Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
She has also made friends with all the little ants who have found shelter in our home! She found one in the corner of the kitchen one day...and she still goes back to it every morning to look for her friend! Silly kid!
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
We got a little boy for our family today. We caved in a got, not just any puppy, but the most perfect puppy in the world!!!
This little guy is so sweet and mellow. There is no way we couldn't take him home. He is a Miniature Australian Shepherd, so he won't get much bigger than he is now. We are excited to have him in our family...hopefully we aren't too in over our heads. But just look at that face!!!
His name is Tanger. He was named after Brent's childhood dog whom he loved so much. He was also an Australian Shepherd...just not mini. But I am sure this little Tanger is going to be just as loyal!
Elsie absolutely loves him...Cassi mauls him, of course...and he has already chosen Madi as his favorite...(don't tell Cassi) Madi and Cassi were eating and we tried to get Tanger to come out side with us to meet the neighbors. He wouldn't budge until Madi got up...he followed her to the sink to dump her dishes, then followed her outside. What a good dog!
Posted by Kim at 7:49 PM
Monday, May 26, 2008
I noticed that the last few posts have been about Elsie or Madi, and I thought Cassi should get a turn. Poor girl suffers endlessly from middle child syndrome...everything Madi does is so exciting because she is the first to ever do it...cause she is the oldest, and Elsie is the baby and everything she does is so celebrated, so poor Cassi gets lost in the mix. But this little girl is a definite one of a kind! She has a million dollar smile, and she is so full of energy that Grandma Ene is known to say, while Cassi is around..."'If only we could bottle that energy, we would be rich!!!" It is true. She is always on the go. But she has such a tender little heart. She is the one who would never lie to us, and if she did, we would know right away cause she feels so bad about it. She does tend to get in trouble a lot, but that I think goes along with the middle child thing, and maybe not getting the attention that she needs. But this is the little girl who you can always rely on for a good laugh and a good bear hug (pointy chin and all)! Our family would not be complete without our little crazy Cass!!! Love you Cass!
Posted by Kim at 6:57 PM
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Madi getting her kite up...
...and Cassi keeping her kite up.
Elsie flying her fishy kite
Lazy kids!!! Just kidding...Flying kites wears you out!
Madi's got really high! Brent added extra string to hers...you can't really see it in the picture...but it is kinda a white blob in the upper left side.
Worn out I guess!!!
Then she got a little concerned!
Elsie's turn to fly! Again...look at those excited toes!
Ready to go home to bed
The girls wanted to fly their kites home...Cassi's didn't last, but Madi made it home with hers still flying.
Posted by Kim at 8:55 PM
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Elsie is doing great with her walker, and we can already tell a differnce in her strength she has in her legs. This is just a cute little video of Brent playing with Elsie and getting her to walk from couch to couch. This is the most she has ever walked...so that is really great! I love how she has to rub Dads newly shaved head for good luck...she gets a little mad a few times when he forgets to let her do it! What a cutie!
And by the way...I am tired of no one commenting anymore!!! Seriously!!!
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Friday, May 16, 2008
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Receiving her award
A very proud Madi showing off her awards
And one with her proud Mommy! We are so proud of Madi. We might be a little biast, but this girl can do just about anything she puts her mind to, and she does her best job. What a treasure she is to our family!
Posted by Kim at 8:32 PM
Monday, May 12, 2008
The girls at the top...
If you look close you can see the trail behind Elsie...she crawled and crawled...like a little turtle...it was so cute!
Elsie wouldn't look at me...so I told her to look at my nose, so that is why she is pointing out her nose. What a cutie!
Making s'mores with dads camp-made s'more makers...what can't you make with a hanger, stick and duct tape???
She is covered in Marshmellow...and doesn't want to be cleaned up!
Our neighbor camper offered to take a famly picture for us...too bad we all look goofy! Well, all except for Brent, but he is always cute!
I had such a great Mothers Day. We woke up and I was told I was not allowed to do anything. So what else did I do...I took pictures. The girls got up with Dad and made Breakfast. Not just any breakfast...but french toast. My favorite! And let me tell you...it is even better while camping! The girls did a great job cracking eggs, cooking the sausage and eggs...seriously..I was very proud of them. Then Dad cut one into a heart and made me a beautiful breakfast...complete with Madi's tissue paper flowers that she made for me. Then they let me take a nap with Elsie while they went for a little hike. Then we came and picked up camp and took one last trip to the Sand Dunes before we left for home. It really was a great trip and we are so glad we got away and got to spend such a great time with each other! I am so thankful for my perfect little family...I am so lucky for all I have been blessed with!
Elsie loved to open and shut the camper door...
LOVE this picture of Elsie!
Cassi is dipping the bread in the eggs for the french toast
Madi, cooking the sausage
Cracking eggs for scrambled eggs
Me and my kiddos before my Mothers Day breakfast
Yep...really windy...the girls look pretty silly with their faces! I just thought it was a great picture.
Madi running down...fast!
(and pants full of sand)
Posted by Kim at 9:30 AM