Thursday, July 29, 2010

We were able to go see the Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra again this year. It was fun to take Drew and Cass with us. We sat on a hill in the grass and the kids were able to run and play. Since they were in such bright colors we were able to spot them a mile away. The pageant was great and we really enjoyed it. After the pageant we drove to Rochester and checked into our hotel. The next morning we took the kids to the Strong National Museum of Play. It was unbelievable! The kids could have played there 8 hours straight if we would have let them. It was really a cool place. It was a great and super busy weekend.

Timmy posing

Topher and Ranan crawling in the grass

Jada and Maura mothering Taya

Eating breakfast in our hotel room

In the play kitchen cooking and cleaning

Topher yelling at the fridge door becuase it kept slamming on him.

On stage giving a performance.

The Fruits of Our Labors

Well our garden started producing. If you remember from an earlier post, we planted a very small garden with the hopes that we would get some veggies from it and we did! We have cucumbers and jalapenos coming out of our ears. The yellow squash is just about ready to pick and the strawberries are almost there too. The kids have been so excited to go look everyday and have become quite fond of cucumber salad. Hopefully someday we'll have the space to have a bigger garden.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Who's has brown eyes, brown hair, and red spots all over?

Its Topher!! He started out looking like this Saturday afternoon....

Then he looked like this by the next day. Red blisters all over his body. (sorry about the sideways computer won't turn them)

Somehow my kids contracted hand, foot, mouth disease and we had a terrible weekend.
All three kids ran fevers for 2 days. The older kids got blisters in the back of their throats and Topher got them everywhere. Normally the blisters show up in the mouth, on the palms of the hands, and soles of the feet, but Topher had a severe case and blisters covered all of his arms, legs, and around his mouth. The poor little guy was miserable. He still looks really bad but is recovering quickly. I just hope all those spots don't scar my cute little guy. (don't you just love that cheesy grin?)

Happy 7th Birthday Timmy

We did a little birthday party for Timmy on Saturday. He wanted to see Despicable Me so we met some of our friends and family at the movie theatre and watched it in 3-D. The kids were so cute in their glasses.

Then we went to the park to eat sandwiches, have cake, open presents, and play.

On his real birthday we made cupcakes and decorated them.
Timmy is a such a good boy. He is so responsible, loving, caring, and very helpful. We are so lucky to have him in our family and we enjoy him so much. Love you buddy!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fourth of July Fun

We had a fun 4th of July. We got to go with family and friends to UB's campus to watch the fireworks over the water. They were awesome! Probably the best I've seen. The kids had a blast running and playing before hand and the older "boys" had fun playing too. The next morning T.J. did a breakfast for us. It was a great weekend.
T.J. and Jason playing frisbee
Candice, Camille, and Cass

All the kids waiting for the fireworks to start

T.J. and I

Timmy enjoying the fireworks

Maura and Jada watching from the wagon

Topher watching from my lap. He wasn't a fan of the fireworks.

T.J. and Drew cooking breakfast

Big Boy Bed

Well, its official! Topher is a big boy (with the exception of being potty trained) in a big boy bed! He made the transition easily which I'm sure is because Timmy is in the bed right next to him. He loves it and thinks he is one cool dude! I think so too!