Monday, March 29, 2010

Last Week...

...we had company from Ohio. Nathan's brother Peter came down with one of my best friends Sarah and her daughter Julia. On Sunday we went on what has become known as the 'Day Trip from Hades'.Grasshopper and Peanut woke up with some allergy breathing struggles and had to be taken to Urgent Care. Then we had to wait for the W*l-M*rt pharmacy to open to get the happy happy steriods that allow my children to breath easily. Finally we were able to leave for the beach.I drove the girls,(Laura, Sarah, Julia, and myself) in her car. Nathan and Peter drove our four children. We got seperated, mainly because my husband is a poky driver when I'm not with him. And something about having make 5 stops for our children to go to the bathroom. They get that from their dad. I never stop to go to the bathroom. Thanks Dad for teaching me that! Sarah's GPS lead us on every back country road from here to Currituck.We finally made it to Peanut's lighthouse only to find out that it opens next week. Seriously, why would it be closed? How silly is that? And to top it all, the bathrooms were closed too.
The guys finally arrived with the food. Next time the coolers go in my car! We had a picnic at a nice little playground. Grasshopper had soaked his pants in the car. Apparently with 5 pit stops no one thought to change his diaper. It didn't seem to bother him at all. Of course it clouded up and got cold and windy after being sunny the whole day.We finally made it the beach and the ocean. The water was like painful icy needles but the kids had fun digging in the sand. I love the beach. I could sit and listen to and watch the waves All. Day. Long. I want to spend a month on the beach just watching the ocean.We left for home after about an hour and a half. I was afraid the children were going to turn into popsicles.
We made it home and started washing all the sand off the children. Nathan said that they did not sleep at all on the way home which would explain why they all fell asleep quickly after their baths.

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Bit Chilly!

and totally his own fault.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Kinghts Who Say 'Nee!'

AJ and JM have a couple of swords and shields from our Fall Festival at church. Last weekend we decided to see how well they would do facing off in the yard. This was just before the sadness occurred.
JM was very aggressive in his attacks and AJ played it safe, relying on his shield to do most of the work.

And in the end, JM chased AJ around the yard. Not much of a surprise.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sunday Fun

Sunday we decided that it was time for a break. So we headed to one of my favorite places...Sonic! Cherry Limeade anyone? It was warm and sunny and the children had a blast playing in the sand.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Saturday, March 06, 2010

My Week In Review

Peanut was sick, along with Grasshopper and AJ.It started to snow.
15 min. later. No joke.
Watching a movie with Daddy.

Friday, March 05, 2010


February brought us snow. Note the sarcasm in my voice. I do not like snow. I will admit that it can be very pretty and that fun can had playing in the snow but I don't like it. It's cold, wet, gets dirty really quickly. It lays piled on the side of the road, it flies up on your windshield from the car in front of you. I just really don't like it.
However, melting snow gave me a chance to take this.
So I'll say, "Thanks snow. Now will you please go away?"

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Lovely Weather

We had some beautiful days in January and we took advantage of them. The children were so happy to get out of the house and so was the cat.
Daddy home from work.
Miracle loves to be outside rolling in the dirt. She thinks she's a dog.
Grasshopper is busy with his truck.
Little Peanut playing on the slide.
I have two hams who love to pose for the camera, can ya tell?
And one who really doesn't like my camera.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Off To Maryland

I realize I haven't posted in awhile. My sister inspired me to get busy because I know there are family members that check to see pictures of the children. I am going through my January pictures and getting some posts ready for this week. Be sure to check back.
In January my brother was ordained as a minister. Nathan and I and the children drove up to Maryland to be there. We stayed in a brand new hotel and it was so nice. Sadly I did not take pictures of us taking the children to the lobby for breakfast in their pajamas.
The service was really nice and everyone had an opportunity to pray over my brother. Auntie Linda, or Grandmother as some call her, made a delicious cake for the reception afterward.
We ended up leaving late and getting home even later. But Nathan had arranged for a co-worker to take his early shift so he got a chance to sleep in.

Praying over my brother.

Auntie Linda and Maggie- family friend. Mom and Dad. Grasshopper says, "What?" Family Picture.