Thursday, October 18, 2007

No more training wheels

Several times in the past I had tried to persuade Matthew to give it a go without the training wheels and he refused. The other night on a walk Matthew noticed a boy from church, E, riding without the training wheels. E is a little younger than Mr. Matthew and Matthew just couldn't have that going on...Go, Matthew! Now we probably need a bigger bike. You would think with two older brothers we would have something lying around, waiting to be passed on. Not the case, my boys know how to tear up a bike. They also know how to look 'stylin'.

Who comes to mind when you look at his expression? I'm thinking Napoleon.

I love this girl

Wednesday, October 17, 2007



Snowball entered our family quiet, and small.
After, I, naming him he begun to grow and begun to like us.
He was fat, and he always messed with other cats, Thats when he disappeared.
We love you Snowball!!! <33>

Friday, October 12, 2007


Chloe loves her brothers and finds them to be highly entertaining.

The reason for her amusement? Jacob and his fancy feet.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

morning and Uncle Aaron

This picture isn't the best, but this was a beautiful sight early Tuesday morning.

And here is a shot of Chloe with Uncle Aaron, Monday morning.

A walk

The other night we went on a walk and those with children know what can come of that. Toad pick up...Monday night's catch. The boys love to chase them down. I wonder if Chloe will chase with them or squeal in fear.

Sleep like a baby...

Whoever coined that phrase did not have a baby. Or at least not this baby. There are some who know of my sleep troubles with little lady (not trouble so much as big inconvenience). Well, I decided to give her some floor time this morning and after squirming and squealing for fifteen minutes I behold this sight. Beautiful...
Sweet dreams little girl.

Monday, October 8, 2007

some fun pictures


loves his dad and misses him. Here is a picture he made for Dad. He is very proud of it and told Louis all about it. Almost every detail.


Jacob is ten. And for a ten year-old he is still very capable of being 'himself' without much concern for who is looking. I believe this is a wonderful characteristic and I hope it stays a part of his personality. Introducing his 'other half':

Marshmallow Man

His nemesis, in case your curious, hot chocolate.

Louis and I really enjoy music and I must say, we are somewhat snobbish when it comes to music. Jacob though has great taste in music...he likes what we like. This is Jacob listening to the i pod in the dark.
And Jacob loves to skate. No rollerblades for him though. He enjoys the classic four-wheelers. rock!

Chloe is a big girl

Gone are the days of lying back in her stroller. She now must sit upright...because she can.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Matthew scores!

The clip is pretty short but for now it will do. It's not easy doing things with a nearly 22 pound girl hanging on. Matthew really seems to love soccer and it is wonderful to have a child excited about something other than video games. This was from his game on 9/29. (Matthew is in the yellow jersey kicking the ball.)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Looking back...

She is five months old today...

In our house this week

Jacob is a lot like his dad and it can be hard to get him to take pictures where he isn't making silly faces. I think he may have taken this one himself. He looks pretty cute.

Here is Matthew's soccer team: "Go, Tigers!"
(video clips to come later)

Little lady loves her brothers; Gabe is off to the side, making her smile. She was eating rice cereal when this was taken. She really seems to enjoy eating solids, more so than any of the boys this young, they didn't start solids until 6 months.

This is for Louis, in case he thinks it's all fun and laughs over here (he knows better).
Although, even when she cries she's pretty darn cute...