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!

Daddy and Berlynn go to Nascar!

Derek was lucky enough to have a friend get him tickets to the Nascar race. He decided to take Berlynn given her love of the movie Cars, which has turned into a love of race cars in general. She had so much fun with her daddy watching all the cars.

Kids being Kids!

These are pictures of before it got really hot and we could still actually play outside! They all love their "playground" and spend as much time on it as they can! Liam keeps trying take years off of my life by pulling typical boy stunts! But, it really is fun to see them all play!

Christmas Pics of the Family

Here are some more pictures another close friend of ours took for our Christmas card. I think we are do for another family portrait!

Some pics of the kids in October 08

These are pictures that a good friend of ours took of our kids. They turned out great!

I promise....

to be faithful in writing and posting pictures in here. For reals this time! I have made it a goal to post once a week and at least put the highlights of the week and post a few pictures. At least that will force me take more pictures, which my husband has been requesting for the last few months. But, I will post a few now to get caught up on some of the good ones I missed putting up. Then, I will be more consistant!