Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Magic House

President Gung???
P stands for PEYTON!

The GONG SHOW starring Little T:

Taylor sings while Peyton dances. . .

Friday, August 28, 2009


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Trivia Night

Kia "pre-consumption". . .

$10 bet with Theodore H....WON by me! Knoxville is NOT a state capital but Phoenix IS!
Bob's "dates". . .
Chuck's tribute to his parents. . .

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mary Poppins

Photo of us holding Gung's souvenir purchase care of Great Granny. . .
I am holding Taylor's supercalifragilisticexpeialadocious shirt and Peyton displaying her very own "Practically Perfect" shirt.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Dueling Drivers

Yesterday Taylor requested that we buy her big sister a new 16" Disney Princess bicycle. This idea sprouted from an earlier conversation I (the persuasive sales person) had with her after breakfast. I saw her enjoying riding Peyton's Dora 10" bike and whispered "Hey Taylor, did you know that if we buy Peyton a new bike that YOU would get this cool Dora bike?" Her eyes lit up and she smiled all day. Peyton enjoys sitting on her new bike and posing next to it. . .
Taylor enjoys RIDING her "new" bike. . .

Broadway Bound

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gast Haus & Busch Stadium

Tonight was an Auntie Al outing. . .

Taylor had no interest in the Build-A-Bear items. All she kept eyeing the entire evening were these Cardinal claws. She EARNED this one which I bought her following her successful "potty training at Busch Stadium". . .she is quite "incentive driven" these days.

The sax player became Taylor's new best friend after the moonlight serenade of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". . .

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Gung & Papa invited the crew to their club for some family fun which included a petting zoo:
Sunny was fearless:
We had 'em all in the cage!

Friday, August 7, 2009


Peyton's 2nd Annual Stages recital took place today. It was the grand finale of her 2-week summer camp (b-day gift from Papa & Gung). She woke up this morning teary eyed expressing "Mommy, I don't want Stages to end" so I am quite certain the drama queen will enroll in a winter course at the performing arts academy :-) Here is her pre-performance pose with Haley (friend from Wellbridge):
And another quick pose...this time it included Rose (friend from Krupinski's):

After dinner, we had a mini GIRLS NIGHT OUT with Sunny and Coomare. We went to see the 12-18 year olds Stages kids perform some Broadway classics. The girls liked posing with the statue of Jesus outside the entrance:

Then, we picked up Goosey & Boo Boo and cruised the town in my "Hovercraft". . .
Taylor flung an iced mocha at me and Potsou captured it in this pic which displays the mess upon my eyelids and face! It certainly amused slap-happy Taylor!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Zoo

Cousin Luke was in town and he guided Peyton through the Zoo. Here he's pointing out a big bear:
This is Mamasita & Buckwild's friend, Cindy. I found her in the Stingray Exhibit.
Here's the stingray feeding session:

During the train ride, I demonstrated how to take a picture of yourself!
After the Zoo, we grabbed a late lunch and Taylor and I shared a huge milkshake: