Wednesday, September 30, 2009


ok, ok. I figured I would add a bunch of pictures to go with the previous post for all 3 people that read this...

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We're hanging in there

Ahhh... random postings. We are still here. Doing that everyday kind of thing. We've been to a pig roast. This is an annual outting for us. This kids have such a good time running everywhere. It's like they own the place. (good thing that it is outdoors) And SO MUCH good food!! Obviously, we enjoy it as well!

We have started back with dance class and tumbling. Kiddos decided that they were done with gymnastics and wanted to go back to their previous classes. And I was quite fine with this. Not only does it take up less time (I was able to get their classes back to back, so this is a breeze!), but it does not cost nearly as much. They will have their recital in June at the high school. It is a "big to-do" and they love it.

Girl Scout meetings have begun. They have already planned a camping trip. It will be a one night trip. I think that Jess would have started packing her bag if I let her.

This past weekend we participated in a parade celebrating our town. We "marched" with our dance/tumble studio. Our kids carried the banner for at least half of the parade. And tossed candy to the people lined up on the street. What started as a chilly morning really shaped up into a very pretty day. We had lunch out afterwards. Then a bit of tidying up in the yard.

Then...... I had a night with the girls! Sandy had a Homemade Gourmet get together. I, in turn, invited Tina to come along. Not only were all the dishes that Sandy made delicious, it was so much fun just hanging out with the girls! Nevermind that it was a wee bit (a lot) late when I finally got home.

Kids are looking forward to decorating for fall/Halloween. We did get the scarecrows out, but that was it. Convincing them to wait until it was at least October wasn't all that easy.

It will be a full weekend coming up. A baby shower for my SIL Rachel. Isn't baby stuff just the cutest?! And Sunday we (and by "we" that means daddy and I) have tickets for the Colts game. Ahh... football. I love it!

Oh and that reminds me! We took the kids a couple of weeks ago to a high school game. We lost. But it was all about going to the game. And we had fun.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Check out these cool pictures

These infrared pictures were taken just as the kiddos were getting ready to go to bed. You can see that Jessica's hair is still damp from her bath and the part on the right side. Daddy brought this crazy camera home from work yesterday for the job he is working on today.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


He loves his Tinker Toys!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

New Appliances

We picked up a couple new appliances today. Jess loves them! They are her favorite color! Now who in the world would want PURPLE appliances?! And where in the heck would you find such a thing?

In Jessica's mouth!

She is excited to have purple retainers. Aren't they something!

To think that I would EVER hear the day that her mouth was TOO SMALL!! HA!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Catching up using lots of pictures

I think these three Smileboxes should sum up the lack of posts here lately. Our picnic at the park that got rained on. One more trip to the zoo before Fall. I was happy to go along on a school field trip to see the King Tut exhibit.

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And this doesn't even include the long weekend! More pictures to come from the Labor Day parade downtown.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

School Picture Preview

Check out the comparison between her Kindergarten picture behind her and how grown up she looks now. (did not really intend it to be in the pic, so sorry for the glare)

He tells me that he had the collar folded down for his picture. He just likes it like this.

When Brandon came home this afternoon, I asked if he smiled nice for his very first school picture. "Yeah, I smiled like this. (gives demonstration) But maybe it was bigger, I couldn't see my face." .... And he was completely serious. I, on the other hand, laughed out loud.