Monday, November 16, 2009

First Beeker

Addy has her very own blog now.  She's waited a very long time for this privilege and she's about as excited as Addy gets.

Check her:

Addy's Blog

Sunday, November 15, 2009

LA with Maggie

So, in my last post I referenced my trip to LA with Maggie.  I figured I might as well post those photos.  An old friend from my Air Force days got engaged and asked me to fly out to photograph her wedding.  I jumped at the chance to shoot a wedding at the beach and Maggie jumped at the chance to join me.  We really only had less than a day to hang out, just the two of us, but we made the most of our time.

Here, we're enjoying the free bag of microwave popcorn at the hotel before the wedding.  Hotels that give out free bags of popcorn really understand the Kercher spirit.



on our day off, we went to Hollywood Boulevard and found lots of touristy photo ops
(and the best frozen yogurt known to man - Pinkberry - my mouth is watering at the mere thought)




We also went to Chinatown and were embarrassed by our lack of ChineseFoodOrderingSkills

and...you know...because we're both still 12


this was our ride for the day


Here's one of the pictures I took with my "real" camera.


and another, for those of you who don't like sunflare pictures



Saturday, November 14, 2009

Dating

Kirsten left me a not-so-subtle comment about posting to the blog.  It worked.

Phil and I take turns going on dates with the kiddos one on one.  I wish I could say that we do them at regular, scheduled intervals, but that wouldn't be true.  The kids do tend to "remind" us when we're due for one and they also tend to remember who's turn is next.

When I was in LA with Maggie in September (probably didn't blog about that yet, did I?), we got a pedicure with flowers on our toes and Kate really wanted one.  So...we finally went on our pedicure date.  Addy has absolutely no interest in pedicures, nail polish or girly things.  All of the above totally float Kate's boat.  Addy loves to play games with me, but that really isn't Kate's favorite.  I'm so glad God blessed me with the two best daughters ever.

The last date I had with Henry we went to Space Aliens.  It's a pizza joint decorated with...well...aliens, space ships, Yoda and other such space paraphernalia.  They also have those games you can play which give you tickets which buy you junk prizes.  He loves that place.  As we were having lunch, I was trying to have a heart to heart with Henry and I asked him what things I do as a mommy that he doesn't like.  He said, "I really don't like it when you spank me."
I asked him what I should do when he disobeys me, then.  He looked up at the space ship that was above me and started to talk about whether or not it was real.  Deep things are going on in that head of his, quite obviously.