Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Times

 BB came for a visit last weekend while Andy was gone. We loved having her with us - Michael challenged BB to at least 10 games of marbles. He said, "BB, can we play marbles?" over. and over. and over. We also enjoyed going to An Affair of the Heart arts & crafts show. Thanks for coming BB! We love you! 
 I just LOVE the stage David is in right now - happy, content, smiling...He is so much fun!!

 Love his blue eyes! 
 Michael & Kate were in the chair together pretending they were babies drinking their bottles. It was quite humorous watching them interact with each other.

This funny girl has been wearing her hair rubber bands as bracelets. She will tell me, "Mommy, my bracelets are pretty." 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Fun!

We had tons of fun at the pumpkin patch this morning with friends! The weather was perfect! Michael loved the hay ride & Kate's favorite was one of the slides - I think she would have gone down it all day long if I had let her. We got to see 3 pigs race which was quite amusing. We have gone to this pumpkin patch almost every year since Michael was born, so it is fun to have him stand by the "How Tall This Fall" sign each year. We came home with 3 beautiful pumpkins for our porch. Fall is the best season of all! 
(Click on the collage to make it bigger.)
And some of my faves:
 Love this one of my sweet boy -
 Kate found a perfect seat -

 Can you hear me, "Michael, please cooperate." :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I Want To Remember:

Michael -
*The other day we were quickly trying to get in the car to go somewhere & he said, "Wow Mom. It takes a lot of time to get 3 children in the car!"
*We were talking about our weekly schedule & how on Sundays we go to Church, Mondays - school, Tuesdays - Church, Wednesdays - school, etc. M said, "It's a pattern mom!"
*The other day he randomly said, " An X looks like a sideways cross. But Jesus didn't die on an X, he died on a cross!" Later he said, "You know, God has the whole world in his hands! He's holding the world but he can still do other stuff at the same time because he is all powerful!"
*He is really maturing in his independence - he often walks out of his bedroom in the mornings fully dressed for the day. He has been helping me set the table for dinner, clean the table off after dinner and helping with his lunch for school.

Kate -
*She loves Goodnight Moon right now - "There's the mouse! Right dare! He's in the window!"
*She gets very annoyed with Matthew (our dog, aka our 4th child :) - she will say with much enthusiasm, "No Bapew! Go lay down Bapew! No!"
*She sleeps with endless toys now - her ducky pillow, Minnie, Kitty Cat, etc...she takes FOREVER to arrange them all, if I let her :)
*When Kate sees David she says, "Hey Lil' Man!"
*Lately nap time has been a bit challenging - sometimes she takes over an hour to fall asleep. Thankfully she is happy & just sings & talks...The other day she sang "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," & then said, "Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, where are you?" Over. and. Over. and. Over...
*The other day we were driving home & I said, "Home again, home again, Jiggity, jig." Kate thought this was really funny & she started saying it over & over - we all kept saying it in different silly voices. Fun times :)

ACU 10 Year Reunion

This weekend we went to Abilene for my 10 year college reunion at ACU. It was a BUSY weekend & the kids did amazing - we just dragged them everywhere & kept them up way too late :) 
 Saturday morning I got up at 5:00am to go to my social club, GATA, Homecoming Breakfast - It started at 6:30 - early!! But lots of fun! Great to see girls I hadn't seen in 10 years! 
We met Candice, Rob, Maddie & Audrey on campus for lunch - it was fun to take pictures of the kids on campus.
 My one picture of all 4 of the kids together - they're like little ants scurrying around! 
 We walked over to the amphitheater to take some pictures - I love the ACU amphitheater - so many memories - Welcome Week, Freshman candlelight devo, ACU Leadership camps, ETC.

Saturday night was our class of 2001 event. Here I am with Spiritual Life Committee girls - Raina & Rachel. I wish I had taken more pictures!! 
Sunday we went to church at Beltway which was a special end to a great weekend!  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

David is 5 Months Old! 10-11-11

I cannot believe David is already 5 months old. I told him today that he is growing too fast & that he must slow down. He just looked at me & grinned :) I'm so in love with this little man. He is so much fun & so happy...he has discovered his feet & is constantly holding them, trying to get his toes in his mouth, or chewing on his hands. I am also in love with these pics I took today - the black & white one is going in our hall. 

So Much Fun!

Andy was gone this weekend so we kept ourselves busy! On Saturday the kids LOVED making cookies - I think I have posted about this recipe before - this molasses dough is awesome because it doesn't have eggs so the kids can sneak a nibble here & there (or in Michael's case, a handful :) as they cut. I also love that the only sweetener is molasses.
I have been getting the watercolors out for Michael after Kate starts her nap. He loves it & it keeps him busy for quite a while.
Sand fun on our porch while it was pouring down rain - so much fun!

So Precious...

 My sweet boys...
 SUCH a happy boy! LOVE it!! 

Some good friends of ours just had their first baby at the end of August. She came over for a visit last week - Kyndall & David had lots of fun :)

Family Fun

Last weekend Grandad, Grandma, BB, Papa & Aunt Margaret stopped by on Sunday evening to see our new house & have dinner with us. They had been in Western OK for the weekend & we were so glad they had time to see us too! 
Grandad, Michael & David
Michael & Kate reading Goodnight Moon with BB. They took turns finding the mouse on each page.
Aunt Margaret & David
Papa & Grandma both have a birthday in September so Michael helped me make them a special cookie cake to celebrate. I am so disappointed that we don't have Grandma in a photo! :(

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Saying Goodby to Evelynn...

Michael's sweet friend Evelynn moved to Kansas this weekend :( He has already asked about her several times. We will miss her & her family so much!! 

Baby D

Love these pictures of our sweet little man. In the last week he has begun waking up happy - SO wonderful!! He talks until I come in & get him. He is also working extremely hard to master the skill of rolling over from his back to his tummy. It should be any day now. He is such a joy :)