Monday, November 1, 2010

Trying to catch up...

Okay, it's been a while, a long while since I last posted. The summer was busy! Evidentally so was the fall because the temps are falling and I'm finally adding new pictures. I thought it would work to add a bunch of pictures of the rest of the summer I'm hoping I'll get to Poppy's birthday and the rest of the fall tomorrow night. Hope y'all enjoy.

Showing our support for Favre!

(pay no attention to the snot nosed kid! Jeez where is your mother.)

Preschool 2010-2011!
Poppy started his 2nd yr of preschool this year, since he has a late birthday he missed the cut off to start kindergarten. He really didn't see the reason for all the pictures. The only thing he thought was cool was that he got to get all new school supplies. He brought home what he had left over from last year and his watercolors looked like it had been through battle.

Standing at the front door holding his plant

Ready to go, this year I think he just wanted me to leave.

The Lake 2010

This was taken later in the week while we were at the lake with my family, Poppy was so tired but he was worried he'd miss something so he got up early and tried to stay up late.

The wedding party. Mom and Dad celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary this last May so we had a little party for them. Mom was excited, dad wasn't mad so all in all it was a good time.

Katie and Uncle John fishing at the lake.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Katie's 3rd Birthday

Didn't start out so well, we went to the dr. last night and found out that she had a double ear infection so she had to get a big nasty shot in the leg. She was really restless in the over night, she woke my up crying at least 5 times and each time I'd go in there and all she'd say was "Happy Birthday Kitty" between sobs. Devon and I sang to her this morning and she cried the whole song. It was as though she was turning 30 and not 3! She took cupcakes along to daycare and was in a much better mood tonight.

a little bit happier once we got to Lori's house

Opening all her presents

Even Devon got goodies (thank goodness for Grandparents!)

She sure enjoyed opening the presents

Blew the candles out all by herself, little bit of spit never hurt anyone right?

Devon enjoyed the cake, Kate of course didn't want to get herself dirty

This little girl LOVES Tinkerbell!

Monday, May 31, 2010

The Tree Fort

This Memorial Weekend Matt's mom and dad, Barb and Paul came to visit and to build a tree fort. They arrived on Friday and Matt and Paul immediately started the planning process. They dug the post holes on Friday night so construction could start right away Saturday morning. Matt's friend Fernando stopped by and they worked at a quick pace and got a lot done. On Sunday Fernando was back to help and so was Bobby, another friend of Matt's. Matt, Paul and Barb finished everything up on Monday, they added another swing and put on the little extras like hanging bars and a captains wheel. Devon and Kitty were so excited! All that's left to do is the stain (I'm thinking Jayhawk blue and red) and to fill the sandbox and put the rubber mulch down. We'll work on that next weekend. The fort is certain to get tons of use and we're all so grateful to have it! Thank you to Grammy and Grampy for being so wonderful and giving us such a great weekend and a fantastic tree house.

The area at the beginning.

Got one of the towers up, working on the other.

Matt using the nail gun, made everything go faster. I really want one!

This tower is going to have the sand box underneath.

Fernando and Paul working on the swing set.

Kitty was not happy about getting her hands dirty.

Devon writing his name.

Taking a ride on the swing set.

Front side, faces the house. Devon says the slide is super fast.

My boys, having a quiet moment, probably talking about cars or worms.

Matt climbing up the ladder to get in.

Kiddo's enjoying the swings.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Piggytails and Pretty dresses!

There's finally enough hair for piggytails! It took me forever to do and the part isn't straight but she's cute enough to pull it off. Kitty loves wearing dresses, of course she finds no use for the bloomers that go with them. She loves spinning and feeling the material swish around her legs. This dress is a super cute hand-me-down from my friend Michelle's little girl. I think the dress and pigtails even out the fact she's usually playing with trains and cars.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


About 3 weeks ago we noticed a sweet little nest right in Devon's window. It was empty for a couple days and then 3 eggs showed up and a day later a forth was added. They were little and bright blue. I was worried they would never hatch cause Devon was obsessed with watching them, something the momma bird didn't like to stick around for. Well last night we checked right before bed and 2 of them had hatched. Tonight we have a third little one. One more egg to go. Took some pictures but the momma bird really mucked the window up during the nest construction. I didn't have much time to take them cause their mom kept flying past and hitting the side of the house.

As you can see they are pretty little, some feathers but man are their mouths big. All the better to eat worms with!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Operation Mud Pie!

Devon's school is raising money to plant some new flower beds and do some fun things around the school.

On Monday they made mud pies.

Dirty little bugger!

Then came the triathalon... first was the 20 lap bike race

next 10 laps running as fast as you can

Finally the fishies swam 2 laps in a little tub with the help of kids

He had a ton of fun and he did so well. The smile on his face while he was running made. my. life!

Kate has grown... at least her hair has!


and now!

Krystal's Wedding

Katie, dancing with the groomsmen. She clearly thought she belonged in the middle of a bunch of dudes, clapping and stomping their feet.

Devon and the beautiful bride. This was during the dollar dance, he stood in line like such a little man. Once he was done dancing with Krystal he got in line to dance with Shawn.

Katie and Austin, he knelt down to be closer to her height and she thought she should do the same.

Grandpa Steve and Grandma Sue with all the grandkids

Believe it or not, a family picture!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Checking out thier Easter baskets

Showing off their treasure maps. They LOVED thier gifts at the end.

Showing off thier booty! Yes, Devon has two baskets. I told him he better enjoy it this year cause next Kate will probably faster and we all know she can be meaner if she wants.