Monday, June 28, 2010

We love summer!

 Come on in!  Plenty of room for all.

 Cooling off inside for awhile.

 Things are always more interesting on the other side of the lawn chair.

 A day outside with many boys always turns into a water play day.

 Big boys and a mini boy (Isaac in the background)

 Cruising with Noah

 Picnic with friends!

 Ahhh....feel the hot humid air rushing past.

 Where are their helmets??

 Noah's "light saver".

 First sand experience

Nothing is better than up in a tree.

Friday, June 25, 2010

A for Effort

 Strike one...

 Strike two...

 Strike three...


 Strike five.......

 Strike six.  It's first-grade baseball people.

He did eventually get on base, thanks to an outside prop.  Here he is getting ready to run to second.
For the record, Sam usually hits the ball within the first 3 pitches.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Brian's Boys

 He's the guy with 5 boys

 He wrestles

 He hugs

 He tickles

 He comforts

He delights

Basically, he's just a walking advertisement for a father.  This guy does it all.  Seriously.  He really does.  My boys get to learn from the best and someday, their wives are gonna be in awe.  Just like me.  And everyone else who sees him in action.  It's so great to be able to brag about your husband because it's so much more noble than bragging about yourself.  And with Father's Day and his birthday falling on the same day this year, there couldn't be a better time.

So, to my husband who comes home every day to a not-so-quiet house, thank you for all the cleaned up messes (like poop all over our 3-year-old - I told you he does it all), all the stories read, the meals prepared, the blades of grass cut, the maintenance problems fixed, the drives to the store for more milk, and more milk, and more milk, the $$$$ (for the milk), the driving, the working (he does something with computers), the clothing of children, the disciplining of children, the corralling of children, the placating of children, etc. 

We all appreciate and love you very much! 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Best friends

"Yeah, you know I look good with this chocolate on my face."

We did ice cream sundaes for the boys a few weeks ago in honor of the last day of school.  THE LAST DAY of school!!! 

Notice Sam's pure ice cream, unadulterated by toppings.  He could have anything he wanted, but he just wanted it plain.  Caleb's more of a "I'll take it all" kind of guy.  Love `em both.