Friday, December 3, 2010

My Crazy Girl

A couple of days ago, I turned around to see Mailee doing this...

And scary thing...she figured out how to push the button to make the quad, imagine this little crazy daredevil coming right at ya!
I have to say I had such a great laugh from it...after I got over my shock and heart attack that she was going to kill herself.
She absolutely loves this...unfortunately she has to fight Jaxon for it. :o) But this has been one of our BEST deals ever from a kids resale. Fully functional for $7!
Here's some more shots of my crazy girl. She really is crazy...everytime she gets going on it, she gets so excited and then wants to climb on the quad like this...fortunately she hasn't figured out how to push the button while she is up on the seat like this.

Don't let your kids try this at home! :o) Mailee did this under strict supervision. ;o)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Some Fall Family Pics

We were so lucky to have a friend take some fabulous fall pictures for us. Here's some of the shots.
Thanks to Mattie for sharing her talents!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Well, since Halloween is on a Sunday this year, we had all our Halloween festivities a little bit early. We went to a ward party on Friday night and had trunk or treating for the kids. Jack was at school all day and met up with us at the party, and since our costumes were a little last minute, we didn't have one for him. But I think Jaxon's and my costume turned out all right. :o)
Jaxon was going to be a monkey at first. We had borrowed a costume, but it was just a little bit short on Jaxon.
He still enjoyed trying it out though.
Jaxon helped me make some cookies for the ward party.
Some people were a little hesitant to eat it...I wonder why? They were yummy, I promise!
So, I had bought a Robin costume for Jaxon and had also bought a Batman costume for Jack on clearance last year. Well, we didn't end up having Jack try the costume on, and when I pulled it out this year, I tried it on and it was just a teensy bit big for, no way would it have fit Jack. So, I went Project Runway on it and tried to "make it work." I totally cut up the Batman costume and used it to make a batgirl costume and the masks for both costumes.
Mailee had a fun first Halloween. People handed her candy as well when we were trunk or treating, and she definitely tried it out.
Trunk or treating.
Of course he was too excited for the candy to let me get a shot of his face. :o)
Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Impromptu Beach Trip

We had one final week of really nice weather at the end of September, so we packed up and left for "the beach"...meaning Lake Eerie...right after Jack got home from school one day. It was totally perfect weather and it wasn't crowded at all. We had a great time.
I love this shot. I managed to get Mailee looking at the camera and smile and get Jack and Jaxon playing in the water in the background! ;o)
Jaxon and Mailee just couldn't get enough of the sand.
This was right after Mailee face planted in the sand...after trying to eat it!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tender Moment

We had fast and testimony meeting today at church. We were sitting pretty close to the front and Jaxon saw his nursery teacher get up and bear her testimony and then saw a lot of children also get up and bear their testimonies. He then turned to us and said "I NEED to go up there!" Jack and I looked at each other and wondered whether we should have him go up to the pulpit. There have been little boys that have gotten up and just laughed or made funny noises in the microphone. But after several insistent "I NEED to go up there"s from Jaxon, Jack decided to take him up. Surprisingly, as soon as he got up to the microphone, he simply started talking. We couldn't hear everything he was saying, and Jack wasn't even prompting him to start off with. I did hear him say "momma and daddy" and he did close well, but it was the absolute sweetest moment today to see my boys up there bearing their testimonies. It helped strengthen my own testimony of the great blessing and power of families. Our children learn so much starting at such a young age, and we have such a great responsibility to teach them, and it was just a teensy nice pat on the back for us today to see how much Jaxon has learned. :o)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Squire's Castle

We got to go to a fabulous birthday party for a friend and she had such a cute theme. She did a Knights and Dragons themed party for her 3 year old and even had it at a "castle" out here in one of the Ohio parks. They had inflatable swords and an egg hunt with mini dragons inside them. So much fun! Oh, and fun idea they had to actually get all the kids together for a picture...suckers! :o)
Playing in the castle.

Picture time!

Showing off his dragon!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

More Pics

Just a couple more pictures to share. Mailee is crawling around all over the place and is pulling herself up on the couch and anything else she can. She loves to stand and she loves to play "chase" with Jaxon. She's pretty quick with the crawling and can kind of actually keep up with Jaxon. :o)
Here she is with a little lizard in her mouth. She's so funny, cause she LOVES Jaxon's toys. She loves his cars and his little animals.
And here's some pics of our last swim trip before it got too cold.

Wow, can't believe summer is already gone! We had a lot of fun and are going to miss those long, warm, lazy days. :o)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

We're Still Alive!

Well, I finally uploaded a bunch of pics from July and August, so without further ado, here's some eye candy! :o)
We've enjoyed some parks and lots of bubbles...basically anything that took us outside to enjoy the beautiful weather.

Mailee got her first "beach" experience...and didn't love it at first, but quickly warmed up to it.
Jack of course had to take a jump off the big dam they had at the lake that we were at.
And the kiddos were a little too busy playing to get a picture of them actually looking.
We've already had some cold days, so we did some inside activities involving's Jaxon showing off his handiwork.
And lastly, some pictures of the kids. Jaxon and Mailee have started playing more and more together and you can just see how much they love each other and enjoy being with each other. I love my kiddos so much! :o) Looking at these faces, it's hard not too, eh?
We're really going to try harder to update more often. But sorry for those who have been checking. :o)