Saturday, June 30, 2012


Lilly snuggled up with her "Ge-Ge" on the couch...completely on her own accord. 
So sweet.

Nothing like a little snooze on the couch.

Friday, June 29, 2012

What I've been up to these days: Part III: Owen

I am Mommy's big helper--I help her with just about everything. Here I am helping Mommy snip the yummy green beans from our garden. 

 I spend a good portion of my days playing with my tractors and making all kinds of designs and formations.  I make all sorts of garages and barns for my tractors, too.

Here's one of my most recent creations.

Mommy and Daddy said "Boys don't paint their toenails, only girls." But it looks so pretty.  So I found some markers and did my toes all my "my-yelf."  What do you think?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

What I've been up to these days: Part II: Lilly

Sitting on the potty!

I have had several #2 successes--and even came and told my mommy BEFORE going in my diaper a couple times! I'm so proud of myself!

Eating a little more consistently with a spoon! Although it's still much faster with my hands, so sometimes I still prefer to skip the spoon.

Saying more and more words all the time.  It sure is helping me--Mommy and Daddy know what I am trying to tell them more and more every day!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What I've been up to these days: Part I: Gibson

Lovin' exercising on my mat.

Occasionally I'll take a nap or hang out in my swing...not a super big fan though

Watching and observing the happenings of my family.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kokomo Beach

I took all 3 kids to Kokomo Beach today! It was sooo much fun playing  with them in the water!

My little fish

and Gibson took a nice nap in the shade while we played in the sun.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Every moment she can,

Lilly finds a way to be next to "Ge-Ge"

She adores her little brother.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Makin' Popcorn

We needed an evening snack, so I brought out the popcorn maker--envisioning Owen and Lilly being entertained by the pop pop pop of the corn.  The reaction I got was not what I intended...

Watching carefully...
"Okay, I can handle this..the kernels go round and round, that's it, right"

"Ummmm...moooommm...I don't know, don't think I like this"

With a little prodding from me, she decided to take another look, but when the next kernel went "POP" and jumped in the bowl...

She decided it MIGHT be kinda cool to watch the popping corn...

BUT in the end, she decided it was a "no go."

But I'm still hopeful. Maybe next time Lilly will decide she approves.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

5 Weeks Old

Look at this handsome guy!

He loves his momma, and his momma love him!

A little quote

Sorry for the lack of posts lately.  I just got lazy about taking pictures, I guess.  So, I will work on getting some posts together for this week.  But for now, I thought I'd share just a sweet-out-of-the-blue quote from Owen while we were driving in the van a couple days ago.

Owen: "Mom"
Me: "Yeah?"
Owen: "Lilly is my best friend at (I think he meant "of") all"

...I hope it stays that way for a long time....

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Outside the window

This week the kids have been entertained by watching the tractor come cut, rake, and bale the hay. 

Today Owen asked if we could go see the hay bales...why not?!?
So, off we went to check them out up close.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Time to JAM!

Owen has been setting up jam sessions in his room for him and Lilly.  He makes a drum set out of some toys--even complete with a "stool" to sit on while he plays.  Notice the recorders are drum sticks :). He has tried several times to teach Lilly how to play the drums, but she would rather just meander around the room and listen to the music. 

He turns up his music on the CD player and strums the guitar while singing stinkin' cute!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Expensive Future on our hands??

...A girl and her shoes...

"eh, poo" = how Lilly tells us she wants shoes on her feet.

Unless they are her own, she will sit and put them on herself.  She takes one pair off and replaces it with another over and over again.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Owen adores his little brother.
Before long, I'm sure Gibson will return the adoration towards his big brother.

Monday, June 4, 2012

A HOT Saturday

 It was super hot out over Memorial Day weekend.  What better to do than to get in some water?! We took the kids on our first family outing since Gibson's birth to a small little park along the Wabash River that Jimmy used to go to as a kid.  The kids waded in the river, watched the fisherman, played on the little playground, and enjoyed a little snack on a giant fallen tree trunk.