Sunday, September 16, 2012

Use #36 for the Bedroom Closet

A manicure salon!

A manicure salon!  At least the price is right. 

Oh, and don't ask me who Robin is.... I have no idea.  I think that has something to do with closet use # 12. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Her First Performance!

Beautiful Elaine in her first performance with the violin.
Since this was the first time I had ever seen or heard her play publicly,
I couldn't have been more proud!

Great job Sweetheart!
Keep working hard!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Yes, it's true! We're expecting a 4th!

The doctor confirmed last week that I'm

11-12 weeks along and due on April 19.

Please pray for a healthy baby (a girl would be nice) ;)

and energy for me. I'm exhausted most of the time, but

feeling well otherwise.

We're very excited, as are the boys.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Really? Again?

When "butt cream" becomes finger paint...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

I Love...


Sweet smelling...

Shades of pink...


Spring is leaving...

Summer is coming...



Rub - dub - dub repeat

The 3 dudes when they got out of the tub . . . and tried to spike their hair.


3 Dudes in a tub!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

10 Things...

We started this post trying to come up with 10 things Elaine's looking forward to now that she's ten. She only came up with one.

So, we changed directions and asked her siblings, "What do you love about Elaine?" This is what they came up with...

1. I love to kiss Elaine on the cheek. ~ Aaron

2. Annie loves when Elaine reads to her at night when they are together in their bedroom. ~ Annie

3. Elaine loves shoes ! ~ Jonny

4. I love that mom tells Elaine to hug me. ~ Aaron

5. Eliane plays school with me. ~ Jonny

6. Elaine tries to climb up the tree. ~ Aaron

7. Annie loves that Elaine sleeps with her...Annie does not like it when Elaine is gone. ~ Annie

8. Elaine plays games with us. ~ Aaron

9. Elaine is kind to us...if she likes us. ~ Aaron
(That one made me true, so true.)

10. Elaine loves to go sledding with Jonny and me. ~ Aaron

I love Elaine's creativity...playing, drawing, ideas, activities, gifts...
I love that she is becoming a beautiful young lady.

I love that she loves to spend time with and just be with me.
I love to watch her sing and dance.

I love that she loves her friends and family.
I love that she will try new foods.

I love that that she doesn't worry about what she is wearing...yet. She just says, whatever you pick is fine.
I love that she loves to give gifts and would give everything she has.
I love when she finally "gets" things and understands them.

I love the fact that we are entering a new part of life. It scares me to have a pre-teen, but I am excited for this stage. ~ Mom

Elaine, you are loved so much. Happy 10th Birthday, Sweetie!

Love, Mom, Aaron, Jonny and Annie

Friday, April 22, 2011

For the Grandmas . . . .

And all the other people we love . . . .

Look who is seven months old today!

He is such big stuff now and wowed his nurses by showing off how he can sit up. He still absolutely refuses to roll over . . . Laying down and playing is soooo last week. Everyone is very impressed. Especially Carson.

He officially weighs 13 lbs. 4 oz. - still a peanut!

The mo-hawk - is from his mom's side of the family. (Pun totally intended.)

 So here's to little hugs and big slobbery kisses . . . .

Friday, April 8, 2011

"It's Cute!"

Yesterday, even this afternoon, Annie's hair resembled this...

Tonight, it's this...

Let's recap.


This artist was very proud of his work...

This one on the other hand was scared out of his mind...

This brave stinker was very excited about her new do...

"It's cute, Mom! It's Cute!!"

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What Can Happen in 5 Minutes...

5 Minutes! That's all it was.

Okay...Maybe 10, but that's it!!

And this is what I I saw it.

The drawers...

The floor...

My phone...

The wall...

The shelf...

The chair...

The culprits...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Remembering 5...Looking forward to 6!

My Sweet Aaron is 6. I can't believe how quickly the time goes by. It seems like just yesterday when he... Oh wait! That was just yesterday. Never mind.

Here are a few thoughts and pictures of my once 5 year old..

Summer: Aaron loved swimming and
being outside without a shirt!

Aaron played pee-wee basketball in K-5.

K-5 Field Trip: First you pick it...

...then you paint it.

Aaron really enjoys art. His art teacher tells me often how much she enjoys watching him and how hard he works in her class.

One of the big milestones of being 5 is that you start losing your teeth. It was a very exciting moment!


Aaron loves to build. His Grandpa and Grandma Sutton sent him some wood to build with. His imagination came up with several genius constructions. The only problem he had (has) was understanding...

...why scotch tape wouldn't hold his building together.

It is a mystery.


What could be better then being buried in a giant pile of leaves?


Aaron loves the tent that Grandma Hawk made for him.

Another tooth...

It happened again!

For his "birthday" at school, we went and had lunch with Aaron.

Aaron loves his sister, Annie, like no other.

Yes, these two are trouble.

And now 5 is done and we look forward to 6. I anticipate lots of changes. Aaron, you are growing so fast...something I tell you not to do...quite regularly.

You are a hard worker, you love school and learning, you love to play and you love to snuggle with favorite thing.

Happy Birthday Aaron!

And now a little birthday wish...

We LOVE you!!!