Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Laila's Mad Face

Greg taught Laila to do this, and I can't get her to stop now! Shades of Aunt Dara as a baby, only she really was bad!. : ) hehe.

Grayson roughs up Laila...(she loves it)

So its nothing new that Grayson can be a bit of a bully. Taking Laila's toys, using her for a step-stool, taking her patsy. On this particular occasion, he was laying on her, sitting on her, etc and she was CRACKING up. Of course every time I went to video they immediately stop, but I got a couple seconds of the frolicking.

*can you name the show playing in the background?*

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Turkey Run

Maddie's school had teacher's conference's today, so she and I took a 'mother/daughter' trip to Turkey Run for some hiking. We had a great time and made some friends along the way who took a few pictures for us. Every time I am there I am in awe of God's creation. I think it is nearly impossible not to be.

Ps. 19:1 - The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Summer Program '08

Maddie enjoying some hard-earned popcorn.
(You had to play a game to get a ticket, to get popcorn, cotton candy, etc.)
"Which way to the bathroom, little girl? "
"I just don't see what all the fuss is about."
" I want to sing and dance! Can I, dad? Can I?"

We have a TV watcher!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

This video is almost 2 months old now...but watch for the following:

1) Grayson and Laila's ventriloquist act: Laila talks and Grayson's lips move

2)Grayson standing with no hands (by now an everyday occurance)

3) Laila getting PETTED like a puppy dog

4) Laila's 'evil' snicker at the very end

First day of First Grade

July 28th Maddie headed back to school with her newly purchased HSM lunchbox, proudly diplayed below.... she also made the paper....AGAIN http://www.commercial-news.com/archivesearch/images_sizedimage_211101827/resources_photoview
Maddie's teacher for 1st and 2nd grade is Mrs. Houpt, a believer who told us in her introduction letter that she had been praying for each student and their families. What a blessing!
On her 3rd day Maddie got her wish she had been wishing for a year now. She got to ride the school bus. Here we are at the end of the street waiting.
The second day she rode the driver brought her right to our front door, and asked if I would like her to pick Maddie up AND drop her off at the house from then on. Um...yes PLEASE! Another blessing!
Bye' sissy! Have a good day!

Holiday World '08

6 kids, 6 adults, and 1 'tween' at Holiday World for 2 days...great time! Did I mention NO babies? (thanks mom!)
'The Voyage' is supposedly the 'world's BEST roller coaster'. It was Rae's VERY FIRST roller coaster and she rode it a total of 7 times! Personally, having a decently varied coaster resume, I definitely think it is the best roller coaster I have ever been on.
It's hard for me to get many pictures at theme parks. The water park is almost impossible to get pictures of, but pictures or no, we had a great time!