Family

Family
Lonely no More:)
And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. Matthew18:5



Sunday, September 30, 2012

parade and game

Guess I have to catch up since Thursday!  Where does the time go?  Evie, Grace and Hans got off the bus here for an hour or so today. The boys and Evie were outside.....I won't say they "ditched" the littles...but they weren't sorry when they wanted to go inside and play.  Wren kind of played by herself, and wandered in and out of the others' play.

Grace and Iley hit it off today.....after the initial meet and greet was over.  When they first got off the bus and came inside, everyone was talking at once and must have overwhelmed Iley or something??? She burst into tears and wouldn't have anything to do with any one. 

Hans mentioned sorrowfully several times that he didn't have anyone to play with....mostly it was no one to play Legos or farm with.......and who can blame him for not wanting to push a pink stroller??  He chatted with me in the kitchen and showed me how his 4 wheeler with 3 wheels could do a wheelie.  He said "pretty cool huh!"  Yep I had to agree:)

Friday morning.... chatting over their eggs.

This was so funny!  I heard the girls bumping around and making noises in the utility room that I didn't recognize.....always a good idea to check it out.......I walked back there and didn't see them......went around the corner and looked in the bathroom, and laundry......still didn't see them, but I could still hear them?????  When I came back around the corner I saw this.  I didn't even realize they would fit in here!





Friday afternoon was the homecoming parade.  Thought it would be fun to take them to the parade to see Sherman on the football float.  I had to look up the sign for parade, and band!  Kyndahl and Thatcher met us there.  The girls were glad to see them:)

This looks like a good leaning post.

Iley's always wanting to do everything Wren does......even eye patching!  I won't let her put on a real one because I'm afraid she won't want to leave it on as long as Wren has to.  Then when she takes it off.....Wren will think she can too.  But that doesn't stop her from using her own form of eye patch.  This one happens to be the sticker she got yesterday on her field trip.  It says "I met a dairy farmer today".   Whatever makes you happy dear!


We spotted some bright yellow shoes Harrison across the street hanging out with some of his classmates. (Who picked out his clothes today???  It wasn't mom!)  But I Love that boy:)

Sherman #83 riding on the football float:)  Not too cool to wave to his lil sisters:)   Love that:)


And the best part of parades.....THEY THROW CANDY AT YOU!  who knew??  Wren promptly sat down to enjoy her loot.

We were standing out in the street watching the cheerleaders do their games....Iley kept signing "sit"...I said just a minute, and turned around to watch a little more........she wasn't kidding! 

This is Miley, and Iley.  They go to preschool together:)

Miley would dig up the silt, and bring it over for Iley to smooth out.  They were too short to see over the crowd to see what the big kids were doing so it got a little boring.

Saturday morning , as they were headed out the door with their babies and strollers..... it struck me...."There is a WHOLE LOTTA PINK goin on here!"   Wren hauled her stroller down the stairs herself...
Then came back to help the helpless.

Off to conquer the world.....in their jammies!

A LOT little later in the morning....Kyndahl came down and curled up on the couch........she was soon joined by the other natives.


Saturday after lunch, Babba and the girls headed to the shop to build a corner cabinet for the girls room.  We've decided to put them in twin beds.  They are waking each other up in the Queen bed together.  We've figured out the reason Wren keeps waking up at about 7:00am. is that's about the time Iley wakes a little, and starts rocking....which shakes the bed enough that Wren wakes up.  Once she opens her eyes and figures out it's morning....there is NO going back to sleep.  SO.....we are separating them.  This will also give them more floor space in their bedroom.

Babba has such good help!

Iley very carefully positioned her pencil behind her ear.....just like daddy......


 ......then added another one for good measure.

I'm sure he's going to hire them to train the new employees the proper way to clamp a board...?

 Then it was time to paint it......to say I had interested interference observers...would be an understatement!



