Category Archives: the kids

School Fall Festival


Our school’s Fall Festival took place tonight. Andrew and Luke were both pirates. Abigail sported a shirt declaring her “Ghoul Power”.

I caught them together on the couch this morning shortly after breakfast. They were loving on one another. It made my heart happy.

My youngest two


Luke the Explorer. Always in search of something new to do. I took an egg carton and let him find things around the house that would fit inside the egg holes. He found lots of pennies in the couch and a few juice tops I’ve saved for future crafts. He later found some lint, toys, beans, and legos to put in the carton.

Abigail is slowly getting attached to her doll. Thanks, Peggy, for giving this doll to her. It’s nice to have a girly item around the house!

The Varsity & diaper babies


On our way home from Athens this past weekend, we ladies visited The Varsity in Atlanta to enjoy one of the most delicious chili dogs ever made on the face of the planet. I brought back two Varsity caps for the boys. Andrew REALLY liked his cap…..not so sure about Luke.

Luke wanted to climb into the crib with Abigail this morning so I grabbed my camera and caught him cuddled up beside her. Now if only I could get him out of diapers!

Happy children


Tonight after dinner, the boys sat down at the table and painted their mini pumpkins. After painting them, they added stickers and Sharpie artwork.

We had a church wide outside party Sunday night and let the kids play on the playground. Luke lived on the slide. Notice his messy pizza sauce face. He wouldn’t be still long enough for me to wipe it clean. Oh well….let ’em be kids!

This was the scene captured this past Saturday morning. All the kids were piled in our bed with Dad. I, of course, was behind the camera. Notice Luke’s pirate scarf. He loves saying “Argh!”. No matter what time of day, a pirate is always a pirate!

Pumpkin Patch 2007

Here are the pictures from our first pumpkin patch visit. We always go twice because it always seems to work out that way (once as a family and a second time as a school field trip). I remember wearing jackets because it was cold last year. Not this time….we were sweating like crazy! The Gysen and Cox families joined us as we searched for the perfect pumpkin in the maze, rode the tractor hay ride, and looked at the grass carp in the water pond. Lots of fun!