Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Boys

A sure sign this is Josh's son.

Noah loves bugs. He and Presley were nice enough to cover these ants with rocks to give them shelter for the night.

Here is the new BIG Al. I love that the warm weather allows us to see Charlies squishy limbs. He is just too fun.

Did anyone happen to see this a while back?
Very cool. Today I went to Women's Conference at church and got to see Rachel Esplin speak in person. She was so humble and such a great speaker.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Ballet Recital 09

Presley had her ballet recital at a nursing home last night.
Talk about cute! I think Presley felt like it was her birthday instead of Josh's.
She got her very own first bouquet of flowers and she wore a little make up. She was so stoked to get to wear a frilly tutu.
It was a grueling half hour of hair styling prior to the event. Telling a child to not touch their hair while you are working on it makes them want to do the total opposite!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Josh is 29 today!

We love you mucho!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A great BM yesterday

...Boston Marathon that is. What did you think I was talking about?

Noah and Neal.

Lots of INSPIRING runners out there. From the elderly to the disabled (who were in fact quite "able").

My friend's husband, Allan ran and we were screaming at the top of our lungs when we saw him, tears in our eyes. It was a cool moment to find him.

There were so many runners. We watched for four hours. It was a lot of work sorting through the crowds for familiar faces.

Presley was glued to the race and loved clapping for the runners. Snooze city for Charlie, though. He fell asleep eating his pretzel!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

what DO we do all day?

So much, I can't even remember it all! 
Here is a cute shot I snapped today of Charlie and big bro. I have a feeling this is what the summer is going to look like!

I taught a day of Presley's preschool this week. The lesson was all about imagination and creativity. The teacher was supposed to be wearing a costume for the first part! Yes. I am wearing Presley's tiny Sleeping Beauty dress! Presleys thought it was soooo cool to have mom be a princess too.:) It was worth squeezing into that thing.

Here is my class. Story telling is so much more fun with PUPPETS!

Then Friday was play group at the Fire Station. 

Noah and Pres actually ASKED me to take pics of them!!! I think a little over enthusiastic. WE got in the car to drive to some locations I wanted to test and the kids decided they didn't want to take pictures anymore. Nuts!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

9 months

So much personality is coming through in this little guy. Hey is making his presence known with all his clicking mouth noises and babbles (including mommmmmma mommmma!). Charlie is slowly and cautiously starting to walk along furniture. He has yet another new tooth on top. He is really into sippy cups right now and has proven to be our third child to absolutely love spaghetti. I think that comes from grandpa Berry. He is constantly on the hunt for any type of flap to flick with his chubby little fingers. He loves playing with the springy door stoppers around the house. His naps are sadly super short. You can tell by the frazzled momma! He likes to fall into a deep sleep about ten minutes before we have to leave to pick up Noah from school. Such is the life of a third child. He has these dreamy eyes that I must get a good shot of soon. They are blue with a green center right around the pupil. Love this chunkmeister.

Monday, April 6, 2009

My Little Tree Hugger

Sadly, I hardly ever get pictures of Noah these days. He is not a fan of being my model (so like his dad) for one and I'm just not around him as much as the other kiddos.
To make up for hs lack of photo representation, I'll write a little something Noah. It is interesting to see a kid grow up in this Reduce, Reuse, Recycle era. When I was a kid my parents told me to eat my dinner because the starving kids in Africa would give anything to have what I have. Noah tells us that he needs to eat his dinner (especially meat) because an animal can't go to waste. His kindergarten teacher is a major environmentalist. Because of her influence, Noah is always on recycle patrol in our house. I love how conscious of things he has become. We really have to mind our p's and q's around him, though!

My handsome guy. He was bribed with chocolate chips for five minutes of his time!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Boston Children's Museum

Today for Presley's preschool co-op we took a field trip to the Children's Museum in Boston. It is such a gorgeous museum. Behind the kids in this picture is the harbor where the Boston Tea Party occured.

Check out all these cute kiddos. They were so good. With siblings, the group wound up being really large. No injuries and no one got lost. Not bad!

We have been to this museum three times in two months and Presley's gettting real confident at the climbing structure. Yay, she kept her shoes on!!

Here's Charlie getting in on the action. I carry him around in the sling and feel like my shoulder is going to break off by the end. It is wonderful to put him down and let him explore.

The bubble queen in full force.