Saturday, July 29, 2006

Thank you, Grandma & Papa, for my Build-A-Bear Gift Card!

Did I mention that I like my new Hello Kitty, Grandma?

Trying on our shirts for tomorrow's big parade.

We are walking in a parade for a friend of ours who is running for the State House of Representatives. Pray they grow into their shirts by tomorrow! (-:

Don't forget to call your local representative!

Please Vote! (I'm getting tired of smiling)

The beginning of a long, hot morning at the zoo.

Why do they keep those sea lions in there? Are they in timeout?

Hangin' with our homies at the zoo!

A mommy nuzzles with her baby

Kissed by the sun

This is going to be soooo much fun!

This isn't so bad, I think!


That was a scary tea cup ride!

Daddy, when exactly can I get my license?

I like this ride much better, Mommy!

I pity the fool who tries to mess with Mr. T.

Guess what I had to eat for lunch at the Zoo?

Thursday, July 27, 2006

A Picture worth a Thousand Words!

By the way, we just finished painting this bookshelf black and it looks great!

Back by popular demand

Buzz cut # 2

Silas's stylist- affectionately known in our house as "May-May"

Table for Two

Sara set this table all my herself. . . She loves pretending and she is always taking my hand towels and using them for all sorts of things. It makes a nice tablecloth don't ya think?

Giddy up Horsey

I can't see you!

Silas has a number of strange faces that he makes at the dinner table and most of them are with his eyes closed. He provides us with much entertainment during our meals.

Cheesy Grin

Mrs. Potato Head

Sara and Silas are the best of friends and the worst of enemies. Lately, my house is full of screaming "Mines" and "Mommy, Silas took that from me!" However, they recently found an activity that they can do together and not fight about-well, usually. . . Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Potato head for helping me keep my sanity.

A Masterpiece in the Making

Too Cute for words!

Silas LOVES walking around with his towel around him . . . Sara got him started with this by playing Cinderella and Prince Charming. They use their blankets for their "royal" capes-it's very cute. This time he had just gotten out of the bath.

All Clean!

I am working on compiling cute bath pictures of Sara and Silas and my sister's triplets. She has already sent me so adorable pictures of Bella, Bastian and Sophie, so now I have to get my kiddos to cooperate. My goal is to change them all to black and white and hang them in my bathroom. We will see how they all turn out.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Northland Family Camp

Well, it has taken me nearly three weeks to finally get these pictures posted. We had a great week at family camp! The kids had a blast, and did really well. They were exhausted by the end of the week. We took a ton of pictures and video, but we spared you all the boring and embarassing details. You will find NO pictures of Matt and I scaling the thirty-foot climbing wall, riding the zip-line, or Matt winning the corn-on-the-cob eating contest. . . but it all happened and we captured it all on film. We see no need to exploit ourselves in that way, although we had a lot fun doing those things. We would love to go back again next year-Enjoy the pictures.


This inflatable slide was probably Sara's favorite thing to do at camp. She would have gone down all three hours it was up if I would have let her. It was way too hot for that! She kind of lost her balance when she went this time, but later she asked me if I had seen her "trick". Good cover-up Sara!

"Don't even think about butting in line."

So much FUN!

Little Shepherd Girl

"We're goin' to the carnival"

Matt toted the kids all over on his shoulders that week--they loved it!

Don't touch my doggy!


"Up bee"

Translation: "Up please"

Um . . . I'm not so sure about this

Little Miss Somber

Sweet girl

For those who are wondering, that is supposed to be a kitty on her cheek.

A teacher and his student

Where'd it go?

Hey daddy, look what I found!

Sara would hit the ball once, and then walk to the hole and drop the ball in.


Sara lost interest in miniature golf rather quickly and found other fun things to do!

"Smile Sara"


I discovered it is not easy to take a self-taken of three people-(one being smaller than the others) while paddle boating --I was a little paranoid about the digital camera being so close to an open body of water!

Couples Appreciation Banquet

Wednesday night at camp the parents had a meal to themselves. The camp staff took the younger children and gave them dinner while we enjoyed an italian dinner and string music in the dining hall. (It was nice not having to cut up anyone's food into little pieces before we ate)

The Happy Hoppers

The Friday of family camp all the children's groups, starting with the 2's-3's, put on a little program. Sara's group, the happy hoppers, said a verse and sang, "My God is So Big". This is the first time Sara has ever had to get up in front of a large crowd and I wasn't sure how she would do. I wondered if she would be shy and not sing or a total ham and do great. . . well, the pictures speak for themselves! (You all have to see the video)

Center of Attention

Our little drama queen