Saturday, June 23, 2007

A day at the Beach

We had a fun outing yesterday. We packed up half the house and went to the "beach" for the afternoon. Yes, well, it's kind of a man-made beach, but for Kansas that's about as good as it gets. The boys played in the sand and eventually the water, Charlotte worked on her tan and Tyler and I enjoyed not having to discipline kids for a couple hours. I also found out if I just put dinner out on a blanket and tell them to use their hands they'll actually eat! It really was a fun afternoon, we'll be doing it again soon.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Ode to Tyler

Happy Fathers Day! My kids have been blessed by, quite possibly, the best daddy on the planet. Here are the top 10 reasons why Tyler is such a great dad.....
10. He has more patience in his big toe than I have in my whole body.
9. He makes great truck noises (way better than mine!).
8. He'll let Brennan play drums while he plays electric guitar (when all he wants is a little practice time on the drums).
7. Even when it's an hour past bedtime he'll still say "yes" when Brennan wants to read the longest kid book we have.
6. He's never shyed away from a poopy diaper.
5. He lets the boys wear whatever they want when he's dressing them (even if it means staying in PJ's).
4. He stays home with the kids so I can grocery shop BY MYSELF!!!
3. He'll let the boys "help" him mow the lawn even though it takes an hour longer.
2. He makes up funny songs with their names.
1. Every morning when our kids wake up they know they'll walk into the kitchen and see their daddy with a cup of coffee and his bible. "And whatever you do, whether in word or in deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Col 3:17

I love you baby. Thanks for all you do.

Charlotte is 6 weeks old

Miss Charlotte is now 6 weeks old. She's a great sleeper (7-8 hours at night!), she's a great eater (nurses about 6 times a day), and for the most part is very content. She's beginning to flash us a stunning smile, complete with double dimples. Her brothers still love her dearly, they prefer to be about 4 inches from her as often as possible. She gets poked and prodded often, but takes it in stride. Every morning when Calvin wakes up he asks
"where's Charlotte Ruth?". And Brennan gives her at least 25 kisses on the head a day. I guess that's why I'm always finding ketchup, banana, crumbs, etc in her hair...that's definetly a 3rd child thing. She's a keeper!