Monday, March 22, 2010

Morrison Cove Park

We finally went to the "brown park" Saturday. It was our first family outing there for the spring season, and it was the perfect day for it. Our park is so unique and fun!

Trevor was the photographer for this picture of David and me. I'm actually holding Brooke here! :) I think I did a pretty good job of hiding her!

When we got to the park Daddy was holding onto his girl.
This was the first thing Cole did at the park.
You can see Dad in the background instructing Logan how to climb this little thing. Cole wasted no time getting to business -- he's been a climber since he was a babe.
Trevor and the monkey bars
Brooke and Logan
Is it possible that Logan grew out of these baby swings over the winter season?!?!?!
I love that you can see not only Cole "posing," but also Logan in the background of this snapshot.
Mommy's little princess

You can almost "hear the glee" on this little baby face as she swings at the park for the first time. She loved it and growled her approval after one quick push.
Logan asked me to push him. I alternately pushed him and tickled him with each swing. It was such fun!

Ice Cream

It was such a lovely day Saturday. It must've reached 70 degrees and the sun was shining so prettily. For a couple of hours we worked steadily around the house cleaning bedrooms, getting things from the attic, tidying up the house, etc. . . .

Then it was time for a joy ride. I knew David had been dying to get out in that nice weather and drive his new truck. It's especially hard for him to focus on the task at hand when he walks by a window and sees that truck parked in our driveway! :)

So we went to the dollar store and as a special treat we headed to Mickey D's for some ice cream.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Flower Child

I took all of the kids to Pizza Hut Saturday. I don't think life gets any better for a baby than when you've got a mouth full of Cheerios!
Those cheeks of hers are so kissable.


It's just a simple fact of life that as the years go by, things get more and more expensive. I can remember as a child when my mom needed help finding something she would say, "If you can find 'such & such' then I'll give you a quarter." Actually, my dad would've said that; Mom was more likely to offer a dollar! :)

Last night at the dinner table my husband had the honor of feeding Brooke her carrots. You know the Gerber pureed carrots? Suddenly I heard my husband say, "I'll give anyone who eats a spoonful of these carrots one dollar." Mind you it's a very small spoon. But would you believe that not even one of those boys of ours would touch those carrots for even a whole dollar? The offer went from one dollar to two, then three and finally four dollars! I could not believe that none of our kids would eat a baby spoon full of carrots for FOUR WHOLE DOLLARS!!!

David was starting to get desperate. He really wanted to see somebody eat those carrots! (This could be explained because he's loving the "Let's Make A Deal" show. I think he subconsciously thinks he's Wayne Brady making the best deals ever!)

The final offer was $4.50. Trevor said that he would do it. I wasn't quick enough to capture the carrots going down. However, I did capture the triumphant lift of the spoon as Trevor downed the food and held the spoon up with a flourish.
And to the victor go the spoils!


The boys were playing in the closet and found Dad's favorite sweatshirt. They had a lot of fun putting it on and showing off their oversized clothes.

A bit of friendly rivalry in this house is a good thing, don't you think?!?! :)

(No - David hasn't seen this photo yet! Tee-hee!)

Thursday, March 11, 2010


We've been keeping busy lately. The warmer weather (woo-hoo!) has inspired me to do some spring cleaning. The other day I got a closet cleaned out and made some curtains for the downstairs bathroom. Wednesday a friend from church came over and helped me clean out all of my kitchen cupboards. Then we put things back nicely and got all the cabinets washed down on the outside. It's so refreshing just knowing how nice things are in my kitchen.

I pulled out the playpen for Brooke so that I could have her in the kitchen with me while I get things done. She's not really that fond of the pack 'n play, but in this picture she doesn't seem to mind.

The big news is that David bought a truck. Around here it is almost a necessity if you're going to heat your home with wood. We got a good deal on this truck and David even got the things on his truck "wish list." The biggest wish was that all 6 of us could fit inside, and praise the Lord! We can! Sunday morning we drove the truck to church.
It was Brooke's first time behind that wheel! :)

The children's choir sang for us Sunday night. My boys are on both ends of the front row. It's hard to believe that Logan will be singing with them soon!
TREVOR, Caleb, Gideon, Jake, COLE

Now I Know

Now I know how that special bond between Cole and Brooke got started. When Cole was a baby he used to crawl around the house with socks dangling from his mouth. It was the most funny ~ and disgusting ~ thing ever! I have many videos of him crawling around with those socks and I've told that story to Cole many times. Well, what do you know? Cole was delighted to see Brooke stuff a sock into her mouth the other day. Just like he used to!

Logan Joseph

When David and I named our boys we chose names that we liked for their first names. For their middle names we decided to name them for somebody that was important to us. Logan Joseph was named after his paternal great-grandfather Joe Dimeo. Grandpa Joe was the cutest little Italian grandpappy of all. He passed away in January the same year that Logan was born.
I tell you this because last week Logan came across Grandpa's hat, which David was fortunate enough to keep. Logan was wearing that hat around the house one morning, and it just touched my heart and made me smile to see Logan JOSEPH wearing Grandpa JOE'S hat on his head. Of course, this was a camera moment.

Monday, March 1, 2010


Dad ordered mozzarella sticks for us to share and wow! Were they ever full of warm, cheesy goodness! I looked over at Logan and had to chuckle when I saw his method for eating his mozzarella stick.

Another First

We went out to eat together as a family Saturday and Brooke had another big "first" in her life. It was her first time to sit in a high chair at a restaurant. Okay, so maybe that's not a big deal to you, but it was to me. And she was so proud of herself sitting so big I had to take some pictures.

Look at that cheeky grin! She was just so happy sitting in that chair, chomping on her Cheerios.