Thursday, October 31, 2013

Photo Update #....?

Bret informed me the other day that I have posted twice this whole year.  I was shocked!  I would love to be better, but this year has seriously gotten the better of me.  Is it just me or do 4 kids feel like 20? MAN, it's amazing how dependent they are. Anyway, here is ANOTHER photo update since it's easier and quicker than writing a novel about what we've been up to.  (OK you might get a novel when you add up all the photo captions.

I think I will try to write just a little.  We went out West again for our...4th annual summer trip. (not including the summer we came here) 
Yada yada yada, lots of photos on this computer of that, sorry.

This is a hot air balloon festival we went to. (back at Indiana) Kind of fun to see all the balloons up close.

8 teeth, 8.

 Kade, Bret and I ran in the Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 5k.  I have to admit it was my first run and I had some stubborn feelings about doing any race...ever.  BUT I had a blast with Kade.  It really was fun!

This baby loves playing in the water.  He has fallen in a couple times.  I love babies. I lub their chub. Recently he has found the toilet.  Too many times.  That's gross.

I loved this backdrop to take photos.  We were at a apple orchard place thing that makes apple stuff (I didn't really see any orchard) with our playgroup and I wanted to come back and take family photos by that door with the red brick and rusty white chair.  Have I done that yet?  Heck no, it's hard enough for me to get our family ready for church on Sunday.  Make them all pretty TWICE in one week?? Hard work. I got a couple of Landon.

This is Landon's partner in crime.  They have fun being sneaky and doing wild things together.  They live in our back yard so they spend quite a bit of time together. He tells me he loves her.
Apple Orchard Funny faces.  Kade was too embarrassed to look at the camera.  He really didn't want to do funny faces.

There was a Father Son outing for our ward...which turned into a Father Daughter Son outing...which turned into Anyone in the Ward Can Go outing...then only 2 other dads went with their little kids.  Maggie was the only girl. They had a great time. I stayed with Ridge. 

This cutie pie is 10 months!

Kade is 7 years old!  We played halloween bingo in the park and had a ton of fun!

So Bret walked by this and thought Landon was falling in.  Apparently he likes to hang low.

Does this look like a lot of kids to you?? It looks like 20 to me. Look at all those legs!

So I got the kids ready slightly early one Sunday (Hallelujah!). Bret is always gone to his meetings so I deal with getting everyone ready.  This is probably why I don't want to do it again for another week. I know I'm being a whiner.  They are pretty cute though.  

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

kids = personality

This boy is 5 months!  He also has 2 teeth.  He is smiley and happy. And he likes to be LOUD, he is a noise maker.  He is a bit afraid of anyone but mom and dad holding him. That is how Kade was and he also looks  a lot like Kade did as a baby.  He is bigger though, he weighs about 19 lbs. maybe a little more.
Landy-boy had his 3rd birthday a couple weeks ago!  He also started potty training(we attempted earlier and it was a no-go), and it is going pretty good.  He is very independent.  He goes where he wants to go and eats when and what he wants to eat.  He yells down to us from his  bed every night about 5 times that he loves us SO much.
Our only girl. She is sweet and sassy.  She just learned to ride her bike without training wheels!  She loves art and drawing, and she has a very good eye for it. She is not afraid of dirt. She is learning to read to get ready for Kindergarten in the Fall. Did I mention I wish I had her eyelashes?

Our little firstborn is not so little anymore.  He has lost a total of 5 teeth!  He loves and fears adventure.  He loves to read.  His favorite right now are the magic tree house books. He likes to save his candy for...well, forever.  He used to be afraid of sleepwalkers, then he turned into one.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Picture Post

To sum up the past few months...(they are not in order)
 Kade participated in a basketball league and loved it.
Our cute cute 4 month old

We told the kids to put their pj's on.  Landon came down like this.

Easter egg hunt

My brother Levi got off his mission in January and took a job in North Carolina.  He stopped here on his way there a few weeks ago.  The kids LOVED him.  They had SO much fun together.

Baby sink bath.

We took out Mag's hair one night and this is how it looked.

We went on a trip to Louisville KY to the temple and stayed in a fun hotel and went swimming.

Fun with Levi

Family hike/walk

Kade learned to ride a bike without training wheels!  He spends most of his free time doing that these days. He also lost his 2 front teeth but I haven't got a photo of that yet. 

Making good use of the butterfly clips from Grandma


Too tired

Levi taught us how to be ninjas with ninja head scarves out of shirts

Maggie did gymnastics and loved it.  She was really cute to watch.


We think this boy is pretty cute too.