September 8, 2014

Soccer Mom

Andrew started soccer!  And he loves it.  I guess that means I'm a soccer mom.  We all came to watch his first practice, and it was so very cute.
Although he did get a little distracted.  Like in this picture of him walking away while the coach was giving instructions.
 Here he is scoring a goal.  He was very excited.
They were all so cute.
Watching Andrew run is awesome.  He definitely has a style.  But he is definitely fast!
At first, he wouldn't kick the ball until he put his glasses on his head, spits on his hands, and then revs himself up.  The best part of this picture is the parents in the back laughing as he gets his glasses back on. 
When he met his teammates, he shook all of their hands.  It was cute, and they were all very confused.
 The other kids were so bored after a while, but they did pretty well.
And more Andrew running...
He is running here.  And it's the best picture in the world.
Good job, little buddy!!

September 5, 2014

Never a Dull Moment

With these kids, there are seriously no dull moments.  Here is Charlie when I came into the room to find him taking a bite out of each of the apples in the bowl.
He has become such a cheeseball.  Anytime he sees a camera (even if it's not in anyone's hands) he will start saying, "Cheese!  Cheese!  CHHHHHEEEEESSSEE!" until you take at least 6 pictures of him.  Luckily, a lot of the time we get happy smiles.
 Em and Charlie found jars of baby food in the backroom and had a fun time eating them.  Anything to get vegetables in these kids.  Emily loved feeding her "baby."
 The kids have started playing well together.  They loved Grandma's hammock.
Andrew made the "longest and biggest hopscotch in the whole wide world." 
 Apparently he thought this was the face he should make here.
Andrew and I did some science experiments with baking soda and vinegar.  We talked about bases and acids, etc but at the end he was telling me that it was "historically watered."  I'm not really sure what that would mean.
Emily has been sleeping in a box on her bed lately.  I don't know why, but she is so cute.
Charlie wakes up usually with a smile from his naps, but if I don't get him out right away, he makes this face.  "You are taking way too long."
Emily, Charlie, and I were singing and dancing in the living room.  Andrew didn't want us to, but said, "It's okay though.  I know what to do."  And came in with toilet paper shoved in his ears.
Emily called it his 'bumblebee ears' which was just as cute as him making his own earplugs.
Charlie was posing for this picture.  He wasn't laughing.  He just apparently thought this was the best face for our picture together.
My little worker elves.  If they were better at cleaning the house, I'd be out of a job.  (Wouldn't THAT be nice?)
I love our crazy little kiddos.

Our Day

 Mike came home from lunch the other day and he and the kids drew their days.  It was super cute. 
Here was Michael's day so far, and what he thought the rest of the day would be
Andrew's day (which looks a lot like Michael's, except on the right where he made up a game trying to knock down a tower with a ball.)
Emily's day
My day?  10 hours of prepping and canning peaches.
They turned out well, but I never want to see another peach as long as I live.

August 25, 2014


Being a mom is so weird sometimes. Little kids can be so funny, and you really never know what's going to happen next.  The boys are particularly weird.
I was trying to get the kids ready to get out the door this morning and Andrew put my tights on instead of pants.  You can't tell in the picture, but he also has several pairs of my socks in there, too.  He loves so much to be silly.
Charlie begs for pictures all day long.  He gives cute little smiles.  Sweet little baby.
I went to the bathroom and when I got back, Charlie had climbed up on the counter and was energetically pounding away on the keyboard.
This is what he does when he gets even a little upset.  A little melodramatic.
I love when he makes this face.
On Sunday, Charlie and I were napping, and he wasn't quite ready to wake up.  I love that pouty little lip.

August 22, 2014

When You're Sick...

Andrew has had the sniffles this week and it has turned into a cold.  He has come up with some interesting ways to feel better.  When he woke up, he had some dried snot on his upper lip.  His remedy?  Take my toothbrush and dip it in a cup of water and use it to get rid of the "wax" on his lip.  I'm so thankful that he came to me to show me.  He was pretty proud of myself.  And yeah, time for a new toothbrush locked up in a safe. 
Here he is with a bandaid on his upper lip.  Another clever way to help heal up his poor little lip.
He told me he got a bump on his leg, so he got an ace bandage.  Later, he got a twin sized fuzzy blanket and tied it around his leg.  Whatever works.
Emily is also super helpful.  She got some medicine from the bathroom and a spoon.  Well, more like a medium sized ladle.  Welllllll.  That would make him feel better. 
We decided to get a medicine spoon instead and that seemed to work better.  Then we got the little gal some clothes on.