Mom, Dad, Kyle, Carson, Cole, Ryan

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Well, mom finally gave in to getting a dog since I "promised" we would get one when Ryan got potty trained. It has been quite an ordeal finding the right dog. I have spent many countless hours researching kinds of dogs that are good for children and then trying to find an adult dog that was housebroken, purebred, socialized to little children, didn't bark, obedient, was little but not too little so Ryan wouldn't hurt it, wouldn't eat our ferret Sadie, current on shots, fixed, didn't cost a fortune and didn't live too far away for pick up. It was a BIG task to put it lightly.

This is Zoe. She is a miniature American Eskimo. She is 4 years old and absolutely beautiful and perfect for our little family minus the fact that she sheds and has to be groomed regularly. She is Carson's responsibility and he takes it very seriously. She is overweight and steals food so we have her on a diet and going for many walks every day. We'll skinny her up in no time!!

Welcome little Zoe - we love you!!!

Cole Wins Reflections!

Cole is my star this month!! He won 1st place in Reflections for all of the Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades for Visual Arts in our school. He also went on to district but didn't move on from there. I was so proud of my little artist! He has been busily painting and drawing like crazy ever since. He loves to shine!

Thanksgiving 2009

We had a great day with Chris's family at the traditional Thanksgiving celebration with tons of cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. and tons and tons of yummy food. It was a day to be very thankful for our countless blessings!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sarcophagus - What's That??!

So I guess one of the big projects in 6th grade is making your own Egyptian Sarcophagus. What is that???? After much googling and planning, this is what we came up with. It is a huge part of his grade and it took us over 7 hours to complete - but it turned out stunning - no bias here. Had to share the joys of "parent projects." At least Kyle is old enough to do most of these on his own and I only need to supervise and nit pick now - he he!

Halloween 2009

Can you believe I am actually posting Halloween??! Life with four boys is full of adventure and very little time to blog unfortunately! Halloween was great this year. Lots of candy and traditional pumpkin carving. The kids had a great time and so did mom and dad. Kyle branched out on his own for his last year and had cramps in his legs the next day from running around to every house within running distance all night long. He had a great time, too! All four of my children were Tigger when they were 2 - gotta love passing down the costume thing!