This morning...

Madisyn is pretty aware that we're planning on getting a swing-set (although I try to tell her that "we'll see"). Here's our discussion this morning regarding the topic.

"Mommy, can we get a swing-set with a yellow slide like that one?" - i.e. ANY swing set, since they all come with yellow slides
"Well, we'll have to see, maybe we can talk to Daddy."
"YOU can talk to Daddy."
"I think I need your help, maybe both of us can talk to Daddy."
"Do you NEED my help or WANT my help?"
*chuckle under breath* "You're right baby, I WANT your help."

We've been trying to teach Madisyn the difference between "need" and "want" lately, I guess she is learning :)


Josh and Kate plus 1 Tuesday, April 08, 2008 5:46:00 PM  

Wow! What a trip! I can't believe how smart she is!! Isn't it great when they use your lessons back on you? =) My students do that sometimes too...

chaddykathi Tuesday, April 08, 2008 9:29:00 PM  

Great to hear from you guys! We're currently at Penn State...a long ways from Hope College and 39th St. What a beautiful family you are! Looking forward to staying updated!

Aaron, Katie, Kylie & Ava Wednesday, April 09, 2008 4:12:00 PM  

We are dealing with the want/need issue with Kylie too! It seems like she "wants" everything these days. :)

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)