Saturday, August 29, 2009

Soccer Season

The season has officially begun. The boys had several practices this week and will continue to practice in anticipation of this coming Saturday's 1st game.

All decked out and ready for some fun!

Following is a basic soccer tutorial by Luke:
Make sure your laces are not too tight nor too loose and then tuck in the ends.

Use proper from when dribbling.

Remember only goalies are allowed to touch the ball with their hands.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

The local park

With Drew being sick, I was cooped up all day on Sunday (9:20 - 3:30). I really wanted to get out for a bit, so we all headed to the park.

Luke for some odd reason did NOT want to walk in the grass.

But once we got to the paved section, he took off with his little arm a-swinging...

and his tongue hanging out!!!
Running is serious business, especially when you "run fast":)
Aidan and Luke

A duck, of course...

and some local wild flowers.

My 5 boys, headed home for a bite to eat!

I sure LOVE this guy!
(just had to include this one:)

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Just a few pictures from our weekend.

Drew and Luke reading and snuggling together.
(Feeling poorly all week, Drew spent a lot of time sitting and reading. Luke usually climbed up to join him at least once per day)

Pancakes for everyone thanks to Drew and Aidan.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Luke in April

I will go back and finish blogging Feb. and March, but I thought it was high time for some up-to-date pics of the little man. It is hard to believe that he is almost 2. He is once again in the midst of a language explosion. This morning while we were trying to sleep with him in our bed, he kept asking, "Where IS Aidan?" Normally, he says, "Where's Aidan?"
His favorite questions are "Whatzit? and Whatzat?" And then he repeats our answer. He loves to play with cars, trains, dinosaurs, his barn and his brothers. He is stubborn, but he is also very affectionate. He is very content to play by himself as long as someone else is nearby. He is NOT a daredevil.
I cannot begin to tell you how much we have all enjoyed having a little one in the house again. He daily delights us with his cute antics and his babyish speech.

His new Cozy Coupe!
It now comes with a removable floor board, a handle for the parents to push with, and a cup holder.

The car cart at the grocery store - this is one of his favorite things to do:)

Hanging out in our tree.

Sound asleep on the couch.
He still naps for about 2 hrs each day and sometimes he falls asleep before Mommy gets him to bed.

His brothers told me that they actually buried him in all of these stuffed animals BEFORE he conked out.

He sure is CUTE - at least we think so, but then again we are super partial!

Monday, April 06, 2009

February - odds and ends

Well, it turned out that February had quite a few more pics, so I will be posting them in 2 different posts - this one and another dedicated to the big boys' basketball games.

Bananas sure are yummy!

Very yummy!

Drew watching Luke play gameboy.

Aidan, Sean, Luke, and Drew

What a mean Mommy!

All the boys shooting hoops at dusk.

What a shot!

Mesmerized by the computer -
(my guess is that they were watching kiddie songs on youtube - Luke loves it!)
The valentine cake I made for Patrick!
Notice the fork in his right hand all nice and clean:)


Aidan playing guitar while Luke grumps for a turn.

Luke's turn.

My 4 boys.

Luke asleep in his new big boy bed.
(Now both bunk beds are being used at full capacity:)

Last shot I took of my big boy in his crib right before I disassembled it.
I didn't really think he was paying that much attention. However, later that day, he came to me and asked while pointing to his old bedroom, "Uh oh, where's nigh nigh?"
I told him that Mommy had put it away. He didn't seem to mind, but I, on the other hand, felt awful.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Favorite pictures from January '09

January had exactly 40 pictures, and it was quite easy to choose my favorites - here they are in chronological order.

Drew trying out the baby backpack, and Luke loving it!!!
Yes, my little boy LOVES to vacuum (wonder where he got that from).
Some of his earliest tantrums were with regards to "allowing" Mommy to have a turn.
Luke and Sean sharing a spaghetti noodle:)

What a happy boy!

Sleepy heads


and Robin.
(NOT sidekick, I want to be the hero!)

Singing, yelling,..... who knows?

Nana got Luke a vest so that he could be just like his big brothers!

Spring - flowers

I finally imported the almost 500 pics I have collected over the last several months. I was still hesitant to post, since this computer (thanks Michael for letting us borrow it) is a bit slow, but I figured why not give it a try. After all, this version of Picasa even has a "Blog This" feature.
And it was actually very quick and easy!!!! So I guess even though my computer is not up and running, this blog is:)

All of these specimens that I photographed are courtesy of our good friends, the Bolls!!! They have exquisite flowers all over their property.