Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Little Helpers

Since I've been able to be home more over Christmas break, I couldn't help but notice what good helpers I have around the house. Some evidence, in no particular order:

Willie, helping to build the train... Or eat it, I don't know

Ok, so this one isn't so much of a helper as much as it is Willie showing off his Billy side...

The turkeys helping do laundry...ok, so they're putting the clean clothes back into the washer and dryer...It's the thought that counts, right?

Sam man putting the nativity back together after Billy has played with it.

Willie helping to redecorate the tree.

What would we do without cousins? Poor Lucy wouldn't know how to use her new Christmas toy!

Or know where the food goes in her new kitchen set.

Willie helping Grandpa put the crayons away, with all the points up.

Sammy taking over Dad's job as the protector of the house. Notice his finger ready on the trigger.

Sammy helping put Christmas decorations away... At least this treat I won't have to work off later.

Just another picture of the dedicated worker.

And his co-worker working at a slower pace with a glass of milk.

Thanks little helpers for all you do around the house!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Train Trouble

The above Gingerbread train may seem cute at first glance but really there is more than meets the eye. Both gummy penguins and cinnamon bears have climbed aboard and are in the throws of mortal combat. The battle to claim the giant gold coins has been raging on our kitchen counter for several days. According to Will the bears are winning today. Really I think the only reason is that he finds the penguins to be tastier and for this reason they are dwindling in numbers.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


- Willie is excited for Christmas this year. He asked Santa for a bag of mint m&ms. I love it! I don't think he knows that the presents under the tree are really for him and Sam, because we are copying my mom and doing categories for everyone, so they don't know what presents are theirs until Christmas. His categories is Dinosaurs (because he is so into dinos). He brings me a present and asks me what it says- then he'll say, "(insert dinosaur) gets a present! He's lucky!" But he never asks where his presents are.
-Sammy is into everything, learning more words and understanding too much. He loves to sit on the stool at the counter because he feels like such a big boy. He forgets to eat; he is too busy looking around making sure everyone is noting how big he is. He loves sitting at the table and coloring, and some of it even gets on the paper. And yes, he is eating a jam sandwich in this picture. Those are the kind of sandwiches you get when your dad is allergic to nuts.
This is a shot of part of our Christmas tree. It looks like it may even make it to Christmas in spite of being knocked over and having a rocking chair knocked over into it, along with two wild kids running around it, through it, over it, you name it! Only two more days tree. Hang in there!
Life is good!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Way-to-go Reed-o

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Reed and his buddy Tim rode LOTOJA this past Saturday.  He finished in about 12 and a half hours.  They did really well.  I am impressed and maybe one day we can do it on a tandem.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Can you tell he likes to eat?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Boys

I don't think you can see it on these pictures, but if you look closely at Willie's shoulders, they are wet with sweat after waking up from a nap...if there is one thing my boys can do, it is sweat!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It Has Raisins in it!

Turn up the volume and listen to Willies reaction. This will be the best blackmail video ever.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Today Willie, Sammy and I went for the hike.  I took Sammy in the backpack and Willie was on his own.  We went to the Wind Caves.  (the link doesn't say it, but it is a fairly steep trail-1000 feet above the highway)  I thought we'd walk for about half an hour, turn around and go back.  Willie had something else in mind.  He was determined to make it to the caves.  It took us about 3 hours, round trip, but we made it the whole way.  It is almost 2 miles each way.  I was very impressed.  He got tired on the way down, but we made it.  
We came home, ate lunch, and he and Sammy hit the sack.  About 30 minutes later, Willie woke up in a puddle of puke.  Poor guy.  What a trooper though! 


Sunday was Sammy's birthday. We had a huge party. (At least according to Willie. I guess dinner and cupcakes qualifies as a big party.) He's a good kid. He got sick the next day, but hasn't skipped a beat. We knew he was sick when he laid his head on my shoulder and cuddled for 15 minutes in the rocking chair. He's a trooper though. Happy birthday Sammy! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa and Jennie and Brian for coming to the huge party!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Here are some cute pictures that Auntie Sara took a little while ago.  Thanks Sara!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


I finally did it.  After months of losing I finally beat Willie at Candyland!  Definitely a blog-worthy moment.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Little stinker

I just caught Willie reading a book while he was supposed to be taking a nap, using his clock for light :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I did it. 26.2

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Just some pictures...

Matching Boys
Sammy on Wednesday at 3:00 after a little mud snack.

Sammy on Wednesday at 5:00 after a mud dinner.  (Notice the shirt)
I love walking in the room to find Sammy entertaining himself...even if it is a mess.  
Willie and his Easter eggs he decorated himself...sort of.
Grandma Edge never runs out of ideas of things to do.  So fun!  Too bad Willie's mom isn't so fun.  Thanks Grandma for the Wilbur box.  It has been rainy the last two Saturday's, and the Wilbur box has been great!  
Willie and Sammy, looking for eggs at Grandma and Grandpa Tanner's house.  Thanks for letting us stay there!  It was very nice to get away.
Poppy and Willie, happy to see each other!

Yeah for new running shoes?