Saturday, January 28, 2012

Story Time

Our little girl has become an expert reader.  She took over story time tonight.
She is doing a wonderful job and we couldn't be more proud of her!!
I just can't get over how big she is getting.  It amazes me.  

I love how these pictures capture Marshall and Sawyer listening to her story, even Paolo our dog was in on the action of the book "Go Dog Go"

These are the moments that I treasure....
Peace and love.....

Friday, January 27, 2012


Can you imagine if adults acted and got excited the same way that children do?
Life would be much more interesting that is for sure!

In the mornings Russ gets the kids up for breakfast and gets Jaylee off to school.  Since I am up with the baby during the night it gives me a little bit longer to catch up on my sleep.

This is how I woke up this morning.  
Jaylee screaming
"BACON!!  Daddy is making us BACON Mawshall"
I heard stomping around and jumping and yelling.

My goodness.  Can you imagine if us adults acted that way if someone was kind enough to make you some bacon for breakfast.  

Actually Russ and I kind of act like that sometimes....
maybe that's where they get it from....

My first thought was "Ugh" I was up until 3 a.m. between feeding a hungry baby and letting the dog out every 1/2 hour because he was having "potty" issues.  I admit the ruckus made me a little grumpy at first, but as I thought about it, it made me laugh.

These 2 pictures make me laugh.  Jaylee and Marshall play this trick on us quite a bit.
They will come down and show us that they switched clothes.  
This picture was actually taken a few months ago.

Let's just hope that the pattern doesn't continue into their teenage years....
but we will love them no matter what!

Marshall actually has perfect form in the picture below!

Sawyer just sits back and takes it all in.
I bet he can't wait to join us in the craziness.

Peace and love......

Sunday, January 22, 2012

It's Mommy Marshall Day!

Last weekend Jaylee had her special day with me, so today was Marshall's day.
We headed out on this cold snowy day to go out to lunch and spend some time at the arcade.

Marshall chose pizza for lunch, so pizza it was!

Then we headed over to the arcade and Marshall could read on the games how many tokens each game took, and he put the coins in all by himself.

He won almost 100 tickets all together!

After the arcade, we walked the mall a little and bought him a new outfit.
Then he rode the little carousal and got into the hurricane simulator, which was hilarious!

I love this little boy more then words can describe.  He has handled becoming a big brother so incredibly well and he really deserved this day.  I miss having one on one time with him.  It's very challenging balancing one on one time with each of the kids.

We had such a wonderful day!

I apologize for the picture quality.  The battery on my camera died, so these were taken with my cell phone.

Peace and love...