September 22, 2014

First Activity of the Fall

We went apple picking!  I have such fond memories of going to the apple orchards and picking apples in the fall.  There's nothing better to kick off the season.  We all had a lot of fun.
Charlie was not at all interested in picking the apples, but was extremely interested in eating them. Most of the time he had two at a time.  He also said "apple" over and over again.  He probably said it 100 times....a minute.
Yay for fall and family.

September 8, 2014

Soccer Mom

Andrew started soccer!  And he loves it.  I guess that means I'm a soccer mom.  We all came to watch his first practice, and it was so very cute.
Although he did get a little distracted.  Like in this picture of him walking away while the coach was giving instructions.
 Here he is scoring a goal.  He was very excited.
They were all so cute.
Watching Andrew run is awesome.  He definitely has a style.  But he is definitely fast!
At first, he wouldn't kick the ball until he put his glasses on his head, spits on his hands, and then revs himself up.  The best part of this picture is the parents in the back laughing as he gets his glasses back on. 
When he met his teammates, he shook all of their hands.  It was cute, and they were all very confused.
 The other kids were so bored after a while, but they did pretty well.
And more Andrew running...
He is running here.  And it's the best picture in the world.
Good job, little buddy!!

September 5, 2014

Never a Dull Moment

With these kids, there are seriously no dull moments.  Here is Charlie when I came into the room to find him taking a bite out of each of the apples in the bowl.
He has become such a cheeseball.  Anytime he sees a camera (even if it's not in anyone's hands) he will start saying, "Cheese!  Cheese!  CHHHHHEEEEESSSEE!" until you take at least 6 pictures of him.  Luckily, a lot of the time we get happy smiles.
 Em and Charlie found jars of baby food in the backroom and had a fun time eating them.  Anything to get vegetables in these kids.  Emily loved feeding her "baby."
 The kids have started playing well together.  They loved Grandma's hammock.
Andrew made the "longest and biggest hopscotch in the whole wide world." 
 Apparently he thought this was the face he should make here.
Andrew and I did some science experiments with baking soda and vinegar.  We talked about bases and acids, etc but at the end he was telling me that it was "historically watered."  I'm not really sure what that would mean.
Emily has been sleeping in a box on her bed lately.  I don't know why, but she is so cute.
Charlie wakes up usually with a smile from his naps, but if I don't get him out right away, he makes this face.  "You are taking way too long."
Emily, Charlie, and I were singing and dancing in the living room.  Andrew didn't want us to, but said, "It's okay though.  I know what to do."  And came in with toilet paper shoved in his ears.
Emily called it his 'bumblebee ears' which was just as cute as him making his own earplugs.
Charlie was posing for this picture.  He wasn't laughing.  He just apparently thought this was the best face for our picture together.
My little worker elves.  If they were better at cleaning the house, I'd be out of a job.  (Wouldn't THAT be nice?)
I love our crazy little kiddos.

Our Day

 Mike came home from lunch the other day and he and the kids drew their days.  It was super cute. 
Here was Michael's day so far, and what he thought the rest of the day would be
Andrew's day (which looks a lot like Michael's, except on the right where he made up a game trying to knock down a tower with a ball.)
Emily's day
My day?  10 hours of prepping and canning peaches.
They turned out well, but I never want to see another peach as long as I live.