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Monday, November 23, 2009

moving in

Little P was carrying a bunch of his belonings from his bedroom to ours. John asked him what he was doing and he said that he was moving in.

I guess that means we are moving out.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Can't wait for New Moon

Yes, I am a twi-hard mom. And I can't sleep at night cause I am so excited for the movie. A bunch of us are going and will be yippin it up with all the little teeny boppers out there.
I think Robert does a fab job of portraying Edward.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Names I love


Lily Loraine


No I am not pregnant. Thinking about it alot tho.

Payton was watching tv yesterday and after a diaper commercial said with a sigh
" I want a baby".

3 is good. If two are fighting there is a third to break up the fight.
Look at scripture. God, the holy spirit, and Jesus. The holy trinity.
When we get old there is more to carry the load of taking care of their crazy dad and batty mom.
There are so many but...but...buts.

my very own dramatic sigh.............

I feel cheated

My kids are hiding their halloween candy from me.
All the stuff I do for them. I aughta........

Monday, November 2, 2009

Rainforest Cafe

We ended our day in Chicago with dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. We didn't have to wait at all.
The food was not spectacular but I dont' think people go there for the food. We did have a pretty cool waitress. The kids liked the animatronics.

Trick or Treat

Wonka eating a wonka bar
Happy camper.

Little P with his best friend

It was such a pretty fall evening. Bitter cold though.

My aunt and Cousins came with. We all got split up in the end which was a bummer. It was fun while it lasted.

Parkers best friend came to treat with us. He was a GI Joe

I love this pic. Big P is easy to spot in those shades.

Frank and his bride. Dressed up for a Halloween party at Mark and Kellys that night.

Here they are chompin at the bit. Could not wait to get going. We actually started out a 1/2 hr early cause I couldn't remember what time it started. There weren't alot of porch lights on then so we headed back to wait a few minutes longer. Oh yeah John made the cane and bent it with his tools. My husband is so creative.

Little P was Optimus last year but wanted to be it again. No complaints here. I thought it was great that it still fit.

Little P wanted to be Johnny Depp from Charlie and the Chocolate factory. I had been gathering things since August for him. I think it came together ok. We were down to the last day to find the hat. I walked into Joann Fabric and it was sitting on top of an end cap. they only had one left and it was out of place. I totally felt like God was helping me save on time trying to make it myself.

The Shedd

We listen to the beatles yellow submarine song all the time. The boys almost know all the words. We had to drag them from playing in the submarine.

We were pretty tired when it was all said and done.

The scientist was exploring.

Little P kept talking about the starfish.

The boys loved the computer screens that gave you info about the fish. I liked it better than the fish phones they used to have.

Here are my boys in the Amazon flood area.

This was the hands on star fish exibit. I was the only one brave enough to touch.

They had a kid area where they got to dress up like penguins and climb around on a rock. This was a hot spot.

Parker really got into character. He put an egg on top of his feet and tried to walk from one end of the rock to the other like in Happy Feet the movie. It was so cute. Alot harder as a human. He was missing the big belly to hold it in place.

Little P made a couple of buddies in this area.

One of Johns fav was the sponge bob 4-D movie. I told him I would watch sponge bob all the time if it was in 3d.

The windy city held up to its name that day.

This is us shutting it down.

Thank you Shedd for a super fun family day. We can tell you love God's creatures. Thanks for showing us a bit of everything from around the world.