March 25, 2012

First Warm Days

Isn't this what everyone does on the first warm days of the year?  Get out your life jacket and swimming stuff and lay on the grass.  You can't see it in the top picture but Isobel was running around thoroughly enjoying herself.  Needless to say we are really enjoying this warm weather!

March 14, 2012

Hair Cuts All Around

So, here are some pictures from the recent hair cutting adventure.  We let the boys grow their hair out.  Well, after 6 months, Jeff and I were ready to cut it.  Also, Elizabeth had never had a hair trim, so she and I went and got our hair trimmed up last Wednesday.  So, here are some before and after pictures.

 Ethan before (with his hair all brushed out)
Wesley before (with his hair all brushed out)
 Elizabeth before
 Ethan & Wesley afterwards 
(they were in a bit of a goofy mood, so this is the best picture I could get)
Elizabeth as her hair was drying.
I forget to get a good after picture, but trust me, it is really cute!

December 28, 2011

Going Through Pictures

Here are some pictures I found from the last year.  
Isobel playing under a chair at the lake the summer.
  
Elizabeth checking out a calf at the Indiana State Fair this summer.  
Not really sure what she was looking at. 

October 21, 2011

Tin Caps Game

   This year we finally got with the program and the kids participated in the library's Summer Reading Program.  The kids had a blast doing this.  Getting our kids to read has never been a problem around here, so they were excited to earn prizes for something they already love to do.  Among the prizes were free kids meals at Applebee's (which we used this week), and free tickets to a Ft. Wayne Tin Caps game.  This also included a gift (bag) and a hot dog, chips, and a drink.  We had a great evening together at the ball park.  
   Growing up my family had season tickets to the Indianapolis Indians.  So, for me this was a great flashback to summertime growing up.  We loved going to the ballpark and watching games.  It was great to be able to do this with our kids (at a much reduced cost thanks to the library.)  Isobel did not join us on this venture.  She would not have appreciated being confined to seats during a 3 hour game.  Not to mention the 45 minute car ride each way.  Here are some pictures from the ballpark!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

October 14, 2011

Indiana State Fair

Well, I know the fair was a while ago, but you know how great I am at keeping this current!  We try to go down to my parents every summer to make it to the Indiana State Fair.  This has become a time that we all look forward to and enjoy.  Luckily my parents live in Indianapolis, so we try to go in the morning, go back to their house for naps, and then go back in the evening with them.  It really is a great day, despite what the first picture looks like. :)
Okay, so a day at the fair is fun, but not the best for pictures.  
This is the best we got of all four of them.
 Ethan driving.  (Wesley took this picture!)
  Elizabeth was excited to find a pink tractor.  
(Wesley took this one too.)
 
The kids participated in this activity where they pretended to be farmers.  
This was Wesley along the way to harvesting his crops.
  
This is Dennis' tractor that he has worked really hard to restore.  
He was able to take it down the the fair and have it there with the other tractors.  
We went to find it and then of course had to take pictures.  
The kids love to climb on it.  Isobel, however, was not nearly as impressed.
Just a nice picture of the three of them.  
I'm sure I was holding Isobel because she was screaming.  :)

September 21, 2011

A Great Picture With GG

Well, a rare thing happened this summer.  We even have it documented.  We have pictures with all four kids looking at the camera, and even smiling!  We were visiting my Grandma and decided to take some pictures outside since it was such a beautiful day.  We love spending time with GG.  The kids love to play games and read books with her.  We always have a wonderful time!


 

September 17, 2011

Ethan & Wesley's Baptism

Last Sunday we had our church service at the park.  We do this at least once a year.  We have a nice park here in town with a lake in it.  We have our worship service here, a baptism, and then a picnic.  This year was extra special for us as parents.  Wesley and Ethan were both baptized.  It was a special honor for Jeff to be able to baptize his sons.  We are so proud of them and the young men they are becoming.

 Ethan, Dad, & Wesley 
(even with just 3 in the picture, I can't get everyone smiling)
Jeff baptizing Ethan.
 
 Jeff baptizing Wesley.