Thursday, November 18, 2010

Check Out the Cuties

Got a new lens for the camera...checkin it out on the little man (who is almost 5 months old!)

Mouth full of popcorn chicken, yet still soo cute!

He walked around with this on his head for 20 min!

The weather has been SO crazy this month. Super rainy, cold, cloudy, AND snowy. Makes for great sunsets though.

We/Aaron is doing a mini home revovation project. Can you guess what this is? All will be revealed in a few weeks (or whenever Aaron gets it done)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Haunting!

Syd's, Wes's, Lando's (in that order)

Our Brood...

Little Bee Man Colton

Southern Belle Syd

DARTH Wesley

Elmo/Lando (he went as grunge Elmo)

The Belle and the Bee...

We surely had a Happy Halloween. Uncle Danner/Aaron's brother came over for the weekend to play with us, what a treat (as opposed to a trick). I think that was more exciting for the kids than Halloween, they LOVE their uncle! With Danner we went for a hike at a local park (in the rain) ate food, talked, watched movies, went to church (complete with primary program). The kids did great in the PP. They said their parts clearly and with out help, and were so dang cute! For Halloween we went to a church carnival and trick-or-treating on Friday, and then did regular trick-or-treating around our neighborhood on Halloween night. They got very little candy, which makes mom happy!! A great time was had by all!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cross That Country!

All City Meet

Sydnie had the opportunity of running Cross Country in school this year. We always knew she was fast, but little did we know HOW fast! There were only 3 meets in the 2 month period, my kind of sports..."low stress". The first 2 meets were qualifiers. Syd came in 4th after running the mile (out of 8 schools' 2nd grade girls). She qualified for the all city meet which consisted of 33 schools, ALL over Spokane. There were 880 students running that day for the all city meet! HOLY COW, that was one crazy event. Syd came in 29th place (against 120 2nd grade girls). We are so proud of our SUPER FAST gal! Even if she wasn't fast, we would still be proud. I am just so glad she decided to compete. She normally hates competition and despises people "watching" her!

On a different subject; at school, Sydnie was asked to write 5 words to describe her (for an art project) and this is what she said: Excited, Sweet, Cool, Fast, Kind. That describes her perfectly! We love our one and only girl!

Qualifiers Meet

Syd and her running BFF Megan

I had to throw one in of our growing boy Colton...He will be 4 months on the 30th.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Man of Many Names

I don't know what it is with nicknames in my house, but they are free flowing (meaning there are many). This cute little dude has had about 50, most which revolve around Coco. Coco-Nut, Coco-Puff, Coco-Krispy etc. Then there is Tiny, Tiny Sir, Coke, Cokey, Colty Man etc. I love creating nicknames because I for one, love when people call me by my nickname (Shoonie) because it means they are comfortable around me. Hopefully Colton will know his REAL name by Kindergarten! :)
These photos were too cute NOT to post...

Hi my names is Colton and I have a rubber neck!! HAHA!

The kids know how to pull some weird faces, and they have been asking me to put these crazy ones up...Despite their weirdness, they really are good sweet kids!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Blanket Bonanza!

Each time I have a kid, I make a special fleece blanket for them. Just the easy kind that you tie, on 2 ends and sew on the others. Four kids and four "special" blankets later, here is the result. I just got done making Colton's on Saturday. I am not one that has the talents pouring in. I don't have musical talent, not good at public speaking, leading a group, decorating, etc. but I CAN make a MEAN blanket! Let me know if you would like one ;) I think this is the first time I tried to take a pic of all the kids together. It was hard!

Coco has the cutest smile, but it is hard to get it on is mine and Wes's attempt to capture it!! WE LOVE HIM!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Noteworthy Events

Colton turns 2 months old

1st day of school for Syd (2nd grade) and Wes (Kindergarten). So grown up...sniff.

A visit to Great Grandpa Paul (Aaron's Grandpa). This is very special because this is my kids ONLY living great grandparent and Sydnie and Wesley will remember him from this visit! It was so nice to see him.

Colton was blessed at church Sept. 6th. Aaron's parents, brother, and sister with her family got to be here for this special event. We got to spend the weekend with family, eating and talking. We visited great grandpa, then drove back to Spokane and ate yummy pizza and swam at the pool at the hotel, that was a big hit with the kids! I heart family! Thanks to friends and family near and far for coming to Colton's day!

This is Coco on his blessing day, but I failed to get him in his church clothes. Actually, I never put my kids in "white clothes" for their blessings, not a big fan (plus I am cheap).

Also, this past week (not pictured) my friend Emily and I canned 16 jars of salsa and 24 jars of peaches! YUM!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Lando Face Montage

Landon's 2nd Birthday was July 15th and I didn't even post about it. To make it up to him I am making a "funny face montage" purely dedicated to him since he is FULL of AWESOME and funny faces! From an early age he pulled the funniest faces and here they are in RANDOM order: