Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Is it really Wednesday?

Hello Everyone!
Wow! I can hardly believe it is Wednesday...Wilder and I have been busy preparing for an opportunity that he may have and I've been busy at work & at home...and surprisingly have even found time for taking 2 walks this week...but will be missing tonight because of a Wednesday night "pick-me-up" at church (I'm working the nursery!!), and will then find myself lost in Thursday before I know it!...that said, I'm writing to say I've really been blessed, and wanted to share this cute cute story with you...the other night Dash & I were reading his largely illustrated kids Bible, and at the bottom of each page is a question to ask your child to make sure he or she is "getting it." That said, I asked him, "Dash, what gifts has God given you-you, know, like a special talent?" and he said, "umm, umm...washing Nannie's dishes." (I tried not to laugh at that b/c of course, all he does is like to play with the sprayer...) Anyway, the next question was, "have you taken a moment to pray to God & thank him for that gift?" His response (immediately started praying), "Dear God, thank you for the ranch DIP we had at my party today, it was really yummy." HE THOUGHT I SAID "have you taken a moment to pray to God & thank him for that DIP?"!! Oh my, I laughed sooo hard...maybe you would have had to been there. Whew!
Anyway, here's a fun pic to post as well from Valentine's week (remember the "diaper pirates" I mentioned??).
Violet Dilessa <><

Friday, February 8, 2008


Here are 2 more Pics that I thought you'd enjoy...the drool is one of my faves. Wilder had put Romeo in a tree in the front yard, and all I can say is "look out below!"

And as for Dash, I actually found a moment that he was sitting down to snap this one...with Green Bean & her favorite squesky buffalo. And sadly, our pond looks terrible because of the blah "Alabama Winter" weather we've been having.

...which reminds me that I really need to get a new flag for out front b/c I know I'm making all of the neighbors sad by hanging out my spring flag. (It's either that, a scarecrow, or a nativity) I think I'll get a big one with a HEART for valentine's day...

speaking of, I'm SOOOO excited b/c my mom (God bless her) bought me & my hubby tickets to something very special in Huntsville on Saturday! lieu of Valentine's Day, and we'll be double dating with my sister & her boyfriend, which is definitely double fun! I can't wait.

Well, until next time, enjoy these pics & I'll be sure & post more on Monday!

Be blessed,

Thursday, February 7, 2008

December Flashback...

Hello Everyone! Loooong time no speak, yet again!
I really must get more pics to post so you can see how big the boys are getting. It really is amazing how they grow. Dash is now 53lbs. & Romeo is trailing not far behind at 36lbs. We found this out from an icky dr.'s appt when the boys (and all of us really) were sick. Finally!! We are all getting over it except the coughing...which I'm sure will be soon to go.

I'm going to bring in my camera tomorrow so I can get started posting pics from our "Diaper Pirates" party we had last night. Dash grabbed 3 of Romeo's pull ups & gave one to each of us to wear while we reaced from one end of the house to the other, did flips, jumped on the chair, and started singing, "We are the Diaper Pirates who don't do anything" (if you've ever seen Veggie Tales, you're sure to have heard that one!) And, poor Wilder missed the whole thing b/c he was at night school (and will be until May)...but not to worry b/c I videoed (almost) the whole thing! ...and of course, Dash wanted to watch it when we were through & reading our night-time Bible stories.

Do you ever notice how kids remember things differently than adults...smaller things now were much bigger when we were kids, and all that? I remember being young & saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, and thinking "witchitstands" was one word....well Dash does something similar with his dinner-time prayer...he "thankyooLorrdailybred, amen." I love it! He is so sweetie!

And as for Romeo...Nana has nicknamed him "captain Destruction" b/c as soon as he enters her house he starts throwing his food, pulling the magnets off the fridge, throwing the remote control, and then usually falls over b/c his belly is sSssooossoososossooo BIG. I really must post a pic of his belly. Anyway, other than that, he's wonderful & very sweet and very much "the baby." We are still working on talking, and right now his favorite words are : "ick" for just about anything he likes, doesn't like, or needs and "whazzat?" for what's that...also used for anything he likes, doesn't like, or needs.

Isn't it fun being a mom (or a Nana...hahaaahhaa-now she's going to kill me for sure!)?
I always love the phone call:
me: hi mom, how's it going
mom: fine we're just about to eat lunch
me: oh good, i'm glad to see everything'd going well
mom: what honey, i couldn't hear you, romeo is screaming in the other room
me: i said, i'm glad you're having fun. have the kids taken their medicine?
mom: yes, dash took his and then romeo took his cup & threw it at the bottle, which fell & poured it on the floor. romeo is stomping in it right now and laughing as he runs around the house. oh no, he slipped
me: well mom, i guess you better go. naptime should be soon
mom: did someone say Benedryl.
me: bye mom. love you.
mom: love you violet.
me/mom: click

To all of you who know exactly what I'm talking about, have a lovely day!