Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14th = Snow???

We woke up this morning to discover snow all over the ground!

We hustled through our school work and then bundled up.

Sissy was ready to go inside so I took her hand and headed in. 

I was reflecting on how sweet and precious my children are. 

Suddenly, I felt something smack my fanny.  

It was cold and wet.  

I turned around to see this...

then this...

There was mocking involved.

Watch your back boys.

I believe you have underestimated your Momma.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

New Play Set!

Our old play set had been well loved.  It was time for something new for our wild bunch.  We sold the old set on Craigslist and the new owners came and took it down.  They were planning to give it a once over and let their children enjoy it for years to come.

The team helped Daddy do some research on the best play set.

Once the set was purchased, the kids had to wait a few days for Daddy to have time to build it.

EJ and Papa break into the boxes.

There were so many pieces of hardware!  Unfortunately, there were also missing parts.

EJ shares the plan with his team.

Let the building begin!

Grandma gave the boys their own project to do...bird feeders!

 Sissy took a nap.  A happy nappy as Aunt DW calls them.

The babies got in on the action too.  Well, baby E took a nap through his outside time.

Baby D and I got some time outside too.

Four of my Six blessings!

Things are getting exciting!

Hurry quick!  Play on the trapeze while Daddy and Papa take a break.

Sissy got a chance to swing too!

The rock climbing wall gets the rocks.

Slide and monkey bars are in place.

Time for the swings.

Victory!  Time for a quick break for swinging.

The canopy is being put up!

Baby D had his first ride in the baby swing.  It was so wild he puked a little!

 What a good lookin' bunch!

EJ and Papa are our heroes!  Way to go guys!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Another one bites the dust

This handsome fella (W) was working on his math.  There are a lot of problems to complete and staying focused is hard to do when you are a 6 (almost 7) year old boy.  I noticed he was singing something to himself as he completed each problem.  As I got closer I heard, "Another one bites the dust.  And another one gone and another one gone and another one bites the dust!"  

I love this kid.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Miss Ruthie turns 2!

Oh the joy this sweet girl brings to our lives!

She currently hates having her picture taken so we had to be sort of sneaky about it.

She smiles and laughs all the time but not for pictures.  Ha!

She has a huge vocabulary for a little girl that just turned 2.

She loves her bubbas and they love her.

Right now, she and Q spend a lot of time playing while the big bubbas do school.  I get tickled when I hear her holler, "Q, play castle!  My room!"  Usually he joins her for a while before he tries to convince her to play cars again.

When Daddy tucks her into bed at night she wants him to sing "Grace" and "Jesus" before she goes to sleep.  That means "Amazing Grace" and "Jesus Loves Me".  Sometimes during the day she will get upset and come to me, lay her head on my lap and say, "Sing Jesus Momma."  She calms right down while I sing Jesus Loves Me to her.  Precious.

She is a gift and we are beyond blessed to have her as our daughter.

Happy 2nd Birthday Sissy!

We adore you.