My guess is NOT….Mia has been a very sick little girl with stomach flu which shot my plans for Christmas pictures on Monday…or Tuesday…or Wednesday…but this morning I thought I would give it a shot in front of our Christmas tree.
WARNING: I am NOT a great photograhper. I am NOT a great writer. I am not a great housekeeper. We live….LIVE and homeschool in our house 24/7.. My children are loved. And have a path to walk through…just kidding. And my kids ….each one of the 5…have to have a blanket near them..like 5 feet it seems at all times….then drag it behind them at all times…;)
Okay…so here we go…..First up Paul…said I had to take his choice of picture first…so here are his choices.
And his favorite..trash pacs…why dont I think of these toys??? I would be so rich!
And Mia with her beloved coloring books…
She has to do everything her big brother does.;)
And we couldnt make it through the picture without Mia giving her brother a massage…a random massage????
Oh yes and the beloved pink bag..that made about every shot. I hope Kenny is ready to work on some editing when he gets home!!
Oh yes and FIT….this was Mia throwing a fit..I love Chloe’s face here. Oh yes and she is at it again.
Oh the beloved pink bag…
Thanksgiving was small this year, only 14 people. That’s small when you are used to well over 30 people crammed into my Mamaw’s house. This also meant less Aunt’s to do the dishes….so no more kid table and yes I did all the dishes. But that’s okay.
For some reason my pictures uploaded backwards, so we will start with Mia emptying the Oreo Truffle plate. She loves her sweets!!!
Giving Uncle Rob a kiss on the nose. Uncle Rob is my brother, he is single and doesn’t have any kiddos of his own. But let me tell you how much he loves my kids, WOWSERS…I mean he takes this uncle business serious!! He can not wait for little Miss Avah to come home too!!!
Chloe, Mia and my Papaw Buck, he joined us at my other Mamaw’s. My Mamaw Buck wasnt well enough to join us.:(
Here is the spread…and Camye, my hubby, my mom, my Mamaw and the side of my Papaw.
Notice Chloe and Blake’s expression on their faces…..like oh yes Uncle Rob does this all the time….
Mia thinking….lets get this show on the road!!!!
We have had busy busy days lately….between school, soccer, church, doctor appointments, meetings….but today we celebrated Blake’s birthday..his 12th birthday. Yes on Blake’s 2nd birthday, America was attacked by terrorists. Every year on Blake’s birthday, we also go over the events that happend on that day so that the kids will remember. I must say as we did that today, I still cry and cry when I see the terror that happened those days. To see those people running for safety and to hear those calls to loved from the airplanes that were crashing….to think that this happened to the best country in the world. It saddens me like nothing else ever had.
Okay back to Blake’s wonderful family birthday party! He wanted an Angry Bird cake..dont look closely…it was the best I could do. He loved it!! Blowing out his candles…looks like Paul is helping too!!!
Mia and Blake jokiing around playing around waiting for presents!!!
Blake soooo excited for his new engine for his Go Kart!!!
Blake is growing up so quick. He let Mia help him since he said it was okay…she could help!
My 5 blessings!!!! I Love these kids so much!!!
Blake was so ecstatic about his birthday!!!!! He is such an awesome son.
Happy Birthday Blake! I love you more than I could say or show you!!!! You will always be my Blakester Boo Boo Bear!!!!
I am teaching K-1 Astronomy class at co-op this year. I was expecting to have a rough start and few criers but no everyone was fine. We made alien hats made out of foil, half a milk jug and pipe cleaners for attennas. So cute! the kids loved them!! Chloe…10 grade.
I cant believe I have a 10 grader this year….time flies when you are having a good time. This is our 11th year of homeschooling. It has been the BEST decision of my life!!!
