Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Video

So we we were playing today (which is something I don't feel like I get to do with my kids as often as I would like) and I figured I would try taking a video of them. Pictures don't catch their personalities as well as actually getting to see them in action. I figured grandma would appreciate getting to see them play together and hear Carter attempt to talk.
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Camping as a Family!


We bought a nice tent on sale at Target around this time LAST YEAR. And this past Friday we broke it out for the first time. We'd been talking about going all summer and we could not have picked a better time to go than this weekend. The weather was perfect...highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 50s without a cloud in the sky. Jason got off of work early and we headed up to Saylorville Lake. When we got there we set up camp (air matress and all) and got a big fire. The fire is Jason's favorite part. After a couple hours our tin foil dinners were ready but neither of the kids wanted to eat because they ate way too much junk before hand. But they were having so much fun running (or crawling in Carter's case) around that they quickly tuckered out in the tent and Jason and I got to spend a few hours just talking out by the fire. That is something that very rarely happens so it was really nice. In the morning we were woken up by flocks of geese landing in the lake near by. Jason made us a great pancake breakfast on the fire and we packed up and went home for the rest of our busy Saturday. It was really nice to be out and away from things even for night and it was a great time for our family to bond. It was after ward and all of the loads of lau

Friday, September 12, 2008

A couple pictures


Of course the biggest part of having a blog is being able to post pictures of the kids for grandma to see. These aren't professional or anything but they are still fun. The picture to the left is basically Carter at his best. He loves nothing more than to be right in the middle of what I am doing and he pretty much gets away with it. (I thought you weren't supposed to get so bad at letting kids get away with whatever they want until you had like 5 kids or something.) He's just too cute though. Who can resist those dimples? The picture to the right is Charly at her best. Always curious about everything and ALWAYS asking questions. She really keeps me on my toes. This picure is her on her 3rd birthday discovering the nest that a bird decided to build right next to our front door. The nest looks small but it was made with so much mud and so many sticks that I'd be willing to bet it weighed 10 lbs.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Finally a Blog :)

Ok! So I did it! After being asked over and over again if our family has a blog I finally did it. I know that this will be a good way for me to keep record of what my kids are doing and keep all of our extended family and friends updated on us. We will just see how well I can keep it up. Anyone that knows us knows that we are always on the go. I am the stay-at-home mom that is never at home. No wonder my kids are showing signs of ADD. Oh well! Stay tuned to more pitctures and fun on our blog.