Jan 24, 2007

Matthew's art

Matthew got an art set for Christmas and here is what he has been doing. When he brought me the first picture, I didn't believe that he drew it. I thought he had traced it. He said, "No, I didn't trace it. I just followed the directions in my book." So, with me hovering over him, he took out his book and made the second picture. Honestly, I still wouldn't believe he made these if I wasn't standing right beside him. But I can assure you, this is all of his work! Brace yourself now...you're in for a treat.


I'm lovin the little signature on this one! Posted by Picasa

Jan 23, 2007

Stars On Ice

I took the kids ice skating about two weeks ago. It was their first time being out on the ice. In case anyone is wondering, I got first place in an ice skating competition when I was 9 years old. I had to do "forward skulling" and "backward skulling." I think now would be the perfect time to share with you, my reading friends, that REBECCA KATHLEEN HAS STILL GOT IT. I was a forward-skulling maniac out there!


Emma, brave and fearless as always. I said to her, "Emma, step out onto the ice and let me take your picture." Well didn't that little dare devil take TWO steps out onto the ice! She was pretty stinken hilarious out there on those two tiny skates.


My back is still hurting from this business.


Despite the fact that an entire school showed up while we were ice skating, we still had fun.-and let me tell you, that didn't stop me ONE bit, from showing off my skating abilities to my daughters and my nieces....ok, and maybe the entire school. Hey! I bear the name "First Place Forward Skuller" proudly! (sounds like I should have earned a wrestling belt intead of a blue ribbon.) Posted by Picasa

Jan 16, 2007

Grandpa's Little Helpers

We went to visit Grandpa and Grammie Browning last week. Grandpa had to unload a whole bunch of wood and Emma wasn't about to let him have all the fun for himself.
It didn't take long for my masculine men to come out to help Grandpa get the work done.
Mikey ended up outlasting everyone. Joel and I had gone out on a date and when we returned, Mikey was still working away. Grandpa told us that at one point, he had to make him stop and go inside to rest for a little bit. But our little workaholic was pulling him off the recliner saying, "C'mon Grandpa, we have to go do work." So, DeAnna, he may be afraid of cows, but rest assure that your Isabella will be getting a hardworking man as her husband! :o) Posted by Picasa

Jan 11, 2007


Ok, so I'm a little late in posting here but I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We had a wonderful time just being together. It was wonderful having Dad, Mom and Krissy home. I was the designated driver to the airport and I must say it was much more fun picking them up than dropping them off. It's so hard to drive away, with tears in your eyes, not knowing when we'll see eachother again. I certainly am thankful for the wonderful memories we made together this past Christmas. -Can I say "wonderful" one more time? (awkward!)

Here are a couple of the kids' favorite presents.

Emma was thrilled to finally have an outfit to match what she's always known to be true, "I am THE princess of this home!" The child has not taken her outfit off since she received it.

Joel was equally as thrilled with his Spiderman costume. Hang on here, oh nope that's Mikey. (Sorry, the abs and pecs were throwing me off.) I can't tell you how many times Mikey has come running around the corner and scared the bologna outta me. Of course he thinks it's hilarious that he made me scream, and will spend the rest of the day trying to scare me. It's very cute to hear the giggles under that mask.

Wow! and to think that Superman is actually able to lift off and fly with that bulk! I must say that I feel completely secure with all these superheroes in my home. Posted by Picasa