Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Day 71 + a few new gray hairs. 2012.

I have debated on whether or not I would share these photos with you, or at least some of you who may go by the name 'grandma' to my kids.

 I don't want you to be alarmed.

I promise we are very careful, loving parents who would never let anything bad happen to your precious grandchildren....namely a little one who is going to give his mama and dad a run for their money over the next 18+ years!

After picking Ty up from daycare last week, he seemed unusually excited about a 'feeler' (his way of saying 4-wheeler) that was in Jamie's garage (his daycare provider).

Well, the little stinker worked his magic and over the next couple of hours had his dad and I convinced that she was actually looking to sell the kid sized, gas powered, 4 wheeler.

Turns out, the four year old was right...and we ended up buying it.

I still don't know how I feel about all of this, but I do know that there is a trip to Fargo very SOON in our future to go helmet shopping!

I am going to let the photos do (most) of the talking....{sigh}, I am beyond worried about the future with my littlest one....

I'll start you off with our two oldest, much more cautious children.... DSC_1137

No funny business from them, just some learning, smiles, and nice, slow driving. DSC_1123

I should have known that this wouldn't be the case with this kid... DSC_1152

For this next series, I am going to let the photos do all of the talking...they were literally snapped over the course of 2 seconds.

This is what happens when you let your lil' daredevil four year old ride his 'feeler'. DSC_1158 DSC_1159DSC_1160DSC_1161DSC_1162DSC_1163DSC_1164DSC_1165


And this is what happens when dad finally gets ahold of you and gives you a HUGE talking to (ahem...lecture!) about driving TOO FAST! DSC_1174

Needless to say, the rest of the night it was all rides with daddy. DSC_1176

Travis has since turned the speed all the way down (so it doesn't kick up dust no matter how hard you hold the throttle down).

It is a lot safer but I don't think I will rest easy again until we have some head protection at the very least...or maybe just a padded room where my little man could live until he is passed the 'daredevil' phase...we shouldn't need it for more than 15 years!?!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Day 70 and beyond. 2012.

This past week, I had a HUGE change happen in my life that involved a tremendous amount of time and it has been very hard to find time to post photos!

I have still been taking photos of my family though, because honestly, no matter how busy I get that will never go by the wayside!

So, in an effort to get 'caught up' before another whirlwind week of school, I am going to give you a glimpse into our everyday, as it has been happening these past couple of weeks.

The boys had a birthday, I now have a 4 and an 8 year old... DSC_0951 DSC_0954 DSC_0955

One guy LOVED his trucks... DSC_0959

And the other LOVED his bey blades... DSC_0976

Can you feel his excitement?!

 We had a family picnic to celebrate my cousin Mikayla's 14th birthday.

 It was a fantastic day! DSC_0436 DSC_0440 DSC_0444

Johnathan was pretty mad at his mom for giving attention to Madi and not him...so cute! DSC_0455

He got over it pretty quickly though... DSC_0456 DSC_0459 DSC_0469 DSC_0488 DSC_0489 DSC_0490 DSC_0505 DSC_0508 DSC_0513 DSC_0516

Love this little girl!
  DSC_0517 DSC_0532 DSC_0537 And the birthday girl, hope you had a good day Mikayla! DSC_0542 We also celebrated that super special day called the first day of school... DSC_0263 DSC_0286 DSC_0283 We both shared in the first day of 2nd grade! DSC_0268 We have a ton of fun playing around the farm! DSC_0551 DSC_0564 DSC_0574

I love the reflecting light on this shot... DSC_0577

My little ham..
  DSC_0584 DSC_0599 DSC_0600 You can't tell in this shot but she was giving some major attitude right here and getting really mad at her dad! DSC_0601 She got over it quickly though...

Checking out the soybeans with dad. DSC_0608 DSC_0622DSC_0634 DSC_0646