Sunday, January 29, 2012

Jedi training

Caleb has been intently watching the boys play with their light sabers this past week.  Last night one of them accidentally left theirs in the living room, and Caleb made a mad dash to pick one up and try it out. It was heavier than he expected it to be, but he had a great time moving it around and pushing the buttons. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Matching pajamas

Nehemiah enjoys wearing the same clothes as his brothers.  Aunt Caitlin and Uncle Mac got the boys matching hockey pajamas for Christmas and per Nehemiah's request we took some pictures.

We couldn't leave the girls out of this one!

Samuel would turn to Caleb and say "CHEEESSSEEE" very loudly and Caleb as you can tell did not like this one bit!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Trying to crawl

Caleb has been doing a lot of planking but has recently started moving his arms into the correct positions to move.  He has the moving of the arms forward down, now if he could just figure out how to get up on his knees!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pigeon Farm

Uncle Corey has a pigeon farm. He raises Homers, Kings, and Rollers.  The Homers are really neat because they will find their way back home from far away.  They've been known to go through several states to go home.  Kings are really really big birds and the Rollers do really cool dive bomb rolling like maneuvers.  Nehemiah now wants pigeons when he grows up.
Rollers ( I think)


Natasha showing us a fur Uncle Corey had drying.

Four Generations

First Grandson Mathieu, Grandpa, First Great Grandson Nehemiah, First born son Papa ( and of course Samuel sneaking a smile behind Mathieu)
One of the days we were at the farm, Grandpa took Papa, Mathieu, and Nehemiah out to see the land.  While driving home Grandpa stopped and said hi to a neighbor where he then introduced everyone.  He had his oldest son with his oldest grandson with his oldest great grandson.  What a very cool thing to think about!  So of course when they got home they needed pictures!  :)  

Grandpa wearing his hat that says ''Old farmers never die, they just go to seed!"

Fun at the park

One of the days we were at the farm we went to the local county park.  It's right down the road and it's full of things to do.  One thing that really caught our eye was the old merry-go-round.  They just don't make them like they used to. (We actually wonder if they even do make them anymore.)

Trevor, Natasha, Kara, Rachel 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Horseback riding with Aunt Raino

Aunt Raino has a beautiful horse named Gem and we were blessed enough with warm weather and a loving horse to take the kids on a ride!  

Aunt Raino and Natasha

Aunt Raino and Samuel, this is about all the riding Samuel did

Watching and waiting patiently for their turn.

Nehemiah got to ride all by himself!

Aunt Raino and Rachel

Sibling love!

The Farm

Our visit to the Farm was full of relaxation, tons of visiting with family, and great fellowship.  We appreciate everyone taking so much of your time to see us.  It really means a lot!
Nehemiah, Grandma, Grandpa, Me, Mathieu, Caleb, Rachel, Samuel, and Natasha

Grandpa and Caleb

Grandma, Grandpa and Caleb

Caleb, Grandma, and Grandpa

Grandma and Caleb
Grandpa and Caleb

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Farm Family Singing

One of the things we enjoy doing at the farm is singing together around the piano.   We have fond memories of doing this with Grams playing the piano.  Now Grandmomma, Meloni, plays for us.  We sing hymns and this time we also added in Christmas songs. 
Nehemiah, Aunt Raino, Aunt Laurie, Samuel, Aunt Rolli, Grandmomma, Rachel, Caleb and Me

Aunt Tiffini and Kristi


Me, Caleb and Papa

Caleb and Papa

Aunt Laurie, Rachel, Natasha, Aunt Rolli, Grandmomma, and Samuel

Samuel and Uncle Corey

Grandma and Grandpa

Me and Caleb

Colten, Nehemiah, and Brecken

Samuel and Colten

Uncle Jeff and Aunt Tiffini

Colten and Hackston

Uncle Corey, Hackston, and Aunt Raino

Colten and Nehemiah

Devin, Uncle Corey, Hackston and Aunt Raino

Monday, January 2, 2012

Puppet Show

Aunt Rolli is a teacher at the local preschool and she always knows what's perfect for our kids!  On this visit she brought the puppet show theater.  The kids had a great time telling us a story with Kara and Kristi's help of course.  They all loved making their special animals dance and talk.  Sometimes they couldn't help but get into the action themselves! :)