Sunday, April 18, 2010

News and a cool picture

First off, Devin can ride a bike without training wheels. He learned a few days ago, but today, he practiced. I think he's got it all figured out. Well, he can't get started himself, and stopping usually means falling. But, all in all, it's a milestone.

Here's a picture that John photo-shopped to resemble the tilt-shift method:


Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Story of the Bully

Devin has a bully. Or, he and his friend might be the bullies. I'm not sure. I want to be sure, but I don't know how to be sure without being one of "those moms." So, I'm inclined to let it ride.

I was trying to write a thesis sentence up there, but I think I failed. I will try really hard not to write anyway in the next paragraph.

Anyhow, Trevor told me the story of Devin's bully yesterday. Apparently, Devin told him the bully story moments before, but I didn't hear it. So, it was up to Trevor.

Devin's bully is named Jay. I don't know this kid. Is he new? I don't think so. I just don't know all the kids. Jay is 4. Devin and his buddy are 5. Jay, it seems, is always pushing Devin and his buddy off the tire swing, off the regular swings, things like that. And, somehow, when it happens, Devin and his buddy get a time out. This makes me think the real bully might be Devin and maybe his buddy. I know all of his teachers, and I have trouble seeing any of them being duped by a 4 year old.

As Trevor told me all this, I could tell he was not happy with this Jay fellow. Not at all. No one has ever picked on Trevor at that school. He was the first toughest, the second fastest, and the third funniest kid at that school (Devin was the first funniest). So, no one ever picked on him. Then, with great authority, Trevor declared that a 4 year old should know better than to pick on Devin and then blame him! They talked briefly about a 2 year old who shows bully tendencies, but again with authority, Trevor declared you had to cut that kid some slack. He might not know enough not to pick on others, yet. Finally, Devin announced that he wished Trevor still went to school with him because Trevor would protect him. Would fight his battles for him. I guess this is the reason it's good to be the second born. Or not.

So, that's the story of the bully. Do you think I should talk to Devin's teachers about it or let it go?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The best of the worst

Trevor must have moved really fast to have been in this picture at all!

I like this one because he was annoyed that there were 2 cameras and doing his best to make everyone happy.

His hair is SOOOOO RED! Even in the back!

Find the dog!

So peaceful he's fuzzy around the edges.

I have no reason for keeping this picture! I think it's Boots and a toy.

Socks in a box with extra ears.

Making salad really fast.

I'm so glad I didn't delete this one. I just like it!

This is actually one of the best of the best.

"Oh, look!" I said. "It's Chelsea Clinton!" John took her picture, then we realized we could see her panties through her tights and decided it wasn't Chelsea Clinton after all.

More butt.

White House Lawnmower guy!

I don't know who that kid is, but I think he's from Brazil.

I think you can see into his brain.

"Is this something they wore under their helmet?" I wondered.

"It looks like a diaper." I thought.

"That's a diaper," the girl said. "The astronauts wore these under their suits because it took so long to get the suits on and off."

You're never without a port-a-potty when you're in this part of the country. It's true for State College, too.

Warm hands.

I could never delete this blurry one.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


I haven't uploaded pictures in three months. Well, I'm doing it now. I've even spent the last two hours tagging photos. But, they are mostly Trevor and Devin, so I'm not sure why I bothered.

Anyhoo! Here's the link to the most recent album:

Recent Pics

I should tell you that I'm OCD with pics. If I don't delete it right away, I don't delete it. So, I uploaded some crap pictures. A lot of crap pictures. Sorry.

Among the crap pictures, you'll find:
Trevor's Birthday
John's Birthday
Our trip to DC
Our trip to Walt Disney World in January
Random insane cuteness or what would have been randomly insanely cute if only it weren't blurry. I think you'll enjoy those anyway. That's why I couldn't delete them.
And look at this blurry mess. The kid in the middle seems to be a real life Tredevorin. Both of them mashed together!

A pink hat I made for and actually sent to Jena.
Other stuff

Enjoy it all!