Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mama C

C is quite the little mommy. She loves taking care of baby E. When E wakes up in the morning, C gets her out of bed and brings her to the kitchen for breakfast. She's even real close to being able to change her diaper! She is such a great helper. I love having her as my little assistant. She's so great with A. She can give him a bath and get him dressed in his PJ's, including the diaper. She's an amazing little 5 year old. I'm so proud of her. Thanks for all you do C. I really appreciate you.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Window Love

Oh brother. Here we go again - another window lover.

Monday, September 28, 2009

E at Church

E fell asleep in the swing at church. Why is her little nose red? What happened?
Yeah. She was so pooped that this is how she fell asleep. Sweet baby was beyond tired.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bye Bye

Today's plans were to travel to Sulphur right after church. And due to our "kids don't eat in the truck" rule, we enjoyed a quick picnic on the sidewalk before we hit the road.
As the kids were finishing eating, I started the truck so it could begin cooling off. Also I was thinking that this would encourage the kids to get done with lunch so they could get in the AC.
It was a HOT day. But A didn't mind. I even got tired of waiting on him in the hot sun, so I got into the truck with the girls.
Occasionally I rolled down the window to ask A if he was done eating.
His response, "No. Bye bye!"
Yeah. He was fine. Sitting alone, in the hot sun, eating his chips.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Caught Dancing

A loves to dance, but today I caught him. Too cute.

Number 6

Just had to get this out there.

I stole this pic from my snazzy, super creative sister-in-law.

So to clarify, yes, there is a Number 6 on the way!

ETA - March 13, 2010.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fun with Dad

Every Tuesday night at dinner, the same question is asked.

"So Mom? Do you have your girls' meeting tonight? Are you going to Home Group?

"Yes, I am."


The kids love having special time with Dad - without me. I love that they have these bonding moments with Andy, and even more, I love having time away from them!

Here are the kids going wild in the backyard. This is Daddy time.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

So Handsome

A just looked too cute for me not to take a few pics.
"I already said cheese Mom."
"One more cute shot. Get it quick."
"I've had enough already. I'm ready to go."
"Last shot. Then I'm outta here."

Monday, September 21, 2009

Daddy Love

There's nothing better than a little mid-day Daddy loving. Andy gets attacked when he comes out of his office.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cheerio Time!

We're learning...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

We got a pet!

But he's gone already.C caught a lizard this morning. She was so excited and really wanted to keep him. I gave her a dish to store him in, and she named him Paco. She spent the next hour trying to catch little bugs for Paco to eat. She put a little grass in the dish. She took great care of him ... for that one hour.
At noon, I went outside to announce lunch and saw A sitting under the swingset, playing with the dish. It was open. Paco was gone. C cried. I told her we'd try again another day.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Big Boy Cup

A's growing up so fast. He mastered the cup quicker than any of the girls. I was quite impressed with his fast-learned new skill. Way to go, A! Next major milestone is big boy undies! Oh boy... I don't know if Mom's ready for that yet.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Put 'em to bed

One evening I had to run a quick errand. Andy and I decided that rather than loading up the family, it would be better for me to run by myself real quick, especially since it was close to the kids' bedtime. As I was leaving I said, "Just put the kids to bed. Don't even worry about PJ's. They can sleep in that. I'll do baths in the morning." I was really hoping to come home to a quiet, peaceful home. Well not quite what I was expecting, but I got quiet and peaceful. Here are my precious kiddos zoned out to the TV. They LOVE America's Funniest Videos. We do to.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


We had a great week at Uncle Tom and Aunt Lou's. With 2 summers under our belt, I'm afraid we may be creating a tradition. The big girls talk more about visiting Uncle Tom and Aunt Lou than they do about birthdays and Christmas. Fun times! We're pooped.

Friday, September 11, 2009

M's New Best Friend

M made a new best friend - Uncle Tom. She followed him around, jumped into his lap the moment he sat, and talked about how much she loved Uncle Tom. If she could, I think she would live with Uncle Tom and Aunt Lou.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Great Gran!

The big treat of the week was getting to see Great Gran! The big girls were super excited.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Park

We had so much fun at the park!
Not only did Uncle Jim and Aunt Kara take us to a fabulous park,
but they treated us to a delish picnic lunch, complete with feta salad!
Way to go Chef Jimbo!
(He so gets his creative food genius mind from Dad. I'm jealous, but I can follow a recipe!)A with his "I'm so happy I'm going to bite my fingers" look.
Aunt Lou teaching A how to slide

E with her frequent "What are you idiots doing?" look