Monday, April 20, 2009

Best Buds

We got to hang out with our best buds, the Brunsons last night. We had such a great time, and were even able to talk and catch up. We have not had our 2 families together (including the dads) since November, so we were due for some good hang out time. Kendall took out her camera later in the evening and took a few pictures...She blogged about it today, so I thought I would put a link to her blog so you can see the pics...She is such a fun photographer! ALL my kids are sound asleep right now, still tired from last it!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Cookies

They were funny...taking this quite seriously.

So proud of this little one

Love her dainty little hands.

He was concentrating so very hard, wanting them to be just right.

Tasting her art...what a face!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Our New Table

So, if you didn't know already, we've decided to homeschool Aiden in the Fall for Kindergarten. It was a shock to we always said that we would NEVER homeschool. Well, God is funny that least in my life. I can easily rattle off to you at least 10 things that I have said "never" about, that God later brought into my life. So I guess I shouldn't be surprised....but needless to say, I still am. At this point we are just doing kindergarten, and we'll re-assess every year. Our desire is to prepare our children to succeed in public school the best we can. That's our heart behind it, and what we feel that God is asking of us. It's a little bittersweet for me. I have dreamed of the day that my kids would start school. I have always wanted to be the Homeroom Mom, and to be up at the school all the time. But the reality is, I will still have 3 little girls at home with me. So for now, that's on hold. I AM looking forward to a little more time with Aiden, a little more flexibility, and the opportunity to build into him a little more before sending him off. So that's where our new table comes in. We are trying to get our playroom ready for a more practical area for schooling. So we got this fabulous table online at Walmart, via Site to Store shipping! It's the perfect size, and color (loving the black)'s made for 3-8 year olds, which means we can use it for longer. For now though, we're using it for crafts, and for the occasional breakfast or lunch. The kids love sitting at it, and always want Evan to be included. That warms my heart.

Found Treasure

I had just finished pumping this morning, and put the treasure on the counter. I started loading the dishwasher, and this little munchkin went and scammed my "liquid gold"...little toot! And she looks pretty proud of herself too.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Funny Girl

She's starting to panic a little...thinking that she's stuck. Is it bad that I took a picture instead of helping her??
Whew...all is well again!
I couldn't find Grier the other day...she had been playing in her room, and then I stopped hearing her. So I went to check on her, and she was just hangin' out under her sister's bed. She makes me laugh. There is no room under there, but she still managed to get a few toys under there. I love her!

Chuck E Cheese

***Warning-Lots of pictures! :)

Showing off their tickets
Grier carried this flat basketball everywhere
Me and all my girls.
One of her many faces
Gracen wanted to "ride" this horse, by putting her token in and standing next to it, holding on to the reins. Can we say...cautious!
Dancing to "I like to Move it, Move it"
I LOVE this picture. Aiden and Ainsley are two peas in a pod...they are gettin' down.
Sweet Friends
Who's having more fun here?
Super Mom!! Kendall's playin a little ball, while she's got Addie in a sling! Go girl!

Well, this year instead of a big birthday party like last year, we decided just to take our best friends to Chuck E Cheese. We're only gonna do a big birthday party every other year. Every year just seems like too much. The kids didn't even care. They were looking forward to this day for a long time. Kendall and her girls met up with us last week on Blake's day off. It was a Wednesday, which equals peace and quiet at Chuck E Cheese. I LOVE going there during the week. Our kids love each other and always have such a great time together. It was a really fun day. Sorry about all the pictures...there were so many cute ones, I couldn't decide between all my favorites. Aren't Ainsley and Aiden funny dancing, and shaking their booties?! I mean, who taught these kids how to dance? There dads no doubt... :) Blake caught a great moment there.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Our First Tball Game

Go Aiden!

Run Aiden Run

Aiden with his good friend Tyler...precious!

Enjoying a post game snack

A wee bit bored

Well, we went to our first Tball game today, and it was SO much fun. Blake asked off today, so we actually got to have Daddy at the game, and for the WHOLE day. Aiden played great and really tried to do his best...I loved that. He was pretty funny...both times he was up to bat, he hit the ball and ran to 1st base, then to 2nd, and so on until he was home...the funny part was that he passed all his other teammates on their bases. He didn't get that you have to wait for the person in front of you to run to the next base...he was HAULING! I'm thinking track and field might be his thing. He loves to run, that's for sure.
It was the perfect day for me. First of all Blake took the day off, so he got to spend a Saturday with us...Wow! He made us all french toast this morning. We just had a relaxing, chilled out morning, then went to the game. Afterwards the kids came home and took naps, and Blake and I hung out and listened to a sermon online by Frances Chan...which I'll blog about later, b/c it was SOOO good. We made homemade pizza tonight, and had a picnic in the living room watching "Bolt" was so great. I can't wait for the day that Blake doesn't have to work on Saturdays. That is my idea of a perfect day with my family!

Pre-Game Photo Shoot

So stiff

Breaks into dance, once Gracen comes on the scene

She helped loosen him up

No idea why he's pointing at her.

She makes me laugh with all of her faces.

We took some pictures before Aiden's Tball game...before he was all red and sweaty, because it was HOT today. Aiden was so stiff taking pictures, and then Gracen walked out the front door and declared that she wanted to be in them too...and suddenly Aiden was relaxed and ready to take pictures. It's interesting to me how Aiden and Gracen bring out the best in each other, and give each other confidence...but in a blink of an eye, they can bring out the worst in each other...siblings.

My Guys

I walked out my front door today, and this is what I guys' shoes...and I just couldn't resist snapping a picture. I love them...the guys that is.

Friday, April 03, 2009

A Little Much

I'm thinking about buying this for Evan...what do you think???