April 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Man!

Today was our little man's birthday. He turned 2! I can hardly believe it! I don't think he knew what we were all talking about all day but he definitely enjoyed the presents after supper tonight. The mistake was, we let him open this little basketball first and so he had little interest in opening anything else, until he found out there was good stuff in the other presents too.

It has been fun watching his personality develop in the last year. It is uncanny how much he is like his oldest brother. He attacks life with that same intensity. You never really have to wonder how he feels about anything. He has done an awesome job of adjusting to having two little sisters! He frequently talks to them (in a very high voice) and rubs their little heads. He never says their names, just "baby" for both of them. He adores his oldest brother, they are good buddies and has a funny relationship with the middle man. One minute they are fighting like cats and dogs, the next they are snuggled in together in the recliner looking at a book. We are so thankful to the Lord for allowing us to have him in our lives. He is definitely our wild man and keeps us on our toes, but I wouldn't want it any other way. As crazy as he is, he can be so sweet. Whenever I say his name and open my arms up wide, he runs over and gives me a huge hug. How can that not melt your heart?

Here his big brothers are getting a good look at him for the first time.

Here he is at "2" with his puppy cake.

Here is that ball that never left his hands after he opened it. He opened every other gift while holding it.

He got a bat and ball from his brothers and sisters. Here is Grandpa being the "tee"

April 23, 2009

Spring Review

Okay. so I had technical difficulties for about a month, but I am up and rolling finally! We habve had many things going on this spring from our CEF banquets, to visiting family, and having family visit. These pics should get you up to speed.

The top pic is Todd and I at our banquet in March. Here are the girls are dressed up for our banquets. KK, KR

This is the larger of the two banquets we did. We had about four hundred people there.

My two little ladies who are growing like crazy!

In March we also went on our annual trip to one of Todd's sister's fpr a basketball tourny that Todd plays in with his brother-in-law. It was very busy so I did not get many pics but here are a couple. This is KR with her cousin.

The four oldest kids, thay all had lots of fun together!

This month, my sister and her fam came for a visit. We had so much fun! Here are the boys with two of their cousins. Between mud and water outside from all our snow, they did not lack for things to do. I will have to post those pics later.

The girls with my sisters' youngest. He is only two and a half months older than them.

The big man and his cousin went on a field trip the kindergarten class. They had a blast!

We were all going to head to my parents' house for Easter when the flu struck our house. Here is the little man with his puke bucket. Obviously he was still in good spirits.

We ended up heading to my parents' the next day as the little man seemed better and no one else was sick. About a half hour before we got there the middle man puked! We still had fun as it was a mild flu and I didn't get sick till we got home. Here are the kids with Grandpa and Grandma.