Thursday, April 29, 2010

Do we have a plummer in the family?

We might just have us a plummer in the family after I caught this little munchkin climbing a ladder with her little Abby Cadabby undies on and the top of her crack showing.  Too funny!  Had to grab the camera!
We are not potty training yet - but she does go on occasion.  She loves her little panties!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Joshua and his best bud at school (Trey) made it into the Track Club!  They have to run so many laps in P.E. to make it into the club. 

Monday, April 26, 2010

Planting - Day one

It is so much fun learning about flowers and vegetables - planting and taking care of them.  We have already made mistakes, but we are learning.  The kids have really enjoyed being a part of it.  My dad brought over some tomato plants and tilled up an area on the side of our house for us to grow some tomatoes and other veggies.  If we had the space, I would have a huge garden because we love vegetables so much.
I also bought some seeds and starter cups for the kids to plant their own.  They chose watermelons, cantaloupes, and I also bought some squash, peppers and more tomatoes.  So I let them have at it.

We are hoping for a little bit of good luck with these starters. 
Tomato plants day one
I hope to take pictures every few weeks to show their growth!  The kids are ready for some tomatoes.  They thought the tomatoes would grow overnight.
These are some tommy-toes for the kids:)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Photo shoot with Aunt Brookie

We continued our Spring Break in Huntsville - our second home.  Where we love to go because of all my wonderful nieces and nephews - sister, brother, and 2 sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws.  When we go to Huntsville we have to make our rounds and we love every minute of it:)
We always try to take pictures of the 9 kids together - which is so hard, but I think Brooke got a good shot of them.  I need a full week with Brooke, with NO kids for her to teach me how to use a camera like she does.  I know it would take a lot longer than a week, because she has been studying photography on her own for years.  I think all her time is paying off because she is AWESOME! 
I will take credit for this one - it was mine:)
Probably my favorite of Macy

Okay - I will warn you - the next few are ones I took - I have LOTS to learn

Monday, April 19, 2010

Our Spring Break - the Zoo

Spring Break always involves a trip to the zoo, or at least we try to make it there.  Rodney and I enjoy the zoo as much as the kids do.  This year we went to the Birmingham Zoo. 
The water pad is a great place to end the long hot day. 

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Macy loves the water...

So I went ahead and blew up our little pool from last year because it has been so hot.  Macy was so excited.  The child loves her bath time, so much that she has been getting in trouble for wanting to lay on her back in the tub (she could drown doing this).  We have taken her to the Y to swim and she hates for us to hold onto her in any way.  She has NO FEAR.  She keeps on saying "swim swim" like she can do it all by herself.  Already getting nervous about taking all the kids to the pool this summer.  Because she is going to be all over the place wanting to jump in as soon as we get in the pool gate. 

So the pool has about had it.  The pink layer is having a hard time staying inflated - must be a hole:)

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Nationals and the Tigers

So this year, Joshua and Marah are both playing baseball.  Marah is playing on the 5 & 6 year old machine pitch - the Nationals and Joshua is playing on 7 & 8 year old machine pitch - the Detroit Tigers.  Rodney is head coach for Joshua's team and one of the assistant coaches for Marah's team.  So we are very busy with games and practices, but we absolutely LOVE it.  This is our favorite sport with the kids.  Being at the ballfields is something we look forward to every week (even though it can be very exhausting).
This past Saturday, Marah got a big hit which was huge for her.  This is her first time to play the machine pitch and she is doing a super job.  She did want to play softball (because she liked the girls uniforms better), but in her age group, not enough girls signed up to play.  So she gets to play with the boys - which is fine with her.  It can only make her better.

Macy at the ballfield!  Let's just say, she is everywhere and into everything.  So I just have to keep telling myself, it won't be like this for long and try to enjoy all the running around with her. 
And here is our little daredevil going down the slide head first.

Joshua loves baseball.  He skipped out on soccer in the fall to play fall baseball.  He has played on the 5 & 6 year old team the past couple of years, so we decided to move him up this year with the older boys.  He played up this past fall and did a great job. 
Rodney would tell you right now, that coaching baseball for the kids is one of the best things he has ever done in his life.  He is so good at it!  I think he missed his calling in life:)  He has a special gift in teaching sports to the kids.  I love watching him.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

EASTER - part 3 (the finale)

The night before Easter Sunday, Joshua started running a fever and complaining of his throat hurting.  Come to find out - he had strep again.  Poor guy:)  But he braved through the day Saturday with all the family and Sunday too.  I had all of our clothes laid out for Sunday morning knowing he would probably not be able to go, but wanted to be prepared in case.  He was running 102 that morning.  But my little man was sweet enough to put on his Easter clothes and make it through a few pics before daddy and the girls left for church.  By the time they got home from church, the motrin had kicked in and he was feeling good.  So we headed to Moulton for the afternoon.  We were all looking forward to the delicious meal Mimi was preparing (awesome cook) and the kids couldn't wait to get their second Easter basket (from Mimi and Pappy).
Joshua was trying to look well

Marah wanted a picture by herself to show off her Easter outfit
This picture was taken at Mimi and Pappy's - Joshua changed back into his clothes for another picture there.
My mother-in-law (Mimi) fixed individual egg-shaped cakes for everyone - DELICIOUS!
You can tell he was feeling good here.  We don't go to Mimi & Pappy's without a baseball game in their backyard with most of the family.
On your mark, get set...
A prize egg
Is this what is coming next?  We don't know yet.  We have less than 30 days to decide if we are ready for a puppy from the next litter.  Our kids have been begging for a dog, but mommy and daddy just don't know if we are ready for that yet.  Pray for us:)