Thursday, May 29, 2008

Alright ladies...

Who's going? I'll be THERE.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

decades dance

Here is Katelyn in her costume before school on Friday. There was a dance after school and they had a costume contest...she got into the top ten but didn't win. What were those judges thinking?

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Soccer star

The kids had their last soccer games last weekend and at Kennedy's end of the year team picnic, each player got trading cards of the whole team! Here is Kennedy's...
Such a cool idea! And a funny little thing she said while we were driving in the car a few days ago... "Mom, how come we don't have any of those pretty yellow daisies in our yard?"
She really seemed upset when I tried to explain to her that dandelions weren't flowers, they were weeds and that you really didn't WANT them growing in your yard.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers we know and a special Mother's Day wish for our mothers, Sandi and Laverne. We love you! I had a really great relaxing day that started with breakfast in bed prepared just perfectly by Katelyn. The kids brought me all the gifts they had made me and we laughed and laughed about Kennedy's "Top 10 Things I Love About Mom" list.

1. nice (what??? I don't ever remember being described as nice)
2. cleaning (and I thought it went un-noticed!)
3. baking ( idea of baking is buying cookies at the store and arranging them nicely on a plate)
4. cooking (again...for those that know me well cooking is NOT something I am skilled at, but since Kennedy pretty much lives on waffles and peanut butter sandwiches she wouldn't really know that I am not a good cook)
5. funny (so glad that she still thinks I'm funny...Katelyn just thinks I am the world's biggest dork)
6. cute (aahhhwwwwww....)
7. playing with me (whatever....she has long ago stopped even bothering to ask me to play with her since she knows I always say no)
8. webkinz (not sure what this has to do with me)
9. shopping (I LOVE shopping, but I'm not sure why it is something she loves about me, since she hates going shopping with me unless it is to go to Target to buy her something and not look at anything else)
10. skating (again....nothing to do with me. I'm pretty sure she just ran out of things that she loved about me!)
Here is a beautiful drawing of me and my youngest that accompanied the top ten list....I guess maybe she would like it if we owned matching dresses...and shoes!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

standing in line

for our supper. The other night I had a photo shoot, Kennedy had a soccer game, the boys had soccer practice and Tim had a hockey meeting. So after all the activities we decided we'd get hot dogs and ice cream at the DQ. Apparently it was a popular idea.

Monday, May 05, 2008


is how I would describe our day yesterday. The weather was beautiful... AND we had TIME to get our chores done, have a picnic lunch, play games in the backyard, and grill burgers for supper. ****and here is one of those many benefits to having four kids. You have enough players for afternoon games of Four Square, Capture the Flag, and "HOT BOX"!****

Friday, May 02, 2008


If you are looking for photos from the boys' bowling party you are out of luck. This brilliant photographer/mom brought the camera...but no CF card. But I can assure you that fun was had by all! Except mom, who pulled a muscle while playing red rover in the parking lot while we were waiting for parents to come and get thier kids. Yay...Carter finally got Nascar 08. That is what he wanted the most. And here is what Miss Katelyn and her dad went to buy. She is officially a teenager now and a member of the texting world.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

TEENAGER if you thought the boys turning nine was bad... how about the fact that Tim and I are now officially the parents of a teenager. I'm pretty sure we're not ready for all. As I drove her to school this morning, we saw through the windows her group of friends decorating her locker, her dad will be taking her out to make a special "purchase" this afternoon(hopefully photos tomorrow!), tonight we'll be heading out for a family dinner and having friends over for cake, and she has planned to have her friends over for a party tomorrow night. I've been told to just stay out of the way...I guess my party planning skills are no longer needed. She is growing up so fast...too fast. Happy Birthday Katie-Mac!