Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Alexa, Tara, Christopher, and Clint

Alexa and Camille were being babysat for a couple days and today we got a couple of pictures:)

Alexa and I
 Alexa and I

Ok, so I do understand that we are a bit weird!!  Alexa turned her face red (and not because of the cold!)

Christopher, Alexa, Tara, and Clint.  The people who were mainly together. Talking in the playhouse, games in the boys room, studying in the fur shed, and bringing in wood together; also staying up late and talking and reading (Alexa and I not the boys).

All of us hugging together

Copying each other:)

Christopher pretending to be angry and the rest of us doing choo choo train!

Holding Alexa up.  She seemed to be pretty amused!

And, of course we had to get a weird one.  All of us being kinda strange.  Look at Alexa's expression . . .

Well, thanks so much for visiting us Alexa.  I had a very wonderful time.  I hope you can come again soon.

Love and God's Peace,

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hunter - our little charmer

It was a beautiful day on Wednesday, and I saw this cute little old wagon/trailer out the front door as I was leaving.  I thought to tell Aimee to take pictures of Hunter, but forgot about it.  That night when I got home, she showed me pictures she'd taken . . . she must have ESP or something:)

He is just such a little charmer and smiles so adorably.  Here are a few of the pictures she took.

I wish they were all so easy to photograph!!  Yesterday I bribed the bigger boys with a pack of gum for a "real smile".  It worked and I got all of theirs done!!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Our Baby Is 1!!!

Yesterday Walker turned one!  He didn't act like he thought anything was special about the day.  It was the other kids who wanted to know . . . when can we give presents?? . . . when are we having cake?? 

We asked Pappa and Grandma over for supper, but they already had plans, so we stopped by their house after afternoon church for awhile. 

I hadn't thought to ask Grandpa and Grandma over, but as we were getting ready for church, David told me to give them a call.  They were going to visit Uncle Edwin in the hospital and would let us know later if they'd come.  They called after 6:00 and said they were on their way.  That was fine because we'd gotten home late and didn't have supper ready anyway.  They got here at 7:00, just as I was pulling the first BBQ Chicken Sandwiches out of the oven.  We aren't used to eating that late, and everyone ate more than ever.  The sandwiches were wonderful, with fresh-from-Safeway's-oven French bread!!

Walker opening a present.

Enjoying his new toothbrush.

Walker with his rubber ducky cake.

Grandpa and Grandma Rhoades (not sure why the one of them turned out blurry).  Thanks for coming.  We enjoyed our couple hours together!

Ready for bed in his new PJ's, playing with his toys and balloon.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Orange Challenge #2

A craft in the color of orange.  Hmm???? Here are our decisions:

I (Tara) made a paper covered notebook.  I like how I brought the purple out of the plaid paper.
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Mom made a fall candy bucket.  She got a bunch of scrapbook flowers in the bucket and decided to recycle it into a candy bucket.  It's really nice, because the little kids can't snitch . . . they don't know how to open it!!!  They also can't tell if there's anything in it.

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Rachel made a scrapbooked and framed Bible verse.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Soup, Cookies, Balloons, & Fall Decor

Mom made Chicken & Wild Rice Soup tonight; it was delicious!  There were some leftovers so mom put some in the fridge for tomorrow, and put the rest in these pint jars and put them in the freezer.  It's perfect because then she can just take them out of the freezer and warm them up, and there her lunch is.

I made cookies today; it was a huge batch!  They were some kind of peanut butter with chocolate, peanut butter, white chocolate, and butterscotch chips.  They were pretty good!

Mom bought balloons for the kids today. They had a lot of fun with them.

Clayton with his balloon ~ turned out kind of weird - not sure why:)

Christopher with his balloon.

Hunter "blowing" up his balloon:)

Bronwyn with her balloon.

Brownyn and Forrest with their balloons.

I also recenty put out some fall decorations ~ not that we have all that much, but . . . :)

By the way, the pumkin on the right is a toilet paper roll, with a bit of batting wrapped around it, and then the fabric on the outside, tucked into the center of the pumpkin.  The leaf is just a green piece of fabric kind of stuck into the center of the pumkin.

Well, there you go. Hope you have had an awesome day today!

God's Peace and Love,

Saturday, October 9, 2010

August 28th, 2010

Leona had been wanting me to take pictures for Kenzey's birth announcement, so my last Saturday that I was there, that is what I did.
Here she is before.

Not sure exactly how she wanted the picture, I took a bunch of different ones.  She slept through it all.
Kenzey Marie Traffie
Born August 14th, 2010, to Tim & Leona Traffie & loving siblings, Laylah, Jenae, Shandi, Rhianne, Brock, & Aidan.
7 lbs, 9 oz, 20 3/4 inches

In the afternoon, the kids had fun playing in the sandbox.


Aidan & Shandi

Then, that evening, Tim & Leona took Grandma, Laylah, & I out to eat at Longhorn Steakhouse.  Laylah got to come because it was partly for her birthday since Kenzey was born on her birthday (which she was very excited about) so she hadn't got to go yet.
Laylah with her birthday sundae.

Tim, Leona, & Kenzey



Love & God's Peace,

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Orange Challenge #1

Tara's collage

Rachel's Collage

Aimee's Collage