Our crazy little boy is 4!

It's hard to believe that the baby in our family turned four today! As (I assume) any four year old is, he was over-the-top thrilled with his new found age yesterday morning :) He continually amazes me with the things that he says and does. He may or may not be the smartest child ever, but he sure has a sense of humor and is quick witted. I truly don't know where he got it from, but none-the-less, he can get us all rolling after a one liner!

He is also a typical boy... being a little naughty and sneaky, but then turns into the kindest, affectionate, sweetheart in a moment. Yes, he has me wrapped around his finger. He seems to have that effect on people, as he dishes out compliments to just about anyone he comes in contact with. The latest is that he likes my mouth, face, feet, but doesn't like my lipstick :) He went through a stage of telling just about everyone, "I love you!" Which even melted his dental hygienist's heart!

I wish I did a better job of keeping track of milestones, but alas, that is one of my major flaws... and I'm willing to accept it. The most major thing that has happened for LD this year is that he started "three-school," which he absolutely LOVES! He's made a best friend, which was fun to see him do on his own. And, if you ask me, I think he picked a good one, because his mom and I get along great too (and she's even at my MOPS table :) ).

Little boy, you sure have grown up in the past four years! We love you!!!

Baby girl is 6!

Our baby girl turned six this week (on her golden birthday). I think it may be time for us to stop calling her "Baby." :) Every year I am amazed at how quickly it has gone by... I can't really be a mother of a six year old, can I? I am so glad that I've had another year at home full-time to spend with her before she starts full-time school next year.

As I was thinking about her last year, I thought of a few milestones that she reached... which reminded me of how much she's grown in the past year and how much I need to absorb each and every day that we have together!

* Took her first airplane trip (that she can recall)
* First experienced the ocean
* Took two sets of swimming lessons (can swim some on her own)
* Graduated pre-school
* Started kindergarten
* Proudly conquered her stage freight fear in her Christmas program
* Lost her 3rd and 4th teeth
* Hit the big 4' in height (not too far behind her momma)

I had such a hard time picking out a few pictures of her, that I limited myself to her first year, I'll have to follow-up with a the rest. I just LOVE those chunky legs! She liked to eat then and she LOVES to eat now :)

(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)