Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Boys...(and sugar too)

After Church tonight Will wanted to have a picture taken of "the boys." He loves it when they dress a like. But of course Daddy wanted one of sugar too (sugar is the nickname daddy has given Adrielle). She hasn't been feeling the best. She is recovering from strep-throat and scarlet fever.


Friday, November 28, 2008

Decorating the tree...





It has been a tradition to put the Christmas tree up the Friday after Thanksgiving. The kids could not wait! They were so excited! We waited until Ezra took a nap. He was excited to see everything once he woke up. He walked around and pointed to all the decorations and said "pretties".

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!







We had a great time today. We spent the day with family and eating good food! I actually forgot to take pictures, but here are some from my nieces. Cousin Cassie also spent the night with us. We had so much fun catching up!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Afternoon Drive...



Today we all needed to get out of the house so we went on a drive. Will wanted to go and see a house he would love to own, and then we went to the park and let the kids play for a while. The kids all ended up falling asleep in the car. Ezra looked so adorable and peaceful.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Adrielle and Gus...

This week Adrielle got to have a turn to bring Gus home with her. Gus is the stuffed fish friend from preschool. She had so much fun with him. She cried when she had to take him back to school. We hope we will get another turn soon Gus!



This is what we wrote in Gus's journal...


Adrielle was so excited to bring Gus home with her! We all had lots of fun with Gus. Here are a few of the things Gus did with us:

Thursday: Adrie’s friend Claire came over for a play date and dinner. They had so much fun playing with Gus. We had pizza for dinner…Gus ate so much pizza!
Friday: On Friday it is cleaning day at our house. Gus helped Adrielle clean her room. They did a great job. Adrielle said Gus was a great helper. Every Friday in our house is “Family Friday Fun Night”. We all went to the library and picked out a movie and then we came home and made brownies together. After we all got our pj’s on we watched a movie together as a family and ate popcorn, brownies, and had juice boxes. Gus and Adrielle ended up falling a sleep on the couch during the movie. They were so tired! Saturday: On Saturday we all went to Meijer’s and got groceries. Gus didn’t like grocery shopping but he did like all of the fish tanks there. Adrie’s daddy even let Adrie, Elijah, and Gus pick out a new fish for the aquarium we have at our house. They picked out a “Peacock Eel”. Gus loved to watch our aquarium we have at our house. We had to really watch him though. We were afraid he might jump in. That night Adrie took Gus to church with her. They learned about God’s Promise’s in her class. (Her class is actually in the preschool room). Gus loved church! Sunday: On Sunday Gus went with us to the Otterbein Nursing Home. Adrielle visited with her two great Grandmothers who live there. Mamaw Rhodus and Mamaw Stocker loved Gus. They thought he was very colorful. After our visit, we all went to Best Buy and bought a new computer.
Monday: On Monday we went to Nanny and Poppy’s house for dinner. They always have M&M’s waiting for us in the special toy drawer at their house. Adrielle shared her candy with Gus. He loves chocolate!
Tuesday:
Today Adrielle woke up and realized it was the day she had to take Gus back to school. She was so sad. Gus reassured her he never ever would forget all the time they had shared together and that he loved her. He said he was going to miss her too.
We all had a great time with Gus and we will miss him. Thanks for staying with us
Gus!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Brunch at Mimi's Cafe...

My good friend Kelly Butler and her family came in to town for the weekend and we were able to meet up with them this morning for brunch. (We missed you Charlie). My kids had never met Brooklyn in person before...they loved her! The Simko Family was also able to meet with us. They met Kelly and Brooklyn through my blog an couldn't wait to meet them in person too. Little Brooklyn is a huge inspiration all of us! We all had a great time. It was so good to catch up Kelly. Brooklyn is beautiful! I wish we had the whole weekend to catch up! It was also so good to catch up with you too Jessica! I'll call you soon and we will have to set up a play date for these boys soon. Elijah has been talking about wanting to play with Jason again non-stop :)




Sunday, November 2, 2008

Our little runner...

Papa and Grammy are still visiting with us, but they are leaving later today. We are so sad. We all have so much fun when they are here. This morning when Papa woke up, he got all ready for his morning run. Elijah demanded to go too. Papa said he could go but he had to get his running gear on. He was so excited! Papa taught him how to warm up first and then off they went! Papa said he ran a good 1 1/2 to 2 miles! I could hardly believe it! He said he only had to stop and walk a couple of times. Papa couldn't believe how well he did for his first time. He taught him how to pace himself while running. When they came back from his run, he helped him cool down and then Papa was ready to go for his real run (about 5-6 more miles). Elijah cried because he wanted to go back out with him. We told him we didn't want him to over do it on his first time. He really had a great time! He says he wants to keep practicing so he can win a trophy...so cute! We will miss Papa and Grammy. We had a great time with you both!

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