After our fabulous camping trip, we decided to go over to the Flight 93 memorial, which was only about 30 minutes there. On the way there, Kenny asked me if I would like to tell the kids about what happened that morning. I immediately start crying. I cant even talk about it. I can not imagine how the families feel. I didn’t know anyone directly involved in any of it. I am still a basked case over that morning. I am ashamed to say this is our family standing in front of the temporary building for the memorial. We can spend millions of dollars on Casey Anthony, millions on a failed foster system, millions of dollars on gay rights and abortions. This happened almost 10 years ago. Why is this taking so long? Why is the 9/11 memorial not even have restrooms??????
Off my soapbox…this is the actual site. My friend Lori, was in Shanksville on 9/11. She heard the plane crash. She was there for her mothers funeral. After her mothers funeral, she took the flowers from the funeral and took the crash site and started the memorial site.
Cute pictures of our families, sad building behind them.!!
The boys thought they were talking to this Park Ranger…you know asking what kinds of weapons he carried??? It was hilarious!!!
Some of the different things from the days and weeks following..and Camye reading the call log from the people who died on Flight 93….heartbreaking!
Mia and Mommy inside the memorial reading what happened on that day.
Fun Fun Fun!!! We had such a wonderful time camping with some great Christian friends!!!! We went to Shawnee State Park in Pennsylvania. We were very happy with the campgrounds and they had great bathrooms and showers….which is a must when I am camping!! Camye, Mia and their sweet friends Alycia and Jamie. They played in the lake for hours every day!!
Our good friend Andy, brought this cool thing for Kenny to pull Mia with his bike. She LOVED it.
We even put the men folk to work one night, while we made a Walmart run!
Camye and Mia Grace!!
Mia’s cute little feet in the sand!!!
Chloe and Adam were able to go Kayaking. They had so much fun but it was ALOT of work. Chloe said it was great, Adam did everything!
Mia having fun in the sun!!
Mia and her great friend Caleb, she loves Caleb and loves to yell his name randomly around the campsite. He always wants to play with her!!
Chloe and Mia having fun in the lake!!! Mia loved the water!!!!! I wonder if she hasnt swam before!!
Paul, my little red headed, freckled face little boy! I have wanted one, and his hair is definetly red this summer!!
Yes..I am this cute!!!
Trying to get 10 kids to pose in front of an elephant after 4 days of camping…not such a great photo OP!…
My 3 littles sleeping away…..
We love America and Korea!
Honestly this the best we got of the girls!!!
Camye striking a pose!!
Pauly…!!! So cute!!
Mia Grace….cute as always!!
We have such a busy week this week!! My friend Lori and I committed to planning VBS, and then we decided to adopt! Who would have thought the process would have taken 7 weeks from HSTK to get her!! Well it did…so directing VBS with Mia has added a little challenge…but with a challenge this cute, it doesnt matter!!:)
This morning Mia had her foster parents album out and was looking at it. She looks at it everyday! She always kisses her Omma and Appa. She loves looking at her album and showing us how cute she is!
We are so thankful for the fabulous job Mia’s foster family did with her. They have showed her such love that has helped so much with her transition and her outgoing personality!
She is so funny with her albums! My friend thinks she did such a great job with Mia, they want to adopt a baby from the same Korean foster family. If only it worked that way..:)
Above is Mia riding on Caleb’s scooter. She loves Caleb..as all the toddlers do. Last night he ran by her and she yelled Caleb come here!!!
Daddy and Camye girl!!! Having fun at VBS!!
Mia is so precious…she just runs around and plays!! She is a little chatterbox!!!
Paul has been having a blast all week at VBS!!
Mia and Daddy-Appa!!
Me and Mia Grace!!! She was loving her snack last night! She had a Lucky Charm marshmellow in her mouth!
What a great week!! Mia is still doing fabulous. She is bonding with the boys alot more! We had a picnic to invite friends over to meet little Mia. It was great fun! More mommy-omma!!
Mia and her new friend Ellianna!!
Mia loves jumping in mud puddles!!!
Paul loves this chair…he pretends it is turtle shell.
Paul and Mia love piggy back rides…
Mia loves giving kisses…