Thursday, June 19, 2008

2 Families Together as 1!!

With my dear friend and her families visit coming to a close (sniff sniff) we decided to use the last day to get pictures taken together. Roseann and I have been friends for seventeen years now and have been through lots together. Even though we live a couple thousand miles away, we have managed over the years to maintain a strong bond and friendship. The past three years we have been blessed to be able to see each other at least once each year. We are hoping to be able to continue that and make a visit to Montana next summer. She and her husband have three girls...Eryn is 9, Kaelyn is 7 and Jadyn is almost 6. It is pretty cool how after the 18Th of July we have kids ages 9 (Eryn), 8 (Kaleb), 7 (Kaelyn), 6 (Jadyn), 5 (Mason) and if I wouldn't have waited so long to have Luke we could have had a 4 but we have a 1 (Luke). Just a fun tidbit.

We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends in our lives, and are always amazed at how God places the right kind of people in our paths. Don't know what we would do without them in our lives. Thanks Frahms for a wonderful time during your visit to Missouri....we love and miss you all dearly.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Yesterday with our company still in town we decided to go experience the fun of the local amusement/water parks. It actually turned out to be a really REALLY good day, and a fun time was had by all. Although I still think Sea world and Six Flags in San Antonio are better, it was nice and the kids loved it all. Luke even loved seeing the Snoopster!!

Kaleb whom is not a fan of rides or anything with a hill bigger than two feet actually went on some pretty big rides!!! I think it was mainly the influence of Roseann's girls that made him feel pressured into it, but in the end he really did enjoy himself.

Mason is our little daredevil and would have went on every ride there had he met the height restrictions!! However he did enjoy the kids rides just as much.

I am so glad that Luke enjoyed himself on some of the rides too. I think he was having so much fun that it was HARD for me to get him to lay down in the stroller and nap for a little while. Think he thought he was going to miss out on to much if he closed his eyes at all.

After lunch we decided it was time for a break and to go cool down. The water park was our favorite part, although it is a little harder to keep track of six little kids in the water. It was a nice cool down and break for us all.

After we were nice and cooled off it was back to the park for more rides to close out a very busy and productive day.

Needless to say as much fun as we all had....we were very pooped that night and the next day. Luke is only an example of what we all looked like on the way home that evening.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


With our friends in town, we figured it would be fun for the dads to go and have a relaxing morning and enjoy a round of golf. So that is what the guys did for the better part of the morning/afternoon. My friend and I decided that we could handle all the kids out in public. Mind you she has three girls 8,7, and 5. Then there was me with the three boys. I think that the stores saw us coming and were wishing they could quickly lock the doors!! Okay so they were actually quite well behaved, but man were we pooped by the time we got back home and were probably only gone for an hour. I am thinking there is no way I could have SIX kids. So once the guys got home from golfing we decided we would go have a nice fun dinner out. So we went to the T-Rex resturant. For those of you who might have visited a Rain Forest is along the same lines of that only with dinasours and ocean life.

We got seated under a big jellyfish...the kids thought this place was sooooo cool. Especially when they got their huge dino bone slushies!!!

We even mentioned that we were celebration Mason's birthday (since his actual birthday was the next day), so he got to enjoy a nice ice cream treat!

Happy Father's Day to my dear husband who works so hard to provide for his children!! You are a wonderful father!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Mason is now legal...

Well legal to go to school full time!! I can't believe that it has been a while FIVE years since I met my little (BIG) ten pounder! He has been such a joy and well is the clown of the family. He has a jokster personality, but can switch and be so serious at the drop of a hat. I often think that it would be interesting to be a fly on the wall in his classroom, then again that might not be the best of ideas. We celebrated his birthday with some very dear friends from Montana. We were so grateful that they were able to come and visit and be here for the great celebration. We set up the slip n slides and the kiddos had a blast.

He got more than he needed and some stuff that we could do without (thanks Roseann for the MONKEY). But he was most excited about his new bike! Funny story about purchasing it...the bike is called 'Major Pain' when I went to pay for it at Toy R Us the cashier gets on the intercom and announces that she needs "Major Pain in a box to register 1!" Needless to say it caused a few laughs and comments, but the best one was the lady behind me who said I must really be asking for punishment! I am sure there were a few customers who were offering me THEIR major pains already assembled and for free!! LOL

All in all it was a wonderful celebration...and it was also one of those that lasted longer than twenty-four hours! Happy Birthday Mason in the Middle we love you!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Slip slidn away....

Summer has finally arrived...well okay so it isn't officially the summer season but the weather was nice enough to break out the slip n slide. The boys have been missing the warm Texas weather and have been asking to put up the pool since March. Need I have to remind them that we are in the Midwest and well that just wasn't going to happen. It was a long few months between March and May...with my little water bugs wanting to get WET!!

Now that the weather has warmed up (seemed like we were never going to get out of winter), I can't keep them from getting water wrinkles! Now that Luke is older he is getting to experience more things for the first time, and he was right in there with his older brothers. Was not such a pretty sight when I finally had to break down and bring him in for his afternoon nap!!

I am such a blessed mother of three amazing boys, who love to keep me on my toes. Wouldn't have it any other way!