Some days all you want is a picture of your kids holding hands as they walk to the bus stop. Somebody won’t cooperate and you end up with the cutest picture anyway.
Month: September 2019
Sunday breakfast – chocolate chip pumpkin bread!
There was a lot on the schedule today, but Kaitlyn managed to have a few more activities than everyone else. There was cheerleading, soccer, Scarecrow builidng/decorating, and then a birthday party. It was a pretty fabulous day.
Family scarecrow building on the Common.
The big boys brought home secret agent pens and Ben is fascinated.
Kaitlyn has been begging for this Shopkins gingerbread house for weeks. Today we made it happen.
The thing with a two year old is you have your suspicions, but it’s a little hard to get a straight answer. I’m quite suspicious that Ben was playing in the pink paint, but what exactly transpired that he got it on his neck and no where else? And how did he get into it? More importantly, where is the paint bottle now?
One of my favorite Teague faces.
Evidently Kaitlyn learned Yoga during school today and wanted to teach me.
King of accessories.
It’s one of our favorite days! Today we celebrate the day we first met Teague in Korea. Our tradition is for Teague to wear his Korea shirt, take a yearly picture, and for us to eat Korean food for dinner. There might be quite a few favorite family stories told too!
I love when Alex occasionally pulls out his blue blanket or a favorite stuffed animal. They mostly live in the closet or under his bed these days.
Home from school!
He looks so big on his bike and with a well-fitting helmet!
He’s going to be the best Daddy someday.
You never know what I will see when I look out my kitchen window.
I can always count on Alex for a laugh. This guy greeted me when I ventured into the basement today.
Alex was trying so hard to photobomb my pictures today. This was the closest he got – pretty good.
Stick ’em up.
Can anyone guess what chore I put off way too long? Ben attempted to help me, but was more hindrance than help…
Racing off the school bus.
Kaitlyn is fascinated with the “Scruff A Luv” toys ever since she gave one to her friend as a birthday gift. She finally decided to use some of her own money to buy one for herself. She was so excited to see what animal she “rescued” as she washed it and dried it.
With B and Mary visiting, we decided to go on an adventure. We booked tickets for whale watching. The whales cooperated. The dolphins cooperated. Ben was a little hard to keep alive. The big kids were marginally entertained but everybody was glad we also packed the iPads. Overall we did have a great afternoon and it is something we have all wanted to try in our local “new” city.
Alex decided to “customize” his bike.
I love when this boy cooks.
Just a morning coloring session.
I turned my back for just a second….
Kaitlyn has always been more of a girly girl than I was as a child. I quit wearing dresses as soon as I could voice an opinion. I also quit dance about the same time. Kaitlyn loves anything princess, pink, dancing, etc. I saw the signs for cheer this summer and thought she might like it. I showed her some videos and we signed her up. I had no idea there would be competitions. Kaitlyn has loved every minute. Mom has learned about an entire new world out there. Today was Kaitlyn’s first competition. B and Mary were in town so the three of us watched from the stands. Thankfully we were provided pictures from the event.
Imagine my surprise when these two biked over to the high school to watch Kaitlyn cheer.
Dad’s perfect day with Kaitlyn.
Ben is still stealing food off of any plate he can. Teague is always a sure bet for extras.
Kaitlyn was in a mood today! She didn’t really mind having her picture taken, but definitely wanted to turn it into a production. I was on the other side of the camera trying not to let her see how much I was laughing.
The big boys never want to listen to storybooks unless Dad is reading.
He requested the bow. Someday he might regret the picture.
Ben and I decided to make muffins today. He was quite excited to help and didn’t sneak too many bites.
School is out!
Some of our carrots are finally ready to pick.
This toy is always a favorite.
This is our first year to grow carrots. We had no idea what to expect. The kids have been ready to eat carrots since we planted them in June. Every once in a while we would pick one to see if they were “ready.” They were always still very tiny. It’s now September and the ones we pick seem to vary greatly in size. I have been a very responsible gardener and done much research (read this as none) so we decided to go ahead and pick carrots today. Kaitlyn was very interested until she realized they would be dirty when they came out of the ground. This girl is so funny with her quirks. She jumps in mud puddles with the best of them, but then immediately wants a new dress.