Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fruit Loops

Fruit loops by Charlie

Charlie eats Fruit Loopsand Mommy eats Charlie

Friday, August 28, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Long Drives

The last 30 minutes of a long drive typically look like this................

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


It is hard to imagine that this was my baby only a mere 2 years ago. When I think of Charlie, this is how I picture him.....forever 2. The thought of the time that has quickly passed by brings a lump to my throat and makes my eyes wet.

Infact I just had a conversation with my mom tonight about this exact thing. I doubt that when I am 50 that much will change in the way I view my children, Charlie will still be 2 in my heart.

I know that they must grow, it is their right, it is what we work so hard to help them acheive. And yet, the time goes by so fast. I only wish that it did not.
Love you buddy! Keep growing, just not so fast!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Dear Lovie

We take Birthdays very seriously around these parts.
So, when Charlie announced one night at bedtime that TOMORROW was Lovie's birthday what could we do but go into full party mode.

Presents were bought
cake made and eaten,
party favors put out and
guests invited.

Happy Birthday Lovie!

We sure do love you!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

More then dirt y clothes.................

We brought more then dirty clothes home from Grandma and Grandpa's house.........

Friday, August 14, 2009


They are SO blessed to have this man for their Daddy!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Learning Time and our Alphabet Book

Recently Charlie and I have started "Learning Time". This is a time during the day (most days), usually right after Tommy has gone down for his nap, that Charlie and I spend together working on something educational and fun. It is amazing how this child loves to learn! He is excited when I announce that we are having learning time and is eager to finish all of his assignments. His enthusiasm is exciting and I eagerly anticipate next fall!! It is also a great way for me to find methods and tools that work for both of us and has been a great help in starting to put his curriculum together for next year.

One of the projects that we have been working on is an alphabet book. It is a great exercise in letter recognition, letter sounds, gluing, cutting and working together. We use brown paper lunch bags as the base and cut items out of magazines that start with the corresponding letter.

I love spending this time with Charlie. He is such a smart and inquisitive little boy! It is so exciting to watch him develop his ideas and learn new things.

Monday, August 10, 2009


As Grandma always says........

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cousins July 2009

Tommy 4 wheeling it up
Sweet Lauren
Tommy taken Peyton for a ride

Friday, August 7, 2009

Summer is for............

Summer is a time for
lazy afternoon snuggles
Or playing with friends in the warmth of the sun

What about making chalk trains with Daddy?


playing in the sandbox ranks up there

Sprinkler play is always fun!