Saturday, January 24, 2009

Austin's Pinewood Derby

Austin ended up taking third place, pretty good considering we had to glue pennies and dimes to the back of it last minute to add more weight.
Austin and his car.

Grandpa and Josh

Grandpa came over after he fixed Josh's train set. Josh was very grateful!

Melissa started Gymnastics

Getting instruction from the teacher.
Melissa ready to tumble.

Melissa jumping on the trampoline.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day 2008

This is Josh going down the hill in Scott's backyard. The Christmas Eve party at Scott's was alot of fun. Scott let the kids sled down his hill and they had a great time.
Vanessa got her 4 slot toaster that she has been wanting, from her mom.

Amanda showed more interest in the nerf football than the boys. Unfortunatly.

Josh, received a remote control truck which he really likes and a bike, all the kids received bikes from Santa.

Austin, received some Wii games. He had a great Christmas as we all did.

To increase the suspense on Christmas morning we put wrapping paper up that they have to break through to get to the presents that Santa brought. This is an idea my sister Heidi had and used when her kids were young. The kids really enjoy it.

Melissa received some Barbi things.

Christmas was great for us. The kids were very excited. The kids were able to go out for a while and ride their new bikes. Santa gave Austin a Wii baseball game that I am having some fun with. It was a great day for us. We hope everyone else had a great Christmas.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Amanda's Birthday Party


Amanda eating the birthday cupcake.

Melissa and Amanda.

I can't believe it has been a year since Amanda was born. It was a pretty stressful day. We had to drive to the hospital in a snow storm and the roads were pretty bad. Right after she was born I got stuck in the employee elevator at the new hospital which I don't recommend if you are claustraphobic. It has been a good year and a difficult year. Someone told me that having 3 kids is the same as having 4 because you are over your head with 3 one more does not make it any more difficult. This statement is not accurate. Having 3 kids is like treading water and having 4 kids is like treading water with someone standing on your head pushing you under.
Merry Christmas to everyone!