Saturday, October 23, 2010

Eight Months Old

Max is still one happy little guy. He's crawling all over and pulling himself up on anything that's semi-solid (rocking chairs and mommy's hair included). He adores his sisters and the feeling is mutual. The time is just flying by way too quickly. At 25+ pounds he really isn't a baby anymore.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Human Bubbles

I love going to the fair when it's in town - mainly to see the animals and the fresh produce. This year we played with one of the new exhibits called "Human Bubbles". These are like giant beach balls that you climb into and are blown up fully. Then they push you out in a wading pool full of water. The kids had a great time.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I can play now

Grandma Guymon said "Do your work first, then you can play."

* Bathroom fully sanitized because the toilet overflowed - CHECK
* Kitchen floor mopped because someone spilled pear juice and then tracked it everywhere. CHECK
* 3rd load of laundry running - CHECK
* Dishwasher going. - CHECK
* Clutter cleaned up - CHECK (ok, almost)

So, I've pulled out the pictures from when we lived in Ohio to scrap. Yes, I am that behind..... because my work is usually never done in order for me to play.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Musicians in the Making

This is Allyson's first year in band and she is playing the clarinet. As she walked around the house practicing, Camille was determined to get in the act. The two of them were quite a hoot - but I'll spare you the video with sound and just share these cute photos.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

What's so important to you in this drawer, Mom?

Max is crawling now and with his new found freedom, he is exploring all areas of our house. He wants so badly to pull up on everything but he's not great at getting all the way up. I left him in my room for a moment, thinking he was "safe" only to return to this scene. He opened the drawer himself and had pulled out several pieces of paper (one of his favorite things to chew on). I was so surprised to see him actually standing, and we just had to document the experience. We're all having to be a little careful about what is left on the floor since he puts everything in his mouth.... a paperclip, a burr, a hair rubberband, paper of any sort, a dice, a door stopper. AH!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Vrmmm Vrmmm

We have some friends with a Harley & a boat so one night they invited us to come enjoy both! We took the kids for a boat ride on the lake first while it was still light. Each of the kids loved steering the wheel. Camille didn't want ANY help. Then afterwards we were invited to take a look at the motorcycle. How fun! Even if we were just sitting on it.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Chuck, Lara & the gang came out to California for a little vacation and since they were in the same time zone we just HAD to connect up with them. What a fun day - 3 adults and 10 children! Yes, 10 children!!!! We had a blast. Everytime Camille got off a ride, she would say "Let's go have some more fun!"