Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Seated at the kid's table- Wyatt, Thomas, Lucy, Isaac
The boys (minus P) all posed on the baby elephant.
Sweet P playing piano
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Here are couple of chuckles I got from them this week:
Driving in the car:
Andrew: "Mom, I want to watch Care Bears."
Me: "Well Andy I can not put it in right now because I am driving."
Andrew: "But Mom, I WANNA WATCH CARE BEARS!"
Me: "Andy, yelling is not the way to get you want, but I can't put a video in right now anyway because I am driving."
Andrew: "Yes, you can. Just pull over up here."
I tried not to let him see me smile. Seriously? Did my three year old just tell me to pull over to put in his video???
Upstairs in the playroom:
I was tired of the constant bickering but also trying to keep things in perspective after a day of being referee.
John and Wyatt were fighting over matchbox cars (again).
Me: "Boys, if you can not share then (me thinking of something I am going to follow through on and not wanting to make a big ordeal out of it)...I don't even know what to say."
John: "I know what to say! Wyatt, you need to go to bed!"
Good one, John. He caught me smiling over that comment. Very funny!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Here I am with a little Lion, Diego and Batman. I am pretty sure Batman is picking his nose in this picture.
On October 11, the boys sang in big church. Our whole family was beaming with pride. As long as Ashley and I have been coming to FBC, I have been dreaming of the day when our child(ren) would be performing in church. It was so unreal to see them singing the songs that they have been practicing every week.
We were not sure what made Andrew decide to sit down, but we were just thankful that he stayed on stage.
The boys picked out their own pumpkins.
Here they are posing outside Granny Meg's house...it's so hard to get a picture of everyone smiling.
(Check out John's McQueen boots...those will show up again in another post)
Monday, October 5, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
A year and half later, she added one more to the bunch.
Friday the boys leave the only non-family member who has ever kept them and start "big boy school" for the first time on Monday morning. It's exciting and scary all at the same time.
All three boys will be in separate classes...the three who have spent no more than a day apart here and there when sickness kept one or two home with Nana or Granny Meg.
It's so hard for me to imagine them walking into different classrooms when I am so used to seeing them walk up the stairs to Heather's house...together.
It's even harder for me to find the words to thank her for all that she has poured into our children.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
# 2 and 3 of the list of 20 or so things were related to Obama's address to students today.
A couple of quotes caught my attention:
In the past week, news of Obama's speech had upset some parents.
"Thinking about my kids in school having to listen to that just really upsets me," suburban Colorado mother Shanneen Barron told CNN Denver affiliate KMGH last week, before the text of the speech was released.
Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer accused Obama last week of trying to "indoctrinate America's children to his socialist agenda."
I do not understand all the fuss BEFORE anyone even heard the speech (or read it). I think that this sort of flippant attitude and disrespect for our country's President is ridiculous and embarrassing.
The speech turned out to be a call to study hard, do well in school, and do your best...certainly things that Obama has done...as painful as that may be for some to admit.
Sleeping beauty!Nana and the boys!This is a 50 year old turtle. Did you know that these turtles live to be 110+ years old and continue to grow throughout their lives???
Lovebirds...after all the years. :)
Friday, August 21, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Panoramic view of the beach
John coming out of the ocean...if you have a child who needs assistance swimming, this swimmie is the best flotation device ever invented. Unlike a life jacket, which pushes a child's head forward, this supports their neck and chest in the front and allows the child to "swim". This discovery (thanks to Libby Tucker) allows us to take the kids swimming without an extra adult.
Andrew having fun with his watering can.
The last day we were in Edisto, we decided to drive to Charleston for the afternoon. It was an hour drive through the most rural parts of South Carolina that I have ever seen. The boys loved Charleston too. They were troopers while we walked all over downtown. We did have to stop to rest our feet a few times.
Last stop...the fountain! The boys LOVED it. I can not wait to take them back.
It was a great week. I am hoping for a repeat over Labor Day...or any random weekend.
Andy was not really interested in helping. John was a worker, Wyatt had fun splashing and Andy spent a lot of time letting us know how displeased he was with the whole thing.
We got to see the vultures at feeding time. The zookeepers fed them raw meat of some kind. I like sushi and all, but it was NAS-TY!!