Sunday, November 30, 2008

Fort in the backyard!

The boys have been wanting to build a fort FOREVER..... now that we have our own backyard the boys found the perfect fallen tree to build around.

It is amazing what $12 dollars worth of ply wood will do for five busy boys. They had all week off for Thanksgiving and spent many hours outside doing what boys do best.....climbing, collecting fire wood, digging holes, and just getting dirty.

Mississippi State FANS

We are now Mississippi State University Fans..... when you live in the South in a small College town that is just what you do. Some of Bob's co-workers rounded up enough tickets for our whole family to go to a game. It was a lot of fun. Some of the boys enjoyed it more than others. Fans ring cow bells extremely loud at the games. We could not believe the tailgating scene at every game. Fans set up 24 hours before the game.

Flag football

Ty goes in phases with wanting his picture taken or not. I have had to leave portrait studios with no picture more than once with him throwing a huge fit. So when he is in the mood I love it .....he is just too cute to not have his picture taken. Bowen has been such a fun baby. He talks more than any of the others did at his age. (He walked way, way later than all of the others). I can't say no when he asks, "Please Please"!

Robby and Carson played flag football this fall. I think it has been my favorite sport to watch. They learned alot and had a really fun season!

Robby's 9th Birthday

Robby wanted a Star Wars Party. We had lots of fun with the theme. He does not like cake so he had cinnamon rolls. It is hard to believe that he is

Sunday, October 12, 2008

We are in Starkville!

We are in Starkville and loving it.

Our first weekend in Mississippi, a storm came through and blew down 3 trees in our yard. Bob got to buy a chainsaw and the boys had a great time watching the action. They had chairs and drinks and some even got to help clean up the mess.

The boys like the new bath tub, especially the jets.

We didn't like some of the residents in the back yard when we moved in. This is a picture of the first of 8 black widows we found. We used more pest control in the last 2 monthes than we did in 4 years in Atlanta.

This is us at the Noxabee wildlife refuge. The refuge here is more like a wild animal holding area for hunters, since hunting and fishing are more than welcome here. I don't think this is how it works in Washington.

There was a fun boardwalk going through a swamp that everyone ususally sees alligators in. We didn't see any alligators, but we also weren't being very quiet.

Here is the boys on there first day of school. Easton doesn't look very excited in this picture,

This is as close as we could get to smile. He was fine once he got to school, and having Carson there with him helps a lot.

These last two pictures are just bowen having fun with ice cream. It is just about time for a haircut huh?

Mount Rushmore

We had been driving all day and got to rapid city and all the hotel rooms were taken. So we had to drive another 30 minutes to mount rushmore that night. It was late, the room was small and it took everybody a long time to go to sleep. The hotel did not have breakfast so everyone was tired and hungry and not in a very good mood. But since we were there, we decided to pay the $10 dollar parking fee to see the monument. We hiked up to the viewing area and asked someone to take our picture and the picture above is what we got. I love the pile of rocks behind us. It reminds of the greatness of our country and leaders. I took the picture below and will photoshop them together as soon as we aren't 3 months behind on our posts.

See how happy everyone is to see a part of american history.

End of the trip in Seattle

Yeah this is about 3 months late, but we thought we should still put these up.

Everyone having fun at the pump it up party, even with all of the skinned knees and elbows.

Ty and Max having fun.

Grandma and Grandpa

You would think Grandpa would know better than to give Easton a bb gun, but nobody was permanantly injured and I still say there were too many birds there to begin with.

Ty was making a lot of friends on our trip.

Everybody loved Max's party.

Everybody also liked the hot tub.

There was some dry wood and matches so of course Bob decided to make a fire. It was only 100 degrees out and the smokey the bear sign said it was still one step away from extreme fire danger, so perfect fire weather.

We spent some time at the beach on lake wenatchee.

Lake wenatchee is by stevens pass in the cascade mountains. It would take about 15 minutes in the sun to work the tolerance for 1 minute in the water.

Carson cooling off a little at time.

They are smiling now but when they all leaned at the wrong time and fell in, there were a lot of very high pitched squeals coming across the water.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

At the beach and the Seattle zoo

We had a fun day at the mukilteo beach,
and on grandpa's boat.

There's dinner.

Some of the wild animals at the zoo.
Our family, color coded for easy tracking in public.
(sorry for the delay in posting, we are only a month behind now, so we should catch up soon)

Fun times at Grandpa's and Uncle Trevor's houses

Everybody loved riding the 4-wheeler
We only let the responsible ones go alone.
Bowen couldn't stop smiling on the huge water slide.
Bob had lot's of fun playing with fire.
And everybody loved playing in the water and mud.