Thursday, November 13, 2014

Down By the River

These adorable boots
and fishy crackers
inspired this photo story.
I was rude and interrupted her nap time 
and crossed my fingers that she would cooperate with me.
A change of scenery did the trick to stop the tears.

Baby Features

Luscious Lips
Long Lashes
Brown Eyed Beauty

A Little Stomp Around

Sometimes I like to go out all by myself, just me and my camera. 
 On this particular day, I went just 5 minutes down the road to the river and explored a bit. 
 I love how it feels like I'm in a whole new world when I have a camera in front of my face.  
What a gorgeous morning it was to capture just a small glimpse 
of this beautiful world that we live in.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Costumes Bring Forth Superpowers!

Halloween is so much fun with kids! 
 My boys picked out their costumes on Amazon and anxiously awaited their arrival. 
 My oldest checked the status of the delivery of his costume and gave us detailed updates 
on where his precious box was and the exact time it arrived there. So fascinating! 
 The day finally arrived and their costumes arrived at our doorstep. 
 It was time to see what kind of superpowers they possessed by transforming 
into a Ninja Turtle, Max Steel, and a girl in her favorite Trick-or-Treat shirt.
Behold, the magic and wonder of childhood.  
May it bring forth precious moments that become precious memories.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cute Kid Moments

Julia (14 months) was in the back of the chapel with me because she just couldn't handle all of the commotion in our church pew.  I set Julia down for a minute and she ran right over to the chapel doors, pushed the doors open just enough for her little body to slide through.  She is one strong and determined little girl!

I am the Primary Chorister.  Today we were learning the song, "I am Glad for Many Things."  I had three children tell me what they were glad for so we could fill in the blank as we sing.  Tyler's answer was, "I am glad for MY COOL UNCLE."  He was referring to his Uncle Mark.

Brian came up with a great quiet activity for a Sunday afternoon... drawing out their own towns, complete with roads to their favorite places.  This kept them busy for a couple of hours.  We're also working on memorizing the Articles of Faith.  Brian has the 1st Article of Faith memorized!

Katie loves to build "house castles" with couch cushions and just about every pillow and blanket in the house.  When I came upstairs after starting up a load of laundry, Katie had a huge grin on her face and said, "Look, Mom!  I made you this house castle just like Elsa can do!"  She's been watching "Frozen" on repeat this past week. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Street Artists in Training

We are lucky to have a huge back patio. It is perfect for playing basketball, riding bikes, and best of all... getting creative with chalk drawings. Tyler surprised me with his excellent Ninja Turtle drawings. I had no idea that he knew how to draw Ninja Turtles. I love watching kids create. They don't hold back, they just go and create without really thinking about it. That's what's great about art... there's no wrong way to create.


Best Birthday Gift

 See that smile?  It belongs to a girl who loves to swing... especially in her backyard.  Julia loves to swing and hang out and see what everyone else is doing in the backyard.