Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Never a dull moment on this FARM!!

Hunter's kindergarten class! I told them to make the silliest face they could think of!

shopped 'til they dropped!


I am just about positive I'm gettin' "schooled" here!

riding her bike before 7 am!

Hunter's new rainy day activity! She taped her jammie
pants around her feet and invented "kitchen floor skating."

Safety First!

Princess Sophia on her 4th Birthday!

They really are the best of friends!


I LOVE the way Brutus stuck his head in the picture!

Being bored is NOT an option!

So, yesterday, June 1st, 2010 marked the official start of summer vacation for the petites and their family. The last day of school was Friday May 28. The Mintonye Pioneers kicked off the day with a field day full of competitive games. A fun AND work filled Memorial day weekend would follow with a late afternoon rainy, lazy Monday to end it all! And then came Tuesday!

As usual, the petites hit the ground running at the crack of dawn (or maybe 7 am). The first words out of Sophie's mouth were "Mommy, where are we going today?" I explained that it was the start of summer break and we really didn't have any place we HAD to be. YAY!! and then I remembered it was sign up day for the summer reading program at the library. After a productive morning we headed to Lafayette to sign up. It was a very special day because Sophia Caroline Royer became the proud owner of her very own library card! She was sooo proud.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Origin Of The Moniker

I have a friend who has adorable 3 year old twins (a boy & a girl) affectionately known as the "dynamic duo." I love it when she tells her stories of the "dynamic duo." When my older children were actively showing livestock with us, obviously, we all didn't share the same last name but we all put in the same effort so I started calling us "Team Royer." As most of you know, it takes a team effort to produce a winning program. For the 6 years we were "Team Royer" we accumulated a very successful string of victories! (sorry I digressed~ that is common problem of mine) So back to exactly how the girls became known as "The Petites." One of my all time favorite books is Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells. It is the first in a 3 book series following the lives of 4 eccentric southern women, known as the Ya Ya's, and their children affectionately called the Petite Ya Ya's. I don't know exactly what it is but I basically worship at the altar of eccentric southern women. Steel Magnolias is probably my most favorite movie of all time. There is just something about strong willed southern woman! If I believed in reincarnation I would want to come back as a Louisiana debutante. County fair queen of Chinquapin Parish (if there even is such a thing!) I'd want Truvy to do my hair.(Not Annelle though, her work tends to get a little poofy when she's nervous.) Ouiser Boudreaux and Ms. Clairee to be my god mother's.Oops, again, I digress. I tell you, it's a quirk of mine that is all to familiar. Sorry.
So here it is, drum roll PLEASE!!! The story of how Hunter Grace and Sophia Caroline became known as "The Petites." One Sunday morning my mom called and invited us down for breakfast. We were running late, as usual, and she called to see where we were. When I answered the phone, she exclaimed "We are waiting for you and "the petites" to get here." Thus the nickname was born and ever since that spring morning the girls have been known as "The Petites." If you knew them you'd think it was the perfect moniker too! Tata for now.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Okay so I guess if I am going to make daily entries about my life, I should probably introduce the important players.

Steve~ my wonderful husband

Poppy~ my grandpa (my mom's dad)

Nanny~ my grandma (my mom's mom)

Pa~ my dad also known as "Spike"

Mimi~ my mom

Luke~ my little brother

Catherine~ my sister ~ in~ law

So, as previously mentioned in my About Me section, we live on a farm in the Great Midwest. Central Indiana to be more specific. We live 10 miles away from my parents. My maternal grandparents also live about 15 miles west of us. My brother and his wife live in Texas but thanks to our "blogs" and daily phone calls I feel like they live close too! Although, I do miss the fact that we can't just run over to their home and visit them. Who am I kidding, I totally miss the fact that we can't drop the petites off and go play!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

baby steps.......

Still trying to get the hang of this whole "blog" thang! But once I do, you better watch out! Right now I am in the "fear" stage of the whole process. You know, fear of writing something stupid or to personal and then hitting the magic button that sends the info out across the world wide web for everyone to see. I think I have called my brother everyday begging and pleading with him to help me get started. Ok, to actually design and set my blog up for me! I am not particularly computer savy so sometimes the task is a bit overwhelming to me.

My whole reason behind starting a blog is that I am actually to lazy to sit down at the end of the day, put pen to paper and record our days experiences. Life in my world is crazy all the time. My little girls, Hunter and Sophie (otherwise known as The Petites) keep me busy and laughing all the time. I think they are 2 of the funniest people I know. What a great invention this whole blogosphere is? Now I can preserve EVERYTHING and bribe them with it later. Tata for now.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Under Construction

Warning! This site is under total construction. Be aware that I have absolutely no idea what I am doing. My brother and sister in law have a fabulous blog and I wait with baited breath for each post. Unfortunately, they live in Texas and therefore the internet is the way we stay in touch.