Sunday, August 31, 2008

More Random Happenings

Here are some more random pictures of our daily activities. Enjoy! :)

Ethan making cookies for Grammi's birthday:

Watching movies:
Climbing trees:
Here's a question for you: Why is it that when I put clean water in this pool and put the kids in their swim clothes, they are entertained for about 20 minutes....however, if I let them play in the dirty water in their regular clothes, they're entertained for hours?!

Annabeth and her new doll, "Baby":

And here is a rare treat for you: I was finally able to catch Annabeth singing by herself today! She loves to sing with Ethan, but it's really cute when you can listen to her singing by herself...she doesn't quite have a handle on all of the words and it's pretty adorable! :)
"Itsy Bitsy Spider"


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Days Go By

I thought I'd post some pictures from our recent activities and outings. It occured to me as I was going through my pictures just how good kids have it...I mean, can you imagine spending every day with someone whose entire life is centered around finding new ways to entertain you?! Sign me up for that! :)

Going to the lake:

Searching for bugs:
Picking huckleberries:

Going to the Drive-In:

Playgroup at Cherri's house:

Playing at the sprinkler park:

And this one just because it makes me laugh...I told Annabeth to get her shoes on and this is what she came up with:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Conversations With My Sweet Boy

Now that Ethan can have "real" conversations it's quite interesting to listen to him talk and hear how he interprets the world around him. This afternoon we were going to meet up with Sheri to talk about an offer that was made on our condo (YAY!! We counter-offered...I'll let you know how it goes...) and I told Ethan we needed to get ready to go and why we were meeting her. He all of a sudden became obsessed with finding his new Spiderman socks. I was in a rushing around in a hurry trying to get us all out the door and he kept asking me if he could bring these socks. I kept saying, "No, they're dirty. They need to be washed. Just leave them here!" He kept searching and searching for the socks, continued asking me where they were and if he could bring them, and I kept saying NO. (On a side note: You may ask, "What's the big deal? Why not just let him bring the socks?" Well, my children have a habit of rounding up everything they can get their hands on to take with us on every trip we go on. One quick trip to the store and it looks like we've packed for a cross country road trip! So please forgive me if I finally had to draw the line at dirty socks...) Anyways, I keep telling him they need to be washed and he is getting more and more frantic as we get closer to leaving. Finally, as we're walking out the door, he says, "But Mommy! They'll have laundry at the new house!" It dawned on me that he was thinking we were moving right then! How sweet is that?? The only things he wanted to make sure we brought with us to our new house were Sadie and his Spiderman socks. Shouldn't we all live so simply?

Later on he randomly asked me, "Mommy? Can we kill the police officers that put Daddy in jail?" Ummm....what?? Where did that come from?? He's been obsessed with death lately, so the "kill" thing was disturbing, but not completely out of the blue. But where he got this whole idea of daddy being in jail, I'm at a loss. I think I'm going to have to re-evaluate his Disney movie collection...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

That's my daughter!

Before the kids at church are dismissed to children's church they are all called up to the front to sing. The last two weeks we have asked Annabeth if she wants to go sing. She says yes, gets up, walks herself up to the front, gets on the stage, and does this:
It's kind of hard to see, but she is scowling. Her eyebrows are as furrowed as they can get and her lips are pursed. It's absolutely hilarious!! She gets this awful scowl on her face and stands there looking mad as can be. I can't figure out why she does this! I think maybe she just doesn't know what to do when she gets up there. Just after these pictures were taken she threw her hands up onto her hips and really got everyone laughing. It cracks everyone up! Although, I may have to stop letting her go up there...she causes quite a spectacle!

Friday, August 1, 2008

American Idols in the making...

I took a couple video clips of the kids singing this morning. Ethan made a microphone out of a block and a ball and sang all kinds of songs for me. Annabeth, of course, had to join in :)

"A New Anointing" and "Sweet Pea" (notice that in the middle of the song Ethan gets down on one knee...I wonder who he's singing to??)

"You Are My Sunshine"

"Awesome God"