Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Phoning it in

So, it's been a while since I had a phone photo dump...
and I was looking through a few today.
Thought I'd share some for your viewing pleasure.
This pic was taken while at a stand still on the highway. 
Ditch parties happening everywhere.

The view from my front porch.

I cannot remember where exactly this pic was taken, but I do think that it's lovely.
Yes, even with all that snow.
Notice the snow line up to the first branches of the trees.

Baby L. was here.
For 15 minutes.

Bob the Builder.
This is what you get when you have 2 older brothers and a contractor for a daddy.
It's actually one of her favorite books.

This girl:
is a handful.
(Notice the ziplock bags strewn throughout the background)

At school.
Baby L. found a way to help Bahr
She's a problem solver, that one.
Or....just plain problem.  :) (Just kidding...kinda)

The boys got science and chemistry kits for Christmas.
C. was SO EXCITED to do experiments.
Certainly a VERY hands-on learner.

She randomly sits IN things.
In this case, it's the dog bowl.
Weird baby.  :)

I told Baby L. that we had to leave and get out coats on.
While I'm getting my coat on, I hear her say "hattie."
I turn around, and she had found A's hat and was putting it on.
Then she would NOT take it off.
So, this is the hat she wore that day.
The whole day.
Yes, all darn day.
Way to commit to the hat, Baby L.

Taking pictures for our auction posters on his lunch hour.
I thought his stance was a great stabilizer for pics.
Way to get on the kiddos' level, Jon!

Dave took on a garbage truck.
The garbage truck won.
Dave was not harmed.
The garbage truck didn't even have a scratch.

Eye level with a snow bank.
I'm 5'7"
(well, ok..5' 6 3/4" I round helps my BMI)

Our road.
HEY!  More snow!
Go figure.

I took this while sitting on a bridge waiting for our turn at the longest 4-way stop EVER.
There was a smart car in the median.
Perhaps a heavier car wouldn't have floated into the ditch???'s hat.
Same girl.
Different brother's hat.

Blast from the past!
Big brother helping feed the baby.
He's so helpful!

Ok, so this is a tad phone doesn't zoom well.
But this is A's bball game on Monday.
Here, A. is tipping off with a boy who is the son of a friend of mine from high school!
I love that they're the same age and play ball.
Warms my heart. :)

Hey!  Look!
More snow!!!
In this case, drifts up to the classroom windows!
I think we could use another foot or so.

Last night during A's second game of the night.
(C really hasn't gotten into the game of basketball yet...and has no interest in watching)
But apparently, he has a big interest in being helpful.
He did a great job removing all the scuff marks from the floor!

Sorry it's dark...
This morning, we got DUMPED on.
Lots of snow in a short amount of time.
Dave was trying to get out of our driveway to get to work,
without much success.
A. heard the sound of the wheels spinning on the ice.
The third time, he just grabbed his jacket, boots, and (my) mittens and headed out
to help his dad.
I didn't have to ask.
He just did it.
With a willing, helpful heart.
So, at 6:45am, there they are...
shoveling snow and chipping ice
by headlight.

Another one from this morning:
She will randomly lay on the kitchen floor with a book.
Always on her stomach,
Always kicking her feet up and down, up and down.
She'll sit there for 15 minutes and look through the book.
Sometimes she jabbers to it, sometimes in silence.
I love her little mind.

Tall boots I almost bought...but didn't.

Our nephew's birthday was a super hero party.
Dave went a Ghetto Nacho. 
Had to go to the Secretary of State's office to register my new van.
We got there- and pulled the number: 91.
They were on 36.
I wanted to cry.
I have to go there again very soon.
I really loathe that place.

The power sliding door doesn't work on the passenger side of the van.
I googled a You Tube video,
pulled apart the door,
and fixed it!
You know...for a bit.

Baby L. had her first ear infection a few days before her first birthday.
This was on the prescription write up.
I would have gladly foregone the nice note in exchange for the
40 minutes they made me wait in the drive thru lane.
But anyway....

Blast from the past:
A pic I sent my friend, Michelle, the day after Baby L. was born. :)

One of our boys at school.
I love this kiddo.
Business on the top, serious hunter on the bottom.

When you're stuck at JoAnn Fabric's after drinking a gallon of coffee, you suddenly have to go.
Even though this picture still makes me want to douse ourselves with anti-bac gel,
I'm grateful she wasn't climbing and rolling all over the floor.

Jack tagged our living room wall.
Glad he likes our house so much he chose to make it "his territory."
This, my friends, is why Magic Eraser was made.
And, nice "k", Jack!

She likes tiny places to wedge herself.
The smaller, the better.

Tired much?
(notice the protective hand over the car seat???)

The boy's first basketball tournament.
The referees for this group rock!
No really...they make calls, but they stop and explain to the kiddos what they did and
(if time) how to correct it.
A. was having a hard time keeping a shoe tied, so this ref stopped,
 got down and helped out my kiddo.

Skype with grandma and papa.
Love it.

You never know who you're going to run into at Meijer!
How about an old friend from Latvia!?!?!?
And also, why does my baby look high???

My sister-in-law took this pic and sent it to me...
it was during the family Christmas gathering.
They took Jimmi sledding for the first time ever, and
the kiddos went to burn off energy too.
What a great shot of my boys.
(Thank you, Erin!)

Meanwhile, Aunt Kris got this shot of Baby L. indoors.
Sucking on a Margaritaville refrigerator magnet.
Lovely. :)
And funny.
Happy Day!


mrsmarkdave said...

I love this!!!!! I am sick today (thanks to my husband's co-worker who passed it to him and then passed it to me), and these pictures brightened my day :-)

Joy and Randy said...

Love them all! :)

The Gardener said...

Cute boots! And, Kids.... :-)

Anonymous said...

I love every bit of this phoning it in goodness - except the part where my child tagged your wall - though I applaud his penmanship :)

Thomas and Jamie said...

Cute boots - I happen to be wearing the same pair today! ;o)

Oh...and cuter kiddos!