February 11, 2009

Fun Times

We have had lots of fun things going on lately. We were able to make a trip to MN a couple weeks ago. Todd had a retreat to go to and I got to spend some time with my family which was great as I had not seen them in quite some time! As usual, we had lots of fun and the boys had a blast playing with the cousins. This trip was also the first time that my younger sister and her family and my brother and his family got to see the girls so that was fun too.

It was beautiful weather so we got all the kids out sledding.

Here are the three little 2 year old monkeys. (Or almost 2 in my little man's case :)

These two are the crazy 3 year olds.

And the older boys, who are obviously good buddies!
They are a wacky bunch!
This last weekend we were at a retreat for our CYIA'ers. It was so fun and again we had great weather! The kids and I were not going to go but then we found out Grandpa and Grandma would be there and one of Todd's sisters and her family, so knowing I would have plenty of help, we went along. I am glad we did because the boys had a great time and the girls got to meet the more of there cousins and and their aunt and uncle.
Here is part of the awesome tubing hill. I am standing onthe second part of it. It was so slick and fast. Lots of fun!!

Our big man with his older cousin. He went down about a million times I think!
KK and KR staying warm and cozy at the retreat.KR, I was finally able to capture some smiles.


KK and her big smile with the cute dimples!
The sad news of our weekend was that our yellow lab was hit by a car and killed while we were at the retreat. We did find another pup and Todd picked her up this morning. Her dad is a chocolate lab, her mom a yellow but with a little Chow in her. The mom totally looked like a lab. So our pup looks like a lab but is more like a mix between a red lab and a yellow. She is a bit reddish in color, very pretty. We named her Akita (u-kee-tu) which means "great hunter." So far she seems to have a really sweet nature about her. Here are some pics from her first day with us.
Bringing her home.

The middle man, along with the other boys, is pretty taken with her.


She loves the dog bed.

8 comments:

Drifters said...

Thank's Kim for taking time on your blog. We are always so excited when we find you have posted. Such fun picture's and those little girl's smile's are so sweet!

Movers4life said...

Great pics!! I love the girl's sweet smiles!:0) LOVE your puppy's name, she is so cute!!! I'm sure the boys are having a blast!

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Love the girl's hats! Where did you find them? The girls have such cute smiles. So fun! Akita sure is cute! Sorry about Tracker.

Joy said...

I was going to suggest to Caleb that he name the dog "Cupcake" just because it would be so funny [to me] to hear Todd and you yell out the back door "HERE CUPCAKE!" He he he!

And I love the smiles.

Debbie said...

Great pictures of the kids. Love the girls smiles. Wouldn't just about any dog make a hit at the house as long as he liked the kids? It is always fun to get a new pet.

shar said...

Oh, Kim, I'm sorry about Tracker! I had no idea. I am really glad that you guys found a puppy so quickly though; she looks adorable.

Speaking of adorable, look at those cuties in their pointy, striped hats. Mmmm.

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Hey! Love all your pics, your new little girls are too cute!! So glad you came by our blog, and gald you enjoyed the article. I always love reading about other big families! Chat w/ ya soon...

Drifters said...

Thank's Kim for taking time on your blog. We are always so excited when we find you have posted. Such fun picture's and those little girl's smile's are so sweet!