Everything you never wanted to know about our family and various other subjects.

Monday, March 31, 2014

You choose the caption...

Dad is my hero...or...I'm coming to get you.

Brotherly Love...or...Let me DOWN!

I want that camera!...or...Look at those huge big,boy teeth.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Happy, Happy Birthday, Dear Gabers!

Gabriel is the happy age of six!  So even though this is very late, I am posting his birthday pictures.
(Better get caught up before next week, which is Therese's birthday!)  Here are six things I love about Gabriel...

#1  He's a very serious guy...gotta work hard to get a smile but it's always worth the effort.

#2  He's a very good buddy to his brother Johnny.  Did you know that wrestling is an important component of being buddies?

#3  He's persistent...a necessary skill as #9 in the family.

#4  He loves being a BIG brother.  Waited 5 years for that little guy and is still looking forward to the day when Fran Man will sleep in his bed with him.  How sweet is that?

#5  Can you tell?  He's kind of shy.  In a family of talkers, love to see some quiet ones.

#6 Gabriel can stow away food like nobody's business.  Does a Mama's heart good to see such an excellent eater!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring Fever

These pictures are from the last snowstorm, when it was fun to play outside
because Spring was on its way!!!

Today's snowstorm....
yep, the thrill is OVER.  Can't even bribe them to play outside today.
We want GREEN!!  We want GREEN!!
We are SO over winter.  Just sayin'...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

From today's spelling test....exaggerated.  Except this is how it appeared on my student's paper...eggsaggerated.

Makes a homeschooling mama proud.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Grandma said I had to post this...

Our laundry room happens to be the bathroom for the majority of the boys in our family. 

Occasionally, this means that I have to wait to start my laundry in the morning. 

It's only a problem once in awhile but last week it was downright annoying. 

I needed to get in that room to sort clothes and get things moving for the day. 

Couldn't though, door's locked.  

Waiting patiently, I try back later. 
No luck, still locked. 

Waiting impatiently, I yell, "When you're done in there... let me know, I REALLY need to start the laundry." 

A minute later, Timothy emerges, "Sorry, Mom, I was writing a song."

Now that's creativity for you!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Francis is walking everywhere these days and has discovered some new favorite pastimes...

like trash collection...

and sorting.
He also really enjoys playing in the flour...

and tasting it, too.

What a charmer!  All Dan said when he found him was, "Where's the camera?"
(He wasn't discovered for quite a while, our little Fran Man probably ate enough flour to turn his farts into powder.)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

One cousin's trash is another cousin's treasure

We inherited this Beauty Salon from some cousins and
even the boys are having a good time getting beautified!

Gabriel was the first victim volunteer.

Marianna sports the "Princess Leia" look. 

A certain 9yo thought this read "Beauty Saloon".
(Where you can get your hair styled and belly up to the bar at the same time?!)

Just hoping no one gets any ideas with a real scissors.
Don't really need any surprise haircuts!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Marianna is very unhappy that her face hasn't been posted lately...

so she would like to send you some Nonnie love...

 as I'm typing, these are her words..."That's Nonnie!"

"Oh, Nonnie so funny!"

"Like Nonnie picture!"

"Oh, Nonnie has GLASSES!  Look, glasses!"
That's my girl...she really likes herself.   Three year olds are a riot.