Thursday, March 27, 2008
Charles' best friend from high school came into town to visit. While at the park the kids put together and impromptu ball game(out of town visitors and game not pictured, due to chasing 3 little ones away from wayward throws or hits). This pic of Savannah about to hit the ball just makes me smile. She just turned 13. Happy birthday to you!
While at that park we were able to catch a couple of our little lady running to me and running to hug a tree. EVERY time we are at a park, any park, she hugs the trees.
Quality car time.
Beautiful tulips my husband surprised me with.
Our St. Patrick's Day came and went with no pinches, plenty of green and lots of fun. That night our elementary school had a meeting with the school board and Tyler gave his presentation first. Yes, my Tyler stood before 6 people and gave a speech, a very good one that he wrote on his own. He basically asked them not to close the school because he still felt safe there and he was speaking for the autistic children who couldn't speak for themselves. He told them he had autism and how much the school supported him, but I loved his closing line.....Please don't close Rogers, you have so much going on here that is right and good. I still get teary eye when I think of him up there do the best he could. He tried to make eye contact with them several times and he even got a little choked up himself. There was not a dry eye in the place. I was so proud of him. He was really excited when he saw that he made the 10 o'clock news. We have a star among us.
This picture to show you that Lindsey is simply a genius. She made that cube....am I crazy to be impressed that my 5 year old drew a cube?
Caught playing "Castles and things" in his room. It makes my heart happy.
Saturday before Easter we had Lindsey's classmate over for a playdate. We decorated eggs, made books and had to dress-up. Cute, huh? Oh yeah, Batman was on the scene to rescue the princesses. Complete with sound effects,"Nananananananananana, BATMAN".
Stay tuned for Natalie's 2nd birthday post....it's only 16 days overdue.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tyler found a couple for the sake of playing along with his siblings and then went in his room to check out his loot. I feel bad sometimes that the age gap is so large between them all.....
Pioneer Woman's carrot cake. Deliciouso! If you haven't went to her site or her cooking site, you need to. The woman is hilarious and has great recipes.
Lindsey was such a patient wittle wabbit waiting for dinner and guests. Have I mentioned that she loves drawing? Every day, all day she is with her basket of art supplies and she is drawing something. I love her creativity.
Our Easter table centerpiece provided by my Aunt Pat and Uncle Rich. So sweet. Thank you.
Had to include this pic for you.....as she was getting on the playset the static electricity had her hair standing straight up. It was so funny.
Since I never seem to get good photos of our guests at dinner, I have tried to do better. Sunday, my dad and grandmother were cooperative. It was a good day.
Monday, March 24, 2008
A lollipop and sunglasses are what made her happiest!
Mr. Cool at all times.......before I took this he said, "Lookin' good." The kid cracks me up.
Hope your Easter was fun and all sorts of cuteness!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Beautiful pink roses Charles gave me for Valentine's Day. Along with 7 dozen more!!! It was so fragrant in the house with all the red, yellow and purple roses.
This photo I caught while riding with Michael in the backseat. I think it is so cool.
Lindsey taking her pancake and wrapping it around eggs.
Blankets. Receiving blankets, throws, quilts...you name it I love them. Ask Janice she'll fill you in on that obsession. This pile was just the 3rd or 4th that I packed away from Natalie's room. Crazy I know.
Individual shepherd pies. Does everything just taste better in cute little dishes or what?
Happiness is......finding a cute easter dish scrubber for $.99 and finding an extra bottle of my favorite dish soap in the cupboard.
Making chocolate chip cookies with the kids. Is there anything more fun than that?
Other happy moments lately?
*Charles is on week 2 of the new job.
*He is almost done with the baseboard in the living room and hallway.
*Lindsey won a Lifeskill award at school for "No Put Downs". That makes me very proud.
*Tyler's school started a social group with 4 other boys that have autism every Thursday morning. He seems to be enjoying it and I think he feels relieved that he is not the only one.
*My father-in-law is doing really well with his chemo. He is tired alot and has lost almost all of his hair, but he is in good spirits.
*When your kindergartner comes home and says, "Mommy, I am sorry I didn't finish my lunch. I ate my sandwich, the leaves(baby spinach) and the carrots....but I couldn't eat the cookie. I'm sorry." So stinkin cute.
*When Michael tells you that you are his "favorite heart".
*Or when you look in the backseat and Michael is singing 'Bet on it' from High School Musical...word for word. Adorable. Hope I can catch that on video sometime.
*Planning for Natalie's birthday....she is going to be 2 in 6 days. I can't quite believe it.
Wow, I do have alot to be happy about! Have a great Wednesday!