Monday, September 16, 2013


I officially now have three swimmers on my hands!  :-)
Not all completely independent...
I tried to edit this so nothing private showed...
but it is too funny and cute to not share!
[editing didn't work...i will try it again and update post when I can!]

So...we take him swimming and he loves it!
He crawls in...and keeps going!
Is it bravery? ignorance? adventurous spirit?
Not so brave here, but she is overcoming obstacles everyday!
I am so proud of her!!!
Too much fun...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Happy birthday!!

Gramma Mae turned 95 so we celebrated...
of course!  :-)
She loves having this kids around,
she LOVES babies too!
Liam lets her hold and tickle him...
And it's also fun to hang with cousins!
Gabby and Sadie are two peas in a pod!
I'm keeping this photo for when they are 16 
and driving away in their own cars!
I told Gabby I wanted to see her teeth...
I laughed (Sadie...)!  Goof ball!

P.S. A day or two after this party Gramma Mae went to live in a nursing home.
She's been sick, has fallen, and is not safe on her own so many hours of the day.
We will be sure to visit as often as possible.

Camping with...

And gramma was there too--
We drove down to the Dells for one night and had some fun:
I didn't take a lot of pictures, but we rode bikes,
swam, had a fire, played on the playground,
played on the big jumping pillow, 
played minigolf...
and of course...some good food was had too!
Thanks for inviting us!
Wish you were closer!

Monday, September 09, 2013

Back to school!

I better catch up!...and keep up!
This little girl starts pre-school tomorrow!
She is so ready!  I am so ready!!!!!
I smile.
My little princess, my little reader, my little sweetie pie who is so capable and independent!
Yep, this is the same out world!  Here she comes!

He only let me take pictures at home.
When we got to the bus, he told me not to get out of the car.
And definitely no pictures at the bus stop!
And, same story, this year is way better than last year!
"Second grade is much better than First grade!"
And each day has gotten better!
His teacher asked me for information to help her get to know Owen.
I can't help but tell her how sensitive and nurturing he is.
According to the world, he may seem weak, but I think he is quite strong.
He takes his responsibility as big brother seriously,
and never complains when I ask for help with Liam.
So, when it comes to football, am I surprised that he may not be the toughest kid?
#3 by Coach Dad...He loves football, but we may need to train him to be QB...

Furthest to the left...he's running in the right direction...
he knows strategy...
Sigh...he loves it and we've got time.