Thursday, October 29, 2009

Can't Leave 'em Alone

So, while I was doing some cleaning. Yeah, yeah I know it is hard to believe that I was cleaning, but I digress.  Claire decided to wear - play - DESTROY- my glasses.  I don't know they aren't so bad.
What do you think? 

While I was trying to bend them back the glasses snapped! Thanks, Claire. You may be getting a new pair of glasses for Christmas.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Is somebody in there?

So the other day I could hear Zachary crying, but it took a while to find him.  He would start and stop off and on.  And the other kids were not any help.  They said they had not seen him.  Well they lied.  They had built him a house and knew they would be in trouble.  Here are some pic of the house they built for him.

Where are the windows?  Could someone possible be in there?

Zachary if you survive your siblings it will be a true miracle!    

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

First Haircut!

 Aunt Hanna was recently in town and gave Zach his first haircut!

Here is the mop head! 

Not to sure about all this.
Dad seems pretty calm about it.

You did not tell me I could have a SUCKER!


I think it Hanna did a great job.
Now he looks more like a little boy
 instead of my baby.
(And NO this does not mean that we are going have another baby.)
(Just trying to divert any questioning.)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Let it SNOW!

It snowed yesterday!

Julia thought it was tasty!  (good thing it was not yellow)

Let the snowballs fights begin!

Benjamin wanted to get me when I answered the door...
too bad I am smarter than that!

We finished the fun with pretzels and hot chocolate!  
What a cool mom these kids have!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pumpkin Picking Pleasures!

Everyone had a great time picking out their pumpkin, going through the mazes, petting the animals and climbing the haystacks.  Its official now... fall is here.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Trip to Naples Florida

At the Hotel

Last Month, Amie and I went for an all paid three day trip to Naples Florida.  It was really a great vacation.  We took long walks on the beach, and spent a day (full day... we opened the park and closed the park) at Busch Gardens,  and ate until our heart was content... then ate a little more.

 Where's the beef?!

Right before our first roller coaster ride... one of 12 rides on this roller coaster alone!!

Photo of a photo... good times at 4.5 Gs.

Another shot of our hotel lobby.

Pancakes anyone?

This morning I let the kids make pancakes.
(with supervision)

Four-grain pancakes!  Yum!

Claire thought that the counter was the better helping spot.

Aubrey wanted to help with Claire.

Dig in!

I think that everyone had a great breakfast!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Why do we have tongues?

Aubrey: "Why do we have tongues?"
Claire: "To lick ice cream cones, duh!"

Laundry and Thoughts...

As I am still up doing the hundredth load of laundry... I am lost in thought.  How can we all get along?  What makes us think and say mean things to each other?  I know that confrontation is in this world, but why does it have to be among family and friends?  Nothing earth shattering has happened to me.  I just wish that there were a little more love.  Me included.  So do me a favor (and I am going to do this too) next time you chance to meet a frown, turn it upside down.  Do your part to make this world a better place.  I know we all can do it.  Now on to the next load...

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sweet Slumber!

This is what I found yesterday after dropping Benjamin and the girls off for school.  They both stayed asleep until it was time to pick them up also!

I was able to make my neighbor dinner and make a baby gift for her.
Also talk to my friend Leah for almost 2 hours on the phone.

Nothing like multitasking and nothing like a great afternoon!

P.S. I did not leave them in the stroller the whole afternoon.  Thanks, Mom, for your concern.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Something does not look right?

When we were looking for Aubrey's shoes yesterday we could not find one of them.
I wonder why?

Then we found one of Claire's.  Wait she already had her shoes on.  And then the mystery was solved...