Saturday, April 30, 2011

Easter Fun


Umm...Eddie, that's not your basket


 Emmy found the golden egg that had
$1 in it! Wohoo!!

Happy Easter!!

Science Fair Project

A couple weeks ago Sterling entered his school's science fair. It is actually required for all 4th and 5th graders to participate. He decided to do aproject he called "To Bean or Not to Bean". The premis behind it was to see if lima beans would grow when watered with liquids other than water. He used milk, apple juice, pickle juice, vinegar and water.
We were up until 10:30 or 11:00 that night geteting the board all ready, but it looked really good when it was finished. The next day he took it to school for the fair that night. Unfortunately, it ended up being cancelled due to bad weather (our school district cancels all activites whenever there is a Tornado Watch). The judging was potsponedd until the following morning when the kids cme to school. Sterling was exctied to see that he had gotten a PERFECT score: 100/100 A+!! He even got a Science Superstar ribbon!! Way to go buddy! We are so proud of you!!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Trip I Did Not Take

I just love my little brood of kids! They are my life and I can't imagine it without a single one of them. Yes, it's hard. And it can be frustrating and overwhelming and loud and all those other things. But, it's so worth it.

These moments when they are smiling and laughing (and getting along!!), fill me with a joy beyond comprehension. The most coveted title that man could convey, the most lavish endowment of gold, silver, or precious jewels, or the grandest award offered, could not even begin to compare to the privelege of holding in my arms, even one of these precious children. No honor, acheivement, crown, award or glory given by man could ever compare to the gift and the joy of being a wife and a mother. To hear my precious children tell me that they love me or to give me an unprompted hug or kiss is the greatest reward in life.

I do not regret any missed travel, job or even education because I will always be able to do those things later. But being here, every day, teaching, working with, loving and holding my children is only for now; it will pass by in mere moments. And someday soon I will look back and wonder where the time went and when my babies grew up.

To m greatest acheivments,
my children,
I love you forever and ever!

"You are the trip I did not take;
You are the pearls I cannot buy;
You are my blue Italian lake;
You are my piece of foreign sky."   
~Anne Campbell 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Conversations to Remember

Last Saturday we were at the kiddo's soccer games. In between games Rob took the boys to the bathroom. This is what Cori said:

C: "M-E-N.....That spells bathroom?"

Another FINE example of public education! In his defense, he hasn't started kindergarten yet and at least he recognized the letters. ;-)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Update in Pictures

 This is Sterling's car from
the Pinewood derby this year.

 Sterling is a handsome boy and I
actually got him to smile for me in this picture!

Here Sterling is getting beat up by Kai. He played
like that with her for quite a while!

 What can I say? The girl's got her own
sense of style! ;-D

 She's so beautiful. I love her smile!

 Here are a couple of hairstyles tha we did in Emmy's hair
 Emmy with her "boyfriend" Maddox ;-)

 Such a cute looking kid even when
he's trying to be tough!

 Joe had his kindergarten music program
yesterday. Don't tell anyone, but Joe and
the girl to his left (in the black and white)
like eachother and were spotted holding hands before the
program started **GASP**

 Upside down boy. Nice belly!

 Cori got a new bike this year.
And it even has hand brakes!

 He has such a handsome smile and awesome Perry the platypus pajama's

 We went to the zoo with our cousins and friends.
While there the kiddos played at the park.
 Love my boy!

 "Got hat and glubs!"

Kai getting pushed by her wonderful
big brother Sterling.

 Kai is getting really independent.
She just gets into the fridge, grabs the
bread and jam (or in this case, frosting!??) 
gets a knife and brings it to me saying "Some toast?"

 The girl has her beauty routine.
Here she is putting on her pretty's,
a.k.a chapstick. She did this 15 times in 1 minute.

She does such a good job dressing herself! 
By the way, the shirt has 2 sleeves and in the back
you could see her cheeks hanging out! ;-)

 Eddie fell asleep on Rob's feet one afternoon. 
He can sleep in the most awkward positions!

 O! This boy just melts my heart!

Poor Boo Bear! 
Look at ALL that sadness! Mama
left him in his crib to fall asleep...

Which he finally did after some
crying and while he was still sitting up!

Robert Allen