Prom-a-palooza 2012

After a full day of following my little sister around like her own personal prom paparazzi, I am beat. Of course, it didn’t help that Cadence was running a mystery fever last night and decided to wake up three or four times through the night and then start chattering at me from her pack-n-play around 5:30 am. But that was nothing a few cups of coffee couldn’t cure.

Now that I’m sitting down though, typing my blog post in a dark room while I wait for my child to drift off to sleep, it’s all catching up with me. So, instead of fighting, I’m giving up.

But before I go, here are a few photos from the day. I posted a couple quick sneak peek “getting ready” photos on Facebook. Too bad all I have is my old crappy laptop with Microsoft Paint to try and size them down and copyright them. Oh well…

And then, I couldn’t help but include two of the photos that were totally cracking me up. Since Whitney is attending her junior prom this year with her boyfriend Michael (they’ve been dating for a month), Pawpoo Shawn decided he probably better get out the gun and the axe to get the point across to Michael not to be trying any funny business with his little girl on prom night. I told Pawpoo I wasn’t sure how intimidating he really was, even with the weapons, but we got a few photos anyway. 🙂

And now it’s time to call it a night and get a little sleep while my baby sister dances the night away at her junior prom. I can’t wait to hear all about it in the morning.

Welcome Back Spring!

With temperatures climbing to the 70’s today, there was no way we were going to spend the day indoors. Cadence and I had an absolute blast enjoying the beautiful weather with my sister Lindy and her son Odin.

There were swing rides…

And a halfway decent back porch step photo op…

…before Cadence attempted to jump off the top step and got both kiddos banned from the steps for the rest of the afternoon.

There was a ninja demonstration…

And a whole lot of running, jumping, bouncing, throwing and divebombing in the giant leaf pile…

And let me tell ya, you’d be amazed at how much foliage collects in a a 2-year-old’s butt crack after an hour or two. 🙂

There was some serious cuteness…

A whole lot of hugs…

And a whole lot of fun to go around.

Now that is what I call a good day!