Monday, August 24, 2009


What a great day! The boys took off so excitedly this morning that I had to remind them to kiss mom goodbye. This afternoon when I picked them up from their after-school program, Landon coudn't wait to show me what he'd made in arts and crafts and Hayden was overcome with pride as he showed me his new locker. His new binder is "so awesome!" and Landon saw friends from his old school.

The boys chatted excitedly all evening and eagerly bragged to older sisters about the new school they attend and all of the amenities they can now enjoy.

Close to bedtime, with a day full of newness behind him, Hayden began fretting that the new school has too many rules and there's (gasp!) detention for those who misbehave. He even let someone tell him that this would be the hardest year of his life and he believed them!

After a long talk while younger siblings slept, he admitted that things weren't bad at all; he's just nervous.

This morning three of the five siblings were willing to pose. A certain 14 year old didn't look perfect enough she thought and baby girl had a new backpack to fill.

Proud to be here.

Please pass the milk.

"Hey, Mom, I'll pose for a picture but just so you know, you're not allowed to leave me here."

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Periodically our prayers are the same

She may be only two years old, but she's one tough cookie.

Monday, August 10, 2009

When cousins come

All other plans go out the window...

 have so much fun...

...that you refuse to go home.

Monday, August 03, 2009

When craft projects make you misty

Hayden and Landon went to day camp today. Between the swimming and the games, more swimming and more games, the boys completed a few craft projects.

Sometimes little projects like these make you chuckle while you marvel at unexpected talent.

Other times these projects can make your heart swell with thankfulness that these two little guys think about you...even when your not there.