Sunday, November 13, 2011

About Time

I figure an update on the kids is over due.
We'll start with Little Lydia this time...

Lydia is such a good baby.
She's generally mild mannered. She giggles and laughs when you tickle or tease her, roars when you play with her, pouts when you ignore her, but most of the time is just completely content, pleasant, and sweet.
Her hair however, has some serious attitude. It's hard to see, but the entire top stands strait up. Always. It's impossible to make it do anything else.

 Remember the pouting I mentioned.

I had to take a picture because this is so tipical Lydia when a toy is just too far away, or I'm making dinner instead of paying attention to her. She doesn't usually throw a fit, just lays flat on the floor like she's so abandoned.

She does love the swings at the park and being outside. She is crawling all over the place now. Still army crawling most of the time. She likes everything that is David's. I kid you not, she tried to crawl for the first time on David's birthday. His new toys were quite the motivation.

She was a trooper on Halloween too. (Sorry no good costume pics. She was a lady bug, but she's bundled up in this picture and sitting on her wings.)

She's a great eater. Even when you can tell she doesn't like it and makes faces after every bite she'll keep opening her mouth until she's full. It's kinda sad- and cute. But usually she's not picky.

 David, David, David
He's been spending A LOT of time drawing. (this is a picture of dragons. A mom, dad, babies, and eggs.) We've been working on his ABC's too and loves writing his name.

He likes to cheese for the camera too. Luckily he still adores his sister. His favorite thing is to give her a hug and rub his cheeks on her fuzzy hair.

We went to the pumpkin patch and raced on the peddal carts. He won of course- with a little help from Dad.

This year David told me maybe he didn't want to carve pumpkins this year (after I told him he had to help pull out the pumpkin guts.) He said it was just too yucky. Apparently he changed his mind when it looked like Uncle Cody was having all the fun.

David determined to be a dragon for Halloween this year. And I was determined NOT to sew his costume. He won. I sewed a dragon. But only after I figured I could make the entire costume for free using fabric a friend had given me and scraps I had. Then I just couldn't justify paying for one.

In the end I thought it turned out pretty great. I figured it was good enough when I had him try it on and he roared and ran (flew) away.

We had a fluke snow storm the other day. (Luckily it's melted now). Jason had the morning off and they built this snowman. Dave was so proud. Later he kept asking me if we needed to go get his rocks (the eyes) so they didn't get lost when the snowman melted. Apparently they were pretty important rocks. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011


I can't believe David is 4!!!
What a handsome birthday boy.

 David had a great birthday, complete with cake, presents, and of course friends.

 He had a 'Superhero' birthday party.
Here are all the boys making their best superhero faces.
Happy Birthday David!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Our Family

Family Pictures!
An amazingly talented friend just took these pictures for us
(thanks again)

Jason & Emily (6 yrs and counting)

David Alan (as handsome as ever)

Lydia May (our beautiful baby)

the Kids

the Boys

the Girls

Monday, August 29, 2011

Berries, First Bites, and Camping, and Creatures

We've been so busy lately. Busy having fun that is!
A couple weeks ago we went to a berry patch and picked fresh blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Sooo Delicious! We could tell the raspberries were David's favorite because he had a harder time putting them in bucket and not in his mouth :)

 Here's Lydia working hard at the berry patch.

And everyone else working hard at the berry patch.

I finally decided to give Lydia food. (She just goes crazy when we eat.) Rice cearial seems pretty boring to me, but she couldn't have been more excited! I think she'll be a good little eater. See how happy she is.

David wanted to show me that he liked his breakfast too.

This past weekend we went camping up at Ledges State Park. (If you live in the area and havn't been, you must!) It was so gorgeous and the weather was great!

David was so excited to go camping he was litterally jumping up and down with anticipation.
We went up Friday morning and spent the day hiking, and then stayed over night and hiked more Saturday.

Like I said before, it was beautiful!

David likes the huge bridge.

And Lydia even took a nap! (what a good dad)

I couldn't believe how well David did hiking around. Especially since alot of the trail looked like this!

We went to Ledges a couple years ago and took a picture here, so we had to do it again.

David 'helped' Jason put the tent up and was quite proud.

We saw some deer on our hike, but the best part of the whole trip for David was...

Hunting for creatures!!!!

He caught toads,



Minnows (and more toads),

and Crawdads.

He was absolutely in heaven!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Summer Days!

Yes we're still here. Enjoying the summer one day at a time.

Lydia is still growing like a weed and even has a new tooth!
(I was hoping she'd wait a while before teething. David got his first tooth at 9 months and she was only
5 months! Oh well, one down right.)

David is as handsome as ever.

Cody and Lisa are now our neighbors and the kids are loving the extra attention!
(thanks guys)

I don't know if all of you are stuck in this heat wave, but we sure are.
This is what we do when the heat index is 120- stay inside!
David wanted to show off a picture of his dragon.

And when the heat goes back down to 108 or so we go swimming... alot!
(Not the greatest picture I know, but trying to get two kids who are ready to swim to pose for the timer on the camera, not easy.)