Mommy see, Mommy do

Just wait until she can push and pull the adult sized vacume. For now, Ella likes to use "Dusty" to help Mommy vacume the floor. Give her ten years and I am sure her mood will change.


Giving thanks for baby

No that is not too much Thanksgiving dinner in Angie's belly. That would be our little baby and I guess some turkey, ham, potatoes, ribs, more potatoes and carmel cheesecake. Mostly baby though...

Earlier today, Lydia (our niece) was trying to feel the baby move.


Big Girl

I can remember like it was yesterday when Ella couldn't stand on her own and relied on mama and daddy for everything. It amazes me every day how much she is changing and growing. Her hands, which were once chubby and wrinkled, now look like little girl hands. My love and awe of her is truly indescribable.
-Words by Mama, picture by Daddy.


Guess Who?

Who is that photographer under that trash bag and why doesn't he have proper rain gear? Its Brett trying to keep the buckets of rain off his head. It was raining as he likes to say "harder than a bull pissin' on a flat rock." We left at halftime completly soaked, just in time for it to start sleeting. As I type this it is turning to snow. Anyway, the mighty Chippewas defeated their rivals from Kzoo 31-7. They opened up the flood gates, and I am not talking about all the rain, and scored 21 points in the second half.

Here is the only decent photo that I shot from the game. Just a little O.F. as we like to say. Don't forget boys and girls ... copyright of the Midland Daily News.

Day with daddy

Ella and I spent the day together today. She is getting over a cold and it just worked out that I stayed home with her. Here are a few pictures of our pretty yet uneventfull morning.

Look at the purdy morning light coming in the window. Is this what the livingroom looks like when I am at work? I need to stay home more often! Ella is looking through a book, actually trying to get my attention to read it to her. Oh and yes, I haven't combed her hair yet either, as you can see from the shadow that her bed head is creating.

After pulling the shades, Ella says good moring to Bella. Did you guys all know that a kitty says Meow. Just checking.


8 ways to eat popcorn...

One piece at a time ... or one fist full at a time.

Playing peek-a-boo.

By the bowlfull ... or lady like.

A snack before bed ... with a drink to wash it down.

So who knew, but there is milk in microwave popcorn. Just an f.y.i. to all those babysitters out there, check the labels before popping that corn for Ella. No, she wasn't choking on a kernal ... that would be milk in the popcorn. The over sized bowl you see above is the second batch of the night, good ol' fashion Whirley Pop!


The Adventures of the Halloween Ducky

Once upon a time there was a little ducky. At first she didn't really know what to think of Halloween and all this dress up fuss.

After trying out her little webbed feet and shaking her little tail she decided that being a little ducky wasn't too bad.

Especially when Grandma and Grandpa Bishop gave her hugs and snacks. "This Halloween gig isn't half bad," she quacked.

The snacks were great, but she couldn't understand why the doggie started following her around the house. Grandpa quickly had to scold the doggie to keep him from stealing the little ducky's snack.

Not only did she have to watch out for sneaky old dogs but for the weird looking hunter too. "Good thing it isn't duck season," she thought to herself.

The little ducky decided that Halloween was a great time, she visted with all her friends. Mary and Laura Ingles, Buzz Light Year and Barney the Baby Dinosaur.

Her favorite part of the day was meeting all the new people that thought she was so cute.

But her most favorite part of her Halloween adventure was all the goodies that the strangers packed her pumkin with.