Monday, August 29, 2011

On the Road Again

We are back from our trip to Ohio, and momma has had a week to fall back into routine again. Time to bless grandparents with pictures and friends (and grandparents) with stories. :)

All three kids slept for part of the way to Ohio. Obviously, John woke up before Libby and didn't enjoy where she'd made her pillow. He kept his hand there to prop her head up for a good fifteen minutes.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011


That is the only word to describe how I feel to have these three beautiful, healthy children! So glad they are mine.

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More John No-No's

First of all, this child knows he is not allowed on the table. He will sneak on the table when something is just so delectable that he can't resist it a barrel of markers!

Secondly, the markers are supposed to be out of his reach at ALL times. This is a rule that is getting harder for Libby to follow as he is getting more and more mobile.

Thirdly, there is a reason for rule number two. John is NOT to have markers under ANY circumstance. He likes to do art on himself (which is forgivable) and sometimes the walls and tables.

Oh, but he knows he is being photographed today, so he needs to let everyone know what an obedient little boy he is. So, for today, he puts the cap back on immediately.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Everybody Loves John!

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One, Two, Three

One Little Monkey

Two Little Monkeys

Three Little Monkeys

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I can officially see without glasses or contacts now. So far my eye sight has been wonderful...and we were able to use the HSA money to pay for it. I have to admit, I am feeling a little guilty because this was obviously NOT a necessary surgery. None the less, it is done and I might as well enjoy the hassle free days!

Here are pictures of the three of us girls wearing the glasses mommy had to wear for the first full 24 hours. :)

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Monday, August 08, 2011

St. Louis Funnies

Before we leave St. Louis behind in bloggy world, I MUST post some funnies from the girls. Otherwise, I'll forget. :)

Daddy: Are you hot or cold?
Grace: Yeah, me too.

Grace: Where's Grandma?
Me: In St. Louis.
Grace: (looking around) I can't find Louis.

Me: 419-497-2105 (an old phone number that I actually remembered)
Libby: (recites our phone number) Did you forget?

On the carousel trying to hold on to Grace.
Grace: Just ride. I will hold on.

Grandma: Grace, do you have to go to the bathroom?
Grace: My pee not go out.

Mommy: Grace, where did the peanut butter go?
Grace: In my tummy.

Libby: (about a game) I'm not going to play. Well, maybe I will.

Kidding with Grace about stopping the car along the side of the road to go potty.
Grace: I don't want to go pee in the grass.

One. Long. Day.

The girls decided they were tired after all of our fun at Six Flags. They were so tired they just.couldn't.walk! So, daddy got to carry them...both!

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Splash Pad

Our town is in the process of building a splash pad, but we have never had the opportunity to actually play at one before. Can I tell you? All three of my kids had an absolute blast! They all got wet and loved every minute of it!

Sunday, August 07, 2011


Libby is studying Botany this year. We are using Apologia's program and are both looking forward to learning together. After learning some of the necessary vocabulary, we got to take on our first project together. A taxonomy chart. Of shoes.

Libby's response to the activity is: It was a really fun project!

Friday, August 05, 2011

Six Flags Fun

I have to admit...I was REALLY worried about taking three children (yes, even with four adults) to Six Flags. Seriously, was it even going to be worth the money?

I had NOTHING to worry about. We spent 6 1/2 hours there with no lines and had plenty to keep us busy. Grace enjoyed the rides she was able to go on. Libby enjoyed all of the rides she was able to go on except for one. (It was a roller coaster that spun in circles while it went on the track.) John was even able to enjoy some of the rides. His favorite, though, was the train...of course!

I just love this picture! We were trying to get a picture with all three of us girls, but all Grace could do was stand there and stare at Scooby with her mouth wide open. You could just see the amazement of seeing him in real life. I hope that some day she will stand before Jesus with the same look of awe on her face.

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