Friday, July 30, 2010

more cuteness and a another birthday

Is this not the cutest face you've ever seen? I wrote about our foster dog last time and we have more pictures of the little ball of adorableness....we are calling him Jasper. My in laws already have a dachshund named Diamond so we thought it fitting to pick a name for this dog that has to do with rocks and first we thought Rockford and call him Rocky...but Jasper was more least we think so, we'll see if the in laws keep the name. Molly and Murphy have become very attached to him very quickly....they are going to miss him...we are too!

My little Joshy turned 16!!! Did you hear that??? 16!!!!~ I remember him being my little cuddle bug. He was so sweet and snuggly. He was also so full of mischief...I remember when he'd sneak off to the bathroom and create "potions" in there with whatever he found in the cupboards and medicine cabinet. I remember the time he rubbed gold bond cream all over his face and head and when I asked him why he did that he told me "I had to". I remember the time he turned on the faucet on the water heater and drained the entire thing all over the basement floor. And the time he unwound the entire box of film (remember film?) we'd just bought at Costco....six rolls!!! all ruined!!! and when asked "why did you do that?", his answer was "because I had to fix them.". Now he's 16 and he has his drivers it the day after he turned 16....when did I....I mean he, get so old????

so stinkin cute!

Sometimes my little Hannah just tickles me....I just want to squeeze her! Today I was kissing her all over her face and she said "mom, you got kisses on my eye!"

Sunday, July 25, 2010

This week

Matthew turned 12! I remember when he was born and was so cute with his head of lots of beautiful red hair! Well, he still has the red hair and LOTS of it! I asked him to please get his hair wet before we had cake....he got his shirt wet too....such a boy! Anyway...he's growing into a fine young man. He has discovered that reading is kinda fun this summer...he takes trips to the library on his bike to get movies, books and wii games...that has been a wonderful discovery for us...wii games at the library! He plays with the little kids and fights with them too....such a brother....and he also loves taking care of our dogs. I'm super proud of him and the young man he's becoming.

We also have become foster parents! My friend had a little sweet dachshund who needed a loving home. I immediately thought of my in laws....they already have a doxie and so Aaron called them and they said they would love to have cute little boy, we are fostering him until my sister comes in August and can take him to his forever home. He is so cute and sweet and is already puppy pad trained....I think it may be very hard to say goodbye....Murphy is overjoyed to have another playmate...Molly is just tolerant.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


*yep...that's my dad holding me...

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Aaron put a swing up on our big oak tree in the back yard....the kids have LOVED it!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Megan overheard this one at the dentist office when she and Hannah were having their routine visit.

Dental Hygienist: Is that your sister over there?


Sunday, July 4, 2010

zoo trip with Grandma and Grandpa

We went to the zoo almost a month ago and I'm finally getting around to blogging about it.

They have a new exhibit at the Henry Doorly zoo called Madagascar. The Lemurs are right there with you! It was a bit creepy for my taste but the kids loved it!

Hannah spent some of the time hitching a ride with Grandma

a group pose....gotta love Joshy.

Grandma and Grandpa had enough fun for a day and decided to ride back to the entrance and wait for us.

He's a monkey! I knew it all along!