In 1926, the song "Here Comes Emaline" was a hit in speakeasies and jazz clubs. Little did swingers know, the song would also sort of inspire the name of my sweet daughter.
If anyone knows of a song with Keillor's name in the title, pass it along to me. Otherwise, I will have to post a slideshow of photos accompanied by Prairie Home Companion.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
The backyard has become our children's favorite place. While Aimee and I are excited that we finally have outside children, they never want to come in. Still, we're happy that they are happy out in the wild. As luck would have it, our future next-door neighbors donated a plastic slide. Coicidentally, my dad gave me an ancient rubber boat that I used to love as a kid. Ironically, we have found that the boat makes an excellent slide collection pool. Slide + Pool = Nonstop Schmookie Excitement.
|Keillor scales the ladder to the slide.|
|Emaline on her maiden voyage down the slide into the icy water|
|Keillor takes the easy way up|
|Emaline lays seige on Keillor's castle|
|It becomes Emaline's castle|
|Emaline in her garden helper|
|Keillor finds that the space under the slide is fun also|
|A fun pasttime for our kids: eating dirt|
Posted by JM at 1:48 PM
Monday, May 16, 2011
The warmer weather has the Schmookies wanting to be "outside, outside, outside" all the time. They could spend hours in the backyard and still want to go back out the second we drag them back in the house. Outside means bruises, scrapes, dirt under every nail and in every orifice, and water: in puddles, in the pool, from the hose, in the water table. And, yes, there are plenty of drops to drink.
Posted by JM at 8:41 AM
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Since we are only blogging once a year now, I thought I'd update the family about the recent developments in the world of the Mau Schmookies. Life just gets more and more interesting. The twins are singing, counting, saying some of their ABCs, pulling hair, and wanting to spend every waking hour outside. Yesterday, digging in the flower bed, they discovered worms. Emaline is fascinated. Keillor likes to look but not touch. He doesn't like getting his hands dirty.
|Mommy and Emaline enjoy fake food at the Explorium.|
|Keillor practices his climbing skills.|
|Emaline gets locked out of GaGa and GeeGee's house|
|The Schmookies pay homage to St. Francis.|
|Keillor dyes eggs with GaGa|
|Emaline dies eggs with GeeGee|
|A rare occasion when they are not fighting|
|Emaline models her new sunglasses|
They roll the garden caddy up the hill and either try to ride it down or run after it.
Posted by JM at 12:29 PM