Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

# 2

Bright and early this morning, Carolyn came in the kitchen beaming from ear to ear.  She pulled out her other loose tooth.  (She has a tooth on top thats barely loose too).
And Ms. Katie... all her teeth are loose.  Or so she thinks wishes.  Benji's bottom teeth are both loose.  One is getting really close.  Poor kid.  He's been impatiently waiting to lose his, and his sister beat him to it.  Twice.  But he can still beat her running around the house.  And shooting his gun.  So he's not too upset.
The tooth fairy ha$ decided $he need$ to be creative when $he come$ to our hou$e.  I guess I can't remember if we got something for every single tooth or just the first few.  Without a doubt, we'll make the first teeth something memorable, but after that.... who knows.  Earlier this year our kids said the tooth fairy was fake.  But now that they are loosing teeth they seem to have changed their minds. :)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

1st Tooth

Carolyn pulled out her first loose tooth last night.
She's proud as a peacock.  And her brother is green with envy, because he didn't loose his first!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Minnie/Mickey party

I realized I was behind on blogging, but I just realized this bday party was almost a month ago.. opps.  It was a blast.  We had so much fun helping Jillian celebrate her 3rd birthday.. Minnie Mouse style!
6 sweet girls eating lunch on the porch.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


The other week, we decided spur-of-the-moment to head up to the Zoo.  While it's not quite like the Milwaukee Zoo, we still have a good time.  We ended up getting a season pass last fall, and have long paid for it.  Between Katie and Benji we have tons of pictures of every animal there.  But between the computer/internet it's a slow process uploading pictures today.  So you'll only get to see the 4 monkeys.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

my new dishwasher

This model has some pros and cons.  But I won't complain.  :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Music Lessons

When you have a hubby that writes, plays and sings you are always asked if any of your kids have his musical genes.  While none of them are music prodigy's, all of them have an interest in music.  From hammering on the keyboard, to strumming their lil guitar, to the squeaks of the fiddle, to the melody's they belt out during the day.  I'm not sure they have much say in the matter.  Music has been and likely will be a big part of their life.  Daddy's guitar and voice is a familiar and comforting sound to them (all of us actually).  From the moment they could hear in the womb, to laying as a tiny newborn on his lap, to dancing in the LR to his upbeat rhythms, to singing along to his CDs, to watching him perform.

While Daddy stays busy in his studio, he always makes time for a quick lesson or two.  Benji shows the most interest in actually wanting to learn.  The other kids just like to hear their voices come thru the speakers.  :)  While he's just beginning, he proudly gives concerts.  He gets his hat, western shirt, vest and boots on.  Tells us the concert is about to begin in the studio.  Then displays his bashful-yet-proud grin, then begins to strum.

  A boy has got to make his start somewhere.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Proof we still exist

I have every intention of keeping this blog updated.  But obviously have failed at that.  So with the helpful prodding from family and friends... here's proof we still exist.  We're very much alive and well.  Just caught up in the everyday busyness of life. 

Things keep moving along.  Grass keeps needing mowing (at least once a week if we're lucky), kids need taught their school lessons, bread (and those terrible, no good PW cinnamon rolls) needs stirred up, laundry needs tended too, floors need mopping, house needs cleaning, cookies need baked, baseball games must be played after supper, the swing set needs to be used daily, the sunshine needs soaked up in reclining lawn chair, paper work piles need filed, and ...a trip to the zoo. 

I have some post lined up, but don't get too used of frequent updates.  I won't make any promises on being better at updating in the future. :)  Summer is in full swing down here.  Which means less time doing school and more time outside.  Which leads to more trips to the park, swimming pool, playing with friends, cook outs with friends...hopefully a trip north...