All work and…a lot of play

We worked all day planting grass in our yard. The kids were eager to help Grandpa G early in the morning. They actually did work really hard for about 20 minutes, raking up grass into piles. But, the rest of the day, they played. That’s what kids are supposed to do anyways, right? Here are a few random pictures of some fun we’ve had recently.

Jack fell asleep with his silly putty on his face. It didn’t stain it too bad.

A cute brother and his sister, the doctor. (Sorry the picture is so fuzzy)

Lily loves to dress up. Here she is as a vet, taking care of her puppy and flashing a fake smile.

Lily loves being a doctor so much, she asked to put on Daddy’s white coat. We put her on Jack’s shoulders so it might fit a little better. They both loved it.

The other Saturday when Matt was on call, we made body paint out of food color, corn starch, and baby soap. It entertained the kids for at least an hour and a half.

I rearranged the living room furniture and made a kid’s nook. It has a toy box and a kid-sized table (thanks to Grandpa G) for coloring. Almost everyday, they’ve sat down for 10-30 minutes quietly coloring. It’s awesome.

More bathtub fun!

Curly Q!


My first born is 5

Jack turned 5 years old on Friday.  It was a day filled with fun and busyness.  Jack got to bring cookies to school, open lots of cards and presents, and even have a small party that evening.  We just had the Timlers over for pizza and cake.  It was the best birthday Jack has ever had, in my opinion.  I am all for making my child feel special on his day, but big birthday parties might become a thing of the past.  I do enjoy making cool cakes, though.  This year, we had a Wii-themed cake because Jack loves playing the Wii so much (in moderation, of course).   Here’s a few pics of Jack becoming 5.

I’m five today!

Oooo!  $5 from the the money tree.  Thanks, Grandma and Grandpa Lightner!

The Cake

The Cake the the Birthday Boy

Blowing out all the candles!

Trip to Colorado

I am finally getting around to picking out a few of the 100’s of pictures Matt took of our trip to Dillon, Colorado with Via Christi Family Medicine.  Aside from constant worry about nausea and vomiting, we had a pretty good time in Colorado.  Let’s put it this way…I did three loads of laundry during a 5 day road trip.  Poor Jack threw up everyday but one and I was also quite nauseous the entire time.  But the highlights were spending time with each other, and also with the Timler family.  Our view of Lake Dillon from the hotel was amazing, and the kids enjoyed throwing rocks in the lake.  We took a hike up to Lily Pad Lake through rain, sleet, and snow.  For the most part, the kids had a surprisingly good attitude.  We also went over to Keystone for a paddle boat ride and feeding the huge rainbow trout.  The last day, we took a nice hike on Spruce Creek Trail.  Jack threw up right before we started, but led the entire hike.  He’s such a trooper.  Enjoy the many pictures I narrowed it down to…

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Rebecca Gottlob Photography

A friend of mine from church approached me the other day about taking maternity pictures, which we have never done.  We had a great time doing it as a family and Rebecca did a great job taking photos!  If there is one you would like an actual print of, let me know and I’ll email it to you.  There might be too many to choose from…

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