Sunday, February 28, 2010

Aunt Jessica...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Aunt Jessica
Happy Birthday to you!!!!
*We hope your day is as special as you are to us!!!
We Love You!
Benji, Carolyn, Katie and John
(Benjamin and Heather too)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

guess what happened last nite

Benji lost a tooth! It's his silver tooth. According to Benji, "it was time for it to go anyways..."
Now he's really cool!
Now if only the tooth fairy could find us in TN! Otherwise.. we'll have to see what the tooth fairy left for him back home! :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Zoo time for our 4 monkeys

Last week was nearly perfect here. For many reasons. #1- The weather was more than spring like.. sunshine... temps in the 60's...often closer to 70*. #2- Daddy had some time off. #3- We met some new, wonderful friends. #4- We were able to surprise the kids with 2 family trips. Since Daddy didn't have to work.. we decided the night before we'd surprise the kids with a trip to the Nashville Zoo. We seen signs for it on our many trips down here, so we decided to go. We knew we were going in the off season. Because the temps had been cool that week, (it was 50 that day) almost all of the animals were indoors somewhere. We were offered discounted tickets, so we went ahead with it anyways. (After being to the Milwaukee Zoo, Brookfield Zoo, and the Minnesota Zoo.. we were disappointed, even had all the animals been on display)

"Oh Wow!"
But one thing we loved.... was the 'Jungle Gym'. It may be the single reason we go back during the summer time. This place is the biggest playground, jungle gym I've ever seen. We had it completely to ourselves. It even had a large area for toddlers. Even Mom and Dad had fun here :)

"Is it real Mom?"
"Nope! It's fake!" One of the few animals we actually saw outside..
Hence the reason it quickly became our favorite spot
AND.. because we could go inside the cage.

Surprise #2 coming soon...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Gma Linda...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Gma Linda
Happy Birthday to you!!!!
Benji, Carolyn, Katie and John
(Benjamin and Heather too)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Aunt Heather.. this is for you!

Fresh picked flowers from our flower bed this morning...The bright, warm (near 60) sunshine....
We're sending it ALL your way... Enjoy!!
Happy Birthday!!

Aunt Heather...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Aunt Heather
Happy Birthday to you!!!!
Benji, Carolyn, Katie and John
(Benjamin and Heather too)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thing One and Thing Two

The only thing seperating these two is.. 3 years and 10 months.Brothers and Pals

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

She does it all

She fixes cars. And looks pretty doing it! She hosts 'parties'. And cooks. (she needs work on the cleaning up part)She's got all sorts of hidden talents.
She carries her weight around here. And then some.She absolutely adores her brother. Most of the time.
{This is Carolyn. The muscle man actually carried her around the living room. Without dropping her. Only once. Because she kissed him. You apparently can't kiss muscle men. It gives them the giggles! }

Monday, February 15, 2010

Celery Anyone?

Didn't their Mother
teach them
not to play with their food?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wishing y'all a very ....

Happy Valentine's Day!!
Benji, Carolyn, Katie and John

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sew Happy

When I was a little girl, these My Little Pony sewing cards were mine. Now my kids are enjoying loving them.
They spend hours hid away in their bedroom sewing. (okay. not hours. but it keeps them occupied. happy. playing together for a long time)
{ Or in Benji's case.. since boy's don't "sew"... he's improving his eye-hand coordination... Working on fine motor skills...!}

(our kids occasionally wear clothing.. just in case you were wondering...)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A rare, but enjoyable moment

All 4 quietly reading books.
clothing optional. underwear required.
May I direct your attention to Katie's....outfit.
striped shirt. flowered skirt. polka dot socks.
another favorite outfit of hers: hot pink leggings. red/black plaid skirt. multi-colored polka dot hooded sweatshirt.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Simple Fun

Fishing (in puddles)
Eating (Root Beer Floats)

Friday, February 5, 2010

John + (trick) Candles

To say John LOVES candles is a HUGE understatement.
Trick candles are even better.
Because he can blow them out
and then...
They light up again.
And again.
And again.
1 Happy Birthday girl. And 1 Happy Candle boy.

1 Katie bug content to watch the action from Gpa Ray's lap.1 Benji.. content to work on his 'lap top'.. .without 1 little brother to bother him.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Carolyn's Bday

We celebrated Carolyn's 5th birthday with Gpa Ray, Gma Joyce, Aunt Jess and Great Gma M this past weekend. A short, but fun weekend.
Yes, Carolyn turned 5, but Gma put 6 candles on the cake by accident. But John Candle Boy didn't mind at all. (I have enough picture of that for it's own post. coming shortly) Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday to you...
Birthday breakfast request... red/white sprinkled donut with chocolate milk.
Presents, presents and more presents.
Thanks A. Jess!! This is probably her favorite present (and Katie's and Benji's and even John's).

Happy Birthday to Great Gma M!!!

We were SO happy to see you this weekend!

We hope your day is as special as you are to us!!

*Hugs and Kisses*

Benji, Carolyn, Katie and John