June 18: I'm not sure this is what Playskool had in mind.
Emma in her bathing suit, with nappy dreadlocks from playing in the sprinklers all day, you ask?
All the good towels, spread all over the backyard.
June 20: This is my favorite shot of the week. Matt got a new bicycle for his birthday (a day early, because I'm a softie), and he was taking his little sister for a ride around the cul-de-sac.
Matthew is a typical little brother. But he is an OUTSTANDING big brother.
Emma practically worships the ground he walks on. And this picture typifies their relationship -- not only does she go where he goes, he (usually, and happily) brings her along.
Emma jumps, with both feet, into the action. If you're going into battle, you want Emma.
June 22: I know "Every rose has it's thorn," but really, our white rose bush takes it to the extreme. I pruned the roses Monday night, and on a one foot section that I clipped, I counted no less than 22 thorns.
I am a HUGE Indiana Jones fan.
This is my ten foot long, twelve plait, kangaroo skin bullwhip.
It's just like Indy's.
It's made by the same manufacturer.
It cost an obscene amount of money (no, I'm not rich, but such is my mania).
It took me nearly 250 shots to get this picture.
And I only caught myself in the back of the ear once.
It was a LOT of fun (except for the crying babies -- babies! -- and the talking little -- little -- kids), but I would NOT recommend it for kids under 11 or 12 (the language is a little colorful).