Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring Break Your Neck!

Because we were playing at BREAK NECK speeds! And there wasn’t really anything that looked like a BREAK in sight! Stefie came and played! Aimee, Zeke and Pearly were in town! And Russell didn’t go to school for a WEEK so I’m surprised that no one actually DID break their neck under my constant (or constantly distracted) eye!

Let’s get to the important stuff first:b26 (3) FAT PINK BABIES!!! Go ahead and get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals just from LOOKING at this picture. They are simply NUTRITIOUS!!

If you want, you can get actual nutrition from Alice though, she likes to feed people. Sylvie is okay with this.21  And you better eat, because you will need your ENERGY to hang with the Danger Boys:3 4Too dangerous? Maybe, but look close… 5   Pearly is WAVING! Fearless!!0

I guess that’s what it takes to keep up with these guys!!6 Unless they are inside playing Mario… then you can just sneak up and snag them right out of their Mario Karts! b26 (5) b26 (6) b26 (7) b26 (8) 


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…but not for long!!  --->

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And anyone who says chic's can’t drive never saw Alice with a Wii Wheel! Cute AND smart, you better watch out boys!b26 (14) b26 (15) b26 (16)

Okay, okay, I know this is a lot of pictures, but shake it off because I am about to show you a treasure, I got two fab shots of the Hickman <cough>EVANS<cough> girls while they were here and they are beloved to me! First, Sylvia Pearl:b26 (19) I KNOW, RIGHT?! How did she get so lovely? Just ask HER MOM:b26 (20) Love that picture of Aimee! And I still think it’s pretty great when people say we look alike, just FYI.  :)

Oh, and if you can tell, Sylvie doesn’t crawl, she SCOOTS. It might be the most fabulous thing I’ve ever seen, and if you scroll up and down quickly over the last two pictures and the next three I think you will see what I mean…. no really, do it.b26 (17) b26 (1) b26 (18)                     See?! You would not BELIEVE how fast she can go!! She is so spectacular I think I might need to take a break right now to go and CRY that she is already back in Baltimore as I write this… heartbreaker and she can’t even walk yet!! 

Wow. That was a long post, but do you want to know a secret?b26 (21)      Well, not that secret. That secret probably has something to do with farting or ‘poop on your face’ (if anyone has any idea how to get him to stop thinking that is funny and/or the punch line to every joke, I am open to suggestions).

My secret is that a lot of people have dreams of what they want their life to be like, and I never did. Sometimes I wonder what my life would be like if I had been more focused, had less ADD, or had taken more time when considering the paths I was taking… but who I am, the good and the bad, led me to the days that made this post possible.

And I’m glad it happened that way because I never could have dreamed this up for myself, the way I love these little people and their faces and their limbs and their delicious skin and how fiercely I missed Leo… I would never have guessed I would be capable not only of containing that love, but focusing it and putting it back into them with kisses and hugs and Mario Karts. I LOVE YOU HICKMAN PEOPLE!

…please move to California…

The End!


Aimee said...

You make me cry, cry, cry, sweet sister. We all miss you all the time. xoxoxo

The Farrell Family said...

We have that same fab yellow dress at our house. I love it and I have to say Alice looks pretty much adorable in it.

Glad you guys had such a great time. Sometimes I hate living far away from family. Boo. It always makes those times when you do see them extra special though. By the way, I think you and Aimee do totally look alike. :)

Andrea said...

It looks like you had so much fun!! I can't wait to see you next week and visit in the fall!