Sunday, August 28, 2016

Claire Bear

I'm only slightly biased when I say that my Claire Bear is beautiful, marvelous, and sweeter than sugar :)  She got her hair cut this past week for the very first time.  She was so excited!

Pre-hair cut pose

She was so excited to go and get in the chair.  Then she became silent and very serious...

She seemed pleased with her new hairdo :)

Just relaxing with a few of her favorite things:  Lambie, little teddy, shaky blankie, and big blankie.

Her coloring skills are improving.  I gave her the color suggestions, but she colored this for Grammie this week.  AND, I think we may have another lefty in the family to join Grammie and Cousin Faith.  Whenever she colors or paints, it is with her left hand.  {Benny helped by writing the name Grammie at the top of the page.}

She also enjoys a tricycle ride.  She felt particularly empowered a week or so ago and rode 1/2 mile.  That's a lot of pedaling on a tricycle!  (When you are the little sister, it is imperative to keep up with your big brother.)

A video of her tricycle skills...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Daddy's birthday

Even though Daddy is getting old, I think he had a lot of fun with these two!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Boating with Adam

Tonight Kevin, Benny, and Claire went out on Adam's boat.  They came home exorbitantly excited to tell me of the speed of Adam's boat :)  The night before, we went to his house and rode his four-wheelers.  Adam is raising the next generation of adrenaline seeking thrill riders. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Spring/Summer 2016

Random pictures from our phones from the spring/summer that make for good memories :)

33 weeks!

Mimosas and french toast casserole breakfast with Nana and Papa to celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary.

26 weeks.

Benny likes to pretend that he is dropping Claire off at the store :)

Following in Grampie's footsteps as seagull lover.

This cutie loves a fast four-wheeler ride.

One of my favorite pics of Claire.

Baby kitties in the spring...

4th of July parade.

Beach beauty.

Claire loved the rides at Kiddy Park.

Caleb came to visit near the beginning of June.

Maundy Thursday children's choir assistants.

Fun at our pool.

Wood cutting day with Stevie in the early spring.

Monday, July 4, 2016


Yes.  We are expecting baby #3.  We found out quite awhile ago that this one is a girl!  I'm so far behind on blogging that now I am 31.5 weeks along.  Benny fondly calls this little miss Blueberry :)  We even had a fun 'gender-reveal' party.  Here are the highlights:

Big brother AND Big Sister

Gender-reveal cake


Friday, May 27, 2016

Claire Turns 2!

Sorry Claire.  I'm way late on posting about your birthday.  You are the sweetest!

My favorite pic :)

A lamby themed birthday party :)

Minnie Mouse from Lindy.

Skye purse from Cassandra.

Post party snuggles with Lindy....

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Little Fishy....

Benny can swim the length of the pool!  Afterwards, I told him he was a good little fishy.  His response?  "I'm not a fish Mommy.  I do not get my oxygen through gills."  That kid.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter Joy!

 This Easter was particularly fun with two cuties who both were excited.

Easter egg coloring with Ella and Luke...

Claire and Luke helping out the bunny...

Our bunny always comes on Saturday.  He knows Mommy is awfully busy on Easter Sunday.  The Bunny selected these awesome sunglasses.

Community egg hunt with the bunny.

Her egg collecting skills have significantly improved this year.

A speedy egg hunter...

Easter Sunday cuties

The family photo.

Post Easter dinner at Lindy and Stevie's house=playing with chickens.

It is sort of hard to see in the photo, but Stevie and the kids made a kite.  Success!

My mom is a twin.  She and her sister celebrate their birthday tomorrow!  Birthday cake for dessert!