Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thomas and Grandpa.

Thomas and Grandpa became fast friends! We miss you grandpa!
Grandma got Thomas this to cute Alaska Grown T-shirt! It is so cute on him.
He is getting so big! I can't believe how fast it is happening. Soon he will be a big brother and I will have two handfuls to deal with. We can't wait to see grandma and grandpa again this winter!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

To those of your born 1930-1979....

 My dad sent this to me in an e-mail and I just wanted to pass it along
To Those of You Born 1930 - 1979

At the end of this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno. If you don't read anything else, please
read what he said.

Very well stated, Mr. Leno.


1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!! 

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread, and real butter . We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight. WHY?

Because we were always outside playing...that's why!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were O.K. 

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Play stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms. 
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. 

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and=2 0tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes..

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them. 

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Imagine that!! 

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! 

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. 
If YOU are one of them? CONGRATULATIONS! 

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.

While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?


The quote of the month is by Jay Leno:
'With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of swine flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?' 

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Happy "Birthday" Grandma.

This weekend we went down to visit Grandma and to celebrate her 85th birthday. It isn't really until October but we decided to celebrate early so that she was with us.

It was fun to see some of the cousins. Now granted this is only a fraction of us but it was short notice.
Thomas saying hi to Grandma.
Dad and all his siblings.
 It was fun to visit with all the aunts and uncles.
Thomas resting with his dad, all his cousins wore him out.
3 generations of Gwynnes, Grandma Gwynne, Megan Gwynne, and (soon to be) Adelaide Gwynne.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A New Haircut!

Well Thomas was in need of a haircut so I got my stuff together but Ben wanted to give it to him so dad gave Thomas his second haircut.
Thomas was very well behaved and sat as still as a 16 month old can sit. The cookie helped!
With Kimber's help Ben got almost all the stray hairs.
My cute boy! He looks so big with his new big boy haircut!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Bath Time!

Thomas love the bath! And I love when he comes out smelling like a sweet baby.

I Wish he was always this happy!

Maybe we just need to keep him in the bath more!?



10 weeks.

10 weeks.

7 weeks.

7 weeks.

6 weeks

6 weeks

4 weeks old

4 weeks old

3 weeks old

3 weeks old
Thomas and Bumkin

2 days old

2 days old
Thomas with Bumkin.


What more do you want I was up all night!