Tuesday, June 30, 2009

summer days

We've spent ample time this summer at the pool. Easily, the nicest place to thoroughly exhaust kids....love it, don't know what I would do without it!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My New Motto

I found this add via another blog and I loved it! It is oh so true. Sometimes a delicious baked good is the only cure for what ails you.

Monday, June 15, 2009


As most already know, Soren has begged all year to play baseball. (Well, at his age its Tball-but we still call it baseball). On our way to his first practice he says "Mom, is baseball exercise?" I wasn't quite sure how to answer this. (There's alot of standing around!) He got a vague "sort of" and was satisfied. Regardless if he is improving his overall health or not playing the sport, he is loving it! Had a big smile on his face the whole first practice. At his first game he came running into home smiling and waving at us!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Toy

We are now proud owners of a trampoline (something Niles said we'd never do)! The kids LOVE it!!! My "cool mom" status has been growing exponentially with every trampoline trick I pull out for them. I'm very pleased with the purchase, I've reached new superstar trampoline status and they spend every free minute jumping on the new toy.

Friday, June 5, 2009


As of Late, London has entertained us with her "words". The comments coming out of this 4 year old are pretty funny....at least to her parents. Maybe, you too might have a little laugh.

scene 1: hiking over the weekend. We were hiking into an area that was pretty wooded. As we start walking through, we hear Lovey say "We are now entering into the belly of the beast!" What?!

scene 2: Telling on Soren and his friend Cooper. "Mommy, the boys are being mean....they are listening to SATAN!" This was my personal favorite.

Scene 3: Playing a game of washuus. She made maybe 2 shots out of 16. None the less, I was excited for her. She leans over, shrugs her shoulders like "No big deal" and says "yeah, I"m a bit of a natural," then saunters off.

I am dismayed that there will be a time when I won't remember all the small moments and "quotes" of my children's childhood. I hope they continue to remain confident and speak their mind as they do now. It would be a shame to miss out on all that goes on in those cute heads.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Memorial Weekend Camp out

"Really, be honest,.... have you ever gone to the bathroom...outside?" This is the question asked by Niles on our way to our "maiden voyage" camp-out with the twins. A "yes" from me and then a quick "I don't believe you", followed with a chuckle from Niles. This is how our trip began. Luckily for me, I have many other qualities that Niles admires that over shadow my ineptness at camping. ( ei: Target shooting, Niles 15-20, Brecken 20-20.) I won't pee outside, but I could kill dinner if needed.

Minus the cold and rain it was a fabulously fun weekend! We road 4 wheelers, hiked, played baseball, shot guns, ate smores and brought home tired, happy kids.

The view from our campsite. beautiful.

Soren ("the expert") giving London (novis) pointers.

family hike

ride on the razor.....so fun.


first night in the tent...not so comfy.

dinner with the cousins.

4 wheeling with dad.

I just thought this picture was cute.