Sunday, November 21, 2010

A New Dress for Monkey

 When I dropped Mom at the airport on Wednesday I stopped by Target and got a few long sleeve shirts for Natalie.  I really needed to get her some winter dresses.
 I added the sweet ruffles and then the skirt.
Sorry the pic is dark but it is late and I just wanted to make sure that the dress got posted.  
Next is two more dresses and some jammies :)

New Background

 I did some baby pics the other day and was trying out my new background.  So...  I set Natalie on the table and we had some fun.  I love her eyes and the various expressions that were captured!

Pin Me... Or Maybe Not

 The other night the kids got into a box that had some clothes pins and they began pinning them to Lewis.  After watching for a little bit, Mom made the comment that we needed pictures of this.
 Lewis was a sport and let me take a few pics.  
I know that he hates/pretends to hate taking pictures.

Skating Katie

 At school Austin and Katie had a unit in P.E. that was roller skating.  They had so much fun!  At the end the parents were able to go and see them skate.  I got to see Katie but I missed Austin since I was picking up Mom from the airport in OKC.
 Katie was a trooper, every time that she fell she got right back up.
 I love that her wrist guards match her outfit!

They both had a blast and I thought that it was great that they had the opportunity to go and see what the kids have been learning.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Spooktacular Fun!

 With my recent medical developments (diagnosed will arthritis, still testing for type) I was not sure if Halloween would really happen this year.  The older kiddos all raided closets for their costumes and Natalie needed hers made.  Luckily, Friday I was able to have enough pain free time before the base trick or treating to make her Minnie Mouse costume.

 Meet: Bond, James Bond.  Lewis made him a wooden gun at the wood shop.

 Natalie was so not about taking pictures....

 My little She-Devil...
And our hippie.    They all had a blast.  They went trick or treating on Friday on base and then Sat at the Trunk or Treat.

Friday, October 8, 2010


About a week ago they had soccer pics and they were terrible!!  Bright sun right in the face and so I did my own.  You know me, just stubborn in nature (nah not me:)).

This great little dock is behind the snack shack at the fields.  So Fun!!

Oh I Love the Pretty Little Flowers

These are some of the flowers in our front path.  I want to look this one up it is so unique.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Good Morning Sunshine & Updates Galore!

First I have to apologize for not staying up to date on the blog.  Life has been crazy here the last few weeks and I am just feeling like we are really getting the hang of our schedule.  With dance, soccer, scouts, and other weekly activities we have been nuts!  So below you will find what has happened in the last 5 or 6 weeks.  Scroll down to the bottom and work your way to the top.  Also this is a picture of the lot across from our house in the morning,  This is what we look at as we eat breakfast every morning.  Pretty huh?!

Sharing the fun.

Needless to say, yesterday was just one of those days.  You know the ones that everyone has but no one wants to admit to.  Well that was yesterday.  So when the neighbors knocked on the door and asked if the kids could ride bikes, I caved and sent the big kids out to play.  My neighbor came by to secretly admit that she too was having one of those days.  As we chatted she looked out the front window to this...
All the kids had gathered skateboards and with one bike took turns pulling the rope up the hill on a bike.  Yes that is Austin on the tiny pink bike :)  So I grabbed my camera and we ran out too.  It was hard to remember why we were having one of those days after a few minutes of these happy faces.
Natalie wanted in on the fun too!  Austin, as always, was quick to scoop her up and let her in :)
The biker girls.
So with black feet from the new road, we walked in having a great night.

Jets vs. Cowboys 8-3 :)

So Saturday (9-18) was our second game, this time against the Cowboys.  Unlike the cool weather that we had Thursday it was just under 100 out.  The boys were tired and worn out only 15 mins. into the game.  
Austin played goalie for part of the game.
Half time pep talk and Gatorade break (from the after game snack, was had early since all the boys had already drank all their water).
Go Austin Go!!
Despite this pic, Austin did a lot better about not using his hands.
Good Game Guys!  Some of the kids we go to church with were on the opposing team.
Austin through the "Victory Tunnel".  (we did this last game too, I just didn't get Austin)

Jets vs. Warriors 2-6 :(

Last Thursday (9-16) was Austin's first soccer game.  On the way to the fields we were worried that they might cancel the game since it was raining at our house.  It was gloomy. but it did stay dry.  Natalie made us all stop and sit ON the chairs as we walked to the field.
Gloomy Sky pic.
Austin just hanging around during practice.
Go Austin!!
I totally loved the look on his face in this one :)
The Jets did pretty good considering the other team was a bit older and a lot bigger than they are.  Austin kept using his hands to catch the ball and fouling.  Poor thing has played nothing but baseball the last couple of years.
This was the coaches yelling "This is soccer DON'T use your hands, AUSTIN!!!"  It was a fun day:  a good game of soccer, a spilled DDP, and lots of fun with...