March 30, 2011


Someone was happy about the snow!

I asked her to show me her happy face and this is what she gave me!

I wish that smile could melt the snow like it melts my heart.

She loves to wear Cooper's coats these days. 
Hence the way too big coat she is wearing.

March 29, 2011


Cooper doing his "homework".

Dirty little fingernails and all!

He writes a pretty mean 5!  HaHa

March 26, 2011


Brodey took pictures of Peyton and I reading books today.  It is sometimes unbelievable how many times of day she asks me to read her books.  As soon as I sit down in the chair, here she comes "read me book mama".  How can you say no to that?

Then she said "me take picture mommy".  So after securing the strap around her neck in case she dropped the camera, and with a little more help from me, notice my arm coming out of the camera on the right hand side, she took this picture.  She actually did a pretty good job for a two year old that doesn't even know how to look through the view finder and can barely wrap her little hand around the camera to push the button!

March 25, 2011


Cooper helping me sweep the floors.

The kids love the Shark ALMOST as much as I do.

March 23, 2011


There is something about this picture that made me want to give it a vintage touch.  I'm not sure what it is about it, but I think I like it this way.  What do you think?

March 22, 2011

March 21, 2011


This is how the kids entertained themselves while I was painting this evening.

Sidewalk chalk and a little golf. 
See the little bit of evidence of golf in the above picture?

March 20, 2011


"What are you doing Cooper?"

"Getting warm."

Apparently he is part cat and likes to lay in the sun to get warm.

Notice the clothes laying beside him. 
Maybe his clothes aren't as cozy as the nice
warm sun streaming through the window.

March 19, 2011


This is how we started our weekend.  A trip to the Country Market to buy doughnuts & chocky milk!

Any of you that know Peyton, know that she was in heaven!  One white doughnut & one chocky doughnut.

Cooper went about his usual routine of licking the icing off of the top and the custard out of the center.

Not sure what Brodey is contemplating in this picture.

But then his dad put cream on his nose and Brodey decided he was going to try to lick it off.  Needless to say, he was not successful in that challenge.  LOL

March 16, 2011


Happy Birthday to ME!!!

My birthday was today.  A friend of mine from church brought me this yummy cake at about 9:30 tonight.  How awesome is that?  She said she felt bad that Dennis was out of town and wanted to make sure I had a cake on my birthday. She is so thoughtful.  The boys and I immediately cute into it and started eating ALL this chocolate at about 10pm!  Then Brodey grabbed the camera & snapped a picture.  It's not a very flattering picture, but I made myself let him do it.  Again in an effort to document our entire life.  Not just the kids. 

Thanks again Laurie for thinking of me!

March 13, 2011


Cooper proudly sporting the crown that he made Wednesday night at church!

March 12, 2011


Don't you just want to squeeze those cute pudgy little hands?

I certainly do!

March 11, 2011


This is what I woke up to this morning.

Brodey up bright and early doing his homework and doing a breathing treatment at the same time. 

I think that is a good use of time.  Multi-tasking for sure!

March 10, 2011


Remember that game we used to play in the Highlights magazines (I think it was in Highlights) 
"Which one doesn't belong" 
This picture screams that at me!

PS  Don't mind the doors propped against the back of the couch or against the wall.  I have the house tore apart painting.  You will probably be seeing a lot of this in my pictures over the next several weeks.

March 8, 2011


One of Peyton's favorite things to do is go through her hair clips and pick out ALL the ones that she wants in her hair!


Coop & Bro hanging out playing the Wii together. 
They do this a lot.
Too much!

March 7, 2011


Drewby chillin on the couch while everyone else is wrestling around him.

March 6, 2011


This is what ensues when Daddy comes home on Friday nights.

All 4 kids and a dad on the couch wrestling!

March 5, 2011


I think this picture portrays Cooper's personality pretty well.

Adorable, fun, and ornery!

March 4, 2011


She is trying really hard to figure out this potty thing!
Tonight when she was sitting on the potty she wanted to read books too.
So Peyton, Dora, and Iron Man hung out together for a while.

March 1, 2011


A continuation from yesterday...

While we were being little monkeys jumping in the bed, Cooper was brushing his teeth.  For whatever reason, he brought Peyton her toothbrush in bed!  She was obviously very happy about it.

Apparently it looked like we were having some fun!

Then we had two little monkeys jumping in the bed!

Luckily no one fell out and bumped their head!