Friday, July 31, 2009

July 31, 2009

These are the four children that made yesterday's huge mess. They have been playing nicely for the past three hours, including nursing Jarrett's pretend broken arm back to health. Broken in honor of our friend, Ben.

Now if only I had actually done the girl's hair this morning...oh well.

*** EDIT: I posted these before I took a few seconds to crop the lovely bunk bed out of the picture. Patience...I'm trying to learn that.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009

I know that this is meant to remind me of how precious my family is and to help me enjoy them more. But I couldn't help but give you a peek into why I needed to remember those things.

This is what happens when cleaning up after small children who were left unsupervised in the basement looks like. And just to be clear, I was the one that left them unsupervised when
the mess came into existence. Somehow that didn't make me any less upset.
I am happy to report that all six children are still alive, and being fed. However, I may have to double up my efforts to remember to enjoy them for a few days.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July 28, 2009

After two weeks of posting, I finally am posting a sleeping child picture. Although the feet picture was also taken because it was late at night. But this boy has been so sweet today...lots of hugs. I just can't believe how big he has gotten.

Monday, July 27, 2009

July 27, 2009

We're almost done!

Today's result was very good...come back in six months and then say goodbye to the orthodontist.

Until Judson starts seeing him in the down...five to go!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

July 26, 2009

Stole a shot idea from a friend - fellow pastor Russ Michaels, of ConnectChurch in Bozeman - because it was 11pm and no good pictures today.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

July 25, 2009

That pesky thumb that we just can't get rid of...
...but it's so sweet and only when she is about to fall asleep.

Friday, July 24, 2009

July 24, 2009

Tonight we went out to Mike's uncle and aunt's ranch for CORN and hotdogs and marshmallows. Family from out of town was visiting and we had a great time!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

July 23, 2009

They were suppose to be reading...
...but somehow I don't think they really were.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July 22, 2009

Not a picture today, but a video. It's my blog, so I get to make the rules.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 21, 2009

Yeah for big brothers! Judson helped Morgan overcome her fear and get into the water. She played for over and hour and didn't want to get out!

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 20, 2009

I pray they will be best friends for life!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

July 19, 2009

Like father, like son... ...relaxing and watching golf.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

July 18, 2009

Picked Mikalah up from Jr. High Camp...
...and did some geocaching on the way home.

Friday, July 17, 2009

July 17, 2009

Today we have some poor quality photos. Why is that? Because I am still not in the habit of taking my camera with me everywhere I go. And because today was a busy day and I kept forgetting to stop and take some pictures.

So this evening we were at some friends house for dinner. In their front yard they have an awesome climbing tree. We only had the four youngest with us and they took full advantage of the tree. Jarrett and Meredith had a whole story line going as they climbed the tree. Jeffrey struggled to get into the tree, but worked and worked and made it up. He is a little cautious, though and didn't go very high. Morgan on the other hand was up in that tree before we even knew it and seemed quite comfortable up there.Hmmm...something on her problem. She just balanced herself and got whatever it was off. This is her spiderman pose...she does have older brothers obviously!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

July 16, 2009

So many fun pictures today...

Shopping at Costco and climbing in through the back...a kid favorite......playing at the playground while siblings are at sports camp......sports camp party at the local park and pool...

...but really when we are talking about day to day life, this one wins the prize...

He is such a sweet boy, but he is four and really struggling with listening and obeying and not back-talking or using his haughty eyes or kicking or hitting or throwing a fit. This was one of several "time-outs" at the playground...where we were for 20 minutes. I just know that he is going to grow up and be an amazing man...if he lives that long!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 15, 2009

What a big girl getting to sit in the front seat!