Saturday, September 27, 2008

Race for the Cure

First things first...HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARYN!! I got to have dinner with Pati, Luci, Caryn, Josh and Ryan last night at Timberline. The food and service were so-so, but the company was perfect! :-)

Brent, the kids and I walked the Race for the Cure with our friend Annie and her family this morning, and the weather couldn't have been better! It was fun to have Amelia ride along with us (check out her sweet pigtails!) Next time I'll put Sophie and Amelia together so they can bond. :-)

The kids got to see the police mascot (he's kind of hard to see--he's behind the wagon) and Ronald McDonald! Ronald asked if he could ride along!

This cocker spaniel was dressed in rhinestones and a pink sweater, and the kids loved it!

Annie is going to e-mail us a picture of our whole team, so I'll post it when it comes!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Upside-down world!

Sophie has *almost* mastered putting her sunglasses on!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A couple of pics...

OK, now I'm serious--we need a new camera. Almost all of the pictures I took this weekend are in some cyberspace black hole, so these are the two I was able to retrieve. I'll work on it more tonight, because I got a bunch of great pictures of the family!

We all had a GREAT time in Leavenworth! We bought them a new wagon (pictured) for their birthday, and they just love it. The weather was perfect, so we spent a lot of time outside. We had been pulling the kids up and down the street, but Dad and Brent had a brilliant idea to pull out Dad's new lawn tractor and kick things up a notch. :-) HYSTERICAL!! The first picture is Brent riding them around (as fast as the tractor would go--seriously), and Dad taking them for a much more leisurely ride.

All three kids had a doctor's appointment yesterday, and everyone got shots. NOT a happy bunch! Brent held them all down so I didn't have to be the bad guy. :-) The boys now weigh EXACTLY the same--20 pounds, and they're the same height. Graham is gaining weight so well! He's consistently been one pound lighter than Blake until recently, and they both are fantastic eaters. Sophie is 24 pounds, so I wonder how long it will be until brother pass her up??

Sunday, September 21, 2008



We just got back from a weekend trip to Leavenworth to celebrate all three of the kids' birthdays. We had such a good time, and got lots of pictures--I'll post some of them tomorrow.

Wow--what a year it has been!! :-)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Birthday John!

Today is my brother John's birthday!
Wish we were in Memphis to celebrate with you! I bet Amy made a great cake, and Mary Ann and Emma are singing their hearts out. We miss you guys!

Sunday, September 14, 2008


We had a great birthday party at the park today! VERY chilly and windy, though. Thanks to everyone for braving the temperatures to spend the afternoon with us! We are SO LUCKY to have you all in our lives!

I won't try to put captions on these photos, but here are a bunch of the pictures of the festivities and guests. The kids have on cute Elmo outfits, but we had to bundle them up in sweatshirts! My camera acted up on a bunch of shots (surprise, surprise!), so I'm hoping someone else got more pictures of the rest of our guests. If you snapped any, send them our way!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Birthday Party Update!

Just a reminder about the kids' birthday party this weekend at Sedgwick County Park! Sunday from noon-2pm at Shelter #1 (enter from the 13th street entrance, and it's the first shelter to the left of the entrance), and we'll be serving hot dogs, hamburgers & cake. If you want to bring a side dish, we'd love it--but don't worry about it if you don't have time to get anything.

We've had some calls about a back-up plan because of the rain, and at this point our only back-up plan is prayer. :-) The shelter is covered, and we stopped by there yesterday when it was raining and the picnic area was completely dry. The forecast is calling for little or no rain that afternoon, so we're keeping our fingers crossed!

In the event of a complete change in forecast, we'll move the party to our place. If we do that, I'll be sure to post something here first thing Sunday morning. At this point, we're holding strong to our original plans.

We can't wait to see you on Sunday!

Sophie's first trip to the ER

I was getting the kids ready for baths on Wednesday night, and had Blake undressed and in the tub. I was undressing Graham when Sophie tried to reach into the tub to splash Blake. She had stepped up onto the training potty (that sits on the floor), and it slipped out from under her and she split her chin open on the side of the tub. She was understandably hysterical, and blood was everywhere--it's unbelievable how much blood can come from such a small child!

Since it would be under five stitches, they gave me the option of glue vs. stitches. I chose glue, and hope I made the right decision. I remember when I babysat in high school/college, almost all of the moms had a plastic surgeon on their list of emergency contacts in case one of the kids got an injury requiring stitches (especially on the face). I hadn't thought about that until we were sitting in the ER. I'd love for other moms to chime in on this--do you have a plastic surgeon to contact in case of an emergency?

Sophie was too funny in the ER--she kept singing "He's got the whole world in His hands" to anyone who would listen. A set of twin baby girls came into the ER after we got there, and they were both screaming. She kept telling them "It's ok, Blake! It's ok, Graham!" and couldn't understand why "her" babies were wearing earrings. :-)

Our friend Roger came over to watch the boys while I took Sophie to the ER. Kelly joked that Roger probably hasn't changed a diaper in 20 years, and I left him with a naked baby (still in the tub) and one crawling the floor. Kelly came to relieve Roger after she finished bowling, and Brent got home from work shortly afterward. Roger's awesome to have during a stressful time--he's Mr. "cool-as a cucumber"!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Happy, Tuesday!

I started this post yesterday, but had trouble uploading the pictures. So--Happy Tuesday to you! These are some random photos that I've taken over the weekend. Remember how I told you that Sophie is so obedient in her new toddler bed, and doesn't get out? Here's Sleeping Beauty with all of the contraband toys that she smuggled into bed during naptime...

She also continues in her love of photography, and here are her latest photos. (Maybe this is why my camera only works about 25% of the time???)

Here's a picture of Graham, the big stander! He is getting so good with his balance. I actually got his shirt off last night for bathtime while he was standing, and he could hold his balance.
Bible study started this morning, and it was great to get back together with everyone!!