Friday, May 29, 2009

{8 weeks!}

I can not believe my little Jacob is already 8 weeks old! He has certainly been a joy to have in our home! He is such a good little guy. He is already sleeping about 6-8 hours straight at night. He is starting to "coo" and talk. He loves his brothers and sister. He smiles all the time now. He is loved so much! We're so glad he's a part of our family!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Father and Son Campout

Yesterday Darren was able to take our two oldest boys on the father and son camp out. The boys were sooooo excited to go this year! Something about "roughing it in the outdoors, with trees, sticks, campfire, tents, and hikes" that boys just LOVE.
Before they left

Excited Brothers

Roasting Marshmallows

On a hike with Daddy

Cute dirty little face! ;)



Thursday, May 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

Here is the kiddo's singing to you for your birthday! Sorry I posted it a day late. We all hope you had a wonderful birthday! We love and miss you!
Love, Darren, Robin, Ethan, Ashton, Lily, and Jacob! :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Made my day!

So today was a typical day. I cleaned, cooked, fed a baby, fed Ashton, Lily and Ethan, took Ethan to school, changed diapers, fed a baby, cleaned again, cooked again, folded laundry, fed the baby again and again and again, picked Ethan up from school, helped with homework, fed the other 3 again a few times, picked up some more around the house, did a load of dishes etc... I didn't get to the shower till 8:30 tonight. But at least I made it to the shower right? Any way, this evening our doorbell rang. I wasn't expecting anyone and I didn't look too lovely, but owell right? Lily runs and answers the door half naked and it's my friend Kate. She is standing there all cute as usual with a big strawberry pie in her hands. She has been strawberry picking and making all kinds of goodness with her strawberries and she brought me a pie just out of the blue! I guess she was inspired to bring me some sweet goodness to brighten my day. I ate a piece without taking a picture first, but I had to take a picture despite me ruining the masterpiece first. It was sooooo YUMMY! Hopefully I'll get one more piece before my kids and husband devour it, but THANK YOU so much Kate, that was so sweet of you! You made my day with your sweet delicious strawberry pie! Friends are golden, and friends like Kate who somehow know when you need something, are priceless! ;) I'll repay you girly!

Cute Kate and her hubby

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I'm on the phone talking with my friend Tiffany who I haven't spoken with for a long time. We're enjoying our talk, and I'm thinking to myself, "Gosh, the boys are being so great right now, they aren't climbing all over me, running through the house yelling, they are actually outside playing quietly and being good!" Then I hear the hose which is a huge "No no" in our house. The kids know not to turn on the hose without permission. I then hear the screen door being sprayed by the hose. I run to the back and see a complete disaster area. Our yard looks like a swamp, it is torn up! I only had patience enough to grab a picture of Ashton. I then ran out and became the mother from hell. I hosed down the patio, fence, chairs, kids clothing, grill, Darren's bullet proof vest, the rug. While I'm doing this, I'm silent, the boys start playing soccer thinking they are in the clear. Well now that the patio is cleaned off it's their turn. I literally chased them into a corner in the yard and hosed them down with the nozzle on hard stream to get all the mud out of their ears, hair, and butt cracks! I was sooooooo MAD! Mainly because this wasn't the first time they have played in the mud, this is the "umpteenth" time and the mother of all messes. And of course Darren is at the shooting range tonight for work. So after I hose them off it's up to the shower and straight to bed. I feel bad for yelling at them and giving them the "prison treatment" with the hose, but hey a mom can only take so much!!!!! At least Lily wasn't playing with her brothers. Boys can be so retarded sometimes! And I have 3!!!! Heaven help me!!!!! I took some after shots of the yard. It actually is an improvement from what it was before I started to clean up the war zone.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Jacob's Blessing Day!

Today Darren blessed Jacob at church. Here are some pics of the day and him in his handsome tuxedo that my mom "Grammy Sue" made him (didn't she do an awesome job?). He was a good boy and didn't fuss during the blessing. He was so cute all dressed up!

Mom and Jacob

Dad and Jacob

I'm so lucky to have this great man as my husband and these 4 gorgeous children whom I love more than life itself!
At the church
All tuckered out and ready to go home!
Mom and Jacob just chillin on the couch.
Mom, Ashton, and Jacob cuddling on the couch
My newest little handsome boy!

Cake time!

Here's some pics from Ashton's Birthday.


Make a wish!


He got a tractor to dig in the dirt with, a really cool Nintendo wii game, a ninja turtle (he's really into them lately), an etch-a-sketch, and some cars from his brother.

The kids knocking each other out with big balloons.