Stephen Thrasher, Comet Smasher

Happy Fall

Monday, September 19, 2011 by RDT

The first hot cocoa of the season. In our new teacups. Yum!


Naptime Fail

Monday, September 12, 2011 by RDT

Meet the culprit.

Isn't she cute? This cute little girl found a Sharpie during her nap today. She crawled off Aunt H's bed (against nap rules), brought the Sharpie back into bed and proceeded to uncap and draw on everything. You can see some marks above on her arms. She also decorated her legs, toes, face, and belly button. But she didn't stop there. She attacked her "family" with the pen as well - Wolfie and Daddy Bear saw the worst of it.

She further tried her artistic skills out on both pillows, a pillowcase, the fitted sheet and a magazine on the bedside table. Yikes. What do we do with this kiddo?

Below - a snapshot of Marlee's future co-conspirator. We are in trouble.


Oregon: the rest of the story

Wednesday, September 07, 2011 by RDT

This post is full of pictures, so just sit back and enjoy. We had some golden days outside in Oregon's beautiful summer weather.

A rare family portrait.

Outside playtime.

Legos with Papa.

Cuddles with Gaga.


Oregon: Children's Museum

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 by RDT

In Oregon, we took a day to head to the Children's Museum in Portland. The Museum had a little something for everyone. Exhibits included a construction corner, a play grocery store, a veterinary clinic, a baby play space, several different hands-on art activities and an area to experiment with water, among other things.

Weighing some apples.

The Construction Site.

Even Hazel had a blast!


More from North Carolina

Monday, September 05, 2011 by RDT

In addition to camping with the cousins and other extended family, we spent some quality time with Granddad and Nana at their house, as well as at Aunt K and Uncle J's place.

Soaked in the sprinkler.

Crawling on the patio with a BIG smile.

Swimming in K and J's pool.

Trampoline with Daddy.

Nana and Hazel.

Playing Legos with Granddad.



Sunday, September 04, 2011 by RDT

I've been waiting for this day ever since we found out we were pregnant with Hazel.


Family and Make-Believe

Saturday, September 03, 2011 by RDT

Meet Marlee's family: (clockwise from left to right) Daddy Bear, Marlee, Marlee Bear, and Monkey (Wolfie was missing from this photo shoot).

Marlee has been very interested in family relationships lately. Currently, she has three kids: Marlee Bear (the big sister), Wolfie (the boy), and Monkey (the baby sister). Recently she added Daddy Bear as her husband and the daddy of these kiddos.

She pretends everything with these guys. She feeds and diapers the babies, puts them down for naps, puts them in "carriers" to carry them around house. She had a wedding the other day (in which she asked me to sing the A,B,C's) and she danced around the living room with Daddy Bear. She tells me to be quiet when the babies are sleeping and gives me instructions for their care when she has to go "to work" or "to church" or somewhere else.

She also decided this week that Stephen and I are the Grandpa and Grandma for her three kids, Didn't think I'd have grandkids this soon!

Below are some classic action shots:

Wolfie and Monkey down for naps with their (play-doh) pacifiers.

Monkey and Wolfie, potty training.


Fun Tie Friday

Friday, September 02, 2011 by RDT

Daddy and Aunt Hannah, getting ready for work.

On a related note, Stephen spent breakfast brainstorming how Batman would quickly reduce a country's Gini coefficient. And that is why I love nerds. Or at least this nerd.