Tuesday, November 18, 2014

9 months and 14 months

These babies are are something else! They are growing and changing so quickly.

Baby E is 9 months old and Baby D is 14 months old.

Baby E has recently started to pull up. He is so proud of his accomplishment. It has opened a whole new world of play for him.

Trying to photograph both of them is so hard! They are always on the move. 

Baby D is Mr. Big Stuff now! He is a walking fool. I have seen 5 babies begin to walk (so far) but it never gets old. It is so stinkin' cute to watch them toddle across the floor.

Big Brothers Q, B and W teach the baby boys all kinds of things. They were so precious playing cars with them tonight.

After I took the picture of the boys, Miss Ruthie said, "Okay, now me and Q!"

Sunday, November 16, 2014

First Snow of Winter 2014-2015

The first snow is always so exciting! The kids couldn't wait to get out there and play in it. Baby D was taking a nap so he stayed cozy and warm inside. Baby E had to sneak out for a second to see what was going on. It was too cold for him to stay out for more than a quick look. They celebrated their first snow play with some tasty hot chocolate.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Our Fall Party Costumes

B the Black Ninja

 W the Yellow Ninja

Q as Flash

Miss Ruthie the Unicorn (she pronounced it Acorn!)

Daddy and Mommy as Fred and Wilma Flinstone
Baby D and Baby E as Thing 1 and Thing 2

He enjoyed yelling, "Wilma!"
I don't think the kids had any idea who we were.

A cutie pie tried to sneak in the picture with Mommy and Daddy.

 His hair is permanently this way.  
It must have been when we had two babies five months apart!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

First Haircuts

Baby D and Miss Ruthie got their first hair cuts today!

Big brother B was concerned when he heard that Miss Ruthie was getting her hair cut.  He loves her long hair.  He said, "Mom, will you make it so I can't tell she got her hair cut?"  I assured him that she was just getting a trim.  Sweet big brother.

Big bro Q didn't need a hair cut but he wanted to join in on the fun.

They have the coolest chairs!

Look at this sweet baby boy.

A VERY rare sight.  One of my children with a sucker.  Desperate times call for desperate measures!

He sat by himself for a couple more minutes and then after that he was on my lap.

All done.  My handsome little man.

I had to take a couple more pictures when I put him to bed tonight.

What a big boy!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We met the Duggars!

My family teases me that Michelle Duggar is my best friend.  

Needless to say, I like their show.  I find it inspiring and encouraging.  

They clearly love the Lord, their family and others.

It was such a joy to meet them tonight!

I love it that my sister, Rock Star, went in for the hug!  There are so many of us Mommas who understand.  Parenting little ones is so stinkin' hard and Michelle gives sound advice and encouragement via their show and their books.  She always points us back to the Lord and His Word as our strength in this season.  Oh man, do I need that reminder.

Rock Star and I joke that "it was not a Mrs. Duggar day" when we have been impatient with our children.  Of course, I am sure that she has those days too!  

Our children enjoy their show so it was fun for them too!  

What a fun memory.  I'm so glad we made it out tonight!