Tuesday, July 27, 2010

No Neck!!

Josie gets so excited that her neck disappears!!!

No neck!
Pure joy!
Happy girl!
All our love!


Who eats onions raw?!?!  That is just plain crazy!!!

Nate taking a bite of onion
Onion coma?
Ben showing off his raw onion
All our love!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Playing Catch up.....

.....so make sure you read until you know you haven't found any new pictures! ;) June 23 seems to be where I'm starting and I'll end with today!

Bath X3

The boys had their first bath with Josie tonight!  I think the 3 of them will have a blast together!
The first of many fun bath times together!
Josie loves bath time!
Relaxing and enjoying the bubbles
Oh Nate! My cheeseball!
All our love!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Let's go Royals!

After church today, the kiddos and I went for a drive.  We made our way through Omaha, west to Wahoo, south through Ceresco to Lincoln and back east to Omaha! Whew!  It was refreshing to take some time out and see God's creation throughout Nebraska!

James called when we were in between Wahoo and Lincoln and asked if the boys would like to join him at the Royal's baseball game!  Of course Ben and Nate got instantly excited!

So off they went and had a boy's afternoon at the ballgame!
Heading into the game
Casey shot this t-shirt from the airgun and James caught it!
Casey threw this ball into the crowd and James got it!
The boys had a blast! It is so fun to watch James make memories like these with our boys that they'll remember forever!

All our love!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tent Campout!

Well, we set up the tent tonight in the backyard!  I thought it might be fun if we all had our first camping trip together.  It ended up being a boy's night...
Nate, Daddy and Ben just before heading to the tent for the night!
We're hoping to make this a weekend tradition for the rest of the summer!

All our love!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Oh Benny Boy!

Don't you love my outfit?!?!
Standing on the table giving a singing performance!
Benjamin decided he wanted to get dressed.  So he walked himself downstairs to the laundry room and came back upstairs wearing this outfit!!!
The jean jacket is a size 12 month and the golf shoes--those are Uncle TJ's!

All our love!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

First Tooth!

Bottom, right....you can't really see it yet, but you sure can feel it!
I'm so proud of you Josie-girl! I can't believe how quickly you're growing!

All our love!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Oh! The camera!
Yummy food!
Nate's painting experiement!
The boy's first introduction to "Toby Tyler"--Mama's favorite childhood movie!
All our love!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

One of those days....

...okay, I know what it looks like...I'm ignoring my kids so that I can take awesome pictures ;)

Well, kinda!

Ben actually thought he was helping by taking away the soother that Nate swiped from Josie. Nate wasn't happy with Ben helping. It was funny- 1. because this is how it was all morning-either Ben was happy and Nate was crying or Nate was happy and Ben was crying and 2. because I got this awesome picture!

Despite the kid's craziness and nap time not coming soon enough, it turned out to be a wonderful day!

I got to visit my dear friends Lindsey, John and Evie in the afternoon. It was great to see their smiling faces! It was great to see dear Evie! What a blessing and a trooper.

This picture was taken by Lindsey before I got to the hospital. As of today (Monday), Evie is on the road to recovery. She still has some swelling, but she is starting to open her eyes. She is reaching for her Mama and her stuffed animals. When I was there yesterday, she was saying Mama when she would wake up. Lindsey did say her nurses were watching her hemoglobin level as it was low.

Would you continue to lift her up in prayer? I know her parents can't wait to get her home again so they can cuddle and play together. For full updates, visit http://eviejayne.blogspot.com I know John and Lindsey would love your prayers for Miss Evie Jayne.

All our love!

Scripture Sunday

"But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head."-Psalm 3:3

Thank you Alicia (here) for reminding me of our Protector and Encourager!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Farmer's Market




American Flag


Random Factoids


All our love!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Flashback Friday!

Can you believe this little boy....

Is almost 2 years old!?! Time sure flies when you're having fun!

All our love!


Recently I received an e-mail from Amanda over at The Eco-Friendly Family (here)! She recently hosted a giveaway from Spa Baby (here). Well, I won!!! Here is Josie's first bath in her new bathtub!!! It was super easy to use and Josie seemed to enjoy her time. Plus, it only uses a few cups of water vs. filling a few inches into the big bathtub!

All our love!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cloth Diaper Giveaway!

Since becoming a cloth diaper statistic, I love sharing about how wonderful cloth diapers have been to us to help people choose cloth diapers as well.
Check out Robyn over at http://robynandjustin.blogspot.com/ to find out her story as well as a giveaway she's hosting!!!

I love this cherry monkeysnuggles!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

First Ponytail!!!

Josie's hair is starting to get so long! Its pretty whispy still, but so fun! Here she is with her first ponytail!!!

All our love!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!

We had a great time at the Friesen Hobby Farm today with the crew from Perth-Andover!  I made these sweet brownie "sundaes" for the picnic!
Brownie "Sundaes"
Brownie cupcakes; filled with strawberry jam and a piece of banana.  Topped with buttercream frosting (frozen and scooped like ice cream), chocolate magic shell and a maraschino cherry!
Mama, Josie, Lala and Papa
All our love!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Family Fireworks!

James went out and got some little fireworks so we could have a fun family night in the backyard.  We have a busy weekend ahead of us and wanted to get some family time in!  We had a fun time--once the silly things would finally light up!

James getting ready to light them up!

Snapping photos before the fireworks begin!
Ben snuggling Josie
Josie has the *BEST* smile!
Here we go!!!
Look at Ben's face! Priceless!
Nate enjoying the fireworks too!
I {love} this one! Ben has such a precious face!
Nate got bored and decided to decorate Josie's hair with grass! Ha!
Snuggling with Mama!
Her smile just lights up her face!
Oh! I don't know what he saw, but its awesome!
 All our love!