Monday, June 29, 2009

the cutest boy that you ever did see...



Isn't he? I know, those of you with boys the same age as mine are thinking 'heck no, mine is cuter'...but really, he's not. Mine's the cutest. There. I said it.

You would've thought this was the first time ever he's been allowed to play in the sprinkler...I tell ya, we have had the best time this summer. Our nights are full of joy, laughter, sprinklers, pools, sun, & neighbors. We're having a great time.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I know, I know, I've been such a slackerblog. I just made that term right up. I've taken lots of pictures, but haven't uploaded them to the computer yet. Our days this summer so far have been spent with many (and I mean MANY) hours at the Brentwood YMCA (I have made so many new friends there, as has Lincoln...yay!), & at the McKay's Mill Pool. We've gone to birthday parties for kids at the Y, & have had several outings to Target, Toys R Us, & Chick-fil-A. It's been fun. But can I just say that I'm totally over summer? I hate it with a vengeance. This monkey business of it being so humid that my glasses fog up & I'm sweating by the time I get Levi in the carseat is for the birds. I've had several instances where my shower "just didn't take." My zumba teacher, Maggie, uses this phrase when she gets out of the shower, & it's like she never showered at all. You just get hot & start sweating as soon as you get out of the shower. I've had many showers that simply "didn't take" this week. This royally pisses me off beyond measure. Can I get some dry heat please? Just a smidge would be nice. Sheesh.

In other Cissell news, Levi has started saying some words like "baby", "book", "brother" (his term for Linc), "car", & "apple". It's cute watching him try to pronounce things just like his big brother. They wrestle all the time, & as it turns out-we think Levi will be rougher than Lincoln. Which we honestly thought was an impossibility. But whenever we turn around, Levi is chasing after Lincoln, & wrestling him to the ground. It's hilar. They have such an awesome time together, & laugh all the time. Levi wants to read books all the time. He wants a book in his hand at all times. I love this, because I love reading books too.

I'll post pictures soon. Don't hate me.
Ciao for now.

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Friday, June 5, 2009

You need a lover?

Van Morrison's "I'll Be Your Lover Too" has been my favorite song of all time for the past 20 years of my life. No song has ever eclipsed it for as long as I've remembered. Certain songs have come & gone, but that song has remained at the #1 slot in my life for as long as long is long. I've never been a huge fan of the Twilight series. Any movie involving vampires, wolves, etc. has not been of any interest to me. So when I went on a search of Van's song on, all that showed up was a version that Robert Pattinson did. What???? I'm so not a fan of Robert's, but when I heard that he did this song, I had to pull it. It's a pretty cool version that's not at all what Van's is, but nevertheless, he brings a certain vibe that is all his up to the front. This I like about it. But nothing can beat Mr. Morrison's version. Listen to this one, but always go back to the original. It just can't be beat. I think it will be #1 on my list for the next 10 years.

I'll be your lover too.

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