Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas morning
On Christmas Day, playing some Nintendo Game Cube with cousin Chris, the soon-to-be doctor in the family.
Here Sean, wearing his new play karate outfit, is leading some of us in a Christmas song that he learned at preschool.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Blanket Christmas
The kids cashed in on some handmade blankets this year. Mamaw made the kids pillow blankets seen in the pic above.
Heather made the kids fleece blankets. The kids were so excited to get their new blankets.
From left to right are Sierra, Sean, Raelyn, Clayton and Callie. Unfortunately, Keagan was home sick with his daddy. We missed him.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Merry Christmas!!

Callie's Band
Callie's school had their Christmas program this week. Callie plays the flute in the band. She is 2nd from the left in the front row.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Sierra's New Do

Sierra wore a ponytail most of the day and after it came out, her hair resembled this 60s style hairdo. All teased up.

Monday, November 27, 2006

We visited the library on Saturday and took this picture next to the arch out front. It was rather sunny as you can see from the scrunched up faces. :)

Friday, October 27, 2006

I decided to have a photo shoot with Sean since Sierra's turned out so well. Here are a few of him. His were more difficult.since he tends to have a fake smile but I figured out a way to make him laugh and then eventually to smile more naturally.

Since Sierra likes going to a portrait studio about as much as she likes getting shots (Example: 45 minutes at Walmart for two pictures and she was not smiling in either one), I took some photos of her outside this week. Here are a few.

Monday, October 16, 2006

A couple more.

More Saturday pics.
Sean and Raelyn
Ma and Sierra
Uncle Sean driving Clayton around
Pile up on Jeff. From top Sean, Raelyn, Clayton and Keagan.
Just a swingin'

We had a nice day Saturday for Sean's birthday party. Here are some pics.
Raelyn and Sierra

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Happy Birthday to Sean! 4 Years Old!
Sean and Sierra enjoyed some summer weather in October yesterday on their bikes. Sierra was really studying the pedals trying to figure them out.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Since Sierra recently turned two, I thought would give a little update about her.

Sierra is a busy girl trying to keep up with Callie and Sean. She is quickly becoming independent. No more putting her in the carseat in the van. As soon as the door opens she immediately starts chanting "Climb! Climb!" and will have a fit if you try to put her into the van. She wants to climb into the van and then up into her seat.

She loves to sing while riding in the van and if the radio is on, she will request "music". She loves the kids song CDs that we have. One of her favorites is "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". She also likes to sing the "ABC song" too. But she pretty much knows all the songs and will sing along.

She has recently started attending the 2-year old class at Bible Study Fellowship and is enjoying it. She loves Elmo and knows all of the main Sesame Street characters by name. She also enjoys playing on the computer.

Sierra can count to 13, sometimes 14. She speaks in complete sentences and most of those begin with "I want..." or "I do..". She is very polite most of the time. Such as "I do it please!". She loves to pretend play taking turns but isn't always as interested in doing so when it's something she doesn't want to share. She is shy around strangers though and will begin whispering when around others.

She loves to dress up in play clothes and enjoys new clothes. She loves to try on new clothes. She will ask me to put her hair in a pony tail or pig tails and waits patiently while I do that. As they say, she is "all girl".

I hope you enjoy this update.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sierra got a Little People train set from Ma and Pa for her birthday.

Here is Sierra all dressed up in her new clothes. Thanks to Aunt Becky and Uncle Eric for the dress and the shoes.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Sierra turned 2 years old today. She celebrated with the five of us by opening some gifts and dining out. As you can see, she loves baby dolls.
In a couple of weeks we'll be having a cookout with friends and family who can make it to celebrate her birthday as well as mine since I will be officially over the hill.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Sean started preschool this week. He loves it. His favorite thing to do inside is the nesting dolls/cups. His favorite thing to do outside is the great big sandbox. The preschool uses Montessori principles so he will be doing a lot of hands on learning. This is the same preschool that Callie attended in '98/'99.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Sierra and Sean enjoyed the summer with Callie home. They played a lot of dress up. Sierra was walking around the other day with Sean's clothes on her shoulders and head and asked me to help her with them. So here is her dress up costume.

Cuddling cousins.

Sean was making up a story for Raelyn using King David's puppet.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Here are the kids enjoying a beautiful day outside.