Friday, September 23, 2016

Math about Me

Hanging on the wall for us to see while we waited for parent/teacher conferences, known now as "Parent Report Day," which sounds not as nice to me...

Ben drew a pretty nice picture of us--Nicholas and I in black of course.  The girls actually picked out who they were supposed to be correctly.

He has a dog. 
He writes "1" backward, but that is a good looking dog.

He has had four teeth extracted and two more scheduled to come out.
He has a small mouth...

Nicholas--took the use of color to another level of course.
But then, we were waiting there for a long time to have our report.  So we started looking at the others....

We loved this guy.
He has all his teeth.

And then we were laughing about the either unhealthy obsession with teeth in Alabama or the lack of imagination since teeth must of have been an example the teachers used when explaining the assignment.
And as I snapped this one, the teacher walked out to get us for our report.  And then we got in awkward trouble for taking pictures of other kids' art...
4 Stuber Kids: Great Report
Mommy and Daddy: D

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Times Have Changed

September 2010

September 2016
Cute of an entirely different sort.
Then she pretended she was waxing and ripped them off.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I love little girls

Yes, to a sleep over because they needed more time to work on their cheers.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Ever with the ask for the impossible.
Peach/Raspberry pie. I like the ones that have the criss-cross on top, mom.
Yeah, no problem, let me throw one of those together for you. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Take That Humidity!

Or whatever was making our door not close correctly.
Like my hair, all bad things are blamed on humidity.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Camera Ready

Elaine always comes through with a smile.

Even when we are snuggled up and watching horror movies together in anticipation of the Halloween season.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A little Kitchen Science

Wherein, we discovered that Apple Cider Vinegar (which is what was on hand) does not work as well as regular vinegar (which is what I bought) for volcano action. 
OR, it is that the apple cider vinegar had been in the cupboard past its usefulness, since I think we may have moved from Houston with that particular bottle.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fall Shopping

Hoping this works.
We went through fall clothes the other day a little ahead of the drop in temperature--forecast in the 90's this week.  My daughters, who never grow, call it shopping since we are lucky enough to have so many hand-me-downs from my nieces.
My sons on the other hand have each grown two sizes it seems in the last year, and we had to give up and go shopping for real, which is not their favorite activity.  But when their pajamas fit like pedal-pushers, a mother must insist.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Homemade Pizza

Even the dog wanted a piece of vegetable pizza.
It was good.

Monday, September 12, 2016

They Still Didn't Get It

He was so disgusted that on his second time milking a cow, there were still blank stares.
Well, I got it, but  I wasn't on his team, so I just laughed hysterically.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Just Handsome and Adorable

Not only do they smile on queue, but they even do it well from time to time!

Not to miss, the girls turned simultaneously and flashed me a grin about two seconds after the boys were flashed.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Well Done

We've been cleaning out the garage recently.  Because cleaning out the garage in Alabama in August is such a good idea....  And we ran across this guy from Patrick's 2010 deployment to Iraq.  What do you do with flat daddy years later? 
We don't know either, but we're keeping him.
And he made me laugh because I had it propped up kind of prominently in the garage--as in you could see him from the driveway as you walked up.  And he wondered if we couldn't find somewhere more discreet. 
"I'm kind of a big deal," he says, laughing at himself.
Well, yes, yes you are.
This arrived about two days after that funny exchange, put in for by his men here without telling him a word. 
Well done daddy.