Friday, September 28, 2012

The Man Robe

I hope these pictures make you laugh as hard as I did.  Emmie and Lucy were so excited to dress up and take pictures.  Unfortunately, I still have not stocked up on boys' dress ups.  But Luke still got excited about wearing a robe (especially with his bare chest underneath)

Emmie and Lu showing off their shoes (wearing each other's shoes)

Here is another sweet model shot of the robe. Luke was very proud of it. And I hate to say it but it was given to us as a hand-me-down by a girl so I'm really not sure it is a "man robe" In fact, the pink lamb on the cloud disproves my theory.

Walking down the red carpet or porch sidewalk

Strutting his stuff...a boo yeah

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chatty Claire and the Ghosts

                                          The  daily chaos that we love!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Videos of Claire

                                     I finally found my video camera and figured out how to
                                     post videos. Yay!  And the first one is bath time!  Claire
                                     loves to splash, whack herself in the stomach with her fist and
                                     kick like crazy. It is way cute!
                                           Now the little Peesh is getting ready for bed.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fun with the Kiddos

Just decided to add a bunch of random photos of the kids. They are in no particular order.  Emmie has been loving feeding bottles to her sis. She is really good at it. In fact, I think Claire takes bottles better from Emmie than she does from Jon now!

Thanks for the water gun Shelbs. It has created hours of fun...

Like shooting balloons down slides

Luker!! Don't you love him :)

Thought I would post some pics of Claire's crib that we finally got her.

Just some more pics of her room

Emmie wanted to try out some fake nails....she was sooo excited about them

Some more sweet pics

My two babies...I still claim that Luke is my baby. I don't think it's healthy for him at this point!

A beautiful lake we went to with Cam and Sarah in Alexandria.  We went out on some paddle boats

Love this boy

And this girl

This was Jon and Luke's "man date"  We decided it was time for Jon to take the kids out on daddy-son, daddy-daughter dates.  They have a blast. (As you can tell in the picture above)

Jon took Luke to the air and space museum. Jon was geeked out about this stuff. I have no clue what these contraptions are!

Either does Luke but he is just happy to be along for the ride :)

While they went to the city, Em, Claire and I had our girls date. It was hilarious. Em wanted to do a "beauty salon" and then go get ice cream all dressed up (She got this idea from a Fancy Nancy book).  So we did it. She picked out my outfit, did my hair and nails and we went and ate some ice cream at coldstones. I'm sure I got some great looks from people in my Chinese dress...

The kids love when daddy comes home from work

The Claire bear!

The kids put baby powder on their faces and pink marker spots.  They are pretending to have chicken pox (Another idea from a kids book....Arthur and D.W. ) I didn't realize that children's books gave such mischievous ideas!

Em wanted a photo shoot with Claire because they were both wearing jeans!

Snuggle time at bedtime

We made rockets one day out of 7-11 slurpee cups.  Luke has been really liking slurpees (he's only had two but he talks about them all the time).  He calls 7-11 "Merlinsons". We aren't really sure where he got that name, but now we just roll with it. I don't think I will call 7-11 anything but Merlinsons now!!

Flying the rockets

Luke made his into a person with hair and everything

My pretty almost FIVE year old

This pic is for great grandma Gug (Patricia).  She gave Claire this dress and she is Claire's namesake afterall (Claire Patricia)

We love our kiddos. This picture reminded me of a picture my mom has at her house.  It is a picture of Spencer, me and Rachael all around the same ages as these guys. (The one where Rach has been crying and is wearing something similar to a sailor's outfit) It is interesting how you have these moments of realizing you aren't a kid anymore.  This was one of those moments. I can't believe I am so blessed to be a mom to these three angels.  Happy week everyone!