Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Little boy!

This kid cracks me up!!  I want to say he hates being on his stomach but I guess he doesn't.  None of the other kids purposefully rolled over and then hung out looking around the room like this one done.  Problem is he gets tired of it and then just cries and cries till we come roll him over.  The thing is, he can roll both ways.  But he doesn't when he gets mad!  He just moans till we come save him.  He doesn't always have the passy, but if he is in the mood he really loves it.  Isn't his comb over the best?!  At least three times a week I declare I am going to cut it but when the moment comes I just can't do it!  I love the last pic where he is looking to the side - his life is so crazy with 3 siblings he never knows what is coming!  Not much makes me happier than how he always has those eyebrows up!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

A little love!

Aren't they just the cutest?  Love getting to pick a teensy something special for these guys!

They each got a set of hugging stuffed animals, a sweet treat, and the BIG gift - surprise tickets to see the Newsboys in concert in College Station!  We were so bummed that I had to miss the last concert and Josh had to leave early so even though it was so close to the last one we decided to surprise everybody.  They couldn't believe it! 

Even little Reidy boy was totally into his gift!  I thought it was so adorable how he picked it up right away and really loved when the kids read the card to him.  It is so much fun having a baby in the house again!  He is a ham!  Chewing on his fingers.  Always!

Friday, February 13, 2015

2015 Valentine's Boxes!

Once again the kiddos made Valentines boxes to take to our local homeschool group's Valentine's skating party.  They thought long and hard and really came up with their own ideas this year.  Annie of course wanted to make a Doc McStuffin's doctors bag.  Check her out modeling it!

I told her she could pose anyway she wanted and that is what she came up with!  ha ha!

Noah was crazy stressed for a month trying to decide what to make so when he came up with the Cypress TKD building I knew I had to agree just to save my sanity!  It was one of the more challenging boxes we have ever made!  He was so excited that he won for most creative box in his age group for the 2nd year in a row!  It might be hard to tell, but that is him and Wyatt in the windows on the front with their teacher Mr. Dillon on the side.  So cute!

Wyatt made the most amazing duck blind ever!  Notice how he even wore his Duck Dynsasty shirt to the party!  No coincidence, no sir!  He planned every last detail.  This boy did this entire box by himself!  All I did was print out his photo for him.  He was so, so proud of it and absolutely heartbroken that he did not win.  I was pretty heartbroken for him, too, since I knew how many hours he spent finding the perfect leaves and moss and gluing it all on.  He really thought about all aspects of the design - he insisted on painting the water paper so it looked muddy like a real swamp.  And then carefully glued on each duck.  He was thrilled when we spotted those in the dollhouse section at Hobby Lobby!

Wish I had Owen in the pic but he was already strapped into his car seat and I wasn't gonna go through that whole madness again!  Can't wait for next year!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas ballet performance!

Isn't my little ballerina adorable?  The girls had a couple of ballet performances before Christmas at some retirement  homes in the area.  It was quite a different atmosphere than her recital so I wasn't sure how she would do but she was a rockstar!  I'm so impressed with this girl and her lack of fear.

After their performance the kids all walked around and talked to the residents and she was so precious, giving them all hugs even though I could tell she was more than a bit nervous over the whole ordeal.  They all loved seeing and touching the baby and talking to Annie about what she wanted Santa to bring her (a Doc mobile!).  Snapped a few pics of the kids on the porch before we left.  They loved all the rows of rockers out there.

The boys insisted on taking one of those "old timey photos where people didn't smile."

She makes my heart oh so happy this girl!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

2014 Ornaments

We thought we were going to have a tough time picking out ornaments for the boys this year but to my surprise Hobby Lobby had just what we needed!  What taekwondo loving boy wouldn't be ecstatic over a hippo with a black belt?  None that I know!

And of course Rosie girl got ballet slippers!  Sadly we didn't get a pic of Owen's ornament.  He got this adorable blue pacifier but it was missing the day we passed them out.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Gingerbread day!

 Gingerbread day is so long awaited in our family!  At least as far as the kids go.  It is one of the few cookies that they all agree on.  And they are perfectly dense and filling for a snack or occasional breakfast treat.  Maybe the best part is that Josh and I are not in the least tempted by them! 

They were so cute all crowded around the tiny counter taking turns dropping it all into the mixer.  And then of course were thrilled with their own time to roll it out themselves. 

And for the first time ever asked me to ice them!  You can see Noah's are very minimalist and Wyatt gave his a baby bib and baby booties.  Later on he got a sharpie and wrote "Owen" with an arrow pointing to it on the parchment paper.  :)  Wyatt was really into the icing part this year.

And of course there had to be a headless gingerbread man fight.  :)  And lots and lots of eating!  Let's hope this batch lasts us till Christmas!

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Our toothless wonder!

Wyatt has had to sit by and watch Noah lose teeth for years now and it has been killing him!!  But no more!!!  He finally has started to lose them all at once, just like Noah did years ago.  It started with just the one on top....

And he was as cute as can be.  But can you see how the other one is just hanging there kind of crooked?  He wouldn't let me pull it out but it had a mind of its own and finally just fell out!  And he looked like this....

Even cuter!  And then he lost one on the bottom the very next morning.  And this is the look he is currently rocking....

Can you tell he loves it?! 
He even got lucky one night when the Tooth Fairy was so busy she didn't make it till ten the next morning and she felt so bad she left $5.00!!!    That Tooth Fairy is crazy!