Monday, July 20, 2009

Not Me Monday Kiddo Edition

This edition of Not Me Monday started by the McFabulous MckMama is all about the kiddos. Just so you know.....N is 5 years old, K is 7 year's old and J is 18 year's old.

N did not run around the house naked, freaking out one of K's friends.

N did not poop in the pool while we had friends over swimming.

N did not tell us that "This is the song where I fell in love with Hannah" while we where were listening to Made to Love by Toby Mac.

N and K did not eat $14 worth of raspberries in 24 hours.

K did not get cold pizza for her and Noah for breakfast on Saturday morning.

K did not say 'whatever' when I told her to sit in time out for being disrespectful to me.

N did not pee in the front yard and when reprimanded tell Rick that he did it because Rick told him not to come back in the house, but to play outside for a while.

J did not skip his GED test to go to the ocean with his girlfriend.

What did your kiddos not do?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Berry Picking July 17, 2009

On Friday, we went berry picking with some of the other families of LHC. It was cloudy, but muggy and humid. We were hoping to be able to pick blueberries and raspberries and maybe get some peaches, but were only able to pick raspberries and sour cherries. The kiddos had a good time picking them and an even better time eating them! Here are some pictures.....

ZaChely is ready to start pickin'

Ready to go

Picking raspberries

The fruits of our labor......

Eating lunch after berry picking

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Noah's 5th Birthday 2009

On Monday, Noah celebrated his 5th birthday! Noah and Kari helped filled the treat bags for the party. We went to lunch with Daddy then came home and made cupcakes with Grammie. Then we decorated them. Neither Noah and Kari wanted to eat dinner, as they were excited about the pool party. They counted down the hours all day..."only 7 more hours....". The next day when Noah was praying over lunch he said, "And thank you God for yesterday. I had a good birthday. It was a really good day. Thank you". I think that says it all.

Here are some pictures from the day.....

A special lunch for a special 5 year old

Can you guess where we are??

That's right...Ci Ci's. Nothing like free buffet and drink coupons on your birthday!

Grammie and Poppy got Noah skates. Once we got them on the right feet, he was ready to roll!

Grammie and Noah made the cupcakes. Noah, Kari and I decorated them.

Baby Addy is ready to party!

Swim Time!

Ready for cupcakes and icecream

Blowing out the candles

Opening presents

He loved his Hoops and YoYo card!

Monday, July 06, 2009

The 4th of July 2009

The Schindlers came over around noon to swim, grill, eat and celebrate the 4th. After that, we all headed to Jason and Jolene's for more food and fellowship. It was a very full, relaxing day which ended with the kiddos collasping into bed.

Here are some pictures of the day.....

Swimming in the pool keeps you cool on the 4th

Heather and Livi

Getting some grub

Sharing laughs on Independence Day

My future's so bright.....

The only way to travel on the 4th

Noah swinging on the tree swing

There are big smiles in baseball

Food and Beverages


Taking a break from wagon riding and having a drink

A red cooler makes a perfect barn for the horses

Mason enjoying some trifle and that ketchup on his face??

Sergio enjoys the BBQ ribs


Some of the kiddos changed into some dress-up clothes....

Caleb the Knight

Riley aka Lightening McQueen

See if you can find the Hulk and Mr Incredible in the sparkler pictures below.....

Faith enjoys her peanut butter pie


Wonder Twins....Activate!

None of us were sure if we wanted to venture out and see fireworks, so Rick, Joe and Jason went and got a few of their own.....

Caleb and Astera watching the fireworks

We ended up trying to catch the fireworks at Ft. Meade. We watched from a parking lot near by since it was an hour wait to get into the base.


I am not sure how it started. I guess maybe it was a genuine illness at first. Then the teenager babysat a little late on a Saturday night. ...