Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Chloe and her Cousins

Chloe and Elaina chillin and watching some TV.

Can you see the resemblance?

Scotty's not sure about this cousin.

Stop bothering me and let me sleep!

Lots of love.

Chloe and I just got back from a fun week at Itsy and Danny's house. Chloe had a great time taking care of all the babies.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Petting Farm

I only had my phone camera, but they still turned out okay. Carl and Chloe had so much fun!!! Poor Connor was sick and had to stay home with daddy.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I guess I should give Connor a haircut. He put this headband on just now... probably to keep his hair out of the way. :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

This is a family tradition that we have actually stuck with since Carl was one!
Last year Jay Jr. was with us. It was a stormy windy night and it was already dark before Carl got home from work and we could go. I can't remember the date, but we knew it was our last chance to visit a pumpkin patch before halloween. Because of the weather and the time (past 8 o'clock), all of the places that we drove to nearby were closed. We were about to give up and sadly go home when I remembered a pumpkin patch at a church way up in Indiatlantic - 30 minutes away and across the street from the beach. We drove up there and low and behold!... they were open! The wind was blowing so hard off the beach the kids could barely stand up! We miss you Jay!
This year wasn't quite so dramatic. We only had to drive 5 minutes to get to this place that we noticed on the way to Little Carl's soccer fields. The people were super nice and they had a great selection of orange, white, smooth, and bumpy pumkins. They also had some really cool looking gourds.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sewing again

I haven't sat down at my sewing machine in about 5 years, but all of a sudden I'm sewing again. I found this adoreable pattern and have already made Chloe 2 pairs of pants. Aren't they cute? She got mashed potatoes all over the other pair last night before I could take a picture. Those are plain hot pink.

BTW... I got the pattern at it's my new addiction. I even gave them a spot on my blog (look to the left).

Chloe and her Frog

Chloe loves to catch frogs. The past two mornings she has been up waiting for me (all dressed) when I have come home from my walk at 7 a.m. She knows that she has the best chance of catching one early in the morning. She also knows that the front yard is her best bet because they have all grown wise to coming in our back yard.

Kennedy Space Center

Every year the Kennedy Space Center gives Brevard County residents a day to come for free. Thank you KSC!!! Here are some pics from the fun day we had.

Inside an actual space capsule that went up atop of a rocket.

Chloe the astronaut.

This is Connor underneath the shuttle.

The kids all had to touch the orange fuel tank.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Saturday's Soccer Game

The game started out well.

First Water Break.

Still happy.

Now would rather sit and chat with coach Justin than play.

Running off the field to sit on the bench some more.

Then he got back on to make his first goal ever.

Chloe wants to play.

Getting encouragement from dad.

Taking a personal time out.

Con baby.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Soccer practice

Little Carl started soccer! He's so cute out there, and it's a real comedy watching five 4-year olds try to play soccer. There is only one girl on the team and she won't go anywhere near the boys. It's silly because she is the only one who knows how to play. Too bad Chloe is too young to be on a team. She copies whatever they are doing from the sidelines. Connor is the water boy. (he got all wet in a huge puddle --pond-- left over from Fay).

Safety first

I just think this was funny. On the day we were going to go camping near the Ichetuckney River, my VT came over and loaned me 3 kids life jackets so I wouldn't have to buy any. The kids got so excited and put them on right then. They refused to take them off - even for lunch! I wish I could have taken pictures when we went rafting and tubing. It was a blast but everything got wet and my camera would have been ruined.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

LC catches Chloe in the act!

LC is back making movies now with his digital camera. He caught Chloe putting on make-up while I was on the phone!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Fun with the Gruels

Connor and I visited Bekah and her family last week. Here are some highlights:

Monday, July 7, 2008

Oh, Bother!

It's raining pretty hard today, and the kids are going crazy cooped up inside!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

'Hi Dad' from Carl, Chloe & Connor

We're having lots of fun up here in Tally for Aunt Itsy's birthday. Wish you could be here, but here are some pics of the party last night and our fun day at the pool.