January 28, 2008

What we've been up to

Well, it was a crazy month of January! A couple weeks ago we stayed at a hotel and hit their waterpark in honor of Noah filling his potty chart with stickers. It was a very momentous occasion because he is actually totally potty trained! It was thrilling to not even have to put a swim diaper on him while swimming. The older two boys had a blast on the slides, in the pools and in the hot tub. The littlest man however was not too impressed with the temperature of the water so for the most part he enjoyed the hot tub in small chunks of time. We did get him in the kids pool and then the little pool for a very short amount of time and he had fun.

Caleb has become a great swimmer and traverses these places by himself (as long as we are watching).

Noah has no fear of the water, but needs assistance still on the big slides.

Elijah didn't mind playing out of the water!

Normal days at our house bring all sorts of fun. The boys keep this place hopping pretty good. This next picture is one of my favorite sights when I come into the living room. Even though he is almost always on the bottom and hits the floor first, Noah loves to wrestle with Caleb. They roll around like little puppies.
Elijah loves his bottles and Caleb loves helping him with them.

Why is our bed so lumpy?

Because of the little critters roaming around in it!
I taught the boys something that should entertain them for the next ten years or so. We went out on one of the beautiful, warm days and built a fort in the trees around our farm. It was a blast! As a kid my sibs and I used to spend many summer days building forts like this.
We had a pretty exciting night last night. The power went out for about two hours. It was great! We had the fire going and we sat around and sang songs and then made smores. What is too bad is that it took a power outage to make us spend that time together in such s sweet way. We all had so much fun and it was a great memory maker! It doesn't get better than praising God together from the oldest to the young. You can't tell in the first picture but it was very dark. The second picture will give you an idea.

Staying warm by the fire!

5 comments:

Stacie said...

So fun! It it is sad that it takes something like a power outage to bring us together like that. Glad you were able to teach the boys about our forts. I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with over the years.

Susan said...

That looks like a lot of fun!! I have our fireplace going too, it is 10 below now and falling. Oh well, wish I could roast marshmallows on mine (-:

Movers4life said...

Looks like you all had a blast!! Great pics!:0)

Movers4life said...

Looks like you all had a blast!! Great pics!:0)

Susan said...

That looks like a lot of fun!! I have our fireplace going too, it is 10 below now and falling. Oh well, wish I could roast marshmallows on mine (-: