Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June recap [Christian]

***A bike ride with the arboretum and we checked out all the turtles!!***

***Learning how to ride a tricycle!!***

*** :( A couple Dr visits, allergy medicine, breathing treatments, and inhalers later...we're good to go!***

***Thinning apples from the tree in the backyard, hopefully they'll stick around to see what kind they are!***

***One of the many breathing treatments...what a good sport***

***Digging in the dirt***

***A surprise visit from Uncle Mitch in the fire truck!!! We went for a short ride :) ***

***Mama told me I could put her headband you like it? ***

***I need my shades.....or mama's..either way. I love to tell people what this shirt says when I wear it.... I. DIG. MY. DAD!***

***Helping in the garden. Learning that we only pick tomatoes when they are red!***

***In need of some rain***

***New glasses***

***Coloring outside, with my new grown up haircut!***

Monday, June 25, 2012

Christian's new look

I caved...just entering into the hot summer days..I felt bad for the poor little guy.

Here is my little boy, just as sweet as can be.

And the grown up little boy, that has the most ornery look!
Goodness gracious..he's too funny.
He's saying, "I look like Mitchell!"

I said, rhetorically, "where did my baby go???" as I was cutting his hair.
He turned to me and said, "I'm right here mama!!"
Good to matter what the look, he'll always be my baby :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fathers Day

We had our own special Father's Day Sunday.
We had church in Mom and Dad's basement, followed by brunch...YUM!!!

Mom reading the "children's story"

Picking songs for our "congregational music"

Here are the Daddy's...

Oh my...all these fellas are quite special in one way or another (too bad we didn't take this before Tim & Carissa had to leave for the airport!)

Ah, yes...there it is..the normal for these guys!

And since I didn't get any on the actual day...I needed to include a couple of the Daddy that lives here with his little boy!

Christian loves his Daddy very much...
he often calls on him to fix things in the "repair shop"
he usually has him tuck him in at night...Daddy knows the right songs
he helps him do projects that involve tools
he wants to be "BIG and STRONG like Daddy!!"

I'm so grateful for Ben..and his ability to be such a good Daddy. 
I have no doubt he will be able to help train our boys how to be respectful, hard working men, God-loving men like he is.

Thank God for Daddy' he is the best kind, the Heavenly One!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Camp fire, water park, nails, and sparklers

The week brought special fun things with the family...

Sunday night we had a the highest form of classiness one can imagine!

Our fire master himself, Ben...enjoying a hot dog fired to perfection!

Then there's me..belly and all, with the scrap wire in the background.

And then there's Mom...sitting on the most comfortable seat.

Regardless of how it looked, it was fun to have a wienie roast and smores!!

Then Monday...we (women and kids) went to the water park.

Wednesday..we went to get our nails done..Ava too!
Poor Alyssa had 6 stitches in her foot the day before, so no pedicure for her..but luckily her hands were good to go for a manicure :)

Ava got the rainbow on her hands and feet...too fun!

On Saturday we topped off our week with sparklers after supper..we all enjoyed them, even Grandpa!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Kansas Electric Open House

The open house for Kansas Electric...what a good day to celebrate!
I'm so proud of my Dad for many reasons, and today was definitely one of them.

 A few pictures from the event...
Stanley and Mom

It was a little warm...we were enjoying the breeze from the fan.

Mitch serenading everyone...

What a wonderful day to celebrate with the family!