Thursday, April 23, 2009

quotable lu

Lucy: "I don't like it. It doesn't taste very good."
Mommy: "Well, you still need to eat it, and it's not okay to say you don't like it at the dinner table... I'll let you get by with saying ' It's not my favorite.' "
Lucy: "ok Mommy"

a week goes by...

Mommy (before dinner): I'm trying a new recipe and the recipe says "Kids love it!!!"
Lucy (after dinner): I do like it!

another week goes by...

Mommy (before dinner): I'm trying a new recipe.
Lucy (after dinner) : Mommy, did your recipe say "It's not kids' favorite?"


things that made Mommy smile this week:

Daddy and Susie got haircuts... you think the plastic bag straight jackect is excessive?... maybe... but you've never seen Mommy give a haircut

Taking Henry to an ice cream party means everyone plays dodge the sticky toddler.


porch kayaking just before bedtime

Thursday, April 16, 2009



They got wet yesterday too... but on purpose that time:

Sorry no pics of the Screamer (swing)... Mommy and I didn't quite book it fast enough pushing the boys' stroller to get there in time... but Daddy and Gray did it twice... ask Daddy to show you the face Gray made!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Grandpa and Gray.. day 2!

This morning was sooo much fun (for me and Henry at least!) b/c Gray played with us all morning . Even though he's a whopping 12 years old (as of 2 days ago)... he was so gracious to play on our level for a few hours and Mommy thought that was really cool! We played cars, walkie talkies, firemen, built towers, and went to the playground (at least until it started to snow), ate pizza for lunch, and watched a movie. Now that me, Lincoln and Henry are taking a nap... I think Gray and Grandpa are getting to the fun stuff. They headed down to the sports center for basketball, foosball and pool... and when Daddy gets off work I think they'll hit the climbing wall. But here's what our morning looked like:

Here's some footage from this afternoon @ the skatepark...who needs a skateboard anyway?

and finally, it's official..Lincoln loves Grandpa:

Monday, April 13, 2009

these are for you, Aunt Brooke, Uncle Judd and Emmie!

Thanks so much for letting Gray come play with me!!! Emmie, you've got to come next- I miss you! I know it must feel a little crazy with him being so far from home, so I'll keep an eye on him for you and keep you updated on what he's been up to! We've had so much fun already doing flips on the beanbag... and Henry's loving having someone to play trucks with! We took a walk this morning and the guys were going to do the zip line and the screamer (biggest swing ever!) this aftenoon while I nap... I mean blog...but they headed to town to buy a gun for skeet shooting tomorrow instead (don't know which is safer but, again, I promise I'll keep an eye on him!) We love you all!

Gray met some new friends already...

and biked through only a light sprinkle....

Grandpa enjoyed a different set of wheels...

And on the way back we stopped at the skate park to take a swim in the foam pit....

I'll try to post more pics during my nap tomorrow! Love you!

p.s. Gray just told me he tried to explain his bed set up to you so we took a pic... you won't find this one in your average bean bag toss...

And here's a little of the male bonding from earlier too...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

He Has Risen!!!

He has risen indeed!!!! I know... b/c I actually saw the tomb this morning in my backyard! I went with the other "women" to take spices to the tomb and we found the stone rolled away!!! Jesus wasn't there... only a folded cloth lay inside. Mr. Wilke told us all that a folded napkin in Bible days meant that the master would surely be back to the table, he wasn't finished yet... And so it is with Jesus! It made me remember a line from one of my program songs- "He promised he'll be back again, I'm glad to think I'll see Him then!"

Some kids have a backyard play house... I have a backyard Jesus' Tomb!

Jana and Julianna were the angels who told me, Abby, and Bailey the good news!

our sunrise service
that's our house in the bottom right hand corner and the yellow spot on the left is my playground

then a well balanced breakfast of buttered toast and chocolate lolipops...
don't worry... we'll have a better dinner b/c guess who's coming.... GRANDPA AND GRAY!!!!!

Daddy liked my sash

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Lincoln slept in for the service but he joined us for breakfast,
and did I mention who'll be joining us for dinner....
GRANDPA AND GRAY!!!!!!! Yaaaayyyy!!!
Check back for pictures of our fun week with them!

Monday, April 6, 2009


It's officially spring here today (even still tonight!) and we're ready for the wind in our hair!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Easter Program: Take One

Daddy's in NC. Mommy's done reasonably well with the 3 of us by herself, but for some reason she doesn't want to leave the house much. Didn't help that it snowed yesterday and sleeted today. But tonight was the Easter music program at Worship, so we headed out the door to load up in the 4 Runner (open topped at this point b/c Daddy's always talkin' about the wind in his hair- but Daddy, I have to say I wasn't looking forward to sleet in my hair). We were saved, though, by Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, who let us pile in the truck with them. And we got lolipops- (if you give the Thompsons a hug you get a lolipop... good thing i love hugs and lolipops!). Then onto the next challenge... giving up the lolipops before going on stage. Here's our first try at the program. We get to do it all again Monday, too... might try to find a helmet for Henry first, though!

Please understand that nothing...not even staying on stage, was required to participate... with that in mind, I think we met all the requirements exceedingly well.

the glasses didn't seem to help his depth perception

don't worry... he recovered quickly (and luckily pride doesn't seem to be an issue at 19 months)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Miss you Daddy!!..... give everyone hugs and kisses for us! We love you all so very much!