Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy 30th Birthday Daddy!!

Happy Birthday to You

Happy Birthday to You

Happy Birthday dear Daddy

Happy Birthday to You!!

*We Love You!!*

Benji, Carolyn, Katie and John

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

5 yrs old. 1 bday girl. 3 parties

This year Carolyn ended up with 3 birthday parties!!!
One with my family, right on her actual bday.
One with my hubby's side when we got back from TN (almost 2 mos later).
And then... one with Larissa and Wyatt since they were gone the night of the 'family' party!
Lucky Birthday Girl!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

2 girls. 1 camera

We've been busy..
and we have pictures to share.. very, very soon!

Monday, March 22, 2010


This is from the other week.. I forgot to post it. I'm not sure who enjoyed this playdate more... the kids or the mom's!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Carolyn's BIG day!

1st- we went to the dr and got 3 shots :( Then we went to the dentist for (more shots and) work on 3 teeth :(
But she was all smiles for her (belated) birthday party!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Katie loves Em-a-lee!
Emily tolerates little Katie quite well.
It's kinda funny though
Emily and Carolyn are 7 months apart. Katie and Meri are 5 months apart.
But the other day it was: Carolyn and Meri. Katie and Em-a-lee.
*I guess it's a good thing that friendship doesn't worry about how old you are.

*It's also a good thing that all 10 cousins are close in age.

7 yr, 6 yr, 5-1/2 yr, 5 yr, 4 yr, almost 4, 3-1/2 yr, 2-1/2 yr, 2-1/2 yr, and 2 mos.

If you think it's crazy when we all get together... you're right!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Springs a bloom

We have oodles of these blooming along the house
So we've all enjoyed fresh bouquets daily!
ahhh.... springtime

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A new background for Gary!

This awesome background came from here. Go check out all her many amazing styles!

** Okay Gary.. how is THIS one!?! :)
(I agree, the other one made the edges hard to read)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lunch time

We were generously given this amazing kitchen, complete with dishes and food. It has now become their favorite toy. It's kept them occupied for hours, yes, hours on end! I wanted to have a picture with the kitchen all neat and tidy. But who was I kidding? It was lunch time... Now when they wake up bright and early (5:30-6:00), I will hear them playing in their kitchen, rather than coming to wake me up!! :)
Thanks again! We love it!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

tuesday tots

Striped shirt(s): check
Striped skirt: check
Striped and polka dot socks: check New cap and is his favorite color now. bet ya never would have guessed that!
fishing with tights...
judging by the way she pulled on them, she'll be able to wear those tights next winter! :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Watch your step

Our 2 watch dogs gaters.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A princess and her tree

our girly tomboy
Carolyn Rose

Thursday, March 4, 2010

mismatched beauty

Katie dresses
She would wear this flower (reverse side-stripes) skirt, her Ariel sweater (underneath), and her new polka dot horse sweatshirt. She also could care less that her shoes are on the wrong feet.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Air Drying

(This is from the other week... when it.. {do I dare say the "S" word?} hit 70*!)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuckered Out

This boy literally eats, plays and sleeps with trains.

Monday, March 1, 2010

boots, hats, bulls

The other week, we got some tickets to a Champion Bullriding Event. The BIG names in bull riding where there. Like Ty Murray, Tuff Hedeman... along with the current champs.

The only clue we gave the kids was we were headin' to Nashville. Earlier that week we had been to the Zoo, so they automatically assumed it was there again. Inside Benji saw the arena set up... I'm not sure which was bigger: his eyes or his smile! My pictures weren't the greatest, so I didn't take alot.
He rarely took his eyes off the action..