Wednesday, September 30, 2009

3 kids and 2 saddles

All he's missing is the horse (and his hat, boots, rope and spurs).

Which he asks for almost daily (the horse that is). Someday Benji. Someday. Cheesy Katie

Poor Katie wasn't too happy when she needed to let Carolyn have a turn. Big brother is trying to console the pouter upset girl.

Cowgirl Carolyn

Getting ready to hit the open trail
G'nite lil cowboy. G'nite lil cowgirl.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Little Helping Hands

After a loooong, exhausting, emotional, trying week of not feeling good and missing some VERY special days, we are back in full swing. Benji was the one who got hit hard with it. It was the weirdest stomach bug we've had. Some of the kids and me had a day when we felt not-so-hot, but (fingers-crossed) that's been it.

Monday, September 28, 2009

John.Katie.Rocking Chair

Rock-a-bye baby Tubby ** (if you look closely you can see Katie's head and an extra leg sticking out)

Come back here!


Saturday, September 26, 2009

What a 2 yr old can do in 2 seconds!

He has long discovered that if you dump over the WHOLE toy box it's much easier than digging thru the toys one-by-one. He also has discovered that Mommy makes him pick them up. One-by-one!

Friday, September 25, 2009

3 peas in a pod

The split second this picture was snapped, someone 'passed gas'... Any guesses on who it was?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Meri Jane is 3

Happy 3rd birthday Meri Jane!

We can't believe you're 3 years old already!! Love,

Benji, Carolyn, Katie and John
(Uncle Benjamin and Aunt Heather too)

*Yes- our Mom stole took this picture from your Mom's blog!*

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mr. Busy

up {sigh} cutie-pie

Saturday, September 19, 2009


After hundreds thousands of attempts, I 'semi-successfully' created a button for this blog ALL.BY.MYSELF.

Well, maybe not ALL by myself. I found this nifty blog. She tells you how to creat your blog button. Then she helps you create that nifty scrolling text box. Then she even helps you change your html code thingy so you can put it inside your box.. without the code making a picture!!

So while ALL 4 of my kids napped this afternoon, (ahem) this is what I did. Not exactly a very productive afternoon. I won't tell you the troubles I had, or about the headache I now have. I should have handed everything over to her.. my go-to-for-any-blog-problems girl. What took me all afternoon, she could have done in the blink of her eye. But I am proud I just did this

So now that I went thru all this trouble, I better see this blog on your sidebars.

And NO! I'm not interested in making a button for YOUR blog! :)

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Bits and Pieces

On John's actual birthday (the 14th) we had a little party with just our family. He opened his present from the kids (Mr. Potato-Head), then we had cupcakes. We've been LOVING sweet corn from the garden!

*Lil Miss Carolyn*
She's been willing to let me try new hair-do's. I found if I call them 'princess braids' or 'princess twists' or a 'princess do'.. she's game for me to try it. But if I call it just a plain, 'ol regular braid/ponytail- she'll wrinkle her nose! This day we were trying to master the 'chain'. I can't find my side-view picture :( Ahem! He left his baby flamingo outside ALL.NIGHT.LONG. The moment he woke up, he discovered it was out there. So he rushed to rescue it. Mom, of course took advantage of the photo opportunity!! :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Just for Nolan

We can't wait to see you and your family in a couple of days!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wyatt is 2

happy birthday to you! happy birthday to you! happy birthday dear WYATT! happy birthday to you!!


Benji, Carolyn, Katie and John

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A note to Gpa and Gma:

Thank you Gpa and Gma! We love our NEW pj's. We'll sleep great tonight!!! (or at least Mom is hoping we will!!)

Especially since BUZZ LIGHTYEAR is here to protect us!! he had a hard time deciding which pair to wear tonight!! :)
Love, Benji, Carolyn, Katie and John

Monday, September 14, 2009

Two short years ago today

* John Henry *

8 lbs 13 oz * 21" long

Sept 14, 2007 * 2:22 AM

The very 'unorganized' picture of the 4 kids (I have an absolutely adorable picture of the 3 kids; they climbed on the bed and just took their 1st look at their new baby brother with Mom! But I my scanner won't work)

Big brother claimed John as his own. I have countless pictures from the past 2 years of them together. But this is one of my favorites - for many reasons.
Happy 2nd Birthday Tubby!

Although you'll always be the 'baby' of the family, we realize that you are no longer a baby. So today we celebrate you turning 2. We love you for your silly grin, that hearty laugh, those eyes that just sparkle with mischief, those chubby feet that are always on the go, for your adventurous spirit, that never ending determination and so much more. We suppose someday we'll have to stop calling you Tubby. But as long as you still answer to it, we'll keep using it!

We Love You!

Happy 2nd Birthday Tubby!


Daddy, Mommy, Benji, Carolyn and Katie-bug