Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween 2011

 Here are my cuties for Halloween this year:
Levi-Darth Vader
Sam-Red Ninja
Natalie (sorry about the red eyes)-angel
Seth-Tigger (again:)
We have already had 2 Halloween parties and will have 2 more and trick or treating on Monday.  
Piles of candy, here we come!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pictures I Love:)

Brothers, ya gotta love 'em!

Happy 33rd Birthday, Geo!

If anyone understands and tolerates my moody Sam, it's Grandpa.

One HOT superman!

Game night:)

Just pictures...

These are mostly from the Indy Children's Museum trip. Fun, but tiring! I went with a friend and between us we had 9 kids. We only lost 1 kid once. We thought that was pretty good:)

Kids participating in an Egyptian baby shower.

This is a random summer picture with our friends, Emily and Meghan. I LOVE this picture!

Honey Harvest

As many of you know, my father-in-law keeps bees. He not only keeps bees, but loves them like he does his grandchildren:) It was so much fun to help out with the bee harvest this year with almost all the family. Aunts, uncles, cousins, great-aunts, great-uncles and a good family friend were all in attendance. It was wonderful....and extremely hot! I believe it was 100 degrees in the garage we harvested in. My husband and his siblings all helped the entire time and it was so much fun to go into the garage and hear four-part harmony of a variety of songs happening. Cute! I believe they harvested about 20 gallons of honey, when all was said and done. Only 2 last year, so this was AMAZING! Here are some pictures of the awesome event.

Friday, October 14, 2011

More Maryland pictures:)

Trip to see my sister!

Kids in front of the Christus at Washington DC temple. The kid in the shirt and tie was with a wedding party and latched onto Levi. I couldn't get him to leave the picture, so I just told him to look at the camera:)

In July, my sister in Baltimore, Maryland calls me and says, "Matt (our brother) and Megan aren't coming to visit me after all (Megan is pregnant and was pretty sick, then). Oh, and I am pregnant and not feeling great, so I think you should come visit me instead." Well, if any of you know me very well, you will know that I LOVE to get together with my family and will plan any trip and am about willing to do anything to see them. Liz (my sister) knew I just needed a little prodding and she would have me out there:) Well, she was was Wednesday and I decided to leave on Sunday, drive out without George (he has work to finance my vacations:) and spend the week with my sister and her family. Awesome!!! It took us 13 hours to get there and it was quite the trip. The kids were SO GOOD! I mean, we had our moments, but overall, they were very helpful, and happy, and wonderful! I loved this trip! It was so much fun to just hang out with my sister and her kids. We went to the beach, we went to the Washington D.C. temple, we went to Chick-fil-a:), and went to a cutie shaved ice shack. The kids had a ball playing all together. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Chasing seagulls

Liz looks so good! It was hot on the sand...we really enjoyed the umbrella!

Ugh, you will never see me in a swimsuit again!

The beautiful temple...what a wonderful trip!

Local summer fun

We had the opportunity to swim at a friend's pool this summer. Too fun! I am glad the kids have taken lessons and I am getting more comfortable with them in the water. Natalie and Levi are actually pretty good. Seth? Ah, at least he keeps his life jacket on:)
Sam and our friend, Emily

Kids at the zoo, but that tall boy is not mine. Thought it was Levi in the thumbnail view of the picture, but that's our friend, Nathan.
Not a great picture of me, but I loved Seth's look:)

More swimming at our friend's pool. Yay for summer!

Natalie and Ballet

Over the summer, each child got to "do" something. Levi went to Lego Robotics camp, Sam went to Farm camp, Seth went to "train" camp (the kids did this at home for him-they built him a train out of chairs and drew pictures of trains for him to hang next to his bed-so cute!), and Natalie took a ballet class with a little friend of hers. She loved it and they got to perform for all the parents at the end. I love these relaxed classes and Natalie always has so much fun!

2 month blogging vacation....

Yeah, sorry I am so bad at blogging. Really, I WANT to be better, but it just doesn't happen:( I am uploading some pics and hope to post them this morning. Here are some things that have happened lately:

  • Potty Training finally took. Seth just had to decide it was HIS idea and then, no problem. Seriously. My kids have some iron will. It's gotta come from George! :)
  • I have had quite the "homeschooling mid-life crisis" lately. This really deserves it's own post, so I will try and do that.
  • It's 7am and REALLY dark. It must be fall. I am excited, though my life seems to be flying by. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Natalie's birthday, Sam's birthday, Christmas and the year is over! Woa.
  • We are spending lots of time doing field trips and park groups and other things while the weather holds. I remember what it's like to be cooped up from December-March. It's not pretty. We're getting as much in as we possibly can before that happens!
  • I am excited to head home tomorrow to see my parents and brother and family. Seems like it's been a while.
  • Sam's doing preschool with a little friend. That has been fun to do, though he is fairly resistant. Sam is my toys-only boy. He does not want to stop for things like learning! It's fine with me, but I do feel funny doing preschool with just the friend. Luckily, Natalie and Seth both like to join in.
  • I got my hair cut and highlighted. I like it...I think. I asked George if he liked it about 5 days after I got it cut and he said, "I'm not's different every day." And it really is. Life of a curly girl:)
  • I really have a hankering to go on a vacation. I said that to someone, and they said, "Didn't you just go to Taiwan?" I think I got spoiled:)
All right. Pics are done uploading on the computer, so to post some! Yea!