Monday, August 30, 2010

Grandpa Swafford's 95 Birthday: Party II

Chattanooga Coin Club Friends

Happy Birthday 95!

Great Grandson Ian & Jacks, Granddaughter Lisa, and Great Granddaughter Sadie

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cades Cove: Tree

Playing with Photoshop CS5, I have been enjoying re-looking at a few of my old pictures. I had planned to get some grading done but found myself watching a tutorial then experimenting. Check out five fun things you can do with CS5. Click Here

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Cades Cove

Monday, August 23, 2010

Loving Sibilings, Maybe!

These two have gone without a nap today, this is not good! Arriving home, I have witnessed them insight each other for almost two hours.
"Jacks! Here is your car. Nope you can have it."
"Wack! Crying... Jacks hit me."     
"Mummy! Mo

Sent from HTC Phone

The rest of the story...

"Mummy! Mummy!"
"Yes, Sadie."
Sadie, "I'm not talking to you. I'm talking to dolly." 
She starts over again...

I was sending this little thought while watching both kids in the bath. I attached a photo of them playing in the water and about the time I was to finish my post, Jacks tossed a cup full of water into the air over his head. It landed on the phone. I tried to dry it quickly but it started doing crazy things. 

I'm still drying the phone and I'm not sure how the shoe picture ended up on the email. 

The two shoes above are ones I had been looking at... Keen and Kenneth Cole. 

Friday, August 13, 2010

KS Photography: Kids Playing in the Water

Junior Lifeguard: Jacks

Mother and photographer Kristen Shoemate recently joined Jodie so the four kids could play. Having a wonderful time playing, the kids enjoyed the afternoon out, while moms enjoyed a few minutes talking.

 Kristen loves taking photos between her full-time job as mother and wife; and her part-time photography business. Check her photos out: KS Photography 

Thanks Kristen for the great photos of the kids. We have enjoyed sharing them with our family and friends.

Ironchild: The shot reminds me of a recent Ironman Magazine cover. 

Fun Times!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Butterfly Feeder is Robbed: Look What Grandpa Found!

Here is a new species on Grandpa's butterfly feeder (BTW the wire is to keep the Flycatchers away from the butterflies. It apparently does not work with mammals).

Grandpa reports: The possum is living in the drain pipe behind the house. Come visit soon and you might be able to see it.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lunch & ah Swim: Reeves

Cory & Noah Reeves

Little Miss

Good times as always, Thanks for having us over.

Run Away Boy: He likes to play outside of the pool were the dirt is for discovery.

Jake, Amanda, Jodie and Kids

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Haley Joy's Monkey Third Birthday

Friends Ready to Help! One, Two, Three blow...

Heather's Awesome Monkey cake. This chocolate delight was delicious... Can we have some more?

Retro Fun for all Ages. I wish we had an adult one to ride. Thanks Mrs. Degrave for the fun time at your pool. 

Happy Birthday Haley!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Playing and Bathing with Your Friends: Oh to Be a kid Again!

Jacob, James, and Sadie after making mudpie dinners. The ice cream and fruit hit the spot giving them energy for round two! "Anyone for sand in your eyes?" 

Mudpie then Bubble Bath! True friendship and fun times.
Thanks, Smith's for joining us for dinner.