 Don't you love the "balloon doll" Iley is carrying around! 
All done with the first coat of paint.
Now it's time to get cleaned up and head to Sherman's foot ball game.


Kyndahl had barely got sat down.......when she knocked her purse through the crack to the ground...
 But Wren cheerfully brought it up for her....It was about as big as she was:)

 And if Kyndahls there......it's a pretty good guess that this guy isn't far away:)  And yes...the beards still growing....and NO we still don't give it a thumbs up!  But we love the boy:)

Ash was playing defense of another kind.
 They would go down these steps.....around the front of the bleachers.......
 Then crawl up the front.....over and over.

 Off to get a hot dog at the concession stand with Harrison.

 What a couple of good looking guys:)  Sure glad they're mine!


 Iley was on Thatchers phone taking pictures of everything...and nothing........
 Wren was a few rows up on Ash's phone.....doing the same thing.........
 Then they had to get together to compare their pictures:)
    These guys are so good with their little sisters:)  Love all my Boys and Girls!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mid Week Nothings

I really don't have much to report, but have decided it's about easier to blog daily than try to load a gazillion pictures from several days build up.

As I was dressing Wren this morning, I brought over a pink hair clip.  She shook her head NO and pointed to the flower on her shirt.  This head band was the closest color to it that I could come up with.  She was SO pleased with it!  She would look in the mirror and sign preeeetttttyyy.   Then turn all directions checking herself out.  She was up at 8:00 and Iley slept till about 9:15, so she  was loving the one on one time with mom.  

So pleased with herself!  She loves getting dressed for school!  Especially if it's a full, flippy skirt!   


 Gorgeous!
 Silly.
 ORNERY!!!!
 Pensive.
She's all of these and more!  We see more of her personality each day.  Her glasses lenses are drastic different strengths, making her eyes look a little wacky!  -2.75 on the right, and-.50 on the left.

Getting our "background" ready for the required picture:)  She looks like she's thinking "seriously MOM...we need a new back drop!"
But always willing to pose!
I saw this pair zoom by my kitchen window, so ran to get my camera:)
 This one was furiously pedaling after them! 
Pump those little chicken sticks faster! They're getting away!
 This brings to mind..... a bear at a circus with a little monkey clinging on behind.

 Now it looks like they are practicing for the Chinese acrobat show.....With talent like this...I'm sure Sea World will be contacting us soon.....



 This cookie sheet is in high demand with these two!  You've already seen it loaded with dishes being carried by the two of them, and propped across the arms of the chair as a table.....then I caught Wren sliding down the stairs on it!  She was sitting on it holding on to the railings....she would let go and free slide for about 3 steps then grab the railings again! Iley was scooting down behind her on her back side.....they were both cackling!!  Then right after school it was the seat for the little red truck....now it's being jumped over.   This did not end well!  She ended up whacking Iley in the head with it!  She started out jumping with the lovely purple dress up shoes on too.  She can barely walk a straight line in them, let alone jump on the tramp!! 
 We were outside playing a frisbee game with the boys.   Sherman got a new frisbee, and they play this game at school. 






 That's all Folks!
 The answer to the question "What have you been up to?"
My schedule for today:
Harrison and Sherman leave for school at 7:50
Wren gets up at 8:00
Fix breakfast~ eggs with bacon bits
Get Wren dressed and Hair wetted down and combed
Go out and wait for Mrs. Kay
Iley is up and needs to potty
Come back in and feed Iley
pay bills
do a load of laundry
make some phone calls
Wren is home for lunch
Feed both girls
take a shower
snarf something myself
take both girls back to preschool
stay and go on a field trip with them
back home for an hour of peace before they all get home
bake cookies~oatmeal raisin
fix supper~potato soup and tuna salad sandwiches
clean up the kitchen
Play a game of frisbee with Harrison and Sherman
bathe the girls
put them to bed
type a blog
go to bed.
along with answering 20 questions,  and settling the normal disputes