Thursday, October 31, 2013

A family picture

I knew I was a bit crazy for attempting to do these. The boys are none to thrilled these days about standing still AND smiling for a picture, and taking pictures is definitely NOT how Dean would prefer to spend his day off. But besides the one picture we have from Charlie's birth, we had yet to get a nice family picture. So, a few weeks ago on a nice weathered Sunday we brought along one of my sisters to a nearby park to TRY and get some decent pictures of us. We had quite the time. Maybe someday I will share the video Dean got of my awesome (and by awesome I mean mean) mommy moment I had with Will. There was no "perfect" picture with everyone smiling, but I do love these shots regardless.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Happy 5th Birthday, Will!!!

He's been waiting for this day for a long time now. About 365 to be exact. He expects lots of great things to happen now that he is 5. Including getting a pet. Or more specifically, a dog. One that never gets big, he appeals to me. And he will use a broom and dustpan to clean up the poop, he says. And he'll take it for walks, and play with it and do all those things kids promise to do if they get a dog. But then who is stuck doing all those things? Exactly. Which is one of the many reasons he is not receiving a dog for his 5th Birthday.

This kid can make my heart melt and severely test my patience all in the same day. He is super shy, but can be quite goofy around those he's comfortable with. He is doing super great with his homeschooling, and I am very proud of him. As soon as he walks in the door he will at least take off his pants, if not go down to just his underwear. Every. Time. 

Here is a little bit more about Will at 5 years old....

My best friends name is: Kendrick
My favorite thing to play: Phlat Ball (just got this today for his birthday)
My favorite color: Red and blue
My favorite animal: Horses. And doggies too.
My favorite book: Winnie the Pooh clock book
My favorite song: Stay Awake (It's from Mary Poppins. He has never seen it, but it's been his bedtime song for a long time now. I also have to add that he really likes Mandisa's song, "Overcomer")
My Favorite food: Pancakes, pizza, oatmeal, yogurt, apples and banana's
My yuckiest food: Green Beans
When I grow up I want to be: Batman (He answered this one very quickly)
Something I really like: Playing with my remote control car (that he also just got today)
Something I really don't like: I don't know
My favorite thing about myself: That I'm good at playing soccer (It took a lot to get an answer for this one, and I basically gave him this answer, soooo...)
What makes you happy: Sleeping over at Mee mee and Kate's house (He also answered this one very fast)
Something I want to do this year when I'm 5: Practice riding my bike
I love you SO much Will I can't stand it sometimes. I hope this year is even greater than you are hoping it to be. Muah!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Fall tradition :: V.2

We did these pictures last year too and the results are pretty much the same this time as well. Although, Jenny has an excuse this time for not jumping. And I give you full permission to make fun of me. I suck at this jumping and making a normal looking face at the same time thing. I just could. Not. Do it. I'd tell myself, "Just smile. A nice, normal smile." But no. As soon as my feet left the ground my mouth just couldn't stay closed. Anyways. Enjoy.

{Pictures from last year}