Saturday, November 27, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

After at least three years, we finally got to put up our own Christmas tree and decorations. It looks rather small in this big ole house, but I love it! It was fun to unwrap all our ornaments and see them again after so long.

Friday Night Fun

The girls decided to give their poor old father a foot massage and style his hair. Here are a few shots of the new and improved hairstyle.

Momma with her filthy little boy.
Ira wiggled himself into the corner after finishing his puzzles...
And this is the girls passed out after a long fun day...precious beauties.

Avrie + Light Saber = Emma a Black Eye

Here's the lovely Thanksgiving black eye my poor baby girl got from her big accident of least that's what he says :o) The night before it was a black and blue bump on the side and by morning it spread like dark eyeshadow on her eyelid. She's still beautiful as ever! Notice those lovely pierced ears?

Oliver + Chalk = Fabulous Artwork

Oliver loves sidewalk chalk. While we were on our front porch the other day he asked me to draw circles for him to make his siblings. As he's drawing he says what he's it goes a little something like this...imagine his little voice and lisp... "I draw da eyes"..."the honk" (aka nose)..."mily face" (aka smiley face). Remember he is only two years old...

This is just a sweet shot I got of him on Thanksgiving...tuckered out...
You can see here this is a self portrait...notice the ears and hair?
A portrait of Avrie...
Emma, Ira, and Elise again at the top...
I remember Avrie drawing faces pretty good at age three and I thought that was impressive, but Oliver is only two and drawing pretty darn good...I guess his big brother has rubbed off on him a little bit...

Birthday Girls

The girls had birthday's this month. Emma turned six on the third and Elise turned eight on the eighteenth. Hate it! Hard to believe. Well, I got pictures of Emma's birthday and lost them somehow and I had a couple pictures of Elise on her day, but since I didn't have ones of both of them I just thought I'd share this silly picture. They were having a good time dressing goofy crazy girls. Love them and so grateful for their lives.

A Visit to Indiana

Here are a few pictures of me and the babies trip to Indiana recently....

Oliver out at Grandma Rosie's fishy pond...ham!
Ira loving on Aunt Lori
Great Aunt Susie
Oliver with Aunt Shaut and Gramdma Rosie
Uncle Todd's face...look at that smile...he missed me the most :o)
Bailey and Alix...growing too stinking tall.
Grandpa Mike and Grandma Rosie...oh so in love...
Great Aunt Shaut with Ira
The Sprinkle Family
Cousin Jake holding Ira
Grandpa Bill during his visit to meet little Ira for the first time.
What a great picture...
My sister and her family...good lookin family
Raeni and Caslin with Ira
It was a sweet visit. Very relaxing and it was nice to introduce Ira to all the family and friends that hadn't met him yet. So grateful for my parents flying me back. Maybe they'll start doing it on a monthly basis...nay...doubt it...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mr. Big Stuff

Here's my little Ira at 4 months. The last picture is more you'll see much of his hair has fallen out :o) He's getting so crawling...almost sitting up on his own...and oh so sweet. He's got a great smile. I am so thankful for him.

Friend or Foe?

Meet one of many Mr. Tarantulas down here in Texas where everything is bigger. When we first moved into our new house, we killed probably at least eight big guys like these within the first month...but since then we have gotten use to them and just leave them alone since they help keep other pests away. This one was on my porch...he didn't live long after this picture was taken...RIP Mr. Tarantula and all your other buddies we poisoned....

Tea Time

We had a lovely tea party while Grandma Rosie was here to visit. These are the kind of sweet memories I enjoy making with my family...