Monday, June 27, 2005

How Dino Babysits....

Sunday, June 26, 2005

3 doohickies. relative size is shown.

a bowl i got amanda for her birthday

a platter we got for our wedding as a gift

mom went to portugal and got this while there for amanda. she started the trend illustrated in the pictures above. the next picture is actually a digital camera picture of a printed picture the doctor gave us.

this big purple thing is amanda's gall bladder. the red stuff that's stickin to it, is her liver. this is called adhesion. it's not supposed to be stuck to the liver like that. after removal, it was found to be full of cholesterol crystals and other sludgey crap that doesn't rise to the level of gallstones but is still problematic. you don't need your gall bladder. my theory is that it's mainly useful for eskimos who eat raw whale blubber in vast quantities, and that the modern american diet doesn't demand its presence. this picture reminds me of something you'd see in outer space, not inside the body. i wish we had pictures of the inside of it after dissection. this is really cool

Friday, June 17, 2005

Blogthings - A Quick and Dirty IQ Test

when i took the IQ Test i got this...
Your Logical Intelligence is Above Average

Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius

Your Mathematical Intelligence is Exceptional

Your General Knowledge is Exceptional

Monday, June 13, 2005

cielle's rules posted on her bedroom door

Sunday, June 12, 2005



ma voiture

check out the shnoz

doin it

in motion

good hands
in motion


on the top is a box cielle made for amanda. on the bottom, something she made for herself. both have potpouri in them

cielle painted this box and picked potpourri out of the garden for an early birthday present for amanda since she'll be in france for the next few weeks

c on h

cielle and other student

cassie is the horse teacher lady

c on h

some other horse


some horse she likes

on the way to horses

cielle riding

cielle on our wedding day

Saturday, June 11, 2005

flowers from mom!

mom sent a wonder flower arrangement from VA for amanda after her surgery

nate and lisa brought over some flowers for amanda

dean and dawn sent amanda a cookie bouquet after her surgery. the kids have been eating it. this is what's left.

the kids like the cookies

nature's bounty

various tomatoes and peppers out of our garden. cielle claims we have 52 of them

cielle got stung 2 times last summer in one day. they've gotten amanda before too

we get alot of wasps around her and the red ones are mean

cielle attacking the garden on a nother day in paradise

an angel in the garden picking basil flowers off the bush. we have cinnamon basil, lemon basil, purple basil and sweet basil

cielle is helpful in the garden. she helps us pick off the basil flowers, which makes the basil produce more leaves and no seeds so we can make gobs of pesto in the food processor. i tried using the mortar and pestle. forget that. i hoodwinked her into picking all these basil flwers, which is a pain so she could make herself some....

a container of stanky potpourris for cielle's room, which cielle collected and painted and created

cielle with her potpourri


last weekend, we went swimmin with the kids at nate and lisa's...

lisa and amanda are...

da goils

my girl

nate is a pretty boy

logman refuses to behave, after all, he is

the boy

the girl, cielle