Thursday, January 21, 2010


I used to love potpourri. Before the days of Scentsy {inventors of Scentsy, you rawk.} and way back when I was in high school, my mum used to use potpourri to make our condo smell pretty. I loved just looking through it and seeing the random stuff they would add scent to. Now I get why they call a mishmash of random things combined into one purpose "potpourri", and here is a post of random stuff with a pretty name, because there's no real "theme" to this post. {how was that for a random paragraph too?}

Mum came out to visit for the weekend and to take Isis {the 18 year old wonder cat} back with her to Santa Fe, and we decided to go to Bisbee. CJ found something while at work and wanted to bring it in to the Bisbee Museum. If anyone ever comes down here, definitely check out the museum, it's really neat! They let us go through it for free because he "donated" his find, but seeing the amazing rocks that have been found by miners are worth the admittance fee! They're on my other camera, so I don't have any to post, sorry. But they're so neat. And reading the history of the area was pretty cool too. Who knew this county had such neat history.
We also hit up the Copper Queen Mine Tour. We've never done it before, and while it was really interesting, next time I don't think I'd bring the kids. The kids thought it was really neat, especially the train/tram you ride down into the mine, it was a lot of standing and listening to the guide talk about the history. Interesting for us, not so much for the 2, 4 and 5 year olds in our company. J ended up falling asleep on me, which was a sweet relief since he was NOT happy to be in the cool, frigid mine and having to wear a slicker and helmet. P had fun if only for the flashlight they gave each of us to wear. Anyways, here's the photos from the mine tour:

The entrance to the mine. Our guide is in the jean jacket at the front. He worked in the mine for I think 30 years when it was still open, and was actually the very last miner to come out of the mine when it closed. So he definitely knew what he was talking about.

P listening to the guide talking about dynamite.
I know this is blurry, but I LOVE it anyways. Such a serious boy sometimes.
J asleep on me. Again, sorry for the blur, but it's hard to take a photo 1500 feet underground while hefting a 25+ lb boy and trying not to wake him.

M looking at her flashlight pack. It kept slipping off her. Not surprising, since it weighed 8 lbs.

Home and asleep. I just love the face of a sleeping baby. So sweet and innocent...

And because I haven't posted any photos of her in awhile, heeeeeeeere's Macey! She's 8.5 months old now, and oh my gosh, she's gotten so much taller. I won't say bigger because that implies she's wider, and I swear this dog only grows up, not out. But she's adorable. Jumpy and playful, and adorable.

Macey and P. She's still just a bit too jumpy for the kids most of the time, but they find her hilarious with how much she just bounds around. Leap, leap, jump, stop. Leap, gallop, stop. Rinse and repeat and you've got Macey.
Oh yes. One last thing.

That's right. That is UNDERWEAR you see on P. Fistbump! The boy is about 98% potty trained. Yesssssss!!! I say 98% because he still has teeny tiny accidents, about once/twice a week. But I'll take that over diapers any day. {and yes, my boy is sporting Calvin Kleins. But before you get all "pshht, that Laurie." on me, Marshall's had a bunch on clearance so I only paid $12 for them. That's cheaper than Old Navy AND Circo, thankyouverymuch.}
So that's what has been going on here lately. It's a new adventure every week!


Jen said...

Laurie, you're kids are way too cute! I love the pics.

Tiana said...

What a great deal on CK's way to go bargain shopper! Love the pics....maybe we should come down there and see the rock museum. My little man loves rocks.....

laurdacooj said...

you are so funny!!! I'm glad to hear about the mine tour- I've been wanting to take my kids because of the straddle the log train ride:).. maybe we'll wait another year or two:) have fun in the rain

The Wheeler 5 said...

that bisbee mine tour is definitely on our to do list for the next time we're in sv. i want to see what cj found! awesome that p is potty trained! i was just happy the boys had it down before they were 4!

Mary Lynn said...

I love your blog! That looks like a lot of fun. I'm sure it was hard with kids! Congrats on the potty training. Landon is only 17 months and I can't wait till next year so I can get him potty trained so I'm DONE with diapers!

Hilary said...

That looks like such fun. I love your pictures (blurry or not).

Kate Monroe said...

So stinkin' cute! Love the puppers.. and the Hanes and CK's. :)

And I adore potpourri. I actually just put some out last week on my coffee table.. I don't think it works though for fragrance.

jkmace said...

I always love to check your blog for the great photos...thanks for sharing!