Monday, December 16, 2013

Getting the tree

Here are some pictures of us getting our Christmas tree and decorating it. They are out of order and from the camera and iphone so quality is different but here they are none the less. 
Daddy was so excited to use his chain saw!

Jacob approved of this one.

He was really tired!

I got to hand out ornaments to put on the tree.

The best we could get of them after decorating. I think it was straight to bed after this!

A family at church was telling us they get their tree from St. Lukes. A church that sells trees as a fundraiser. Brad told them we get ours from St. Lowes!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013


My family came down for Thanksgiving again this year. Since Steven and Melissa are also on the east coast now we had the whole family together. It was a lot of fun!!
I printed off a Thanksgiving Bingo game and forced everyone to do it. I had a treasure box for the kids to pick a toy to play with.

Watching the KSU vs KU football game on Saturday.

It was a lot colder than last year so we had some indoor fun. We let them jump on this mattress on the floor.

Sweet cousins.

Uncle Steven built a big train track when he first got here that was a big hit.

Grandmom and Micah.

The girls snuck away for some quiet time.

Ronan and Micah are 2 1/2 months apart. 

Ronan throwing a punch!

Monday, November 25, 2013

8 boys!

The Watson family has been staying with us for a week before they head off to their next assignment. Saying goodbye tomorrow is going to be sooo hard. They have been great friends the last 2 1/2 years since we moved to Goldsboro. Love you guys! 

The lack of posting is due to there being 4 adults, 2 dogs and 8 boys 5 & under (including 2 nursing newborns :) in the house for the past week. It's been great!!

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Pumpkin Festival

Chase's school had a pumpkin festival yesterday. Brad was night flying and siblings were welcome so we made a family event out of it. I even brought the camera determined to take pictures!

Friday, November 01, 2013

Micah is 2 months!

Micah is 2 months. It is going so fast! He is becoming a great baby. He is sleeping and eating well and has less and less fussy times. If I could just keep his big brothers from attacking him all the time! He is smiling more and more and has even laughed a few times. Such a sweet sound! At his doctor's visit he weighed 14 lbs 2 oz (94%) and was 24 1/4 inches long (89%). When he wore this outfit the other day it reminded me of a picture of Chase in the same outfit laying on Wagner.



 A few more of my cutie at 2 months. The monthly photo shoots are pretty much non-existent but I did get the camera out the other day.

Jacob was awake while I was taking pictures and wanted me to take one of him.

Friday, October 25, 2013


With 4 kids now Brad and I are in the divide and conquer mindset. So we have come up with classifications to identify the pairings. I introduce you to...

The Middles. They probably get paired together the most. While Chase is at school or off with friends these two are together. Tonight Chase is at a fall festival with a friend so these two are hanging out in their PJs.

The Littles. I am with these two quite often :)

The Bigs. When we were up in Maryland over the weekend the bigs got to go with Daddy, Tiana, Uncle Kevin and Grandpop to get daddy's race bib in Washington DC to run the Army 10 Miler. They loved riding the subway train!

Thursday, October 24, 2013


I've almost survived my first full week alone with the boys. I was on my own last week as well but Monday was a holiday. It can definitely get a little busy around here! The evening time especially when everyone is hungry! Its hard having 3 kids who can't really do anything on their own. Here are the pictures of all our help over the first 6 weeks. 

Brad's parents drove out from Kansas to be with us for 10 days. Brad took one day of leave and everyone (but Micah and I) enjoyed a trip to Durham that included a train ride. Always a hit with our boys.

My mom came down for a week right after Brad went back to work.

My cousin Molly came down for 2 days and gave me the best birthday gift - help with boys :)

I begged my dad to come down on his three day weekend while Brad was on a work trip and then football game in Tennessee. 

We couldn't not have done it without all of you! Thank you!! By the way the title of this post can be a double meaning. It is also my cry for help - anyone else want to visit?!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Busch Gardens

Last weekend we went to Williamsburg with the Watsons. The weather wasn't too great but we still had a lot of fun. Unfortunately we didn't do a lot of sleeping but we survived! The first day we went to Army Transportation Musuem on the Army Base where Brad did some training when he first enlisted. The trains were a big hit. Later that day most of the crew went swimming. The next day we ventured to Busch Gardens. It was drizzling on and off but not bad. We rode the train and a couple of kid rides. At lunch the rain started picking up afb our kids were getting tired so I took the 4 little kids (Jacob, Canaan, Gavin and Micah) back to the room to nap. Best decision ever! The older kids stayed and rode some more rides and did the train again while the daddies rode the big roller coaster. They came back to the room soaking wet but they said the kids didn't complain at all and loved it.