Thursday, November 16, 2006

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Sister Silliness

Now that Safa is crawling, it's going to be even harder to get pictures of all three of them...

Baby Velour Leisure Wear---Why not?

I wanted a tiny afro wig and rollerskates...

Ava's Scary Halloween Face

This picture cracks me up...

Halloween Cuteness

She couldn't look any more like Donna Wilkes here if she tried.

There are rare moments as a parent when one sees a fleeting glimpse of their child's adult face appear as a flash. I happened to catch this one on film.

Eden's Halloween lingo interpreted:

"ladypops"= lollipops
"starfood"= starburst
"this house is not working"= no one home to give out candy

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Ava took this one. And she typed that sentence.
I like how you can tell Eden is smiling
without being able to see her mouth

Ava said, "This one is for Grandpapa."

"Big Bugs" Exhibit at the Wildflower Center

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Ready For the Beach

At the Beach

Look What Eden Found!!!

Of course...

Eden and the Helicopter

Safa and Her Papa

These were taken early in the morning...

You know it's your third baby when...

you spend a full minute looking for the camera before you try to stop her from eating sand. It was a constant struggle the whole time.

Texas State Aquarium

Ava and the alligators...

Port Aransas

Perhaps you've heard the word "vacation". Perhaps you've even taken one. When you here the word vacation you might think of 7 to 10 days spent frolicking in Hawaii or Aspen. Relaxing. Unwinding. Sleeping in. Returning home refreshed, renewed. If this is the meaning of vacation, then we definitely did not just take one. If you will, dear reader, shift your thinking to allow the word "vacation" to include three children under the age of four, with bouts of very loud crying in the car, sleeping on a bed that was somehow harder than concrete and choosing to sleep with your 7 month old on her crib mattress because it was MORE COMFORTABLE, a return trip home wherein the air conditioner in the car broke and a two-year old somehow ended up with a poop diaper that exploded out the front to cover her entire body (arms, hands, legs) and car seat, then yes, we did indeed just take a vacation.

It was somehow, despite all that, really fun. There were moments in the car when I thought, "How cool to be on a road trip with my four best friends." (At other times I thought other things...) There were also times at the beach when I was overwhelmed by the idea that I was witnessing three people see the ocean for the first time....

Why Not?

Ava said, "Let's put her in the sink." So I shrugged and said........"Okay."

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Bathing Beatuies

Everyone was so busy I had a hard time getting a decent picture. This
ended in complete disaster, but it sure was sweet while it lasted.

Baby Number Four

I promise not to make this a habit but
he is part of the lovely they are pretty cute. The blue on his leg and back is sidewalk chalk...

Sir Elton Would Be Proud

Isn't this what he wore at the 1973 concert in Budapest?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Have We COMPLETELY Lost Our Minds?

Well, Safa is no longer the newest member of the Romberg clan. That position has been filled by the addition of Miles, a two year old Catahoula/Harrier hound mix. He has one brown eye and one blue or "glass" eye, lest you think we just welcomed a devil dog into our family. That eye doesn't photograph well. He is hands down one of the sweetest and most gentle dogs I've known.

The Perils of Having Three Daughters

So we were eating dinner and Erik said, "Look what I had in my hair when I picked up the food and went to the store." Someone had placed a lovely purple hair clip in his hair. And he forgot...That look you see on his face is tired annoyance (I had to take the picture) combined with a modicum of embarassment with a little resigned what-are-you-gonna-do? thrown in for good measure.

First Time in a Park Swing

She was very proud...

The Dancin' King

This beat mine and Safa's routine hands down.

Look at how full of mischief the big one is...

What Took You People So Long?

This is Safa's face upon eating solid food, avocado, for the first time.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Life With Three

I'm starting to think I can
actually do this. I'm tired, and there is always someone who needs something. We call it the "black hole of need", and my house is in a constant state of funk and clutter and it stinks. And every surface is sticky. I mean EVERY surface...But amid
all of that there are moments when I think I must be
the absolute luckiest person on the planet to watch these lives unfold. And to get to do it with Erik, well, what more could a girl
ask for.

Aunt Meghan

We all love her this much, we just choose to show it in more socially acceptable ways. Although if she gave Eden a chance...

Fourth of July

Nothin' says independence like sparklers and chocolate ice cream...(that's what is running down the entire front of her body)

Friday, August 11, 2006

Father of the Year

Erik practices his acceptance speech...