aren't they cute....unfortunately the fun ended when stella decided to show off to drew how she bites with her 2 new teeth.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
austin is now 7 years old....and what a great age to be!
still young enough to dress up and turn into a power ranger with a mere change of clothes, yet old enough to read a book to himself and understand the consequences for the decisions he makes.
a little bit about austin at 7...
he has an amazing imagination. he still enjoys dressing up in his costumes and turning into a superhero with dylan (although school hinders him a little :) right now he likes all things star wars and power rangers. he loves to play with legos and he's really good at creating fighter jets. he is also a very talented artist and really enjoys sitting at the table drawing and making crafts. he loves school, and i am amazed at how much he has already learned! favorite subjects...writing and art. least favorite...reading.
austin is growing up to be a responsible little boy that we are so proud of. he is a pleaser and very tenderhearted. he tries so hard to make good decisions, and is quick to apologize when he knows he's done wrong. he is also quite the jokster we hear!
alright, enough doting....we love you austin!
"mom, can you PLEASE get me the build your own lightsaber kit from target?" said by austin more times than i can count in the last few weeks.
austin LOVES stuffed animals, so we went on a date to build a bear.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
when Dylan was 1 i said that i would cut his curls off when he was 2. when he turned 2, the plan was to cut it at the end of summer.... well then it was absolutely, most definately going to happen after the baby was born.....well, as the "baby" is on the cusp of 9 months old, i finally did it!
it was getting to the point that whenever we were out in public he was referred to as " young lady, big sister, little girl" etc. way more often than he was referred to as a boy.
"i'm not a grill, i'm a boy!" unfortunately, this was becoming common lingo for him. he was having to defend his "boyness" way more often than any little boy should have to.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
The day i've been waiting for has finally arrived! Tim took both boys duckhunting together for the first time this past weekend......while the girls headed to the mall :) Dylan had a blast sitting on a bucket blowing his goose call and saying "dad, there goes one!" Austin enjoyed it for the first 45 minutes, and then got a little bored.....but everytime a duck flew over he would perk up again, blow his call, and point his cap gun in the air.
Friday, October 17, 2008
stella's 8 months old and crawling..... where has the time gone? It makes me smile to watch her crawl, and see that look of glee on her face when she reaches her destination-- it just makes me sad how quickly time flies by! it almost makes me want to have another (gasp!)
i must say, this crawling thing with 3 older siblings is interesting. our first 3 were born pretty close to each other, so when dylan was a baby the others were 2 and 3. they did not play with little legos yet, or tiny beads, or google eyes, or make paperclip necklaces etc. (can you guess all of the things i've fished out of stellas mouth today? :)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
austin petting the snake
sliding on the inflatables
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
whenever i look at this picture it makes me smile.
i can still remember the day....my birthday 1995 @ chi chis.... the only place in town where a poor college student could stretch her dollar on free chips and salsa. it takes me back to a time when many of my best friendships were formed- carefree times.
we've changed and grown so much in the past 13 years. when i met tim i was a "stubborn city girl", as he so affectionately called me. tim and i were so different. i knew that hunting was a real thing, but i thought only people living in montana actually did it. i thought cowboy boots were tacky. i had never been off-roading. i measured my distances in minutes, not miles (this one still causes arguments). tim introduced me to so many new things. he intrigued me. some of my fondest memories are from those days. we would go out for coffee almost every night of the week to Perkins (no dennys for us, we were sophisticated:) we would sit for hours drinking pots of coffee while tim ate his chocolate chipper, me my cinamon roll, talking about all the homework we still had to accomplish.
we celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary last month. we laughed because tim(who insisted on wearing his cowboy boots to our wedding, thus causing me to write a disclaimer in our program) suprised me with a quick trip to a resort where we golfed. he never would have seen that coming ten years ago:) we reminisced back to those early days of marriage and realized how much our lives have changed since then. we laughed about everything that went wrong at our wedding, we talked about all the good times, we laughed about all the things we fought about in the early years of our marriage.
as much as i look back to those days and crave all the time that we had, the lack of worries, the carefree fun, i wouldn't go back. after ten years of being together we are in such a good place. it's a comfortable place. we know each other well enough to read each others minds, we understand each other WAY better than 10 years ago- our arguments are much more efficient now ;) we have 4 beautiful children, and he still thinks i'm hot!.... oh so much to be thankful for. i love you tim, can't wait to see what the next 10 brings!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
sydney 6 mos
stella 7 mos