Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Summer Fun . . .

Dr. Dolittle?

Here's some more evidence that June is no girly-girl.  The other night, I walked in the door from a meeting and June said, "Hey mom, I caught a baby snake in our living room."  At first I thought she was talking about her stuffed snake and I played along.  Then she handed me this little beauty in a jar and I jumped a few feet!  Kolby confirmed that June, in fact, caught this little snake with her two hands once he determined it wasn't poisonous.  Apparently I was the only person in this house who was a little disturbed by finding something slithery on our floor! 

June is a lover of ALL animals.  She honestly hasn't met a bug, reptile, amphibian, sea creature or mammal she doesn't like.  Right now, sea horses and giraffes are her favorite animals.  Who knows what it will be tomorrow.

June's aspirations for the future include becoming a veterinarian.  She has watched her daddy enough to know how to give a pretty thorough medical examination!  Her bunny Mimzy is such a good patient!

Hmm . . .  Looks like Mimzy's suffering from a bad ear infection today.

Heart rate sound's normal.  It was touch and go for a while, but I think with the help of Dr. June and Nurse Winnie, Mimzy's going to pull through!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sugar and Spice

I'm not going to lie, my two little chicks have never been very "girly."  I hate to admit it, but I allow them to go days without bathing and they are usually like dogs, as soon as they are sparkling clean, they like to go out and roll around in the yard until they are covered in mud, sometimes dog poop, and always cuts, bruises and mosquito bites.  It was a bit of a surprise this morning when June requested that I do her hair and I was floored when she asked to wear a dress and necklace.  Winnie followed suit and even left this headband in for more than five minutes!  I'm not sure if we have finally entered into the girly phase, but I documented it just the same.  Here are my pretty girls all dressed up for a day on the town!

A little sisterly love!

Here they are striking a pose!

June "Babe-alicious" Johnson

And dainty little Winn.  No your eyes are not playing tricks on you, that is the giant "Ivie" gap between her front teeth.  We pray that a few more will come in and close the great divide!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Family Pictures

Well, here we are folks, after several hours of primping and polishing up, we were about as pretty as the cameras would ever find us.  Kolby's sister's high school buddy Amanda Alexander is an excellent photographer and took our pictures while we were in Utah this summer.  I'm pretty much the most un-photogenic person I know, so Amanda is quite the miracle worker!

Just a couple of hobbits and elves in  Fanghorn Forest.

I love this shot the best!  We were tickling the girls - the only way to produce an on-cue smile!

June has turned into quite the little poser!  When you've got it, you've got it!  

Winnie, on the other hand, still has to be begged to crack a smile on camera!  This one looked pretty natural!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Meet Tooder . . .

Last year when we moved to Oklahoma, June went through a very rough adjustment period.  To put it delicately, she threw a continuous temper tantrum for about three months.  She just really missed everyone back home and didn't really understand why we had to be here.  It broke our hearts to see her so devastated, and it was all I could do not to lose it when she was so naughty.  Anyways, I know bribery isn't always the best tool for parents to use, but I didn't want a relapse of what we went through last summer when we came back to Oklahoma.  So, we got a puppy as a surprise.  Well, actually Curt and Tish got puppy, Posey, and then nabbed her brother for us.  So meet Tooder W. Johnson.  He is a mini wiener dog mixed with some kind of terrier.  Let's just say our little ploy did the trick.  June is in love with Tooder, and I think he feels the same about her! 

Tooder has been a very easy dog to have around, I think Curt and Tish did a little training before we got here because he already goes potty outside and waits at the door when he has to go!  What a relief!  

So far, he hasn't done a thing to make us regret our decision.  He's just the cutest, most playful and laid back puppy I've ever seen.  He loves to be snuggled and gives the girls lots of kisses.  Even Kolby, who was a little reluctant to get a puppy, can't resist his charm.  His favorite thing to do is nuzzle right into Kolby's beard and sleep.  And strangely, he loves to eat the tomatoes out of our garden.  Is that normal?

And I think the best part is that he can have play dates with his sister Posey.  They seem to take out their playful aggression on each other and play pretty easy with the kids.  We're so glad we got Tooder!!!  We finally have a boy!!!  

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

We'll get by with a little help from our friends . . .

Well, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.  And so we wrap up our extended vacation in Utah.  We packed up and headed home on Tuesday, making the entire 20-hour drive all in one day!  We're feeling a little punchy this morning from the lack of sleep, we're missing everyone terribly, but we made some great memories!

June and Winnie are so lucky to have such wonderful (and beautiful, might I add) girlfriends back home.  Hopefully, the girls got their fill of dress-ups, mud-pies, and make believe out of their system until they can get together again!  Here's June and Kazmyn sharing some love!  

I can't really believe how much these young ladies have grown in the past year!  Arlee and Kazmyn are towering over June!  I hope June doesn't hold me personally responsible for passing on such itty-bitty genes. 

Good times, noodle salad.

And lets not forget these beauties, The Lovely Thompson sisters, Arlee and Winnie taking the ol' Jeep out for a summer-time spin!

Last, but not least, our hero, Uncle Kory.  What would Winnie, June and Caulder do without the brains behind their mischievous endeavors.  Can't wait to do it all again next summer!!!