Monday, December 5, 2011

Two Kids, a Dog, and a Box =

Pure FUN
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Family Picture

By Sam age 5

Gospel Teaching: Reverance

Mr. Sam drew a picture in church a few weeks ago that reflects the gospel teaching he is soaking in at home and in Primary.  It was too cute so I took a picture to share with you.


Reverence in Church
Top: Sitting down (check)
Right: Singing hymns (check)
Bottom: Standing up (crossed out)
Left: Showing your belly button (crossed out)  do you see the cute belly button :)

A good Lickin'

Oh the new found joy of beater licking.  Needless to say he wanted "Ma" (aka more)

Helping with the dishes

Ben and Tilly are more than willing to help Daddy do the dishes.  (maybe that's why they don't get done in a very timely manner. Either I have too much help, or I'm avoiding the help)

Happy Thanksgiving

Here's Sam showing off his preschool projects:  His thankful tree and his turkey.  The turkey was promptly eaten after this picture was taken.  Sam said it was the yummiest turkey ever.

Ben's Two Loves

 Books and our dog, Matilda


And no, it wasn't my idea to lock him in a cage with his two loves.  He did that all by himself.

Birthday Boys

I'm behind.  November was a full month and it disappeared too quickly.  Both Elijah and Sam celebrated birthdays.  It is amazing that they have grown up so much in this last year.  They are both wonderful, sweet, kind boys and I am so blessed to be their mother. 

Happy Birthday my little men!!


Sam requested a lego brick cake.  It turned out okay.  He was pleased with it and that's what counts.

Elijah has been on an Ewok kick and he requested an ewok cake.  Um, it stumped me for a bit but thanks to the internet I realized how managable it could be (minus a bear cake pan).  Thankfully we still had Halloween candy around to use for the facial features.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ben is walking and "talking"


Happy Thanksgiving!
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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

A picture walk with captions:

Sam, my handsome Jedi





the Jedi can parade walking backwards, oooo

Sam's Preschool Class with Ms. Judy and Ms. Kathy

My fellow parade watcher

Ewok sighting!



Our neighbor Gretta, Elijah and Sam ready to go trick or treating together

Ben's going too!

Pumpkin Patch with the Preschool

Ben and I were able to go with Sam to the Pumpkin Patch for his preschool fieldtrip.  We got to go on a hayride pulled by a tractor, pick some corn to dry and pop in the microwave, pick two pumpkins, and visit some of the animals.  Ben and Sam both loved it.  Ben especially loved the animals.






Group picture of Sam's cute class.  Sam refused to stand up there.

He was hiding behind the stroller glaring at me for taking his picture anyway.




It's a fake cow that Sam was able to milk.  He waited in line to do it and did it well.

Three Peas in a Pod

Well, not quite. More like three sillies in a box.

Elijah, Sam and Brenna (one of my wonderful YW) in Ben's carseat box



Fall drive: Gettysburg

We had a beautiful weekend a couple weeks ago and we decided to make an impromptu trip up to Gettysburg.  We loaded everyone in the car, including Tilly and went for a drive and a picnic in the beautiful Fall weather.  We found out that indeed Tilly does get car sick (twice) but despite that we all really had a great time (Tilly included).  Gettysburg is a beautiful place with a special spirit. 







Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ben Walking

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

B&O Railroad Museum: Baltimore

CJ was dying to go to the Train museum while he was here.  We all got to go with him to the B&O railroad museum.  We got to ride the Mile One Express.  The boys LOVED it!





Love this picture of Sam

The #4 steam engine that we rode down the track