Saturday, April 28, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Abby's place in our family?

I think this photo says it all.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


I love that when the boys are having trouble getting along, pulling up the macbook photo booth turns fights into fits of giggles and all is well in the world again. (for a little while, at least)

Sunday, April 15, 2012


When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
                                                                           ― J.M. Barrie

My Little Girl

Saturday, April 14, 2012

a thousand words and more

I really love this picture. Even though it's not a great "face shot" of the kids, it's a beautiful shot of their relationships with each other. The older ones are so loving and tender, and the younger ones feel the support they get from their big brothers and sisters. They are interested in each other's lives, they have conversations with each other; they are true friends. I love that.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

What. The. Heck.

Sometimes my kids do crap that just leaves me speechless. Today that happened twice- with the same child. Micaiah reminds me a lot of Isaac when he was little; a sneaky little stinker.  This morning at the appalling hour of six-something-o'clock am, Micaiah climbed into bed and woke me up (and Abigail) with a half dozen honks on a BIKE HORN! (where did he even look to find a bike horn at such a vile hour?) Want to know why he did it? He wanted juice. Then when I recounted the events to Jeremy, Micaiah stood off to the side smiling and waving a foam finger with #1 written on it, clearly quite proud of himself.

But wait, don't forget he did TWO awesome things today. The second one happened this evening, just after he'd gotten out of the bath. He was still naked, and stood up on a recliner chair in our living room. He then proceeded to grab his little wiener and spray pee all over the living room floor!!!!! WHO DOES THAT?!?!? Thanks heavens I don't have any carpet in my living room, but come on, are you freaking kidding me?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

This week

Half my kids have the flu, including fevers and vomiting. Jeremy is training at a new job, and has to work doubles every single day. (that means I'm alone with the sickies) Jeremy's car broke down, and neither he, our car savvy neighbor, or AutoZone can diagnose the problem. (it's looking like a replacement car may be needed far sooner than anticipated) I'm not feeling well to boot. This week is awesome.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The more you know......

Did you know monsters like to eat money? It's true; Nahshon told me so tonight. At least now I know where all my cash goes! Also, alligators eat mushrooms. Who knew!?