Friday, July 23, 2010

happy friday.




life's about picking a good seat. a good snack. and good company.

happy friday ya'll.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

tales from the city pool.

last week we started swimming lessons.

we mastered the jump in.


and the duck under.

the kick kick pull pull and the wake up starfish!

and his proudest skill.
impressthegirlbyconvincingyourchippyyouneedgogglestoomaneuver


note: pronounced gopples.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

summer baby.


the past few summers have brought me babies.
the season. the smells. the sights. 
it is to me all things baby.
and as a little part of me deeply misses that huge watermelon tummy.
and sweet smell of a newborns skin.
I am so happy to announce our family's 
summer baby.
picked yesterday at 3:40 from our very own garden.
weighing in at 9 lbs. 5 oz.
I am one proud mama.

Monday, July 19, 2010

summer reading list.

this child loves books.

I dont know where he gets it from.
a dad that is always reading. at least two books.
and a kindergarten teacher for a mom.
needless to say we have collected quite a mass of great books.

below is a list of our current favorites we treasure. 
and read at nap. and bed.
and anywhere else between. at least once.































Friday, July 16, 2010

what a difference a year makes.



our lot. our family. our life. 
one year ago.
that was a great time. but now. oh my.
I never could've even imagined it'd be this sweet.

where were you one year ago?
happy year. happy friday.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

love him.




love trent.
love love love trents vroomvroomvroom
gentlemenstartyourengineswahoovroomvroomcrashbghhh.

love her.







lila. love.
lila eating watermelon. love. love. love.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

little miss 11 months

is getting so big. so fast.
she dances when she hears music.
and likes to point her little finger. 
and touch fingers E.T. style.


she has quite the cackle.
she laughs when her brother shouts. jumps. falls. sings. 
or even looks at her long enough.


she crawls to the back door and yells what sounds like "God"
to get maddie's attention.

she is such a little lady. 
she points her toes (and shows off her tan lines from her chubby creases)
she squeals. and can always be seen wearing a sundress. with leggings.
just one thing. 
she finds it hysterical when she toots.
excuse you sweet lilabelle.
and happy 11 months.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

family date.

we took the kids on a family date this weekend.
to nearby anna maria island.

we sat outside. seaside.
which explains why we felt it ok for trent to have his feet on the table.
the goal here is not perfecting manners. there is another time for that.
this is pure enjoyment, relaxing, and loving up on each other.

the food was great.

the entertainment was great.

and after dinner. in true burket style.
trent ditched his ketchup stained threads.
and ran for the waves.

video
and we even got to try out our new camera.
look at miss lila crawl. she looks like a baby sea turtle.
we decided to have a set family night out each week. 
tuesdays. mark your calendar.