Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Introducing...Paisley Jane!

She is finally here! These are just a few pictures for now. More to follow....that I promise!

I think I look way to happy...especially since I know what is about to happen!

She is born 9/19/09 at 11:23pm. She weighed 6 lbs 8 ozs and was 19.5 in long.

Sweet Paisley Jane!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Liam's 18 month

We went to the doctor this past Monday for Liam's 18 month check up. Well, this boy has always been large and the doctors are not afraid to say so. This time he came in at 36 1/2 inches, which is off the charts as far as height goes. And he weighed a respectable 29.5 lbs. This was in the 90 something percentile. The doctor told me, "Don't be surprised if people always think he is older than what he is. He is quite big. Much bigger than most boys his age." I wanted to say, tell me something I don't know. People have been thinking he is older than he actually is since the day he was born! Looks like I may get my football player after all!

Just cuz...

...they are so stinkin' cute!


We took a trip to Flagstaff and visited some good friends of ours. We took a small hike while we were there and I was amazed at how much the kids liked it, especially Berlynn. She didn't want to turn back until we made it to the top! We will for sure be doing some more hiking in the fall!

Mans....Well...Maybe Girls Best Friend!

This is how I found them. Sammy is actually laying there while Berlynn reads Hop on Pop to her. Sammy looks enraptured wiht them book.

Gotta love it!

The girls sure do love their dog. And Sammy is so good as she puts up with all their antics. She even goes into the fort they make and will stay there as long as the girls want her.

The Boys!

Father and buds!
Liam is trying to help Daddy with all those wires. He just wishes Dad would let him get a little closer!

Liam and his trusty vacumn. He actually vacumns at least once a day. And, pushes around with me the whole time I am vacumning. He has actually graduated and now when I am finished with the real one....he gets to run it around for a few minutes. It is so funny to see him wait patiently and then look at me when I hand it over as if to say...."Really, for real? I am getting a turn?! Thanks!"

This is typical Liam...always smiling!

I found him sitting on the box. Just lounging and eating his snach. I love how his feet are just hanging out and crossed!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Little Man!

I couldn't resist putting some of these pictures up of The Boy. He has turned into such a little man and is so much fun. Always off to some adventure or trouble! I love this picture because to me, it is typical of a man. Even though he is sleeping, he is still holding firm to the and drink! Nope, not even sleep will separate this boy from his snack!

Here, Liam models his "big boy haircut". Nice profile shot Liam. Thanks for cooperating!

A nice front view of the haircut, and the bruise above his eye. The bruise came from a run in with a metal shelf at the library. Needless to say, we won't be trying to climb on those again!

All dressed and ready to go to church and the boy wants to go out back and play. Oh, I didn't mention that it was probably already 100 degrees outside. Oh well, he didn't care.

What do you mean I can't go outside?

Oh, the tragedies of life.....

Liam has discovered a love for granola bars as his snack after lunch.

Two Princesses and One Prince

The girls have two tea sets and the put them to use quite often. Berlynn serves Raspberry tea with Raspberry Cream and Strawberry sugar. It is quite an elaborate spread and such particular order to things. She is quite the hostess. I happened to come across all three of the children sitting down to a tea party......PEACEFULLY! I had to capture the moment or else no one would ever believe it....including myself!

As you can tell, the girls love to dress up. I was making dinner one evening and came around the corner to get something from the pantry to discover the children....relaxing on the cool tile with the dog I guess. Hey, whatever makes them happy! This was before Liam knew I was behind them...Oh, hey, I didn't know you were back there? When did you get here?


I think what was going here was a little bit of Sleeping Beauty and Handsome Prince. Actually, I think Liam was just giving his sister "love". Regardless, it is pretty cute!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Mama! There's a gecko in the dog bowl!

This was what I heard as Berlynn went out to give the dogs water, one of her daily chores. This of course was the highlight of the day and I think we heard about this for weeks. They sure do love geckos which are yard seems to have an abundance. I don't mind though. The eat the spiders and mosquitoes....and....they are kind of cute....kind of.....

Fun in the Kiddie Pool!

Wish we had a real pool! But, this sure works to avoid the heat and still be outside! The kids love swimming! These pictures are from the first part of the summer. Since then the kids have been through swim lessons with MUCH improvement! In fact Berlynn and Alana can.....well, I should save this for another post!

Alana (30lbs) walks Millie (160+lbs)

Yes, occasionally we let the kids take the dogs for walks. Actually, the dogs (and kids) do suprisingly well together. This picture here is my favorite. I mean, Millie is pretty much as tall as Alana!

Millie did great in letting Alana walk her around and did a perfect job "heeling". I wonder if she knew that all she had to do was put some of her weight in one direction and she would have been free. I would like to think she was enjoying have Alana walk her as much as Alana enjoyed holding the leash!