Saturday, October 10, 2015

Testing this out

Joe playing dead 

Sam, Ike and me

My daughter and I 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

silly kids

Sam having a cappuccino with just a little bit of whipped cream!! 
 Ike was scream this past halloween
 Sam is such a goof!!
 Joe getting his daily fix of minecraft
 Sam apparently had a craving for chocolate 

 Make sure I get in the picture!
 And another...Make sure I get in the picture

Monday, January 19, 2015

Christmas and family

I'm not going to post pictures of my kids opening presents as we all know what that looks like. But I am going to post pictures of family.  They are way more important than any presents.

All the grandkids of my parents. Do you know how hard it is to get all 11 kids in a picture??
 Sam and my mom with the newest little baby of the family
 My baby Ike isn't looking so little any more!

 My mom, dad, sister, brother and me.
 The kids so badly wanted in that picture above so we had to take a few more with some the silly kids...

 Four generations. My grandmother is not really who she is anymore. dementia/ alzheimer's suck!

Sunday, January 18, 2015


I think this blog has turned more into a place to stick pictures. But really, isn't that what people want to see?  I thought so. :)

We attended the Kansas City Step up for Down Syndrome walk back in October. So a few pictures of that...

Look how pretty my little Sam is getting. She is 11 years old and has the attitude of a pre-teen!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

I'm really not dead

Alright, it may seem like this blog is dead. It's been a long of time. So I think I'll just start posting pictures on here. Sound good, right? I mean really, who doesn't  love looking at pictures... Especially my kids! Just kidding.
For some reason blogger isn't wanting my pictures, so I'll work on it.  I'll post several and also spread them out over several days. Hope everyone is doing well. Thanks for checking in!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Poor Blog part 2

 Over the summer we had baby praying mantis' galore.  This one is on a strawberry plan leave.  I love praying mantis'.. they are so cool looking.  I was so excited we had babies.  They were EVERYWHERE.
 Spaz will eat any pepper he sees on my plants.  He is a tad bit ornery!!

 I have tried growing pumpkins several times before but never have done well with them.  This year I got 2 pumpkins!! A white one and a bumpy orange one.  So happy!

We went to the park last weekend.  Here are my kids being cute!

There was a little puddle left from rain that had tons of fish in it.  The creek (or drainage/runoff area really) had dried up from the main water source.  So being the kind and loving people we are, we saved as many as we could.

There were also several frogs in the area that the kids held.

Smile for the camera...  Check out Max.  Joe is "eating" Ike's frog. 
What is a park day without sticks??

 Enjoy Fall before Winter comes and we all freeze to death. Here is a picture from last winter.  This was in our neighborhood.  It was super huge!!  The bottom was like a fort/cave.  Just an idea for you once you get snow this year!

Friday, September 27, 2013

My Poor Blog!

My poor, poor blog.  It's been months since I posted anything.  So I'll give a quick update and post  some lovely pictures.

We got Henry last Fall/Winter.  Then we went back to add another dog in spring.  His name is Spaz because he is such a crazy dog!

 Henry and Spaz checking each other out on Spaz's catcha day.

 Spaz is a momma's boy type of dog!
Sam colored her hair pink...

We made Blobber and I suggested they acted like they sneezed it out...

 Max loves licking me for some reason..
 Joe turned 8!
 Max turned 12!!
 Joe got a BB gun for his birthday.

 Ike trying it out too.

 Sam wanted her hair brown with blue tips.  It didn't go as planned but it is different.  She found a butterfly on the deck that had a missing wing.  Spaz probably ate it.  He chases anything that flies.  Seriously if dogs could have ADHD he would be a poster dog!  Anyway, Sam saved the butterfly and not only did it not die the first night it lived for about a week!  Then one day it was died and she cried all day about it.

 Over the summer we visited granpparents and friends a lot.  We went to the Discovery Center in Springfield, Mo while there.  Sam sure has some crazy hair...
 Joe's hair is sticking up too but it is hard to see.
 Sam and Spaz being cute
 Sam started 5th grade.  I still homeschool her, Joe, and Ike.  Max goes half days to 6th grade then comes home in the afternoon...about the time the other 3 are just waking up.  The plan is for him to transition to full days at school. Ike is in 1st and Joe is in 3rd grade this year.
 Joe and Ike made houses on the first day of school.
 Max and I.
 Ike turned 6!
 He picked Golden Corral for his meal because they have cotton candy.

 Sam turned 10!!  Double digits.  She also picked Golden Corral.
Sam being silly
 Sam marked on Joe's face while he was sleeping.
 And Joe got revenge 2 nights later. Don't worry.. it was washable!

I'll post more tomorrow.  Enjoy for now.