera closely now or it gets filled up with pictures like this. Charis likes to get a hold of the camera and have fun with it. She actually took these several weeks ago but I thought it was too funny not to share. Somehow Mercy got the bag of chip crumbs (they were veggie chips and pulvarized into teeny tiny pieces so not a threat to her health) and went to town with them. Her sister decided to well document the event with many pictures, I'll have to share more of Charis' artistic abilities in later posts. (And no, really, my baby is NOT eating crumbs off the floor that she split, really. ;) )

PS If you click on the collage it should enlarge it so you can see her expressions, chip crumbs, mmm, good! :)
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Saturday, November 8, 2008


So here is an updated picture of the cousins. My camera battery was dying and Titus wanted his dinner so it turned out rather blurry.

Caleb and Charis both got to hold him which they greatly enjoyed. And it was good practice for them as they are going to need it!

That's right a new baby Terrizzi is on it's way and we all feel very blessed and excited. :)

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Friday, November 7, 2008


Charis got hiccups a few days a go and she came up and said, "Mommy, I've got cupcakes!"
Or something like that, right? I got a chuckle out of it. ;)

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Our visit to the Maritime Museum

About a month we were going to go to our Museum of Science and History. But when pulling into the parking lot and seeing 4 bus loads of school kids were there already we had second thoughts. So we decided to walk along the river for awhile and then I remembered this museum I had gone to probably 13 years ago. It is right on the river, it was free, and no one was there...very nice. :)

This older gentlemen reminded me so much of my grandfather that passed away last year. He used to be captain of a ship and was a very nice tour guide.

Wish this had turned out better but I was juggling Mercy in the other hand. They had really neat models everywhere.

Looking at some sort of fishing device with a crab. :)

This instrument is used to tell you if you are "level" in the water. If the ship was tossing to and fro it would show you the degree of which it was tilting.

The Titantic is near the wall in this pic.

Charis & Mercy loved stuff being down low where they could see. :)

This was really neat, it was lifting the same 30lb block with different block and tackle's. I believe the more tackle's you have running through the block makes the load easier to lift. Caleb could hardly get the first one off the ground.

The second one he did surprisingly well but on the third one he could do it with one hand. Neat!

Heave Ho!

Even Charis could do it. :)

A huge replica of an aircraft carrier.

Here we posed at a "helm".

Caleb grabbed hold of it and lifted Charis off the ground! It was rather humorous. :)

Anyhoo, we had a nice trip and this post has actually been sitting waiting for me to publish it for about a month now...I know...I haven't been very faithful to my blog lately, sorry! ;)