Friday, December 30, 2011

Dancing Queen

My pretty little Mya all ready to dance! She had her first recital a few weeks ago. She was really excited. Grandma and Papa, Aunt Marcia, and her friend Phoebe came to watch her. She had to wear a Christmas shirt and black pants. I brought home a shirt that I bought for her to maybe wear and she said but Mom I wanted a sparkly sparkly is what she got. I bought the read sparkly shirt and then made the snowman to go on it and added some spakles to her leggings. She was very happy with the finished product:)

Her dance was to Jingle Bells and I found these shirts for the boys to wear that said Jingle Bell Rockers in my clearance shopping stuff from last year:) I love when my clearance buys work out well like that!

Aunt Marcia and Mya

Phoebe and Mya. ( These girls are two peas in a pod)

My pictures from the recital didn't turn out too well. I was messing around with my camera settings and sitting back pretty far:(

Waiting their turn.....

Monday, November 7, 2011

Trick or Treat

Have I mentioned I love these kids! I mean they do wear me out sometimes but I just couldn't imagine my life any other way!

Ayden's costume was a hand me down from another firefighter's son. It even had their house number on the back

A friend of our's found Crew's costume at the goodwill. It was very warm and cozy!

I enjoyed making Mya's costume this year. It was made out of an adult t-shirt. I even painted her shoes. I felt like the white boa made it just perfect and the straps helped it stay up too.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ayden Josiah

My big boy is now 5 1/2. I don't really feel old enough for that but I am so glad I am! Ayden is such a great kid. He loves to play outside. His favorite thing to do is ride his 4 wheeler but a close second is riding his bike. He is learning something new everyday. He is really enjoying kindergarten.
He is quite the worker too. He is always working around the house with his Dad.

He brightens our days with his hugs and laughs.

Couldn't imagine life without our handsome little man!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mya Rae

Our precious baby girl is 3 1/2 now. So hard to believe that she could possibly be that old. It seems like just yesterday we heard the words "It's a girl!"

She is full of energy and smiles but still a 3 year old girl with her tears and drama. She is different than the boys. She loves to get dirty and play with Barbies. She is not a cuddler but will be glad for you to steal a hug or kiss from her.

The girl knows what she wants, which causes problems sometimes.

She is a funny little thing....always giving us a laugh.

We love our little Mya. She keeps our life exciting!!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

So Far

Well this is what we have been up to so far in September and the end of August. I guess September is almost over. I just had several hodge podge pictures to share, so here goes. Hope you all are doing well! Mya started a dance class. We thought it would be a good outlet for her energy and something girly for her to do. So far she likes it except for the tights:)
We stopped to visit my Grandma not too long ago! 4 generations!

Granny painted the kids faces while Calvin and I were out of town. The kids loved it. A good idea for a birthday party I do believe!

Mya's first day of PDO. She goes one day a week and is enjoying it.

My little artist, hard at work and apparently a little hungry too!

We are working on the deck and Calvin put the swing really low.....the kids were enjoying it and I of course couldn't resist a picture!

Mya finally has shown an interest in a bike so we got one that her and her friends could ride in!

This is what happens when I am at work. Kind of funny but I was not too happy about the clothes they were wearing. ( I know mean old Mom)

We took an impromtu hay ride around the neighborhood the other night. It was so much fun. We picked up 5 other people along the way. The kids loved it.

Mya got her hair cut for the first time. It looks alot better. Not so stringy!

Some of our friends gave Cal and I some tickets to the Colts game. We had a great time, except they lost.

We took our annual camping trip with some great friends! It was a blast!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


So this was our attempt to get a family picture on the beach but as you can guess things never go as we plan. For starters, we were late getting back from dinner ( hence the dark pictures where you can barely tell we were on the beach). Crew has a black eye, Mya has a bruise on her chin and a fat lip, the kids were tired, Mya made Crew cry and then she got in trouble and was crying, and Calvin doesn't like to take pictures so he isn't very tolerant, and Ayden was perfect:) Sounds like fun, right. Well this is what we got. I have learned to lower my expectations and sometimes it is fun because you can see the kids personality in the pictures. Enjoy! This one is my favorite....typical Mya, of course I wish her mouth wasn't hanging open but its usually open anyway, right. Crew would normally be smiling but he was the most tired!
I love this age. They get excited about the littlest things!

The boys are probably wondering what their crazy sister is doing now!

Me and my man!

Tried to take a pic with Grandma and Grandpa too.

Sweet little Ayden:)

This makes me laugh, because Ayden just sits there and does what you ask and the other two are on the run:)

Not too bad.

I love these kids!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

1st day pics!

Here are the pics from his first day of Kindergarten! Waiting for the bus

He looks so little next to that big bus:)

The bus was really late so we had lots of time to play!

He went to his buddy Paxton's for an after school party!

More playing while waiting for the bus:)

A not so good pic of me and my big boy!

Daddy and Ayden