September 27, 2009

This...

...is what happens a lot around here...








...and we ALL love it!




September 19, 2009

I could have...

...done it neater


...
had less clean-up


...
did the job the way I wanted




BUT




I would have...



...
missed spending time with my boys


...
missed an opportunity to teach


...missed seeing their sense of accomplishment








...missed seeing smiles like this




(not sure why the pics got so blurry, sorry)

September 16, 2009

My whole family, FINALLY, got together a couple of weeks ago in celebration of my mom's birthday. We planned some surprise events, had whole family pics taken (with 13 KIDS the oldest being our big man AT 6!!!), and had a great time.

The first day we had the pictures taken by an awesome gal, and hopefully I can post some of those soon. You really should check out her site, she takes some pretty sweet pics! All the kids did really well, except KK who was very sick. :(

The next day we all went to church together. Then in the afternoon, we got 5 baby sitters and left ALL THE KIDS while we went to the Old Spaghetti Factory for supper and then to the Broadway's Mary Poppins at the Orphium. Great production!


We also were able to see my brother's new baby boy for the first time
...isn't he sweet?!

...and my older sister's little girl who was born only a week after the twins but we had not been able to meet yet. You think KK looks sad?
She pretty much looked like this most of the weekend (SO SAD!). We ended up in the ER early on Labor Day because she had such high temps for so long and seemed to be in pain. Turned out she had a urinary tract infection.
some of the boys having a blast playing a silly game with their uncle
Finally, the two oldest wearing their "fat" skater shoes (just ask the big man, the "fattness" is very important!) the night before my nephew went to his first day of school

...the big man would also say that his cousins were much "fatter"

...and thus, better :)

September 12, 2009

A Farm


and a Family

are a Good mix














...the girls?

They were sleeping.

September 2, 2009

Tepee Camp Out

Todd and the older two boys headed off the other night for a camp out with Grandpa in the tepee. Yes, tepee. Their grandpa has a life size tepee that he puts up every fall. So they slept in there with a fire and all. Aside from coming back with very smokey smelling bedding, they had a great time and it was decided this would definitely be an annual event. Next year the little man will get in on the action too!



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