Sunday, March 22, 2009



Spring day tease...

We had a couple of nice days this week. So nice we broke out the sandals and shorts (paired with a sweater and blanket) and enjoyed several outings that didn't include freezing as we were buckling in the car. It made running around so much less stressful because we weren't cold or rushing to get in and out of the car. It was so nice. As have the days we've been outside playing. We were able to get the swings out and hooked up and have been outside 3 or 4 times this week already! I am so ready for things to change in our routine and for the kids to get up in the morning and not keep their pajamas on til 11! I still might, but that's besides the point (haha!). I am ready for the kids to get up in the morning and get those play clothes on and head right outside after breakfast is served and cleaned up! And we can spend all morning outside, come in for lunch and then head right back outside after. We typically have blanket time after lunch, but we might be adjusting our routine a tad for the summer. The more time they get outside while the weather is nice (not too hot), the better! Then blanket time can happen after naps while they have their "juice-water." And then we will head back outside. Ah, I can't wait! The regular spring weather can come and stay soon!

Our weekend was great! We had Grandma Judy and Grandpa Bill here for the weekend. They came up Saturday and we all went to dinner (Grandma Pam and Grandpa Alllen joined us too) just down the street at a local seafood and pasta place. Then headed back to our house for dessert (chocolate peanutbutter mousse pie). It was great to spend time with them. We all headed to church Sunday and then to lunch at Bob Evans afterwards. The kids always love spending time with their grandparents. We will head down to them in May or June! I will take some more outside pics this week!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Averie Jean - aka - bubba, moose, bubba-moose, sweetie, girl, sissy, sissy sue, aves. You are my princess. You are my girl. We love you so much. You are amazingly smart. You love playing and organizing "games," or being the leader while you play. You enteretain yourself very well (and your brother too), and can keep playing from one end of the house to the other. You make up play as you go along, which shows me how wonderfully creative you are! You are into cutting with scissors and writing letters. You always want to know how to spell things and are very good at writing your name. You also write Baylor's name well too. Girl, I am just amazed with you more every day. You understand so much, and come up with ideas that are all your own. I love how you play in your bed during naptime if you aren't tired, and how gentle you are (most of the time) with your brother. You are very helpful when he is sad and very sensitive to him when he is sad too. You have always been very sensitive and empathetic. It is great to see you nuture him. You are like a little mommy! It is wonderful. Averie Jean, you are so special and sweet and I am so lucky to have you as a daughter. I love spending every day with you and watching you grow and mature and learn. That sparkle in your eye makes me smile every day. XOXOXO. I love you sweetie.

Monday, March 09, 2009


Baylor, helping daddy "work," while Averie and I had a girls day.

Hanging a towel rack in the laundry room.

Averie and her cake.

Averie and Baylor at dinner.

Ice cream face! YUMMY!
Served Averie fresh milk for 1 year, 2 months and 5 days! Served Baylor fresh milk for 1 year, 6 months, 1 week and 5 days! Served Colbie fresh milk for 1 year, 3 months exactly!