Saturday, May 30, 2009

It was the chair

  • Tonight Jacob and Emily had supper with us. Benji, Emily and John were all sitting in the same area. I heard something that resembled the sound of a 'toot'.

  • Me: What was that?
  • Emily and Benji (at the same time): It was just the chair squeaking.
  • Meanwhile, John pointed directly at Benji.
  • This isn't the first time we've had 'squeaky' chairs at the table.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Photos by Benji

John: This is boring. Who wants to just SIT by the fire. And STOP taking my picture. ALL. THE.TIME! Waiting to hear the all clear to roast marshmallows.
Benji: "Girls, PRINCESS!!!"

Dad, Mom (and John)
(Mom took this one)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Backyard Fun

Benji thought it was HILARIOUS that Uncle Joe didn't catch the ball.Benjamin and Joe gave ALL the (9) kids horsey rides. Wonder how their knees felt the next day? Just hanging out with their Daddy's
Katie's horse
Sand box queens- Carolyn, Meri and Larissa
Swinging AGAIN
Getting a new look on things
The kids had's 1 of the cute videos I took.

Katie the Horse

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

2 cute girls + park = lots of pictures

These are more pictures from Saturday's Anniversary Party.....

Aunt Jessica & Carolyn

Katie and Grandpa Ray

Katie bug swingin' - She was SO proud to show G'pa, G'ma & Aunt J that she can 'pump' all on her own! (I have approx 25 pics of the 2 girls swinging, so I narrowed it down to just a few)
Carolyn Rose
Katie & G'pa...again!
Two peas in a pod
"Whoa- that slide poked me" aka-static electricity :)

Yesterday I put a picture of all the great-granddaughters..but lil Natalia wasn't in there. So..NOW the picture is complete. ALL the great-grand daughters are accounted for.
*Hailey, Carolyn, Taylor, Megan, Natalia, Britney, Madi, Karena, Kylie, Katie*

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


The sideways anniversary cake for G'pa & G'ma. (it was the right way when I uploaded it!! GRR!)All the great-grand daughters (minus Natalia-who got in the picture right after I took this), plus Britney (granddaughter)
*Hailey *Carolyn *Taylor *Megan * Britney * Madi *Karena *Kylie *Katie * Madi & Carolyn. (Madi and KATIE are 1 month apart, but we couldn't get them BOTH to sit long enough to get their picture) Megan & Carolyn - also 1 month apart
Saturday me and the girls went to my g'parents 60th anniversary party. I think we were missing just 1 grandson, 1 grandson-in-law, and 2 great-grandsons (my husband and our 2 boys). Otherwise the entire family was there. It was SO good to see everyone, since it's been a loong time since some of us have gotten together. All the great-daughters are so close in age it was a BLAST watching them all play together.

I have MANY more cute pictures of Carolyn & Katie, but need to take the time to edit them.

**There are 4 great-grandsons.. Only 2 of them were there, but I didn't get their picture

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Carolyn & Flowers

My faithful flower girl
You need to make sure you get EVERY flower watered. (in case you're wondering- the hose is set on she can get as close as she likes!)
This is what happens when you water flowers in the morning, play outside ALL day, then go fishing after supper
Good night!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Boppa's firebugs

Supper at G'pa & G'ma house just isn't complete without a fire. *(I love how John is JUST sitting there, for a change. He must be Boppa's supervisor)Everyone, including John finds sticks for Boppa's fire. (note john's hat. he loves to wear hats, but he'll usually flip them around backwards)Then we sit back and watch...After awhile it gets very boring just sitting by the fire.

And we're off to find something else to get into..

Friday, May 22, 2009

sister dear, buddy 'ol pal

No, it's not like this everyday. Katie Bug
And they have their share of arguments, quarrels, squabbles... I just don't choose to share those!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Nothing says summer better than this: sunny, 80 degrees, humid, sandbox, sunburn and watermelon with cousins!!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Helping Daddy

The other day Daddy brought his semi up to the house to wash/wax it. At our house, any time you drag out the house, you have at least 2 kids glued to your side. Although the semi is slightly too tall for them, they had a blast with the tires...and the hose...I stayed in the back yard with Katie and John to stay dry!

This picture isn't clear.. but if you can see his face.. it's quite clear what he is thinking...mischief!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

the "tator-tot"

The infamous "tator-tot" at G'pa B and G'ma L house. This may be John's NEW favorite thing at G'pa & G'ma house..(well except for G'pa & G'ma...and 4-wheeler rides, and Popsicles...)

Monday, May 18, 2009

No where to go, and plenty of time to get there

Benji and Jacob LOVE their bikes down at G'pa & G'mas house. This is their lastest fun...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Odd n Ends

Snug as 2 bugs in a rugDutchess

Not so patiently waiting for the cookies to cool.