Wednesday, October 24, 2007


How do genetic dispostions pass from parent to child and what is the determining factor? I just find it awfully interesting that my first 3 sons look so "Ramseyish" and Luke does not. Also, Aidan has 3 (yes, 3) adult top middle teeth like his Uncle Rory, and Luke, while he may look like a Gardner baby, sucks like his Uncle Kevin:)
Look carefully and you will see 3 fingers and 1 thumb - he is a hair-holding, index-finger-sucking, adorable maniac!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Putt-putt golf

The boys and I had a picnic lunch with our friends followed by a game of golf. It was the first time for all 3 boys. In fact, it took quite a lot of convincing to get them to leave their golf clubs at home:) I did not make them play the holes in order and count their strokes or even require them to tap the ball in as opposed to pushing it in . I figured we could do that in the future on a bigger and better course. They had SO MUCH FUN!!!!!I'm the cool man!!!
I'm the sweet boy!!!
I'm the winner!!!
I'm the mascot!!!!

I'm the GQ man!!!

The boys all picked their captions alone or with help from their father;)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Just for Fun

Since Luke and Charis are so close in age, I thought it would be fun to compare their baby pictures. They are cousins after all, but do they resemble each other?
What are little boys made of?
Whate are little girls made of?
Frogs and snails, and puppy dog tails;
That's what little boys are made of.

What are little girls made of?
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice, and everything nice;
That's what little girls are made of.

I'll start: Other than the obvious size difference, I think Luke looks like quite the bruiser and Charis looks gentle and angelic. They both have very chubby cheeks and their hairlines are similar. Join in and tell us what you think; and DON'T forget, they are both absolutely PRECIOUS!!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Congratulations, Katie and Sean!!!

I am stealing some photos from Katie's blog, since not all of our readers overlap.
Introducing my newest niece, Charis Bobbett, arriving on her due date after 12hrs. of natural labor. Way to go, little sister!!! Charis is 7lb. 6oz. and 19 1/2 in. long.Precious baby girl!!!
Sleeping angel!!!
You gotta love this one.
Charis, I do hope that you did not inherit your daddy's feet. They are okay feet, but a girl really would not want ones quite that big;)

Monday, October 08, 2007

Growing up too fast!

It is hard to believe that Luke is already 3 mth. old. He is growing so quickly and becoming very interested in all that is going on around him. He is cooing, laughing, grabbing his toys, and sleeping 8 -11 hrs at night.

What a sweet boy!
He loves staring at these Rescue Hero action figures. Finally he was able to grab one, and of course, he put it in his mouth.
This is his lambskin that he naps on everyday:)

Just last week, he started grabbing his hair while sucking his thumb! Now it is one motion at naptime - hair and thumb!

He has almost outgrown his bassinet and will need to move into his crib at night very soon. I will really miss having him right beside me. I love hearing him breathe, suck his thumb, and wiggle around in the wee hours of the morning.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

I Love Pumpkins!!

(Make sure to check out the post below.)

After visiting the pumpkin patch without little brother, we wanted to make sure that he did not feel left out - thus, the pumpkin photo shoot!

Look at me! I am a big boy sitting up and holding something round and orange.

Help! I am starting to tilt.

Oops, too late. I fell over.

That's okay. This sure makes a comfy pillow!


It's that time of year again. The leaves are changing and the nights are becoming cooler. Today, the 3 older boys and I went on a lovely Fall fieldtrip. It included a pumpkin patch, corn mazes, hayride, feeding the ducks, and a foddershock teepee. What a hot, but fun afternoon!!!

First activity - a small haybale maze. The boys loved chasing each other and their friends in one side and out another.

Just above the maze was a kennel. Guess what was inside? Two cute little "oinkers."

Ball toss

Next, the kids tossed corn to the ducks. What with all the bits and pieces of husk and silk being blown back in our faces, it was kind of hard to see.

Goodbye, ducks:)

(This pic is Sean's favorite, taken by none other than himself)

This was the foddershock teepee found in the center of the giant cornfield maze. I just couldn't wait to see it and to GET OUT!!! It was sooooo hot!!!

Time for the HAYRIDE!!!!!

What handsome young men!!!

And another one!!!

Totally enjoying his ride to the.....

..... Pumpkin patch.

Here they could roam far and wide until they each found their "perfect pumpkin."

Here is mine...

.... and mine

... and last, but not least, MINE!!!